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NO WORK at Transtech -- did no good to work the holiday for 1.5 lines, did it?

Posted By: TT low work on 2008-12-26
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I am sure the office staff will share their PAID HOLIDAY MONIES with us who sit here with no work.  This has gotten to be such a frustrating profession.  I guess I need to relocate to Houston so that I can work in the office, too, and reap those wonderful paid benefits that us at-home piecemeal workers do not get.

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Good luck, I think everyone enjoys the lines from psych work. (nm)

1200 lines daily is great if you have the work, personally, I never had enough work so
I left and have NEVER been sorry!
No, you don't have to ask to work a holiday (sm)
I have the same problem with working past my usual quitting time (getting old, you know- LOL) I usually just send an email to Deb (or I guess to support) and say, I'm tired, will make up on weekend.  Have never had a problem.  Actually they are probably glad to have the help on the weekends.  They are pretty flexible, especially when work is low.  Don't hesitate to call them or email them for questions.  I like it here too.
Do you have to ask to work on a holiday...
when you are scheduled off?

Another question when out of work-do you have to keep working until your 8 hours are in once the work picks up or just make up that time later. I have a hard time working past a certain hour in the day and in the past, just made it up during the week/weekend. I don't want to get on the bad side of 'em. Love it here.
Only if you actually work on the holiday
If you choose to work the holiday, you will get paid the extra cpl for the holiday, but if you choose not to work the holiday, you won't get it.
Is everyone still out of work from the holiday?
I'm at Oracle and my account has been totally 100% out of work since Labor Day. I'm asking that they put me on a secondary but even if they do it tomorrow it'll be my smallest paycheck ever.

How's everyone else doing across the board?

Also I'm perfectly aware that its normal to be out of work after holidays, but tell that to my bills.

Thinking of getting out of the business..... :(
Yes, you do have to work the holiday,
if it falls on one of your regularly-scheduled work days.

You do, however, get a 3 cents per line bonus for every line you type.
Low work situation again this a.m. Due to what Holiday? n/m
I've never had to work on a holiday...
but I guess it all depends on who you're working for.
If you are not scheduled to work the holiday, then

you shouldn't unless the call goes out for extra help.

If you jump on when you're not scheduled to work and you have all your hours and lines, you're just taking away from those that are scheduled to work. Don't be greedy.

If the holiday is your scheduled day to work....
then you work, unless you have pre-scheduled the time off. There is a holiday line bonus added onto lines worked on the holiday.
That is a BIG problem at TransTech is leads assigning work, rather than letting the work flow
This TT MT just admitted to that fact.  It has been very obvious, as so easy to tell how work comes into our que and then gets pulled out as fast as it came in and replaced with YUKKY dictators.   VERY frustrating to us other TT MT's who take the JUNK that is NOT assigned to other MT's, such as this poster. 
There is NO work at Transtech. Maybe they just choose special people to send work to
I just ran out of work this afternoon. So much for holiday buildup. nm
Typical holiday at Transcend - no work!

They musta sent all my stuff over to India so they can all get new saris for their next holiday.    Meantime, there goes my lunch for 3 weeks.  Ya happy now Transcend management?  You have managed to put us all in the poor house.  Hope your summer cottages burn and your boats sink.

Not MDI, but where I work, no weekend differential, no holiday pay...
I HATE it. I've been looking for a job out of MT for a year - nothing. Your schedule includes one weekend day, and if a holiday falls on your regularly scheduled work day, TS - you get your normal line rate.
Webmedx - low work ? Can you make up lines when work available (sm)
or do you have to schedule a make up time or just do without the lines? 
The holiday was 10 days ago! That is ridiculous. Lots of work here. nm
very true... MT wages won't cover holiday work and sm
grocery stores, nurses, those people usually VOLUNTEER and are not forced into their shifts. Some people want to work on holidays and get DOUBLE or TRIPLE pay, not 9 cents a line to do an ESL that makes you $10 an hour. And what does Obama have to do with it?
They work with you to make sure you get the lines required or the amount of lines you want...
I have never had a problem getting more work
NO paid holidays for us all year round. If there is any work on the holiday, you get

lines and a half, but usually there is no work.  They usually clear out the work before the holiday so there is no 1-1/2 line pay remaining.  Transtech names 6 holidays each year, but the MT takes those holidays off WITHOUT pay.    I am sure the office staff and all other non-MT staff take off WITHOUT pay, too, aren't you????   LOL

Which MT companies DO pay an MT for holidays.  I don't consider a day a HOLIDAY unless it is PAID.  They can call it 6 holdays, but have to take off without pay . . . . just another day, i.e, get sick -- NO PAY.

There's plenty of work. Hope you like working every weekend and holiday. nm
Hate the day after a holiday for work -- seems like it takes forever to get my account back up to
speed and getting work available.  Oh, well, I'm just venting this morning because I don't have any work and guess I should be cleaning house instead of sitting on here being frustrated about it.  Have a good one!
I do get holiday pay PLUS all the lines I type

My company pays for holidays and if you work them, you still get your holiday pay plus what you type.

Umm..have you ever tried getting any lines on a holiday. It's a feeding frenzy. How sad is that
You actually pay people a decent line rate and they work themselves to death where there is not enough work for everyone.  It happens every holiday. People who normally could care less about helping just right in there when the word incentive is mentioned.  So good luck to those who actually get the incentive. I guess the plan of action is to get up in the middle of the night before the work is all gone.
Is the holiday lull over at TransTech?
Much good work going to India. Bad work left
Well I don't work for Transtech and this discussion isn't about Transtech...
and that is not age discrimination....give me a break...
I work 2 accts, always work available, pay as IC is good..
They offered me more than Transcend did, I work 2nd shift, work always availble, OT usually available. Staff is very responsive to questions, very helpful.

Can only get lines if there is work and that has been
a rarity lately, but they still keep advertising for more help.
Yep, but be sure to ask how many have to work 40 anyway to get their lines. nm
I'd just like to have some work!! I ran out after only 172 lines! UGH! nm
The best co. ever! Good work, good people, good pay, good bennies.
Maybe this happens a lot. Used to work for TransTech and when work was low (sm)
they notified us we could help with some overflow from Dictaphone. Perhaps these companies do work together.
Yes mam, I will have a good holiday and you do the same.
Where do you work making all those lines?
IC cannot be told I need you to work between 1 and 5 but they can say I need these lines by
Do you have enough work? 1000 lines a day?
I have read on some of the threads that there is not enough work to keep everyone busy.
If you can't get your lines because of lack of work what
good is it going to do to pay a bonus based on lines produced.   I'm not dumb enough to be fooled by that ploy. 
What crap! I get my lines in and they ask me to work
extra all the time.  There is no way to indicate OT, just total lines, at least on my accounts.  Everything I say can be documented.   You need to get your facts straight before you start throwing that BS around.
If you ask for more lines, they'll work with you (NM)
Where I work we were told we HAD to get our lines in - sm
So right now many of us have been camping out at the computers fighting for every line we can get.  Not sure I am going to last much longer at this pace. 
How many hours in a week do you normally work to get your lines in?
Just curious. I work 50-plus hours here to make it work for our family, would love to cut back
Is it hard to get lines at Precyse? Does work run
2000 lines per day, what kind of work are you doing? nm
You will work many hours over 40 to meet your lines nm
Which means you can get a lot of lines by doing shoddy work? nm
How do you get your required lines if there was no work at DSG or Keystrokes. Is
that a problem with them if there is no work or what do you do.  Thanks!
I was referring to the no work situation and getting in lines. nm
I'm with them. Good work environment, easy accounts and I'm making really good money. nm

Does anyone recommend a pretty good company that is good to work for, pay always on time and plenty
of work.  I know that is asking a lot, but just curious?