well, I didn't work between the holidays at all....
Posted By: another GIMT'r on 2006-01-06
In Reply to: How bad was the holiday slowdown? - NM
so I don't know about that time period, but I didn't have any work at all on Tuesday, 1/3,
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What I mean is, to be paid for holidays, even if you dont work. Major holidays.
Sorry. What I mean is, to be paid for holidays, even if you dont work. Major holidays.
You have to work 3 holidays for them, though. nm
Only 8.5 cpl but only work 4 holidays. Btw, just
As an IC, I do not work holidays.
I do not get holiday pay, so I do not work holidays. That is the reason I am an IC, because I want weekends and holidays off to be with my family.
Re. Holidays and Low/No Work
If you are EMPLOYEE status, this would most likely fall under engaged to work. If you are required to work the holiday, you must get paid minimum wage each hour you are required to be either actively working or checking to see (ugh!!) if there is any work. For that matter, holiday or not, if you are at your desk waiting for work & it's your regular shift, you are, in effect, HIRED for that particular shift whether there's work or not. (Imagine working at a fast food or store or toll bridge - and they told you you'd only get paid if a customer came in & bought something or you were able to collect a toll/fare. Sounds ridiculous, doesn't it??
MTSOs have gotten away with such bull for too long. Like in any other business - no work? TOUGH!! THEY need to absorb the cost - not the employee. Most are aware now that WE know what's going on ... and that we have labor law backing us. Thus, many are being very coy about telling you that you need to work your hours/shift ... any questions are answered in very vague terms.
What's also is a lot of crap is this business of, Keep checking in/out of your PC to check for work. BS with capital letters! I'm either hired to work my regular shift or holiday or I'm not. What's also messed up with this in/out and check for work business, esp. on a holiday - they require you to work/be available for the holiday, but then turn around and say you don't have to stay at your PC if no work. But what about my holiday? Could have had Thanksgiving dinner with family or Xmas with friends - can't go anywhere, but, Oh... you don't have to stay at your computer all day (transl. so we don't have to pay you) - just keep checking in/out. Yeah, right, enjoy your own holiday, suits!
Very few MTSOs pay for holidays. Some give you 6 days you can use for holidays or regular PTO, but
anyone else have slowing down of work after the holidays?
Seems slow after holidays.
I always volunteer to work holidays (sm)
at DeVenture, just because I don't have a family and know that if I volunteer to help provide coverage, it may ease up the burdon on someone else who does.
Gosh, that does sound awful nice of me, but I really do it for the money.
I honestly don't know if DeVenture REQUIRES it for acute-care level MTs or not though. Personally, nothing has ever been demanded of me yet, always asked nicely, and it's one of the reasons I'll always brag about this company and it's people. I just know they are both paid holidays and if you work them you get an hourly rate (which is an average of like 6 weeks of your personal line counts, so it's not an across-the-board rate which is kinda cool) in addition to whatever lines you make for that shift.
With all the griping about having to work holidays, little or no
PTO, etc., anyone ever thought about just taking a day or two off without pay? You are allowed to take days off you know! IMHO, if you can't afford to take a week or so off without pay, you either need to find a better paying job or save up some cash in anticipation of your vacation. Face it, the healthcare business runs 24/7 and we are an integral part of it. So many MTs want the perfect job, the perfect hours, paid holidays, paid vacations, give me only English speaking docs, etc. How about just be thankful you have a job?
Let the Indians work holidays for OSI
You do not get paid for holidays unless you work them. sm
You do have to work 3 of the 6 recognized holidays. One of those has to be either Christmas or Thanksgiving. If you work Christmas one year, the next you have to work Thanksgiving. If you do not work on the holiday, you have to use PTO if you want to be paid.
They follow the BOS, work the holidays, and they use several
Lack of work is due to the holidays, nothing else (nm)
The Holidays are over - and work is BUILDING!
I was concerned about the postings here that we're running low on work. I can safely say that while some of our accounts were low during the holidays, within every region there were exceptions, and secondary accounts were available! Specifically every facility with an ED or Same Day Clinic was swamped! It's now the 8th of January and work has considerably built up now that providers have returned from holiday.
No one in transcription is a stranger to the feast and famine of this industry. It's just part of the game. However, one of our strengths as a company is having diverse accounts! When one is down, another is up. Everyone has the option of a secondary account as a backup, and more if needed/desired.
Transcend continues to grow by leaps and bounds and I'm hiring for two of my growing accounts, a big clinic group and a long-term care facility. We have a new facility going live each week starting this week, and we'll need a lot of extra hands to keep up with the volumes. I know I'm not alone with this growth in the new year! Many other regions are also growing by leaps and bounds!
I encourage you to apply with Transcend and see for yourself. I will keep you busy!
Are you requied to work weekends and/or holidays
That's great.What's the rate?Do you work holidays?
Must work one year and then 5 days off - no holidays
are paid days off. If you chose to take the day off you don't get paid, if you work the holiday usually lines and a half for that day.
I don't work weekends or holidays. MT FOR 10 YEARS
Does Medware require you to work holidays?
Are there any companies that don't work the major holidays? nm
You have to work 3 of the big 6 holidays. For those that you work, you are paid
time and a half. For those that you do not work, you can either get paid by using PTO or they are treated like normal days off (for which you are not paid). Sometimes, they will even pay double time for the big holidays if there is a lot of work on the system. I've found them to be exceedingly fair.
And you are required to work 3 holidays per year, but you get extra pay for that. nm
Heck no. You're expected to work the holidays, even the big ones! nm
Sometimes in-house people will work the holidays since we're only
holidays do tend to reduce work loads.
When the account i was given had shortage of work, i asked for and received another account. I almost never have a shortage of work now.
I guess I don't understand either. As for holidays, I CHOOSE to work them sm
my kids are grown and gone. They like to come for Thanksgiving, but not Christmas. I have a choice, sit around and pout over it Christmas Day, or work...knowing that what I am doing means another woman who has little ones at home can be with them. I feel like I am making a difference.
I am working July 4th, always have. I'll work Labor Day too, no big deal, although it falls on my Monday off and I won't get comp time, however, I am going to treat myself a nice meal out that week so I don't feel put upon.
I feel EXTREMELY lucky to have a full time job with benefits, regardless of working holidays, a part time job where they don't care when or how much I do (though I try for 500 to 750 a day even though their full time is only 800), and I have been offered a PT QA position in addition to these. I can eat and pay our $4+ a gallon gas. I can pay my bills and most importantly, I can be saving a huge amount of money in case something changes economically and it will.
Grow up and understand this is part of this industry. People don't take holidays off from being sick, injured or dying.
Do they force people to work holidays or take volunteers?
Tired of hearing that nurses work holidays because...sm
Nurse's in my area start pay at $63,000 per year. How many pennies a line do you making typing on Christmas Day?
One year I was forced to work on Thanksgiving and I sat there with no work. My family was in another town making memories and enriching their lives while I made 8 cents a line with no lines to type.
You are not a nurse and neither am I.
Still waiting for work, but I figured it out. WMX pays for holidays (sm)
but only IF you get your required lines/hours in. Of course the work was low over the weekend, but we expected that, and now EVERYONE is making sure they qualify for the holiday pay. Make sense?
Different company but no slow down, swamped but we were before holidays. Nice having work..
No work! Anyone else having this trouble during holidays? I managed to make a total of 210.00 last
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.
You aer required to work 3 holidays each year ... not sure about the quitting early thing. nm
Holidays - Is there any company who pays holidays?
Are there companies (like in the old days) who pay you for Christmas, NY, Thanksgiving, etc., MAJOR HOLIDAYS?
TransTech and low/no work for months and months _ don't think there are continous holidays LOL
This HORRIBLE low/no work situation has been going on at TT for almost a year now. You can't convince me it is due to Memorial Day. Are holidays now assigned in this world to being daily.
That is an excuse these companies use in these no work situations, but it is due to their OVERHIRING. Holidays just come on a daily basis, but LOW WORK/NO WORK is happening and has happened going on a year now at TransTech. Always asking to flex into the middle of the night, EVERY weekend, etc.
The TT mgmt checks are NEVER affected, tho, so they can continue to HIRE EVERY MT who gives them a call, and create a NO WORK situation for all of us. The newbie MT's are cheering at first, but then realize that it hit them in the paycheck, too, and very soon it did!!!!!!!
OSi didn't work out for me...lack of work sm
I worked there for about 3 months last year, and even though I was on 3 different accounts, I was continually running out of work. They wanted me to flex to meet their schedule needs (working on my days off and late at night), but do to having small children, and having to have a babysitter when I am working, I need a set scheduled, and they just couldn't handle that. I also thought they micromanaged. I like to be left alone to do work. I ended up slinking back to the Q after 3 months was up.
Didn't work for me
Not a great experience for me. I felt they did not have a clue as to what an MT was/did, espected way too much, way too soon. Training period of a few hours, then expected to make line count within 1 to 2 weeks on brand new account that no one had done yet - actually expecting a brand new employee to implement the account (huge) and make 1200 lines a day at the same time! I had 25 years' experience at the time and lasted there a very short time as I am older but wiser now!
Didn't work well enough for me.
When pressing the foot pedal, sometimes it would do nothing or would hesitate before hearing any dictation. I found this unacceptable and a pain in the butt. I don't think Vonage is allowing MTs anymore. At least, that's what I last heard.
didn't work for me
disorganized, wouldn't know QA if it bit 'em, lots of files to download and cross reference, have to wait 6-8 weeks for first check, lots of phone calls (interruptions)....
Job didn't work out
Personally, I think it is the company that should feel bad. What did you do to make you feel bad when the company turns out not to be the same as they seemed to be in the sales pitch? If you showed up on the first day of this job and couldn't transcribe, do you think they would hesitate to let you go?
What we need in our industry is more courageous folks who will stand up for themselves and not take any @#$%#@#$ from these companies that basically lie to get you to work for them. They are taking advantage of us and it is only because we are letting them get away with it. I know, cause I've been there. I stuck it out with one awful company for 6 months. After that, there have been some that I've rejected before we got past the contract. There were at least 3 that I quit after less than a week. Same story. The job was totally different than it was supposed to be, according to the description of the recruiter.
Don't sweat it. Just tell them goodbye, it didn't work out.
Didn't work for me...
I tried working for them, but they told me I could not work a flexible schedule, no matter that I would get my required amount of hours...when I say flexible I mean I need to work off and on with no set scheduled times to work. They were always calling me wondering why I wasn't working...this was the pits.
I tried this, but it didn't work. Thanks. nm
LOL, you must be one who didn't do their work
As stated many times, if you work your schedule, meet your line counts and produce quality documents, you will do just fine.
If you cannot produce quality documents, if you do not want to work the schedule you set and if you cannot produce the minimum line count which you were aware of when you were hired, (1200 lines), then don't come to Axolotl.
Axolotl is not the place for MTs who do their own thing. If you are disciplined, want to make good money and have good benefits, then it might be the place for you.
did that, didn't work either
you WISH you didn't have to work sm
from home---have kids???? How about be thankful you CAN work from home if you need to work from home.
If you are only doing this because you have kids you are probably in the wrong profession. you are saying your employer has serious mental problems.......you are working and you get a check correct? You work from home and don't have to face this person correct?
Sounds to me like he isn't the only one who has some problems!
it's been done - didn't work out well. n/m
I thought you didn't work for MQ????????
MQ is not for the transcriptionist.
MQ is for the company.
Okay - that didn't work. Try mditrans.com
If they didn't want weekend work,
I would have taken the job. But who wants weekends? That stinks.
Didn't work for Shapin......
Okay - I probably didn't work long enough to get used to it. nm