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It is slow this time of the year EVERY - anybody that has done......sm

Posted By: Long Time MT on 2006-01-06
In Reply to: Slow at OSi too. Grrrrr. I will be poor at the start of nm - DJ

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Is this a slow time of year or what?
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.
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.
always slow this time of year...doctors take extra days off, et cetera.
it will pick back up again soon...
I would stick it out, most places are slow now through the end of the year every year (nm)
No - it is not always slow! Depends on the company and hospital. I have never been slow this time
Slow time is usually in September when everyone is back to work/school from the summer months.

Been doing this 24 years and never slow this time of year. Actually, I am drowning in work - can't keep up.
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.


Wow! The new year slow down at TT sure seems to be over!

We are up to our necks in work!  Holy Schmoley!

It's always some excuse with TT. It's been slow for over a year.
Yes! Still waiting for mine..really slow this year...nm
Slow is normal from Thanksgiving through New Year's. (nm)
Yes, but the only slow time for me...sm
was around the holidays for a couple of weeks, but now they are dictating like crazy, I guess they are taking on a lot of new patients. I still worry about this profession tho....I jsut pray daily that the account i work on does not go to EMR.
Yes, I am. Things are slow right now, but I have been able to get it every time (sm)

I don't know for sure, but since they are advertising for 44 MTs for the new acct, I'm assuming some are already being hired, and that's why it is slow.  But we will be inundated soon, so I can live with it.  I like to do more than minimum, but I can manage on the minimum.  It will pick up real soon!

How long does this slow time last. nm
This is normally a slow time of season
in this field. No one wants to be in the hospital during the holidays, a lot of doctors are out, etc. Also, I think many companies are just overwhelmed with the responses they get to an ad.
Did this for 3 years. No slow time encountered. (nm)
Is Future-Net Techology slow to pay all the time?
I've been waiting since last week for my check, still not here. Invoice submitted on 12/14.   I guess, no pay, no work from me.   Blah!
Knowing that the only time work is slow is during
is wonderful and I will flex my schedule any time to keep my job at Transtech.
Goes to show neither of you have been in the MT buisiness very long - It is always slow this time..

of the year..... nm

Litt to no work since Thanksgiving, slow time and overstaffed too????nm


The only time I have ever been slow is during X-mas time...
when most other companies are slow too...but I have never run out
beds full at the 4 hospitals I type in Texas (this is never a slow time)

It is not just a slow time....they lost a huge acct and moved many MTs to other accts.......
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.

Yes. I was told it is the time of year.
and....they always pay on time....4-year employee--nm
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. 
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??
I think doctors are taking vacation this time of year
I've seen this in the past in the summer. 
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. 
Webmedx work pretty low. Typical for this time of year? sm
I'm fairly new, so just wondering. Having come from the evil Q, it makes me nervous. While at the Q and a couple other companies, this is not the time of year I typically ran out of work--Christmas, T-giving, 4th of July, yes, now, no. Thanks.
Depends on the account. Work on VR lately has been slow. Just like all companies, we have slow times

Honestly though, I have only had 2-3 times in the past 2 years where it was like the other day...no work... It did pick up later but I just think it's important not to make someone think we're overloaded with work all the time. That would not be fair to them if they end up with high expectations.

Webmedx has 6 paid holidays a year, separate from PTO, for full time employees.
Was there a short time last year. You work as an employee, not IC. Different software/diff. accts.
Concerned about the low work at WebMedx over the past few weeks. Typical for this time of year?
I've not been through a summer with them before. My main account, which always had plenty of work and occasional overtime, has been low for well over a month now. I have 2 backup accounts that are low as well. In fact, all my STM's accounts are very low volume. In all the years I've transcribed, I've never had this problem in August. It worries me more perhaps since I'm ex-MQ and consistent low work was a signal of a major downhill turn for that company. Thanks.
I have 4 accounts, doing all work types, and I usually have enough work but this is the slow time of
year so we are scrambling a little for lines.  Easy platform, paychecks DD, always on time.