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I think it is very respectful to give 2 weeks notice.

Posted By: IMO on 2009-09-02
In Reply to: Who gives 2-week notice? - jen

So, I give that respect to the employer who has shown me respect.  Respect is earned, not demanded.  I also believe that 2 weeks notice used to be the professional norm and a courtesy to help the employer hire and train a replacement.  I don't think management has the same courtesy for its employees any more and notice to employees about companies shutting down or downsizing is generally not given anymore.  There are the exceptions, but again, it is how respectful your employer is.

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I'd give 2 weeks notice...
Have known several people who quit that office and never were told just to pack it in now.
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!
2 weeks notice?

I am considering leaving MQ.  As an IC, if I give two weeks' notice will they let me work out the two weeks, or will they just have me quit immediately?   I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with this.  I am looking at starting with another company.  I am perfectly willing to give two weeks' notice, but at the same time I don't want them to just dump me immediately and not have any work until I start with the new company.

Did I say that clearly?? 

2 weeks' notice
I was an employee, not IC, gave my 2 weeks, had no problems with working those 2 weeks out. They asked me to stay on part-time if I could do 20 hrs, 6000 lines per pay....
Two weeks' notice
Wow!  Somebody's actually getting decent treatment!  That is news!!  I bet there's a lot of very wistful, envious people reading your post of which I am one.  I've never had that experience myself. 
2 weeks notice
When I gave a 2 weeks' notice as an employee I worked the full 2 weeks. When I gave the notice as an IC, I was done immediately.
2 weeks notice

I am afraid to give my 2 weeks notice . . . what happens if they say they don't want me to finish out the 2 weeks and I have no income?  Has anyone had this happen?

2 weeks' notice
Bless your heart! I worked for them and went through the same thing. Had a horrible platform and all ESLs with poor sound. It was kind of you to give them 2 weeks' notice. I wonder if they give people 2 weeks' notice when phasing out their accounts?
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 started with them 3 weeks ago, after working out my notice with MW. sm
I have had a lot of work, love the account and have no complaints at all. It was hard the first few days to get used to a new system and dictators, but I am at 1500 lines a day now with no problem. I had no problem with paperwork, although the hospital took almost to down to the wire to get my ID ready. Best move I ever made!
I have found that the 2 weeks during someone's notice are worthless for the most part. sm
It is as if they think, hey, I'm out of here in two weeks, what can she do? This happens more times than not.

Again, two sides to everything. We (MTSOs) are not out to get MTs. We need you as much as you need us. We need to be able to work together. I am fortunate in that I have a great group of employees but I am a small MTSO (25 MTs) and have very little turnover.

It has been difficult for everyone with the industry taking on so many different factors. We are not the enemy.
Plus cutting MTs pay and rearranging bonus plan with 1-1/2 weeks notice (nm)
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.
How much notice did you have to give? sm
Was it a full two weeks, or did you just quit and start looking?
I never said I was not going to give my notice. sm

I have another position and when I am sure it is going to work out, I will give my notice then.  Although generally I try to be more than fair and give a month's notice if I leave a company, I do not feel that I owe them more than 2 weeks.  I'm sure there are others who feel as I do.  I just spoke out about it, so now according to the one poster I look bad.  Well, boo hoo ... she doesn't like me ... how will I ever live (ha).

Wow. Didn't they give you any notice? nm
That's how I looked at it...give notice of WHAT, exactly?
It's not like there was any work to do anyway, and I figured they already had other MTs doing our work anyway.

I feel I gave them more courtesy than they gave us when our work inexplicably disappeared.

Do what you need to do for YOU. No point putting off starting a job that actually has work to sit there for another 80 hours not earning anything at MDI, IMHO.

Good luck to you!
I gave notice and was told had to work final weeks in order to be eligible for rehire. Had no
OK, if this is your co policy, then tell the people who give notice. You
cost them money if they have no job so if they are professional and give you what normally is a 2-week notice (considered to be professional), then you should let them know that. Tell them no notice is needed if you need to quit...put it on paper.
That would be awful! Wait to give notice.
If QA only gave you 2-3 jobs daily till off full QA, you may never get off QA before you'd be forced to look for another job anyway. If that initial time isn't paid time, you're out whatever money you would have made at your current job during that time. Keep something to fall back on, it's safer.
Give a 2-week notice, but work less
therefore, you will not be out of much money if they indeed do not pay you.  Also, if you leave, be well informed that you probably will not make what you are making now at any other company right off the bat.  You said you have been at this place for years, so you will have to build up your income again and pay.  Sad to say, but they probably have people who can do the job at less money now and are willing to sacrifice a good employee to have a bigger cut of the pay that they can get cheaper.  I wish you the best, but I do not think it is personal.  I believe it is business and you generate too much income away from them.  Good luck and I hope you find another good home.
The only good thing about OSI is when you give them your notice that you are leaving!

I would just give my 2-week notice, state the reason you are leaving.
Sorry to hear your troubles.

I DID give my notice, but got talked into staying "until the new accounts came on." nm
I would definitely give 2 weeks, as well.
I wouldn't want to burn bridges.
I agree...give it at least 2 more weeks...
you never know, you may find your speed and production picking up and you will love the account...hang in there a bit longer!
It is customary for any job to give 2 weeks
Did you leave on bad terms? I know that if you did not give 2 weeks and sm
or did not work out the 2 weeks, you are not eligible for rehire. A good friend of mine worked there and left. She did not finish her 2 weeks and now they will not hire her back. I really cannot blame them. If someone does it once, they might do it again.

If I were you, and it happened to you, go to Becky or Lee. They are usually easy to get on your side.
It is always okay to not give 2 weeks to an employer who is not paying you.
By not paying you, your employer has broken the employment agreement. My husband runs a small construction company and begs, borrows, and lets his bills go unpaid before he EVER makes his employees wait for a check. They are also paid immediately following a payperiod, not a week, or 2, or when we decide to get a check in the mail.

I was in this situation with my last employer. I did start to e-mail my supervisor that I was not working until I was paid. Of course, that ended up cutting off my nose to spite my face, so I went job hunting.

Lastly, from a business standpoint, if your employer cannot go to a bank for a short-term note to cover payroll until their payments come in, you are on the verge of a huge problem. Our credit is far from perfect, even including a bankruptcy 6 years ago, but my relationship is good enough with my bank if I went in and asked for an emergency operating note, we would get it. If your employer cannot or will not do this, it's time to find a more stable company.

Some companies don't give that first check until 4 or 6 weeks have passed. Ck your contract. nm
any thoughts (please keep it respectful)

I found this from a JAMA article.  Does anyone think the new AAMT is going to force everyone getting their certificate in order to get work in this country?  If so, do other professions require individuals to pay for mandatory certifications? 

There is a perceived threat in the medical transcription industry that EMRs are replacing transcription services. While in some small impacting way there is some truth to that, the fact is the healthcare documentation industry is projected to grow by 25% over the next 10 years according the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Aside from compliance reform, the aging Baby Boomer population gives support to that statement. To meet increasing demands, documentation is already being handled principally by a blend of four documentation methods: traditional transcription, back-end speech recognition, front-end speech recognition, and direct data entry via EMR. Where labor is concerned, much is now going offshore because supply cannot meet demand.

(C) 2008 American Association for Medical Transcription

PS: x's initial reply was respectful
Never had issues. Nothing but kind and respectful nm
I also work both until I am sure new job will work out. Then give 2 weeks.
Yes, they offer I think 4 weeks at full pay or 8 weeks at half pay. Call the office
and talk to them about it. You wont lose your job. They aren't like that.
"warned" by someone who won't give facts or sign her name. Give me a break! nm
Nationals give at least a week to learn program. Give
They used to give out $25 Amex cheques -- give them time. :-) nm

I notice you are on here a lot and I know
for a fact that Spheris does not want its employees to participate on these boards, especially with their equipment. Is that what you are doing?
MQ Notice

My Story:  When I quit MQ a couple of years ago (and I had been employed by MQ for a few years with an account that requested me personally), I was kind enough to give 2 weeks notice and offer training/assistance to another MT to take over my account to ease the transition for the client and MQ. 

I was informed that my 2 weeks were not necessary and I was done.  They took me out of the system so I could not get in to work even 1 more day.  They do not care who you are or what you have done for them, your outta there. 

BTW, absolutely no correspondence from them since that time. Was FT employee, their computer, still have it with no word on what to do with it!!
I did notice that too.
I wonder why more do not post here about it. I searched the archives and found only a few posts about them.
Anyone else notice..
The job posted on job seeker's..whose pay range was from 4 cpl to 8 cpl depending on experience?? Seriously, if your newbie, do you really think you could eat on 4 cpl..and I thought VR at that pay rate was rough..straight typing at 4 cpl..Wow..glad to see cost of living keeps going on up but wages go down. I think I'm insulted.. LOL
Did you notice
their wonderful command of the English language? Get real!!
Since it was w/o notice
She is supposedly still working here, wonder what she is doing now. Wonder if she is typing now.
I would try both if you can tolerate it. You don't want to start this new job and decide it is not your cup of tea and be without a backup plan.
Notice when someone does not like they always say something like
less experience or slow but I have more years in than you, 36 this year and actually transcribe straight in a day around 2500. Now I can make around $22-25 an hour and that is ok with me. We are checked x3 months at our job and expected to have 97 or above which I always do.
did you notice
When you spend years at these companies that don't give raises, they bring on new people who make more than we do?
60 day notice .... What??
California is an at will employment state.  Your employer can let you go and does even have to tell you why.  That is the way it is.  A sixty day notice does not even make sense.  I have lived here for lets just say over 35 years and had a business (not MT.)  News to me
I always notice that too. nm

I gave them my notice. I was looking

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