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I won't bother giving a 2 week notice sm

Posted By: mlstoo on 2009-06-12
In Reply to: For those leaving TT..... - looking too

when I leave. They give us last minute notices to get our lines caught up or else whether it be 9 am or 11 pm so it serves them right to get last minute quit notices.

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giving notice

To anyone that has left Spheris, did you give two weeks notice?  If you did give two weeks notice, did they just tell you to quit then?  After almost 6 years, I'm finally getting out of there. 

I'm very tempted to just quit and not give notice, however, I have about 3 days of PTO time also I don't want to lose. 

Also is it normal for anyone in an employee situation to have to get someone to cover your hours if you want to take off?  I'm going to a bridal shower in another state and needed a day off and was told I had to find someone on my team to cover my hours otherwise I couldn't have off.  Also whenever I ask to have a day off I'm always asked Why?  Why is it their business?  So glad I'm getting out of there. 

giving notice
in most states, if you give notice to a company, and they tell you to leave then, they are responsible for reimbursing lost time, etc - because you gave notice and expected to work and earn money. Check out your state and verify. this would go for any company requiring a notice period.
Giving notice

If you are required to give a 30-day notice to your current employer and don't have a start date yet for the new job you were just offered, when would you actually give that notice?  Now that you intend to take another job or when you actually have a specific start date for that new job?  Thank you for your advice.

Two jobs and giving notice question

I know I am in the same boat as many MTs here and have a full time job that pays very little even though I reach my required 1200 daily lines.  I've just accepted an IC position for just 1 cpl more that promises all the work I want and a regular account in a specialty I haven't done in a while.  However, I am hesitant to give up the first company without testing out the second company first.  After all, it might not be any better and there is so much competition for work these days.  I am starting to think going from employee status to IC for 1 cpl increase is not worth it.  Would you give notice or wait and try the second job out first and then give notice or would you try to keep both?  I am a bit uncertain and am curious as to what others would do in my place.  I've been looking for a better job for quite a while.

Nope. WIthin about 4 hours of giving my notice

they locked me out of the system.  As far as I know I was in good standing, my QA scores were good, worked my schedule, there just was not enough work day after day after day and I was constantly asking for another account. 

Don't give your notice until you're ready to leave.  It also took over 9 weeks to get a refund for the computer. 

2-week notice
It seems if you give a 2-week notice, companies are pretty forgiving... I would give it a try.... the worst they can say is No... or the best they can say is Yes!!  You don't know until you try!   Good Luck!
2-week notice
It is something you have to be prepared for. It has happened to me once, and then my last employer told me in an e-mail that was obviously a normal how valuable I was and would be missed, and added in the line below and would you like today to be your last day. I nicely replied saying no, I was fully prepared to work the final 2 weeks and promised I would put out quality work.

When you put in your 2 weeks, you don't really know what is going to happen. Do you have PTO saved up they have to pay you anyway in case this happens?

They give MTs a 2-week notice when things aren't to their liking or a new hiree doesn't catch on, don't they?  Don't theyyyyy?  WHEN TURTLES FLY!!

I have never understood this 2-week notice protocol (although I have always given a company that consideration when quitting) - when they're free to hire/fire at will and specificy so in their contracts/handbooks but on the same page require you to give a 2-week notice.  Who are THEY? BS!

Who gives 2-week notice?
I feel that even when you've been done wrong by a company (depending of course on how bad) you should still give notice and work for the final 2 weeks. I'm curious what you all feel about this.
I left before without 2-week notice and
Give them a call. If you were a good MT in terms of production, they will have no problem taking you back.
To MT who emailed me about 2-week notice
I gave a 2-week notice to avoid any hassle and not burn bridges.  It sure was a long 2 weeks but I just played it safe.  Good Luck!
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.
I stand by my opinion. If OP had given her 2-week notice, sm
then the new recruiter could be assured she would be starting work on that new account. It appears that the OP is just letting him hang. I wouldn't blame him if he dropped her completely and instead found someone he can count on.

Did Webmedx honor your 2-week notice? sm
I'm on good terms with Webmedx and think it's a great company. I have an opportunity that I'm probably going to take, and I would give a 2-week notice to Webmedx, of course.

My concern is that when you give a notice some companies don't honor that themselves and instead tell you to go ahead and leave early. Has this ever happened to you with Webmedx?

Please respond only if you left on good terms with the company when they gave Webmedx a 2-week notice. The question doesn't apply to those who resigned without a 2-week notice to avoid getting fired or were terminated.

I'm thinking Webmedx is an honorable company and would let me work my 2 weeks, but with the state of the economy, I am naturally concerned about the possibility of being without 2 weeks of pay.

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

I wasn't there long enough, put in a 2-week notice but ended up leaving early, footpedal and last
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!
Full time with Transtech is both. 40 hours per week and 5500 lines per week.
Nope .. email on 1/18 promised "within the next week." Here we are, 1 week later and no info.
The minimum is 5500 per week, NOT 6600 per week. I think you made a typo. :)
i clear over 800 a week, 40/week; 30+ year experience. (nm)
Would it bother you as much....sm
if the AAMT meeting had been held in Detroit or Cleveland or some other place that was not as, shall we say, vacation like?

The management of MW (and any other company for that matter) who went to the AAMT meeting did so as a part of their job. Their job is to watch the industry, make contacts and interact with other companies in the industry to try to better our working conditions and further our ability to do our jobs, just as our job is to transcribe and edit reports and learn all we can to improve ourselves and the work we do. Whether you like it or not, there is a separation between MTs and management and a separation between what we do and what they do. Don't like it? You have a couple of options here. You can work on improving yourself and making a name for yourself with your company as a trustworthy and valuable employee and rise to the ranks of management and then have the opportunity to be sent to the AAMT meetings or you can work hard, put some money aside, join AAMT and go on your own.....or you could just continue to sit there and bellyache about it. The choice is yours. The meeting next year is to be held in Queensland on Australia's Gold Coast. Better start saving up now.
TRS - don't bother
I talked with the recruiter in October and he could not explain their pay rate and/or guide that is used.  It is very confusing and they have a very difficult time keeping people. 
Don't bother with them.
They're trouble.
Don't take the job if you think it will bother you
I hated working for them just for that reason.
Don't bother!
I did not like that company whatsoever. Office manager was not nice.
Don't bother!
This company is a nightmare. I live in New Jersey. Constant turnover. Horrible management. They advertise over and over again. That should tell you something about them. They cannot keep somebody for more than a week. Do not even waste your time with this place! You will be sorry!
why bother
Some companies think that just because you have those 3 little letters behind your name you know more than any other MT. This is far from true, it only means those people paid the outrageous price to test and passed the test. I started a part-time job over 2 years ago and the company refused to pay me what I was actually worth because I didnt have CMT behind my name. Even though I have 18+ years' experience as a Transcriptionist and Editor they refused to pay me the 2 dollars more an hour that the CMTs were getting. So I did the same work and somebody with less experience but with the CMT got more money than me. Needless to say I have since left that company.
Why do they bother?
I was contacted by a company to work for them.  I told them exactly the days I could work and how much I was willing to work.  When they sent work for the weekend, I explained to them that I do not work weekends.  Well, I did not hear from them again.  Tried contacting them Monday.  Tried sign on Monday and was locked out.  Did not get a email until Tuesday afternoon stating my quality was just not good enough.  I've been at this for 15 years!
Don't bother...

Maybe I'm just not what she's looking for, but she emailed me back and said the positions were filled.

If they were, that was pretty fast!

Don't bother. They still run out of
schedule but there's never enough work to do that.  It's the same one account and it's still APEX.  Same crappy dictators.  The disorganization in the office is getting worse every day.  As far as QA it depends on what QA person you happen to get.  Difference is night and day.  If I was already out and had the choice to make I'd never look back.  I'm probably leaving after the new year so you can always have my place
Okay, thanks! Will not bother then! no msg
Run... why bother to beg?
Oh my gosh, please just apply to a company that will appreciate you and stop coming across as a beggar...  Please save us the dignity...  There are soooo many companies to choose from.  Why would you want a job with a place that never even returns a phone call???????  Tell me why???????????  I've been doing this for over 20 years, and I hope to never be in your position with all of that experience on this board begging to work for a particular company.... Why are you doing that?  How sad! 
Don't bother
If you like spending $100 for equipment for a job that you don't know will work out, spending all day at your computer waiting for work that may or may not be there, trying to type 20+ files in 2 hours because all the dictation was loaded at the same time, having your line rate cut to help support the MTSO's lifestyle, then this job may be for you.
Why does it bother you what I say? sm
Not the business for me? Sounds like its not the business for the poster or you either. I have been in this business I am quite sure longer than you have and I still make very good money. I guess that could be because I am not worrying about what the MTSOs charge and I just sit and do my work and make my money.

Why do you care?

BTW, not the business for your? Hmmmmmm You are the one who is bent out of shape and defensive and stressed! Good Lord!
why does it bother you what sm
she says? Does it strike a raw nerve? She hasn't said anything that isn't true yet.
I won't even bother to answer this.

It's "misspelled." And most don't bother with
I agree, don't bother...

The pay is low. It's based on multiple factors including QA, lines per hour and how much of your work you send to QA. I actually didn't mind the low pay because (at the time) the staff was very friendly. It's when they started the training in Trinidad that my warm feelings for this company started to sour. My feelings for them completely soured when they announced that they would be training people in Guiana as well. I don't approve of the offshoring of medical records (and American jobs) to other countries, however, the fact that they put a humanitarian spin on it is what really did it for me and I left just a few months ago after being there for about a year.



I wouldn't bother if I were you,
not very nice owner.
When I tell people, it really seems to bother them
It even freaks some of them out, especially in light of electronic identity theft and no way to enforce U.S. law of confidential records in other countries. Some woman in Pakistan actually threatened a hospital in California with putting patient records on the internet! Claims that software is made so it cannot be saved on the computer are bull: It can be copied and pasted or even written down by the MT and passed on. Here it's a felony and we're accountable. Not there. It does scare people when you tell them that. And it should. I just don't think many people are aware, realize the ramifications of it, or know what to do about it.

They all will be. Do they even bother recruiting in US
I agree, don't bother
Now i never had the tech issues but i was IMed to death and just flat out got annoyed.  Didn't get my last check either even long after returning their foot pedal.  That is one company that definitely does not have it together
Why bother answering at all
if you are a no thanks?

WHAT PART OF WHO WOULD *SUPPORT*... was confusing?

Oh...that doesn't bother me
Seems to be that only negative posts are allowed on this thread!  If I wanted my name recognized by MDI, I would have posted it, but that's not what I'm here for.  I've often thought about posting before, but never have because I knew this is what I would get for it, but that's okay...I'm still happy at MDI!
Oh, don't even bother trying to explain SM

anything like how to find an instrument, a dressing - you will either receive no response at all and it was ignored OR you'll get some email back from the MT telling you that they are paid on production and are not paid to find items like this.  Then they will go on to tell you that they have been typing for 1000 years and who are you to question their ability and skills?

They are not worth the bother.

After they are extremely nice and you get hired, they suddenly begin treating you poorly.  I guarantee you will be placed on an account that forces you to work weekends and they call you on days off.  That is how they operate.  They also dump tons of operative notes on you that are VERY time consuming because they are dicated by residents who do not give the proper patient information.  You spend most of your time doing detective work and NOT typing - which is what you get paid to do.  They also teach against the AAMT book of style which is the incorrect way to learn if you are a newbie and will do you more harm than good in your future MT jobs!  They are very demeaning to their MTs.  Glad I'm out of there! 

If they bother you, politely ask them to take
Don't bother with CTS if you want to get paid...nm
This doesn't bother me
I work there. As long as I'm getting work and paid, I could care less. It's management. It's a meeting. Big deal.