they call you if you don't work your schedule shift
Posted By: YY on 2007-01-10
In Reply to: Oh really?!! Harassing people is part of their job? How cute! - Yep
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I got a M-F 1st shift schedule just by telling them that is sm
all I am interested in working. They said, okay!
This is true. Shift does matter. I work 2nd shift and really have not had any issues with not havi
They may for 3rd shift - give em a call (sm)
May depend on the account; perhaps for clinic, but don't know for sure. Call them - they're the nicest folks I've ever worked with in any setting, not just MT.
They want you to keep your schedule for TAT purposes but will work with you to find a good schedule
I love working there.
They have to be flexibility because of the erratic work flow. No sense in a schedule if no work..
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.
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
Work schedule? (sm)
I am trying to come up with a schedule that will work well with an every other Sunday in it. I work a 5-day week. Any suggestions from MTs who also work this type of schedule? I really prefer to have 2 days off in a row, but I don't know how I can do that on the weeks that I work the Sundays.
If you have to work set schedule, you are no IC.
You should be an IC then if you don't work a schedule
There is a reason for schedules. How would you feel if you owned a company and the employees worked whenever they felt like it whether or not STAT's were waiting. Transtech is very flexible but if you don't want to work a schedule you need to be an IC where you can work whenever you feel like it and let the owners worry about other people being dependable. It's not just TransTech - it's any company with employees. Look for an IC job.
I don't work there, but if you have a set schedule
that they need to be available 24 hours a day to be there when the work is there. Transtech has a lot to learn about being family friendly for domestic MTs. After all, that is what they hire right (domestic MTs)?
Also, maybe they ought to stop overhiring and get over themselves! JMO and I don't even work for them and probably wouldn't looking at this board. Boy, they were a hot number a while back, but now they've shown their true colors.
Don't be mad OP; everyone is entitled to their opinion. If you like working all hours of the day and night, then have at it, but don't bash the MTs that aren't in a position or don't want to be abused in that fashion.
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.
Then how are you being threatened to work your schedule
You'd think they would love someone to work that schedule.
Where have you applied? If I was an MTSO, I would love people to work that schedule.
keystrokes work schedule
Do you have to work your entire 8-hour shift or can you stop once you reach minimum daily lines? thanks.
As long as anyone's work schedule is
approved by their supervisor, that is between them and their supervisor, not anyone else's business.
You are required to work your schedule, even
if you get your lines in. OT is paid at the standard 1-1/2 times your rate, but you don't get OT for typing over 1200 lines a day, unless you do the lines outside your normal schedule. If you are scheduled to work 9 to 5 whatever lines you do are at your line rate. If you work before 9 or after 5 those lines will be paid at 1-1/2 times your rate, so if you make 10 cpl, then OT will be 15 cpl. Also there is a shift differential. I'm not sure the exact hours are per shift, but if you work anything other than first shift there is a differential. Third shift pays a higher differential than second.
They also pay for downtime, so if the servers are down or there is a lack of work (which we have been on OT for months), then you keep track of your time and they pay an hourly rate. If you are a productive MT you would make more money typing, but at least it is something. You aren't required to make up lines outside your shift either.
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
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?
Any company out there that allows you work without setting a schedule?
I am looking to pick up some extra cash but cannot really commit to a set schedule. There are a few times a week when I have a few hours (especially on the weekends) that I could type and would love to do some extra work.
Set-in-stone schedule or will they allow a window for work? nm
you _signed_ a contract to work a schedule with them?
It is IC work, no benefits, make your own schedule. sm
The pay is a bit on the low side for IC work, but the work is easy, the people are great, and the pay is always on time, once a week, direct deposit. Hope this helps.
I have to work 8-hour strict schedule SM
Platform is either Chartmatrix or Enterprise, average pay, the company is just average all around. It's not horrible but it also isn't great. Up until 6 months ago I would have recommended to give them a try, but they have started this downhill slide, feels more like Spheris now. I have felt this for the last 6 months. When the job market opens up a bit more I'm going to look around.
Do you work a straight 8-hour schedule?
On a good day when there is a lot of work available, I can make about $120 in 5 hours. Plus that 5 hours is when 'I' want to do it throughout the day. On an average day, I make about the same amount of money in about 6 to 6-1/2 hours. Since I have been doing this job for so many years, my old body can't take sitting and typing for an extended period of time. I really don't know if I could handle working 8 hours a day anymore.
Threaten us to work our schedule, and if we do, then there is no work
Some of us have been threatened about working my schedule, but when there is no work . . . I CANNOT WORK MY SCHEDULE . . . . no-win situation !
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.