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Posted By: possible to "throw it back" into the pool? on 2009-09-19
In Reply to: I think you misunderstood - anon

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if you had to pick one; medscribe or CyMed .. who and why would you pick em? considering both
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!
Take your pick..lol.
I was wondering, was Proscript the place that did not pay for macros? There was 1 company I worked for that had loads of macros but you did not get paid for them.
And they pick up dog-poo, too.

Can you pick up?
I am still in the hiring process but very hopeful. I live within 3 miles of the JLG office, does anyone know if they allow employees to pick up their checks from the office? This would not be a deal breaker for me because I would just be grateful to work for them, but it is a concern nonetheless especially because I bank out of state.
You cannot pick and choose
I don't know how you think you can pick and choose. You get the jobs assigned to you by the queue managers. You cannot even see what jobs are available.

SS has been a terrific company for me. I too stick to schedule but at times have to flex because of kids, etc. and they do not have a problem with that from time to time.

you can pick from 3 different shifts
10-6, 11-7 or 12-8 and I believe you have to work Tues-Sat or Sun-Thurs. You type and get paid hourly, but you have to do a minimum of 1000 lines a day. That's about it in a nutshell.
They paid to have UPS come pick up
the equipment, but they ignored numerous emails from me and I then got a threatening letter about suing me for not returning their equipment. There was a delay in the final pay. No exit interview. I was civilized, however, A was not.
This is why MTs "cherry-pick"! nm
the one I was on, you had to pick from the unassigned ones
What do you mean by pick from the unassigned ones? nm
KS does not pick the platforms...
that the facilities they contract with use. Those platforms and their requirements, like ULLD, are almost always in place when KS contracts with them. I hear MTs get upset about C-phones and why any MTSO would use them but the MTSO is going with what the facility wants/has been using. These platforms are network-wide for some very large health networks sometimes, and they can be reluctant to pull the plug on one that has served them well for sometimes a very long time...not to mention the costs involved.

to your heart's content, if that's your choice and you are fortunate enough to get the kind of Lead job where you have control of work flow & distribution, as they do in my company.  As bad as the Q may have been in some important areas, I always got my lines.  Work was allowed to self-distribute naturally ...THE NEXT FREE MT GOT THE NEXT AVAILABLE JOB.  We had 1 supervisor, not 2 dozen people we had to answer to, as today's top-heavys. 

But as long as the same person who assigns/distributes the work (Leads) also types on the accounts & has FIRST CHOICE of jobs -- well, where does leave the rest of us??  With 101% $---t, that's what!  That and being salaried, too!  I'd be a Lead for HALF of the little they're paying us now and I bet I'd get more done if the playing field between Leads and peon MTs were evened out a little.

so pick up your own accounts, get 5 sm
people and see how well you do. The headache of listening to whining, complaining MTs is not worth it! Granted there are MTSOs making tons of money and yes some are scr****g their employees/ICs. But, if you think running a business and putting up with all of it is a piece of cake, you are sadly mistaken!
Hopefully the speed will pick-up
a part-time job to cover that lull.  Crying here and not to be unkind is really not going to help your situation.  We can give you a big ole awwwww, but that's not going to help.  Get a part-time job.
You all need to pick up some Feen-A-Mint
you definitely wanna pick TransHealth
constant workflow. Good accounts. Good pay. GOOD PEOPLE.
....pick up the slack and keep TAT in check! nm
Pick up the phone and call
Yes it will be a threat. It will just pick up these sounds of
chewing and make words out of them. Yep.
If you could pick between OSi and TransTech, which would you choose? nm
Decision made on who to pick!
After reading all the feedback, I decided to go with Keystrokes.  MQ just seems to iffy with work compared to Keystrokes, who certainly has some good feedback from fellow MTs. 
If your question is can you cherry pick
Your queue is preset for your work types and they come in according to TAT. You can't pick and choose what you want to type. That is established beforehand.
So do they cherry pick at Transtech?
Transform or Accustat, which would you pick to go for
I am undecided.
Inviting new members, maybe it will pick up
Everybody is scrambling for lines because its slim pickings now, afraid to spend time in the group for fear of losing a job to type. JMO.
When will work pick back up? nm
Which would you pick. Just wanting advice, and different

points of view:

FutureNet, E-Transplus, or MDI.

Perhaps a combination of 2 of the above? Any advice welcome. Having to decide. Thanks in advance.


DON'T pick Superior Global...
Superior Global has bad uneducated QAs, bad team leaders, horrible!  They had one great team leader (started with a J), but she resigned and it has gone downhill ever since.  They offer incentives once in awhile and then forget they offered them.  No bonuses for anything.  Just poorly ran.  On the plus side if you aren't meeting production, they don't really care, very disorganized and they can't remember any schedules so it can be pretty flexible.  They also don't have direct deposit, so you have to wait for your paper check.
I pick and choose what I take from this board

I first started coming here about 6 years ago when I started going to school for MT.  The posts almost made me give up before I had even finished.  I was sure I would never find a job and that I made a horrid mistake, but because I had already paid for the classes I decided to continue, and found a job 2 months before I ever graduated.  I have been working for 5 years now, and have never been without job, and I make a very good line rate with an awesome company.  I like coming to this board and looking around since I don't really have a relationship with co-workers in this business, it is nice to see what others are thinking, but for the most part I take everything with a grain of salt. 


But what happened to you about the recruiter is pretty horrid.  I can't believe somebody would do such a hateful thing, but in the end they may have done you a favor, I don't think I would have wanted to work for a company that was so rude and unprofessional. 

Positions are IC, you pick your hours.
You haven't seen 'me' pick at anyone. I don't know who
you think I am, but 'sm' just means 'see message', and everyone uses it...
I agree, who wants to constantly nit-pick with the QA, tit-for-tat!...
'The less contact one has with the QA person the better, believe me, stay 'invisible' as much as you can.
They only requested that I pick the days

I would work and that they include 1 weekend day, which seems fair to me.  We fill out monthly calendars, letting them know if we cannot work a day (be it a weekday or weekend).  I have never been told I could not have a day off.  We do not have to give the hours we will work, only the amount of lines we will put in per day.

I have absolutely no problem with any of that.  Having worked for MQ in the past, where we were chastised for clocking in 15 minutes late or our keyboards were monitored for inactivity, MDI has been a breath of fresh air. 

If I were an employee, I would certainly be upset if I had to log in and had no work and then would have to keep checking back throughout my shift for work, only to have to make up the entire shift later on.  That seems very unfair to me. 

If I run out of work at MDI, I email my liason and let them know that I'm out and I'll make it up another day if there's work.  If there is not enough work later in the week, then I don't make it up.  I can't help it if there's no work.  I'm flexible, but I don't live to work.  I'm also fortunate to have another income. 

Sorry to hear of your situation.  Didn't mean to be so nosy.  Your post didn't say either way that you worked at MDI, but I just assumed so -- you know what that makes me!

How the heck would you cherry pick at Amphion
Have worked for them both. American MTs get what is left over. They pick first.
I wasn't trying to pick on her. I thought that the OP had a resume and
that she put in the wrong email. Nothing else, nothing more. I was trying to help not to criticize.
Yes, you have to go there to pick up their loaded CPU. Pay wasn't that good, either. nm
I am slow this week too...I am sure it will pick back up...
It's just that time of year. Everything is starting to pick up though. nm
I'm curious if any of you pick up the phone and actually call your STM sm
to discuss your worries, or do you just post anonymously on the boards and hope a miraculous change will happen by osmosis? Personally I'd call my manager and specifically request to be backed up to an account that has a lot more work on a regular basis, and maybe phase out some of the smaller other 4 accounts.

But that's just me and maybe that's why I am happy and secure here....

Good luck to you.
As far as I know, the only way you could cherry pick is to sign off after you have brought the job u
Seems like I remember in training being told, If you bring the job up you are expected to type it. and that these things were monitored.

I feel like some days I just have the luck of the damned and other days are great. I don't feel they are cherry picked like I used to get at MQ.

If you really feel this is happening, contact your immediate supervisor and ask.

By the way, welcome aboard.

If I were the company, I'd pick my battles more carefully.
And better still, I'd try harder avoid the conflict by treating my employees like human beings. Happy, well-compensated employees are less likely to post negative comments than unhappy ones who feel wronged or cheated.

I don't think you can have it both ways. You can't continually kick your workers around, and then expect them to keep on licking your hand. Sooner or later, they're gonna bite.
Your message is too mixed. Either you want to know the good, or you want to know the negative. Pick
one topic and maybe you'll get more informative responses. Otherwise, you're just setting the stage for more battle by your wording, and everyone is just tired of fighting right now.
Anyone else having a slow week? Thought it would pick up after Memorial. nm
Heard from her last week. You still go to NJ to train and pick up their puter. Still pay by the

Do you live in NJ? You have to go their to train and pick up their loaded computer. nm
Do you live in NJ? You have to go their to train and pick up their loaded computer. nm
You can't pick what accounts you get, only whether you are ER or acute. I do 2000+ on ER, Merit p
It will pick up. My account is 2 hours behind me timewise, so I figure sm

everyone is still waking up out there.  It usually picks up in the afternoon and evenings, which is when I usually work anyway.  If you are truly concerned, maybe you should call the office.  They do care and will try to help.

Good luck!  

Anxiously waiting for work load to pick up -- LOW, low n/m