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You're mistakenly blaming the MTs who might work "out of their shift".

Posted By: Big Brother on 2005-07-15
In Reply to: Nobody said slow down. They said work your own shift. If everyone worked when they - felt like it or when convenient it would be chaos.

Trust me, the company bends rules for certain MTs 100%, as in shift, having you logged as 1 shift, but letting you do as you please.  I know, as I was allowed to do so.  So, things aren't always as they appear. If you have MTs jumping on hours you think are your's, or whatever, chances are more than good that they have been given 100% permission to do so, but that's not to be "broadcasted". 

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    lol you're blaming the MTs for what's happened
    Just be honest. Put down the shift you're looking for, what type of work, that sort of thing.
    Be reasonable in the line rate, or I use "negotiable".  Let them know if you're looking for a large or small company to work for.
    I'm with you - it's very rarely "out of work" for me but (sm)
    I've been in this business long enough to take advantage of those times.  It never lasts very long.  It's one of the best companies I have ever worked for, and the support staff is great.  If there is a problem, it's taken care of quickly.  Now with the line counting issues being taken care of too, I'm happy as a clam.
    What's "out of work" for you? Are you meeting your
    minimum line count or barely scraping by?
    This is true. Shift does matter. I work 2nd shift and really have not had any issues with not havi
    Like I said, you are mistakenly thinking this is
    issue, not mine.  I am writing in generalities, and you are interpreting personal.  Not a good outlook. Its like receiving a group email about problems on an account or errors - if you know your work is great and you aren't one of the slackers, don't sweat it.  Be a pro. If you received an email directed at you, or written about you, then respond accordingly.  Same thing with posting - clearly what I reference happens frequently, so no harm informing newbies to the board.  Yes, I still think its weird for someone to refer a complete stranger to their company, and obviously I mean referring to the point where emails are exchanged, names exchanged, etc. If you don't get the gist of my posts, I can't help you. I am not referring to simply passing on the name of a good company to someone via a post. The wording of your answer about knowing a company and then communicating privately fits the exact modus operandi of some bad characters who hang here. Your response and attack actually does fit the bill for some of these characters I was only vaguely referencing.  I am talking about exchanging private emails, etc. Its ridiculous that I feel the need to keep explaining myself to you, but I am because its a shame you are making this about YOU.  Chin up, don't be uber sensitive. Otherwise, if you continue to be raving about this, maybe you need to explore your conscience to see why you are insisting on seeing this as about you at this point.
    They're only looking for graveyard shift.

    Well said, well written. Please do more of this "out there." nm
    So you aren't that good are you? You are blaming your
    lack of performance on an Andrews grad? Give me a break. I do QA and I have seen graduates from many schools and while the Andrews grads CAN be impressive, it is just not Andrews. A good MT will make it work no matter what school they came from. Andrews does give them an edge because Andrews will not take just anyone in their program.

    Quit bellyaching and look in the mirror. Andrews grads may be given chances based on their school but remember (and I don't expect you to) that they have to pass tests to get accepted for a position and they have to work hard to keep their jobs also.

    Basically what it comes down to is are you willing to work hard and try and excel and if you are fortunate enough to get hired, you are the one who is judged based on what YOU do.

    Just because the Andrews grad might have chosen to quit a job, I am sure she had reasons for that just like anyone who chooses to do so.

    Quit blaming it on the school they came from. Own up to your own shortcomings and work on them and you will see that what school you came from makes no difference ONCE you get into the market...it's what you choose to do with what you learned in your school, how you apply yourself and good common sense that help any MT in the industry.

    Anyone who brags on their QA scores, good for them! She was proud and what is wrong with that? You would too IF you had the scores.

    I have seen work from MTs from different schools and some have to work harder but many of the students do apply themselves and will do well eventually but not with an attitude like yours. You are the one who wants a free ride without applying yourself.

    My reply to you is to grow up and don't worry about what someone else does...worry about what you do and try to better yourself just like the Andrews student is trying to better herself. It can be done! I'm tired of people who absolutely refuse to look in the mirror and see the problem.
    AAMT has been blaming the American MT, sm
    for absolutely everything and their failures for years. They're too arrogant to possibly think that maybe it's THEM and they should take the blame for the demise of the profession. Of course, they want us to volunteer what little time we have left after typing nonstop ESLs for 7 cpl. I'm only in this for the paycheck anymore and for myself honestly. My days of trying to better this profession are over. You get tired of having your hands slapped by those bozos. I volunteered, it wasn't what they wanted, I wasn't a maven, and now they're looking for new blood.
    I MEANT, "out the DOOR". (Although changing 'out'
    Stop ASSUMING and judging and blaming
    Who are YOU to say why people may need the services of a payday loan place?

    YOU really need to apologize: Before you accuse, ridicule and abuse, TAKE A WALK IN THEIR SHOES.

    I know two people who work 3rd shift for Keystrokes on radiology and have a lot of work. Maybe you
    on an account that has enough work. I hate to hear that someone doesn't have enough work or that they have a problem because I know that Keystrokes works to find the right account for every person. They do a lot for us but you have to talk to them until you find the right account or volume or hours for you.

    I think that a lot of companies are that way but there is a lot of job-hopping in transcription. Everyone is looking for the perfect job but the grass is not always greener on the other side. There are a few MTSO's really are not good but for the most part, the others don't intentionally drive people away. That would not make sense. They need us to work as much as we need them to have the work there for us.

    I've decided that MTSOs are sticking it to all of us and blaming the economy -

    Here's my thinking -- they all have boats, or houses, or a lifestyle they love so they think HEY... LET'S SCREW THE LITTLE GUY... cut benefits, cut pay, cut jobs, just cut cut cut cut... so that MY life is sweet.  In the process people lose healthcare, income, homes, cars, MARRIAGES....

    so thank you, MTSO owner, for shoving it right up our southpole... we love you for always looking out for us... NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

    Oh, and MTSO -- the only reason we don't move on is because there's nowhere to move TO.  Everyone has followed your lead and decided shafting the worker bee is a great idea.  Well .. it's not.  And someday you'll get it back 10 fold.

    Work PT for a company and noticed something odd. When I work the day shift I get (sm)

    actually fairly good dictators, a couple of toughies, but no more than one would expect.  When I do the late afternoon/early evening shift it is like night and day.  I get some really crummy dictators and tons of problem/miscoded reports.  

    They have said that there is no cherry picking able to be done with this program so I just have to wonder if the crappy dictators can't get to the dictate stations until after 4 p.m. or what?

    Nuff said, back to work.  Thanks for letting me air it out.

    Isnt it sad. We just want to go to work every day on our shift, work our 8 hours and be done with it
    Instead I sit here hours hoping the Indians leave some work for us so we can at least get our 8 hours in. Nothing like logging onto you shift and being told no work. Nice. 
    You WILL have TT work on 3rd shift
    Do Not Work Day Shift
    Work afternoons and weekend days and Saturday afternoon still ran out of work......
    Not all of us work DAY SHIFT
    & what we do with OUR time is OUR business.  You have an awfully bossy attitude.  Good luck finding ANYONE to deal with your BS.
    From what I can tell, not so much work second shift but
    they seem like a good co. to me. Why don't people like them?
    Yes, I did work first shift
    and I always got emailed to work in the evenings or on Saturday. I can imagine which doctor you don't like. There was one who talked so fast I wanted to scream, lol
    Maybe they work another shift and this is their time off- duh
    I work the gravy shift thank you very much
    and have plenty of work because my company knows how to staff enough MTs without going overboard (and they don't have ads every three months like a lot of these big nationals do either)
    Adding, you do have to work the shift SM
    you commit to.  If you are wanting flexibility as far as being able to leave in the middle of a shift and make up the time later, you would have to negotiate a split shift with them in the beginning and see if they would go for that.  As far as my experience goes, I did 8 hours with a lunch break and turned in 40 hours per week.  I'm sure if there was an emergency I could have flexed my time for 1 day but if you need flex time every day for picking up kids, etc. you should mention that in the interview and see if they can accommodate.  Once you commit to a schedule it is difficult to get it changed.
    Let me guess, you only work day shift Mon-Fri? sm
    that's the only way you can be out of work for weeks as you say. Every Friday and Saturday the accounts I work on are out of turnaround time and our STM begs BEGS BEGS for MTs to help.
    They probably work night shift to get 10/5.
    From what I was told, everyone is given the same rate regardless of whether you have 2 years' experience or 20.
    Out of work already - 1.5 hours into shift. (sm)

    Bet there will be no holiday pay for a lot of us since we have to have 32 hours in addition to the holiday to qualify for holiday pay. (WMX).  We will be all sitting and scrapping for the work.  Hope those new accounts come on soon and just swamp us with work. 

    Holiday weeks are usually feast and famine but I just had to gripe.  Excuse me now.  Have a good holiday all.

    Nobody said slow down. They said work your own shift. If everyone worked when they


    MDI-FL will let you work split-shift too I heard...nm
    they call you if you don't work your schedule shift
    In another post, you say that you are 3rd shift. There is plenty of work on sm
    other shifts. I spoke to my lead last night, and she is getting 3 new accounts to manage and told me that there are more than a dozen starting throughout the next month.
    Work flow depends on the shift
    Less work available during the day because that is when most people want to work.
    Depends on your shift, work days,
    I think the base pay was 8.5 but you have in addition to that shift and weekend differentials as well as you get another differential for keeping QA submissions below a certain percentage, and this line rate goes back to line 1, so you could make around 9.5 to 9.75 I believe depending on your shift.

    What I liked best about TT is that you are not limited to 10 reports a day for an eternity and having to jump through hoops to get off QA. You can type as much as you like from the start because it will go to QA anyway until you are released from QA. I have not found another company like that.

    Hope this helps.
    If you want to work the graveyard shift, weekends,
    and holidays, then have at it! But don't others to want to do that too. Some of us have a life. This job doesn't pay well enough to go through all that. If they want to pay me as much as a nurse, then I'll work those horrible shifts like nurses do, but not for the lousy wages they pay MTs these days. No thanks. I'll be at the lake on the weekends & holidays and enjoying dinner with my family during the week! You're more than welcome to work the crap shift if that's what you think you deserve.
    No special errands to run, just work your shift. :) nm
    How do you figure work on your shift is YOUR work . sm
    The MTs working on your shift are instructed or given the green light to do so because there was no/low work on their own scheduled shift.  But you don't want to work outside of your shift to make up lines, while they do -- even though no one should have to -- and I DO blame the MTSOs for overhiring to set themselves up nicely, have extra MTs in their back pockets in case of extra work -- at our expense.  But it is unfair to blame an MT to work on what you consider your schedule.  I have had to do this many times when my own schedule was no/low work and I have had it done to work on my shift. 
    3rd shift radiology can be like that. Feast or famine. Same with 3rd shift sm
    ER work. Sometimes the doctors are too busy to dictate, so they do it at the end. Why don't you talk to them and ask about a different shift?
    She clearly said several times that she starts her shift, gets work as it comes in, and then stays
    on and types at night or whenever she feels like getting the work to meet her goal. I don't even work for Transcend NOW, but read her clearly post over and over how she meets these numbers. She works WHENEVER she can to meet her goal if the work is NOT there during her scheduled shift. What is so hard about understanding that?  Yes, some MTs are allowed to do that at Transcend, so she's not doing anything wrong. TO REPEAT:  She works her shift, typing what comes, making good use of her down time in the meanwhile - think she does chores or something. If there is no work on her set shift, she stays on at night and grabs the work she can to meet her GOALS. 
    None, unless you work both weekend days on the night shift. nm
    No it isn't. I think it depends on what work you do and your shift, but I make 9 cpl plus incent
    I was hired for 3rd shift and was told there was plenty of work
    i was given 4 accts and still don't make money - that is all i am saying
    I work 2nd shift, and I ran out last night -- never has happened on a Sunday. nm

    Employees work a specific shift at TransTech?
    Or do you just have to commit to a certain number of lines per day?  An an IC with my current company, I commit to X number of lines per day, and as long as I get them done within 24 hours, I've met my commitment.  Don't want shift work, i.e. 7-3, 3-11, 11-7.  There is absolutely no flexibility in that.  Noticed in post before this that Diskriter requires a shift commitment or a split shift. 
    I do work all hours, including my days off, and 3rd shift

    to try to make up hours, but I'm short most weeks.   There are lots of accounts with low work, yet they keep hiring more.

    I don't need the benefits, but I was told that if there is no work it will not affect benefits.   I am new too and not eligible for benefits until next month anyway, so I can't say if that is true or not. 


    It's third shift work; we are extremely busy and they have a lot of (see inside)
    accounts. I love Transcend. Best place I ever worked
    Once again OT offered - no work for my scheduled shift at Wbmdx. sm
    I think OT is great, took advantage of some Friday myself, but for goodness sake, don't just go off for the weekend leaving OT offered when the counts are WAAAY down.  Can the Solution Center take OT off or do they have to wait for supervisors/etc. to do so.  When someone comes on for OT and they give them blocks of 10, doesn't take long to run the rest of us totally out of our shift.  Love everything else about this company, but..... this sucks.
    Give me one too! Imagine the nerve of them expecting you to work your shift.
    I work that, had TONS all day long, never ran low got to 1500 lines WITHIN my shift too. nm
    Is the work flow pretty steady on the evening shift
    If I'm right I need to switch from daytime to graveyard shift to work "with" my partners LO
    I just need to reverse my whole schedule...NOT.. Instead, I've been offered a dayshift job with benefits and they do not offshore because they refuse to. That says enough to me about where I need to be and God bless all of the hospitals and facilities out there they refuse to let their transcription services off-shore their world. You are true Americans and care about us.