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I would just give my 2-week notice, state the reason you are leaving.

Posted By: Just like any other job. on 2006-09-26
In Reply to: How do you tactifully quit when you have been begging for work? - June

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The only good thing about OSI is when you give them your notice that you are leaving!

I wasn't there long enough, put in a 2-week notice but ended up leaving early, footpedal and last
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.
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!
That's the reason I'm leaving
Have been working for them with no problem. Now that the memo came out indicating they will be sending a certain number of reports per day to test the waters, I'm finished with them. I would leave ANY company, I don't care WHO they are, that offshores. I've been with Transcend for awhile now, but once I found this out, that's it. I'm finished with them. I'll only work for US-based companies that only hire US-based MTs.
Nationals give at least a week to learn program. Give
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.
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).

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!
I'd give 2 weeks notice...
Have known several people who quit that office and never were told just to pack it in now.
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 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 won't bother giving a 2 week notice sm
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.
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.
I think it is very respectful to give 2 weeks notice.
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.
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 DID give my notice, but got talked into staying "until the new accounts came on." nm
At least give the STATE, I don't want to go there.
This would provide some protection for us. It will not cause you problems, many companies in many many states. I would sure not like to work in this type of atmosphere always looking over the shoulder, never!!! In the end, it changes who you are, yes, it does.

Might not be MQ but sounds like platform might be DocQscribe, my favorite platform and hope to find a company that uses it. Hate to end up at your company because did not have a clue,

Don;t like the bait and switch either. This happened recently. I asked what happened to the OP your advertized for d and was told, OH, I looked at all your experience and decided such and such; so it CAN work against.
Did they give you a reason why?
You need to give a reason. Not every company
is a good match for every MT and someone may have had a personality conflict or some such thing so then they say it is a bad company.  You need to list facts like they don't pay on time, their line counts are off, sound quality is terrible, etc.  
I wouldn't give that as my reason for
I wouldn't give that as my reason for asking for a raise.  It probably wouldn't get you one. 
Did they give you a reason for having to take a psych test? nm
This attitude is the reason that many companies give nothing at all. sm
I worked for a company that gave a small bonus about 5 years ago. So many MTs complained about the size that the owner decided to never do anything again. I know of a few other owners that feel the same way.

I only have 10 employees, but I cannot afford a large bonus, so I am not giving anything at all. Believe it or not, most MTSOs do not make millions, live in mansions and eat bon-bons while their employees do all the work. There are times that my employees make more than I do. Not whining. Just stating facts.
MTSO won't pay or give me reason for nonpayment
I am going to small claims court tomorrow to file a suit against MTSO that hasn't paid me in four months. No idea why they haven't paid. Won't return phone calls or emails. Only worked there a week, and I think she somehow thinks she is justified in not paying me.

Feel bad for anyone that doesn't get paid. There is no excuse to not pay people for work they have done.
Geez, it's so illegal to hold back a last week's check, regardless of the reason.
Yes, pay on time. We give a 2-week schedule. Accounts pretty good

The reason there is low work/no work during the week is because so many of YOU at TT want

TO WORK BANKER's HOURS and DAYS and NOTHING ELSE !!   Poor baby . . .

Unless something has changed, health insurance rates vary state by state, so we may not have the
info you need.  I'm an IC so I don't have benefits.
You are correct. The state that rules is the state the employee lives in.
My state laws has is spelled out in their Code. If another state does not withhold, they are fined heavily and if they don't withhold for years, their fines are pretty bad. I worked for a Florida co that did not withhold income tax for my state even after I brought it to their attention in the state code. They kept saying that they would eventually and never did. After two plus years and when I left, I made it known to my state all the conversations, the state refunded me all late fees they charged me and then said they were going after the company in Florida because they had many employees in our state. They deserved it. They knew better.
can you tell me why you are leaving WMX. Am thinking of leaving too. nm
The state you live in or the state where the MTSO is located? nm
If company is in state that has no state taxes
they are not required to take out state taxes.  It's enough to keep up with your own state tax law code, could you imagine having to stay abreast of 49 other state tax codes?  The cost would be huge and ultimately passed on to us by lower line rates.  Regardless of who owes the tax, someone has to pay it.  Just a matter of convenience I guess. 
Not state by state, federal labor law - sm
and you don't have to be asked. If you work it, asked or not, they have to pay time and a half OT rate for hours worked over 40 in a week.

Taken right from U.S. Dept of Labor -
An employer who requires or PERMITS an employee to work overtime is generally required to pay the employee premium pay for such overtime work. Employees covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)MUST receive overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek of at least one and one-half times their regular rates of pay. The FLSA does not require overtime pay for work on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, or regular days of rest.

Extra pay for working weekends or nights is a matter of agreement between the employer and the employee (or the employee's representative). The FLSA does not require extra pay for weekend or night work or double time pay.

Different state to state. You would be surprised to find

IC can be defined differently state to state.  Even the IRS cannot come up with a definitive set of rules.  You would be surprised how many ICs actually get unemployment in some states.  If the unemployment claim form asks specifically if you are an independent contractor, do not lie, but if it does not, do not volunteer it.  Let the company prove you are a true IC according to the rules of your state.  All you lose is a few minutes filling out the claim form.  I would only do it as a last resort.  If you can find work fast, by all means go for it, but the way things are now with all the VR and off-shoring, it is a backup if you cannot find work.  No one should go hungry because they are afraid to file for Unemployment as an IC. 


They should take out state taxes for the state
It varies from state to state
Varies from state to state
My own state recognizes partial unemployment, too, when your work gets cut down to half of your regular workload/income.
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. :)
You can be fired for any reason or no reason at all.
No one HAS to employ you. No one MUST keep you in employment.

As an IC, your unemployment isn't coming from the account of your contracts! It comes from YOUR tax payments!

"warned" by someone who won't give facts or sign her name. Give me a break! nm
i clear over 800 a week, 40/week; 30+ year experience. (nm)