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I think doctors are taking vacation this time of year

Posted By: Noname on 2009-06-24
In Reply to: Out of work again. 3 accounts. What's up? (sm) - Bored Webbie Here

I've seen this in the past in the summer. 

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always slow this time of year...doctors take extra days off, et cetera.
it will pick back up again soon...
That is correct-no vacation at all for that year
person at KS would most likely be THE 1 to address, ya think? or not.
Do all companies require you to work 1 year before you can take vacation?

Meaning you are an employee, of course.  Just wondering if there is any hope out there.  If you start with a company and it turns out horrible, then you have to start all over again, waiting for another year to go by.  I don't want to wish my life away!!

Thanks everyone!

DVHP gives vacation time to part-time people. nm
Last year $36K part time, going to make more this year full time BUT sm

I AGREE it IS getting harder to make money.  I used to make $24 very part time 10 years ago and now...well it is Word and platforms versus WP5.1.  I got 7.5 cents a byte line then and I get 9.5 cents a character line now.  That IS a huge different in point of fact.


Can you take vacation time and holidays
off? Can you work part-time or do they only have full-time MTs? TIA
Keystrokes question RE: vacation time.

Is vacation time offered only to FT employees.... or do they offer it to PT employees as well?

Thank you.

They have NO paid sick or vacation time
You will likely not find any full timers who are happy there.
Keystrokes - How do they notify you if you qualified for vacation time? Thanks! nm
When MDI-FL pays vacation time, is it hourly rate or an average

thanks JD for taking time out of

your busy day to post that.


Thank you all for taking the time to
post. I truly appreciate it as I might have taken the chance and gotten myself into a mess. Have a great day.
Thank you for taking the time to post this! Appreciate it!
Thank you for taking the time to answer
I am very interested in finding a QA job - how/where do you find a job doing this with no experience doing QA? What would be a fair hourly rate?
Thanks for taking the time to respond! nm
Thanks so much for taking the time to reply
I was contacted by them just a few minutes ago saying they had already hired someone for the position. I had not taken the test yet which I was happy about. It would have been disappointing to go through all that trouble to test and they had so few positions available like that.

However, I will make a note of your information for future reference.

In this day and time people are taking
pay cuts to keep their jobs, don't think now is the time to be asking for a raise. We are on a tier system, so there is no way we can get a raise. Other companies where I have worked have always had a cap and once you reached that there were no raises.
THANKS for taking the time to publish
this information.

If you think how EFFICIENT government usually is, then you know not to OVER-worry about these changes.

Yes, tongue firmly planted in cheek.

That said, anyone who doesn't understand by now that MT work is dying a slow death isn't paying attention.

Thank you for taking the time to answer me! Much appreciated! nm
This constant rebooting is taking up a lot of time.
I could hammer myself everyday over taking time

Life is waaaaaaaaaay too short!  We have the option to work from home, so it makes it easier to do back-breaking line counts. 

I absolutely refuse to sit and wait for work.  You're just a number at these nationals. 

If you're lucky enough to sub for a small company, so be it. 

I like being my own boss and giving myself an hour off or a day off or whatever else off.  What else can we do?  We need vacations and breaks just like the healthcare professionals we transcribe for do.    

Thank you Rennie - I appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions. sm

But - all I can get is dial-up in my area.  Also I cannot work weekends due to family obligations, but I appreciate the information and most of all your time in getting it to me.


Anyone know a company that works with small pool of doctors? Tired of so many doctors nm
Thanks guys for taking the time to respond to my post. I'll go with the State job if offered.
I may do some PT/IC a couple days of the week just to keep my skills up and just in case they offer the lower rate of pay.

Gonna miss you Guys. Thanks for all your help.
The coverage is perfect for me as all my doctors and my kids doctors are sm
in network. With WebMedx none of them were. The coverage is much better for me. My husband's company wanted to charge us $1470 per month for family coverage. There are three of us, so that would be $490 per month per person, which is insane.
For the first time in over a year I am
having problems with Vonage. Can anyone tell me what other companies actually allow unlimited LD for work? Embarq (Sprint) informed me a while back that I was not allowed to use my unlimited LD for data processing. TIA
Have been with them for over a year and pay always on time
Talked to a few others and none are having any problems except for you and the other one posted below - you didn't state how long it has been since they haven't paid you - was it this year, last year, last month, etc. - you are not very specific
Yes, this is the 3rd time in 1 year (sm)
since I have been with them that it has been like this.

It is slow this time of the year EVERY - anybody that has done......sm
transcription for any length of time knows that.
Yes. I was told it is the time of year.
and....they always pay on time....4-year employee--nm
Is this a slow time of year or what?
Looks normal to me, especially this time of year nm

Isn't this a strange time of year to be out of work?....
I am working for a certain company in Florida and float over 4 accounts and am running out of work constantly and this has been the case for a least a month now.  I am used to being out of work during the Christmas/New Year holiday weeks and even the start of summer or 4th of July, but to me this just seems like the time of year that would be very busy due to kids back in school needing physicals, etc.  Is anyone else experiencing low work with their company or has this one just overhired?  Thanks.
It's just that time of year. Everything is starting to pick up though. nm
TWS 3.8, just seems strange for this time of year. I have 3 accts. NM
With elections coming up next year, NOW is the time to
Wow, what a horrible time of year for them to pull something like that
I have never even heard of this company before, but after reading these posts, it sounds like they probably won't be around much longer. It kind of sounds like what happened at SPI a few months after I left. I am so sorry for the employees who were laid off, and I hope you find new jobs soon.
also worked there just a short time last year .. nm
are all companies running low or completely out during this time of year. sm
I have been working for this medium sized MTSO based in Tennessee (not TransHealth) and for the last 2-3 months there has been very low low work-- and guess what, we're expected to get at least 1000 lines to be eligible for Health Insurance paid by employer.... that is 1/2 of it.   Here it is 6 a.m. and there is no work on my 2 accounts.   Is anyone hiring now that has abundant work and pay at least 9 cpl with benefits.  I need another job. 
I think work is typically slow this time of year sm
and I am surmising they are not wanting a backlog to build because a lot of MTs are also taking time off for the holidays leaving a skeleton crew on some accounts. I am sure it will all be busier than ever in a week or so.  I have been able to get my line counts and then some everyday so far.  Everywhere I have ever worked gets a little slow towards the holidays.
It's usually pretty slow this time of the year and TT is no different. The new accounts
they are hiring for will be starting next month and from what I understand they will need to hire more than 120 MTs between now and the end of the year for the four new hospitals, so I am not too worried about it.
Time change is earlier this year so computer
probably will not ask you to change now, may ask you  at the usual time. 
In the past year and half, I have always been paid on time. --nm
I worked for TSLLC for a short time last year
They pay hourly for editing voice recognition reports. Back then, very few of the reports were very good quality, most of them had to be pretty much retyped. The software might have learned some of those by now though, not sure as I didn't stay to find out. One thing I was told AFTER I started working there was that your hourly rate will most likely go down. During the first 3 months, you get paid the hourly rate you agreed upon and then they start charting how long you're actually playing the voice file and that's what you get paid for. In other words, every time you stop the voice to make corrections, you're not getting paid. They also constantly sent emails with stupid mistakes that other MTs/editors were making and I just got annoyed and quit. But all in all, it was actually a good company and I always got paid on time, and if I remember correctly, it was weekly. I would just recommend asking for a higher hourly rate to begin with or making sure it won't go down later, put something in the contract or something. Hope this helps and wasn't too confusing :)
It's been about a year since I had applied but I passed because of no holiday or PTO time.
Things could have changed. I thought it was a little ridiculous to offer employee status yet you were not entitled to vacation pay and had to take it on your own dime but they assured me that they were very accommodatingto vacation requests. I would guess so since they weren't pay for them LOL. Best thing to do is ask a recruiter. Again, companies change their benefits all the time, especially when they see something isn't working or they can't keep employees. There has to be some incentive, don't ya thing??
Slow time of year = no work. Basically the same. If
I would wait it out because it is slow this time of year anways...
then after the holidays, if no better, time to start looking...good luck and hang in there!!!
It's neither. It's ALWAYS slow this time of year, between Spring Break and Easter.
By the week after next we'll be drowning in work.
I have found this time of year to be extremely busy. People
are scheduling elective procedures while they have a long weekend off and don't have to worry about missing work, plus docs do their best to get  everyone home for Thanksgiving and I have DS galore.  I do think around Christmas it slows down, but I also think there are lots of MTs taking time off during this time frame so you would think the work would balance out - less work, but less MTs, so still a fair amount of work.

It has been slow for me since at least August, so it isn't just the holidays.