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Typical holiday at Transcend - no work!

Posted By: No work on 2009-09-07
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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.

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New to Transcend, holiday confusion. sm
Am I expected to either work Thanksgiving or Christmas and do not automatically get these holidays off?  I am not able to get the lines to qualify for PTO, and so do not care about not getting holiday pay, but I am now wondering whether I even get these 2 holidays off.  TIA! 
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.
So you work for free? Typical male response, jerk.
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.
NO WORK at Transtech -- did no good to work the holiday for 1.5 lines, did it?
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.
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.
I just ran out of work this afternoon. So much for holiday buildup. nm
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.
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?
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!
Transcend bought MDI, so if Transcend sends work offshore, so does MDI. nm
so typical
I wasnt fired, I left.  I did what I said, worked my shift if there was work.  I have always had good quality.  Keystrokes let me down in every way you could imagine.  I was lied to, left with no work most of the time, not given the pay they said they hired me in at on some of my checks, my pay rate as well as all other MTs was then demoted due to company problems.  I had bad checks written to me and had a hard time getting that fixed.  Not every MT was a bad MT that left Keystrokes.  Some of us are telling the truth and have every right to say what we post here.
Typical and not likely to get better.
I have not heard this yet, but it is typical of the Flannery's to not share anything they absolutely don't have to until the last minute, keeping everyone in the dark, even eliminating positions without notice via e-mail. This is nothing new for them.
Okay, here is a typical day for me....
Up at 7 a.m., out walking by 7:30 a.m. for an hour, I do a rowing machine for 20 minutes and then 200 steps on a stepping machine and 3 days a week I do another 20 minutes on a treadmill, and another 3 days a week I lift weights. I eat 1500 to 1800 calories a day and I am still over 100 pounds overweight. I eat no candy, no sweets, no chips, no fast food. My thyroid is fine. So now what MISS KNOW IT ALL????? I work my butt off and I still have a huge butt, dang, I guess I am still fat by choice. Oh, and I have done this workout for 8 months now and I have lost a total of 7 pounds. So, once again, KISS MY -SS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No, that is not typical. Something is very wrong.
You know that is a typical response if you have
a negative comment - maybe the issue is you and you just can't cut it.  I was a great employee, it just wasn't the company for me.  
Are you a typical TT MT, with that mouth???
This sounds like typical DSG to me...
I have been gone almost 2 years and nothing has changed...I would say move on...
That pay is not typical. They are not hiring SM
for the higher level accounts that pay well. They are hiring new people at very low rate of pay. Then you are supposed to work your way up. Actually, my sound quality is pretty good. Still don't recommend because most work goes to India.
It's the typical rate
Typical Ignorance
You have to excuse people like that. The region of the country has nothing to do with crappy MT companies. Wonder why they apply for companies in the south, when it's easy to look up the company and see where they are located before applying? Perhaps they can't read, or maybe they lost their religion.
Typical mentality: TAKE, TAKE, TAKE ..nm

Typical bait and switch
They are nice in the beginning, then you get lost in their shuffle. You get mass e-mails that maybe do not even apply to accounts you work on - to the tune of sometimes a half dozen or so per day - that you are told to read NOW, before you start typing. Trying to get an answer to a specific question is like trying to reach the president himself. They tell you the accounts are good, then you get put on pure garbage accounts where you will struggle to make your line counts.

The thing is, a few years ago when I began with them they were great. It seems as they have expanded, chaos has taken over. I am currently looking elsewhere. Others have already left. Notice how they are always hiring now?!
There are better, there are worse. They are a typical national, and yes you have to pay for the com
She may not be lying - but it is not typical or usual. nm
A typical 'management' view of MTs. So sad. -nm

Sounds like typical tech
I was warned not to let Lexmark or Windows IT people get into my computer if I ever had to call for tech support - sounds like this guys is the same way. I hate techs who THINK they know what they are doing and just royally screw up your system. They are trained that your system should look a certain way and if it doesn't the first step is to FIX it - problem is fixing it usually screws up your programs. They are setup up that way for a reason!!

Anyway, my time at Landmark did not require logging into anything so that is probably why my time was so pleasant. I'm sorry they can't get their act together on this! It probably is the hospital and the tech person is desperately working with theirs to get it all fixed - but if communication is really that bad I can imagine what THAT must be like.

Sorry it didn't work out, I know you were looking forward to working with them!!
Right it's a typical office job sounds like.
You could always moonlight for acute care and make money to supplement.  That's what I did for 17 years at a 13 dollar an hour job until they outsourced without warning.  Just know that could happen to you at this new position (the work is there one day and gone the next and you are training your replacement), and you'll be fine.  Good luck!
That is not surprising. Typical for how she treats people.
Thats typical for rad report which are short. Have heard
Typical MTSO / Management mindset. - sm

Don't know, but similar to typical and very easy to learn. NM
You're right. You have no idea what I'm talking about. Typical. nm
Seriously, dont let them bother you.. This behavior is typical.
It is normal for some people here to react this way. It would probably be beneficial for THEM to get out of the house to remember how civilized people converse.
Is it typical for decreased pay for not meeting line requirements? sm

I know every company is different but has anyone had their pay rate decreased for failure to meet line requirements?  I have heard of taking away benefits, etc. before but never heard of decreased pay rates for IC because of this nor have I ever heard of the pay rate being different for full time versus part timers within the same company.  I have health issues causing my lack of meeting line requirements.  It isn't because I just don't want to work.  I guess this is just another tactic to take money out of our pockets and into theirs like the pay rate isn't low enough already.  Geez by the time I cover my expenses as an IC, I doubt I come out with anything anyway.  I might as well just work for free for the government to donate all my money overseas! 

Has anyone ever figured out how much difference is needed in pay between IC and employee to cover average expenses related to the job?  I know standard is 1 cent usually and that does not cover my expenses. 

Typical year round. They overhire. I left due to lack of
work.  About 6 other MTs left when I did, that I am aware of, due to lack of work.  There are accounts with a lot of work and frequent OT, but I was told they couldn't be worked on as a secondary account.  Made no sense at all to me.