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I actually left about a year ago and work for another company that's running out of work. Have to

Posted By: JobSeeker on 2007-10-10
In Reply to: You can do 300-350 at MQ? I used to do that - there but impossible now. nm


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I left there as they were always running out of work from overhiring.

I left last year because the work kept
running out. Sorry to hear that the situation hasn't improved--looks like I did the right thing. Oh well...
I worked there for over a year...left because of lack of work...
one months lots of work, the next three months no work, so on and so forth...when there is a little extra work they do a big hire and once again the faithful MTs who stick by them have no work...I have been gone for over a year and it is still the same way...
At least you have work. My company has been running out. sm
If you're unhappy there, quit, but be careful. Other companies are worse.
I also work for a company in Florida and we're running

low on work, just within the past 10 days. I know it's due to the hurricane though. My main account was in New Orleans and just isn't dictating and won't be for a while, I guess. They didn't dictate each day but when they did send work about 3 times a week, I could work for 2 straight days w/o running out of their work. I type a lot of lines each day and for me and the others on that account, we are now on our secondary and third accounts which takes takes work away from others.

I noticed that when I left DSG to work for another company...
my lines increased dramatically...don't know if it is because of the ESLs on the account or what, but lines were so hard to get.
I just left a company due to lack of work, Monica.

Ditto. Please don't buy a computer for work from this company. I left (sm)
this company because of lack of work.
No, Paul, you are not. Left last year due to lack of work, but not lack of respect. It's a shame
I liked 'em a lot.
How is it that in less than 1 year Medware goes from the best company to work for to the worst?

Let's hope AAMT does a better job of picking the next company of the year!

This year they chose one that really is a good company to work for. nm
I work on it. Usual amount of work. Not running out but not backlogged either. They seem to have
about the right staffing on it. Hope that helps.
NO work -- running out of work this week! Anybody else?

Anybody else running out of work this week?

The sweetie, honey, sweet words to us just don't pay. Lines transcribed is all that pays us.


Much good work going to India. Bad work left
I left for no work. There is work on some accounts, but NO
work on other accounts.  
Definitely running out of work. nm
running out of work
i work for Cymed and no work either. very hard to get line counts.
Running out of work

Hi there!

About running out of work - I see this is a very hot topic on the boards, as well as in the entire industry, and it's always the same this time of year.  I am a supervisor now, but when I was a regular MT, working on production, it used to be the most frustrating time ever - from mid-October to right after the first of the year.  I'll never forget dialing in multiple times on my C phone one Christmas - all day long.  I just felt like I was fighting for work. 

First of all, the reason for this dramatic drop in work is attributed to several different reasons.  It's not that the company has hired too many people, and pushed you out of work.  It's not that someone is secretly manipulating your work pool, and taking work away.  It has nothing to do with offshoring, or any of that - Trust me.  This was a problem WAY before offshoring became the major issue it is today.  This is simply a result of less office and hospital visits.  Most hospital visits are generated by older patients, and their routine, or urgent, procedures, necessitating H&Ps, Consultations, Discharge Summaries, OP notes, clinic visits to follow up the surgery they just had, etc., and etc. Many of them simply do not want to get out this time of year.  They will put off going to the doctor until after the holidays.  No one wants to schedule things during the holidays, and even people who have minor emergencies will try to treat themselves rather than go to the ER during this busiest season of the year.

So, how do we manage it?

I take a lesson from some people I know who are union workers, and their work is mostly outdoors.  Their work slows down during the wintertime.  They know it, and they prepare for it.  They put their funds in a savings account, or their branch of the union does it for them, to doll out later when work is leaner.  You can be your own credit union.  Many companies offer great - ABSURDLY great - incentives when the work is in a big backlog.  Take this opportunity next year, and put all of your overtime or incentive pay in a savings account, so you can use it when the holidays hit again near the end of October next year!  You could just jump from company to company, or decide to go work in an office somewhere hourly, but don't fool yourself.  Neither of those solutions will ever replace the rewards for being a dependable, steady, disciplined, loyal employee of a good company.  Find one you like, and stick with it, but know ahead of time that this year is going to be lean.  Be ready - be expectant.  It's one of the things about this industry you wish someone would have told you when you started, right?  Well, I'm telling you...

Anybody else with MDI-MD running out of work lately?nm
running out of work
any companies out there that are not running out of work for their employees????
Why is everyone running out of work?-sm

Either these companies are overhiring, or losing accounts? What do you think it is?  I am afraid to start my new job, because I am seeing posts where they run out of work....This is too frustrating...

Why is everyone running out of work?-sm

Either these companies are overhiring, or losing accounts? What do you think it is?  I am afraid to start my new job, because I am seeing posts where they run out of work....This is too frustrating...

RE: Why is everyone running out of work?-sm
Everyone - Too broad of an interpretation - The company I work for, no shortage of work.
RE: Running out of work at MDI-MA
Try one of the heavy ESL teaching accounts.... you'll never have to worry about running out of work. They do have them ya know!
Running out of work
I am a new Precyse MT (2 wks)  and there have been a couple times when I've run out of work before end of my shift, but as soon as I notified my manager, I was given another account to work on. They have so far been very responsive to me and always willing to work with me.  I love it so far.  
I keep running out of work.
The platform is pretty pathetic.  The do pay on time and seem friendly.  I switched companies because I kept running out of work and the same goes on here.  Oh well.   I am tired of learning new doctors and new personalities so I plan on staying.  Maybe I can find something else really flexible to fill in the low spots.    Good luck!
running out of work
I left this outfit at the first of the year and my accounts with my new employer have been going hot and heavy every since.  Let's face it people, people do not quit getting sick or having surgeries in the summer months.  There is no slow season in this field. 
To MDI-MD MTs; is work still running low; I was about to
accept a position but then I heard work had been low. I was also told by recruiter the ESLs were few but then I saw some postings stating there were many. I have been where I am at for several years so when I move I want it to be somewhere I will be happy for a long while. Can you give me an honest opinion?
Yes, but then she might be running out of work.
No win.
KS and running out of work
I think it depends on what account you work on. I worked there a while back and was assigned a certain # of physicians. If they did not dictate then I did not have work. This was clinic work - but if you are on acute care or maybe radiology that might not be the case.
TT running out of work
Ask for a backup.  Today is my day off but I just logged on to see if there was any work to be had and yep, plenty.  I'm P/T and most of the time work more than I would like because of backlog.  Please don't call me a powers that be or any such.  I'm just a lowly MT who has worked for TT for about 4 years, ran out of work only a couple of times on my primary in all that time, asked for a secondary, got it and haven't needed to work on it since.  I sure do get tired of the TT bashing though, doesn't even sound like the TransTech I work for.
If everyone is running out of work...
then why are they hiring? I have an interview Monday for a job with MDI-FL, acute care, ExText account. Which account(s) do you work on?
I think the running out of work is because ...

of the time of the year.  Typically the period between Thanksgiving and the first of the year is a slowdown for the entire industry. 

This company pays well and on time.  They treat their employees very well.  You won't go wrong applying here and accepting their offer if one is extended. 

running out of work
Before I left they finally got direct deposit, but I did recall MTs calling often because they were low on work. In my experience as an MT, it is always best to work for at least 2 companies. I work Superior Global and Focus and love them both.
Running out of work
I can honestly say that I have really never run out of work for more than a few minutes, always make my lines. I even worked extra a few nights these past 2 weeks when asked.
Running out of work.... sm
I can't understand how you could be running out of work at MQ. Maybe a year ago, but not anymore. Some times I wish the work would run out, but there is always work.
work running out
I am curious when I see such postings here on the board.

What type of reports are you generally being assigned??

It's scary to see work running out, no matter what 'type' it is.
You won't be running out of work at all. nm

running out of work
I work second shift, 4-12 CST, my time 5-1 a.m. Work type is Radiology. Slim pickins!
Most definitely NOT running out of work...
and Carlotta is FABULOUS to work with/for.

I don't think that was her posting in defense of MDI. I believe that was another recruiter for another company because I vaguley remember that exchange as well.
Is there always no work or running out

Just curious, I have been an MT for about 18 years - and then stopped for a couple of years.  I am now working for a service.  I read posts about running out of work.  My question to all of you is:

Is this pretty standard with any service you work for?  I know it is hard for them to control when the docs dictate, etc.  Just wondering.  Are there any companies that have somewhat of a steady workflow, or are there more MTs than work available now a days?

Well, unfortunately for them with their running everyone out of work as they do, they will soon
find themselves with the not so great MTs and their quality will go down the tubes.  I cant imagine it hasnt already with the way they run things.  You cant keep people that want to work and do good work without supplying the work.  Total pain in the kazoom.
Anybody NOT Running Out Of Work?

Just wondered if anyone was getting consistent workloads in their queues.  This is not good for my diet. LOL

Anyone else running out of work at TT?

This is absolutely ridiculous. Not much longer and I am out of there. They tell you on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to work extra for your lines and just barely made my lines today. What a crock. Not everyone is able to jump at their beck and call and I refuse to be a puppet for 4 cents a line for VR.  


Running out of work
I have not run out of work in quite a long while either.  I have about 6 accts in my pool (at one time I had 12 as I was working on some new accts that were ramping up), and work on 2 different platforms.  As the other poster states I have good TLs and ROMs and they never let you run out of work if you want more.  Plus all you have to do is let Deb know you need work and she will find you some.
Well, if you are on the DEP you are running out of work also just like the rest of us do.

tired of running out of work!
Are they any small companies out there they don't run out of work for IC people.  I have a set schedule and lately have had to make adjustments to get my line count more then ever!  Please E-mail with information. TIA. 
tired of running out of work
Molly: I am about to give you a closely held secret that will pay off.....guaranteed! Try contacting all the Speech Pathologists in your area and send them a flyer. I got tired of the ESL's, hospitals and even the national companies and have been working for 4 Speech and Lanugage therapists for going on 6 years. Very little complicated medical terminology and they don't require 24 hour service. I type 200+ pages per month at $5.00 a page (no line counts) and have a wonderful relationship with them. Try it.....it works! I also prepare professional resumes for a living.
Also, contact your local colleges for some extra transcription work and stay away from the line counts.
I hope this helps!

TTS Co has an ad running. Anyone know if they are good to work for? nm

Good or bad?

Why are so many companies running out of work?

It seems like MQ is the company most people are complaining about, but lately someone from Amphion told me they were running out of work, too.

So why does this happen? I understand with MQ because of all the changes, but why Amphion? Or perhaps it was just the one person having trouble with their one account?

Here they are, recruiting again, when we are running out of work AGAIN. sm
What is wrong with these people at Webmedx?