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I gave them my notice. I was looking

Posted By: Future Ex Transcender on 2005-08-08
In Reply to: Please go find your new job and leave it be - Transcender, no not management

for a job when I found them so I'm not worried. Good luck to you. You might need it.

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I once gave my notice when I was in a non-MT position, gave

2 weeks, but the person I was supposed to train felt like she knew my job better than I did (although she knew squat) and was a pain to deal with, never on time, etc. so I only worked about a week of my notice before I left and told the person I was supposed to train that since she knew more than I did have at it.  Anyway the owner wouldn't pay me for vacation.  I filed a complaint with the labor board and they were more than happy to get my money for me.

Breitner can threaten all they want to.  If you can document that you are owed monies, if Breitner can't prove that you aren't owed monies the labor board will be glad to collect your money.  I would also file a complaint with the Attorney General .   I have heard several people have had payment issues with them while the still worked for them.  If people are willing to let them get away with it by just chalking it up to experience, then they will continue to try to get away with it.  I'd contact the IRS too.   I don't know what Breitner thinks they can do to you - let them threaten all they want to.  A word of advice - DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT.  

Well I gave notice, had no production
or quality warnings, worked my shift plus lots of OT. Had a great supervisor when starting and a not so good one when I left, reason for which I left. She was aware of that so because of her I can't get rehired! She just didn't like me. It happens but as far as my work ethic and quality, no issues there. It doesn't matter anyway, it was a lapse in judgement on my part when I re-applied.
Was this because you gave your notice or while you were still working for them that they did this to
They gave advance notice to those that will likely
Shows they care about their MTs.
Yep. I gave a notice, thinking they would do the
right thing.  They immediately locked me out of their system.  I wouldn't give notice until you have another job and are working. 
A friend who just gave her notice...
from the same place I quit sent me the email my ex-boss sent her and in that she made that claim. I was mainly just confirming that she was lying and did not want to alarm anyone.

We are both looking for companies with a few positives. Losing benefits is always a negative. It is more likely, I believe, my former employer just spreading rumors to justify her own bad treatment of longtime employees.
Newsflash... I just gave notice and
They told me stop working right away. I asked if I could be given a higher rate and if not, then I would like to find a typing job. I offered 2 weeks notice and they said seeya and what's more annoying is that she doesn't believe it is because of VR. She thinks it is because I wanted to work on a different account.

Gave my 2 weeks' notice yesterday SM

I was so nervous because I really like the company I'm working for and was afraid they would be upset with me, but they were wonderful.  They said that I was a wonderful Transcriptionist and that they would miss me a lot.  She thanked me for giving them notice.  Even told me about another national that offers benefits as I explained to them that I needed benefits.  I told her I already accepted a position with a company that offers benefits, but I was really touched that she cared enough to recommend other companies to me.  Wow!  How cool is that?

The company I'm leaving pays very well (I am in the middle range and get about 9.75 per line), you are an employee, have until midnight to get your lines done (at least 80 minutes per day), only have to work Monday through Friday and don't have to work holidays.  You work in WordPerfect 5.1.  They have Smartype for DOS as their word expander.  They have direct deposit and provide the computer and foot pedal (no monitor).  The only draw back (for me) was that they do not offer benefits.  I don't know if I am allowed to post their name on this board, but I will ask my supervisor.  If she gives permission, I will post the info as I know that some of you do not need benefits and this probably sounds perfect.

Hope you're all having a great night.


I worked for a small mom & pop too and they gave me a 30-day notice

that they had lost the account.  They asked that I stay through the 30 days, which I did, and I appreciated the fact that they told me ahead of time.   I'm not going to starve or lose my house if I'm out of work a week, but there are many MTs who would be in a real bind if they lost a week of work.  There are lots of companies hiring so getting another job isn't the issue.  You have to submit a resume, go through an interview and testing, and then if you are hired you have to get setup and go through training, and they may end up having to take the first job that comes along because they need a job.  If we are expected to give a 2-week notice, why can't we expect the same from the company.  

I didn't believe the rumors either, but stopping DD is a red flag that something is going on.    

I gave 2 wks notice as IC and I had to work to the very last minute. It sucked.

I accepted their offer and gave a 2-week notice
Keeping my fingers crossed on this one. It really can't be worse than my present job.
I gave a couple of days notice, just til September 1st...
The day the merger actually occurred. It was about 3-4 days' notice.

Honestly, I gave notice during the training and was called back to MQ.
I wouldn't worry about it.
OMG I feel so giddy, just gave my 2 weeks notice at Spheris SM
and feel so liberated! I am totally getting out of MT - tired of being tied to the computer waiting for work to come in! So tired of hearing with this platform or that platform you will earn more. Good luck to all.
I gave notice and was told had to work final weeks in order to be eligible for rehire. Had no
Notice is a courtesy, not a rule and they don't give you notice when they fire you
Giving a 2-week notice is common courtesy, and in most all my jobs, I have given them that courtesy; however, a company never gives someone notice when they are firing them. In my opinion, if a company does not treat their employees right, they do not deserve to get any notice at all.

As a matter of fact, I just left a company without notice. I felt horrible about doing it to my team but not to the company. While they never messed up on my pay, I was under constant stress. They treated several other people horribly and also changed all the terms of my employment contract within months of hiring me, which was going to cost me $800 a paycheck. I am the major breadwinner for a family of five and couldn't hang around a second longer losing that kind of money.

The only reason you would not want to quit without notice is if you want to use them as a reference and/or want the chance to go back to them in the future. I was advised by a recruiter that you should never put anything on your resume that is less than a year, so you really don't want to use them as a reference anyway, and you certainly don't want to go back to them.

Messing with someone's money is a big NO-NO, especially when they are costing you $400 for a second time. Heck no, I wouldn't give these people notice. There are some great companies out there hiring right now.

Feel free to contact me by email if you would like some more detailed information about the companies I narrowed my search down to. I was very sceptical about trusting another company with the bad luck I've had (just as you have) in the last few years, but I think I finally found somewhere I can be happy at for a long, long time (of course only time will tell, but I'm feeling very optimistic).

:) Best of luck to you!
Appreciate those of you that gave
helpful responses
Well you just gave yourself away on who you are.
You really need to try and hold it in
Yep but many of us gave above and beyond for that
company and to be lied to and treated like we were in the end is a disgrace.  If you're happy good for up, but with their ethics I wouldn't work for them again. 
You are not alone. Me, I gave up. nm.
before they gave my job away to
India last year, I was in-house, hourly, but we had to justify time-loss the last 5 or 6 years because people were always coming in, even at night when I was alone, and interrupting your work flow. I will say we had a service helping, and everybody was first-in, first-out, except for x-rays and path, so we all got our share of horribles to contend with.
Me too. But, I gave up. Although I got
responses back from my resume and or testing they were interested (several), never heard back from any so I just increased workload to help on weekends at regular IC job. Oh, well. Guess they got busy with so many resumes, or the scare of the economic down-turn. Hope you all hear back. It is tough to wait for an interview, because bill collectors do not understand about these things LOL.
I gave MQ a set schedule as an SE but
I have the power to change it myself. I simply call (and followup with an email, always) and let them know as soon as I can that I will not be working. I always try to tell them when I will be making that time up or what my alternative plans are. I haven't had any problem.

I don't have a problem with them having a schedule to know when I am expecting to work routinely but I don't have to get approval or get someone saying, "Gee, I wish you wouldn't take off tomorow." I just make my own decision.

I almost gave up the first year--
I was lucky if I made $10,000 that first year. I worked for a small company with low pay and not much work, but they were willing to train a newbie. Now I make $30,000-35,000 and I'm happy with that.
hey, the OP gave her a little info but she can't take the
Went through the same thing and gave up. nm
She gave up too easily IMO.
You can get into the system and see the dictator's other reports. When doing a discharge or consult you can check the H&P. You build your normals for the difficult ones. It takes some time, but it's just the usual groundwork in my experience. These ESLs are quite doable compared to one account I had to do now and then with a different service. And what you can't figure out, you blank. More than 3 blanks and it goes to QA. Not your problem after that. The QA people are great and very complimentary of my work. Makes me feel very good to have them reply that yes, that one was tough! We laugh over what VR would do with those dictators. People can only get good with ESLs if they persist at learning them.
I think the reason you gave for becoming
a transcriptionist, as you put it, probably becoming a Transcriptionist in the first place to stay at home so you would not have to pay for childcare sucks. I got into it because I love medical, did not work from home at first, earned that right. You gave very poor reason as far as I can see.
I also gave up my CMT status
and dropped my AAMT membership a few years ago when I saw in the JAAMT the list of new CMTs had many more from India than from the U.S., and I totally agree with you.
when they gave away my in-house, I
finally got a holiday off. I have worked them for so long, everybody quit even inviting me anywhere. This is the first time I have had Thanksgiving, Christmas, New years, mother's day, off in 21 years. Mostly just got one or two a year.
I gave up too. I got another account with
Keystrokes which is a lot better, but not much work. I think I'll try the DocQScribe account again. Both of these accounts run out of work frequently, almost every day.
I already gave them Spheris's name.
I think what they are looking for besides the names of the companies are the stories of how the outsourcing has affected us financially, hardship wise.

I also told them everything you read the Medical field is NOT being affected by the recession....but we are part of the medical field and we have been and continue to be affected by corporate greed.
Gave up 2 IC jobs
With the incentive plans at TT, I found I was able to drop my 2 IC jobs and just work an 8-hour shift for TT and make a VERY decent wage. Holy moses, does it ever feel great to have a LIFE again, no more being chained to the computer 24/7 trying to make a living!

Oh yeah, great people at TT, too. No surprises, great training, all the other good stuff MTs want/need in a job.

Me too! I gave up 3 jobs for TT and have
Plus benefits like days off paid... this is really really a nice place to be and I so count my blessings.
She gave the name of the company.
If they gave the MLS a raise, they would not be able to
give themselves the big raises and bonuses they get. They want to keep us crawling.
clicked on something that gave it to me
but the stuff I see in the archives seems to mostly relate to a Wyoming Transform. ??
this is so sad, but it gave me a big laugh, thanks,,,nm
I feel your pain and almost gave up
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I posted this before anyone gave any reasons -sm
And... most of what I have read about Amphion on these boards has been pretty decent stuff, not all, but most. I was just a little dismayed and disappointed to see such a negative statement about a company I had just interviewed with.
What more would you like to hear? I gave you the whole story.
I have never encountered ANYTHING like this before, that's why I posted it here. I did get private responses from people saying it has happened to them as well. No one cares about anyone but themselves anymore. It's really discouraging when you can't even be sick for fear you'll lose your job. When I worked in an office, I hated the people who would come in to work and spread all the crud to everyone else. Now I'm at home, went to the doc again today and now the UTI has turned in to pyelonephritis. I had a choice of having home health come and do IV antibiotics or be admitted. I'll opt for the VN so I don't lose my job, probably being hospitalized wouldn't be okay either. I think I'm just dealing with a control freak.
I, like others, gave just honest truthful SM
information in response to the things you said you were looking for.  Just facts--about what is out there and what isn't.  You have treated us like we are lying or holding out on you (as far as companies offering the benefits and work situation you need), but we really aren't.  There's not much out here.
I gave 2 weeks, sister did not
But I absolutely love my super and didn't want to inconvenience her, plus wanted a few weeks to get used to the new job/accounts before financially cutting myself off my Spheris income. We NEVER had to find a replacement if we wanted a day off, but then again I've found so many things vary by super. My sister left 2 weeks ago, got a nasty nasty email from her super. Me, on the other hand, got a concerned phone call and wished well in the future from my super...so they vary a lot! If it helps any, this is my first week of the 2 week notice and it's gone by very fast..and it'll be worth it as I have about 20 hours of PTO sitting there.
Transcend gave the employees....sm
1. A gift card.
2. A card signed by the president, vice president and others in the office.
3. An announcement today about a matching 401(k) program starting in 2007.
I gave them the best time to call


You gave away all their secrets. Shame on you!
Never heard of it, but the name gave me a chuckle!
Yes i have, they called me and gave me info nm
I think it is. They gave me that figure before assigning
you just basically gave the same answer .sm
which is not good enough. Someone's credit could be shot BECAUSE OF SOMEONE ELSE. Then what?
I have when I graduated college, that gave it away as well!
Burned. LOL.