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Posted By: LTMT on 2007-10-31
In Reply to: Thanksgiving is weeks away, yet no work on TransTech this morning. sm - Nervous Nellie

trickled in, so maybe it will pick up later.   My primary account is 2 hours behind me, so I guess people there are just getting startd.  I recently picked up 2 part-time jobs in addition to my FT position at TT, so I am hoping that maybe between the 3 of them, I won't experience a drastic reduction in income during the holidays. 

I have been a Transcriptionist for over 30 years and have come to expect a slowdown around the holidays, but not Halloween -- that was a surprise to me.  Regardleness, I love my job at TT and think the people I work with are great.  I guess it is worth toughing out the bad times in light of all of the good

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Then quit. There are other jobs out there. Only you have the power to change your situation.

Fortunately my account is out of state, because in my
state we have a lot of manufacturing facilities and they all close down the week of July 4th.  I used to work for a hospital in NY and was told by MTSO that July 4th is a big deal there and things are very, very slow.   I'm actually doing an extra 500-600 lines a day, but that could be because some MTs may have taken vacation. 
Fortunately, not all companies are so greedy that they
use VR to cut the line rate for MTs. Hopefully these experienced MTs who make more money doing straight transcription rather than the pay cut that comes with VR will find a better company to work for. For those like you who apparently never made that much doing straight transcription & enjoy VR, then more power to you, but why freak out on those who don't want the pay cut? Let them find a company who isn't trying to screw over the MTs by cutting their line rate for the same amount of work.
It caught me by surprise too -- I'm right there with you. Fortunately, I have a 2nd job sm

so that helps take the sting out a bit.  I love the people and love the company, but I do not think maybe they realize what a big shock $30 can be sometimes.  To me, the more fair thing to have done would have been to say something like effective next check, we will be taking out double premiums until we catch up or whatever.  However, cannot unring a bell.

And I have always been a bit disappointed that they wait until the following Monday to pay us instead of that Friday, but for the most part it is a good company.  Seems like all of the MTSOs hang on to their $$$ as long as they can -- guess the interest is better in their pockets than on our paychecks.    I was stupid and am now waiting a month to get paid for work I did for a woman in Virginia.  Chalk it up to lesson learned.

Good luck to you (and me!). 

Fortunately, I work for a company that does not refer to their
employees in derogatory terms, as you seem to do. I would judge, based on the above letter, that you are from from being the perfect boss. Obviously you feel you should have time to have a family and a life, but no one else is entitled to that luxury because they are beneath you.

I think you would be much happier if you packed your bags and moved to India and the Phillipines and ran your company from there using slave labor. I am certain there are enough hospitals in those countries to keep your not-so-wonderful company in business while you pay line rates that will ensure you keep the peons in their proper places.

I can now see why there are derogatory posts about your company. Ordinarily I would ignore such comments and apply if I were looking for a job, making up my mind after that point if it would be a good job for me, but your post has convinced me that I would never want to put myself in any type of relationship with you.
In defense of poster with typos...Sometimes when you use so many expanders(fortunately = fty for me
so I bet she is a high producer 'cause she has awesome expanders... don't typos happen to you on the boards sometimes?  Or you hit enter too soon and your post looks like a first-grader typed it out...
Fortunately, I haven't had any problems getting call-backs...sm
I have been in contact with 3 companies within the last 6 weeks. I do have 18+ years experience, but just needed to find the right fit. There are good jobs to be gotten so don't give up.

Good luck!
Cherrypicking is when you work from a pool of jobs and being able to reject the worst jobs to those
Monster Jobs and Career Builder usually have a few path jobs. nm
Don't think any do except for those in-house jobs. Some QA jobs are paid hourly. nm
They didn't take our jobs, QT gave them our jobs. The account is now
back in the hands of US MTs, or will be in just a couple of weeks.  
Are MTs that are looking for jobs finding good jobs right now with everyone looking or is it
getting more difficult to find a good job.  I am most interested in jobs for experienced MTs with more than 10 years service.  I wonder if it is better to put a resume on or just keeping applying or what is the best way to go about this.
There was no work for me this morning and . . .

that was okay. I spent more time with my 2 babies. I held my 9 1/2 month old in my arms while he struggled to stay awake and finally gave in to his sleepiness. As I type this, I am listening to my "almost 2-year-old" laying on the living room floor "watching" TV talking to herself, curled up with her blanket, and almost sleeping. It makes me smile. Just about 15 minutes ago, I snuck outside and gave my horse a carrot and she nickered a nice hello. THAT is why I'm home.

I work for Transcend. Have been for about a 1-1/2 months. I have learned a lot and I hope to learn more. I checked my Ps and Qs before I left my in-house, cushy, very solid clinic position to work at home. I checked the money situation. (I was also lucky enough to land an IC job with a local clinic that pays .12cpl, but only comes out to $100 a week as they don't have much work for me.) I hemmed and hawed over it for 7 months before I made my decision to stay home. I will admit it, it is a little frustrating not to have work, but, there will be work later. I may never have benefits through them, I may have to marry my (not so darling...ha ha) boyfriend (the father of the two kids) in order to get health insurance....but I'll deal with it. I LOVE being at home. (BF is jealous and wants to be home to, my Dad, who is soon to be retiring, is jealous as well. Course, they're MEN and wouldn't be able to work and watch the kids, but I'll let them be jealous!)

When I first started with transcription over 7 years ago, I never even thought of working at home, never really crossed my mind. I feel very lucky to be in a career that allows me to do both, be at home and still have a career. I'm not afraid of hard work or minor setbacks. I've put up a 1/4 mile of horse fence in 90+ degree weather, this is easy. Sure, it may come with some "bull****, and slow times, and frustrating times, but then I have a morning like I did today...(see above)...and I sigh...and smile. To each his/her own. If ya don't like the stew, get out of the pot.

Your post was on this morning because
Very funny. Thanks for the morning
My, my, having a bad morning? Sheesh.
I can't see what was so offensive about the first post.
I had one similar this morning

Only it was from Meditech.   Never applied there.  Letter sounded pretty similar to yours though.

No, just out of work this morning


Electric off this morning?
I think they had thunderstorms this morning and maybe a tornado.  Their electric may be off.
Sorry, Monday morning
I could not find any posts on this company.
Thanks, I actually have an interview in the morning. nm

I applied this morning
I took the test by playing and pausing. Then I went back through the dictation and filled in and corrected. I had to play each section about 4 times to finally get it all.
My deposit was in this morning
When did you send your line count to invoices?

I'm not a cheerleader, I just think the good things should be mentioned as well as the bad.
2 cpl isn't worth getting out of bed for in the morning.
Not a single job this morning. nm
No work this morning. nm
We get disrespected each and every morning
Anyone have work at MDI this morning? nm
I guess it is possible but not at the rate it went out this morning. I think if it gets a little
LATE in terms of their LATE which is not late but well within TAT but not 1 hour it seems to disappear. My account flew out the window this morning in about 30 minutes from yesterday so I doubt it got done that fast.
Thanks for the morning lesson on ethics.
I love MT work... I get up in the morning
put on a blonde wig and a tight dress, look like Anna Nicole Smith and type all day long.  And I'm not even a woman!
Guess someone got up with an attitude this morning.

You know, I rarely do visit this site, but when I do and I have something worthwhile to say to clarify for someone that really does have a question to answer.  I like to answer it.  One would wonder if you would be so bold if you were not afraid to use your real name and stand behind your bold statements.  There are many great MTs who really would have pertinent questions.  One person's experience with a company may not be the same experience that another MT might have.  As for my snobby nose, I think you can ask anyone that really knows me and you would find that I am probably the most caring, professional and strong advocate for the MTs that you are ever going to run across.  Thanks for your time and you have a wonderful day.

Morning! Can any of you computer-savvy MTs tell me how to
From another program in Word based on 65-character.  I know I saw it on here somewhere.  TIA!
I was curious about that post this morning
too and did a little checking. I got curious because of the middle eastern sounding name for an email address. They also had an address listed in Viena VA plus a phone number. I did a check on the area code of the provided number and it was out of North Dakota. I would not think this was a reputable place to work, if even existent. Maybe that is why post was removed.
Another morning with no work ... sigh. nm
I don't care if it is 3 am Sunday morning, get up and

I had mine this morning but let me ask about wrong
This is my first time hearing about your pay being wrong. Give some background. Has it happened to you or someone you know? Thanks
Yippee I actually did run out of work this morning!
Just went on out to the garden and picked some strawberries and rhubarb and made a pie.  Let's see what other fun I can have today. The weekend is coming up and I'm betting there'll be more than plenty and no long line of people waiting to do it.
The Intranet is down but being reset. Try again in the morning if you do not get in.
I just called my lead in a panic, but she said not to worry as long as they are in by the 31st at midnight we are OK and if it were down then, they would take them manually. Has not happened to me in the 2 years I have been with them!
The intranet will be down until Monday morning. sm
The upgrade pulled the system down but it will be back up by Monday morning.
Weird, I had work this morning and all day. sm
I will say that if you are going to hit no work, generally it is on a Monday a.m. after payroll ended Sunday night; everyone who was short on hours during the week ends up making up time on Sunday nights and it takes a few hours for Monday's work to stockpile.

There's a BUNCH on there now!
Oh yes...I pulled 25 echos in a row this morning
even though the work is always routed evenly to all MTs at my company.  Right.
Wondered where my better dictators were when I got on at 3 a.m. this morning.
It is really irritating when pets are put the good/best dictators in their pool and I am put the worst.  Glad you GOT your lines, because I took the beating doing what we should have been sharing, report-wise, rather than leads filling pools of their pets with the good stuff!
Thought the same thing when I saw that this morning.
Since yesterday was Sunday, DD would have gone through this morning
If payday falls on a weekend or a holiday, then direct deposit will go through the next business day. Mine was in my bank account last night around midnight.
And the first thing Monday morning sm
the coffers are empty and you spend considerable time flexing your hours.
I get the morning assignment from my liaison
and never hear other than that. And I think that is great. I am here to work, not get caught up in endless e-mails.
I hope that each and every one of you have a wonderful day and that we are all capable of making our line counts or even more.  Have a great day!!!!   
After sleeping on this, I woke up this morning
Wondering if this is even true. How do we know? Can the statements be validated? I'm not saying it's not but this could but the ultimate knife in TTs back. I would just like to know for sure.
Second conference call this morning
Did anyone learn anything new in the second conference call this morning?  To me it was mostly more of the same.  It seems like most people (me included) are mostly concerned with becoming an employee and having a set schedule and there didn't seem to be a clear answer on that.
MDI - Second conference call this morning
Did anyone learn anything new in the second conference call this morning?  To me it was mostly more of the same.  It seems like most people (me included) are mostly concerned with becoming an employee and having a set schedule and there didn't seem to be a clear answer on that.