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I work for MQ and have never gotten a x-mas bonus, only cards. sm

Posted By: MQMT on 2007-12-11
In Reply to: Christmas card - Medqa_dlm

Not even from the company they acquired 8 years ago.

I really doubt a company this big can give x-mas bonuses. With over 6,000 employees that is a lot of money to fork over. Plus with Philips Electronics wanting out of MQ, do not think even higher ups will get bonuses this year.

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Christmas Bonus survey...Has anyone received a bonus yet this year or expect one?
We usually get one but haven't see it yet. Just curious if anyone has been so lucky as to get one.
I get a bonus from the doctors where I work
And last year I just gave a box of candy (it's a small office).
I did that - and was denied a bonus! There was no work, I thought will

later, typed, typed earlier than my schedule the next day, next day also during my schedule no work, - heck I wasn't going to sit there in front of a computer dialing every 2 minutes for 5 hours. 

Then I get a call that I didn't work my shift.  I said there was no work.  In fact there was no work all week, was lucky to get the lines I did.  Bonus denied.

I will never help them out in a pinch again (they called me to do the bonus!) and I will never sign on when they are drowning to do "bonus".  People who call me to work extra, and then don't pay me for it, don't get much of my work after that.  There are people who pay me for the time I sit and transcribe.  I will spend my time at their work, not at a liar's. 

Why MQ doesn't get it about "If you have no work - don't expect me to sit there" - is beyond me. 

People can't sit up 24 hours a day chasing work to transcribe.  It should be on MQ's back to direct work flow so that when they know people are going to be signing on for their DEDICATED and ASSIGNED shift, there is work for them to do.  Don't let hogs get in there who are not supposed to be working and type all the time, and then there is no work for people who are signing on for their schedules.

And there should be a legit hourly wage set in stone not by some formula, that pays an MT to "sit there and wait." 


The vet I work gave me a nice bonus.
I got a card from one of the transcription companies I work for.
I recd a 400$ bonus from the clinic I work at.
Previous years' gifts have been a DVD player, 1000$ bonus one year, a digital camera and 200 gc to Walmart. Very generous.
Those mag cards!

Forgot about them.  Those sucker were huge!

Another thing, I told my daughter about what my doc said this morning and guess what she told me?  She said when she goes to her doc she is given a laptop and has to fill out her own record.  She said it takes just about forever, which is probably what is going to happen with a lot of the EMRS.  Can you just imagine the mistakes that can produce.  She said then the doctor just reads the computer and doesn't ask any questions.  I never................  Is this what health care is going to come to?  Next we'll probably have the computer making the diagnosis and prescribing treatment and never even see a physician.

I received the e-cards as well - sm
I'll bet we have the same liason! I really like her and thought it was very thoughtful of her to take the time to do this.
Transcend does more than Thank you cards...
We get it - you are unhappy. I love the company and many others do. There are a lot of companies out there. Why do you stay?
cards are cheap... and so is the thought.
Have gotten cards from them svl times over the years. nm
My company sent us E-CARDS this year. sm
They were too cheap to spring for a an actual paper holiday card with postage.
A freaking email card. Yeah, no gift card attached to that baby, either.

Ah, yesssss. Cards. I usually toss em right away,
I do hang onto the blank envelopes to use for sending things like homemade get-well cards, thank-you cards, etc. to friend. And my kittens are having a ball with the box the now-shattered coffee mug came in. It's all good. Almost.
Also Christmas cards, etc., should have been taken care of way before the accts
One gave small gift cards ($25). Another...
sent homemade cookies/candy. Another one, nothing. Current one sends out a big gift box of various stuff. Actual signifant cash money? Never for me.

Do they owe us anything? No. I don't think so.
Maybe we'll get Ramadan cards next year.
I used to do HR for an MTSO and sometimes cards took a while but the coverage was in place. sm
if they have taken the deductions out, don't panic. With the holidays and the way they fell this year with Thanksgiving and Christmas so close, a lot of companies were closed a lot. My SIL works for MetLife and they were closed all but 2 days each week between holiday parties and actual holidays, so perhaps that is what the holdup is. The insurance card is important but you are covered without it if you have been paying!
Spheris --sending out recruitment post cards?

Any one else get these things?  Don't they offshore?  I could have swore I saw some things on here about them running out of work. 

Just wondering

Did you ever get anything? I'm perplexed why some people got just cards, some got card and gift c
and some of us nothing.  I can't imagine they forgot some people but it's starting to look that way. Oh well, at least we have work.
I so totally relate! I go back to the days of mag-cards,
I took a Wang course at the local Jr. College because my boss said they were getting one. Suffered through a year of typical school garbage: a semester of 'The History of Word Processing'; a semester of classroom work for Wang information; then another semester of lab -- made all the more exasperating because the PC I'd been assigned to kept breaking down on my lab nights. Ah, yes. The good old days.

But at least back then, a person could rent an apartment and fill their refrigerator on what we were paid. Remember that? Nowadays it's nothing but a distant memory...............
Yes I did. I thought it was an oversight on their part to not send cards, guess not.
Transcend is playing games, giving gift cards
and doing contests (poetry) and others. There is a contest for a big screen TV.

Transcend cares about its employees
Also, it is not only about a birthday bonus, any bonus...sm
I am curious to see the average amount of different bonuses out there.  Like anniversary, birthday, holiday, etc. bonuses.  Remember back when you were an employee and had to go out to work for a company, during your birthday, anniversaries, certain special times of the year everyone would send around a card, sign it, cook a meal or something nice for you...I am just wondering if any company does that for you even though you don't actually have to dress and go to work physically.  A simple poll...NOT something I will base on becoming an employee with...A SIMPLE POLL!  Thanks for everyone who gave some input about their actual company and not a criticism...Just a simple question ....
No bonus here - I make my own bonus sm
by working more and having a big fat paycheck!

I have learned, in life, not to expect so as to not be let down or disappointed. I apply that reasoning to all aspects of life, including my career.

Although I agree that sometimes it is nice to have others think of you with a gift or bonus, in reality, it is not the norm working as an IC.

Christmas has become so materialized and commercialized, it really is sad for those who don't have as much as others to feel such a financial stress and burden to buy or give gifts.

So, I say make your own bonus and work a little more, get some extra lines in, and that would be your bonus!

Happy Holidays to All!

Last year, from Keystrokes we got Blockbuster gift cards for Christmas and for MT week sm
we got candles and candy. I always get a birthday card too, which is very nice.
Nothing from Transcend, although I heard others got gift cards or at least a card. I've worked th
several years so if it was just a case of being forgotten that is still pretty pathetic. How do you forget your employees, especially when you get junk bulk mail from there regarding nothing that involves you..but at Christmas you were forgotten. Oh well, I have work and for that I am grateful so I'll be nice...
Merry Christmas to you too! I think it is great that Transcend sends out gift cards to employees.
I wonder how many other companies do that. Let's see, with over 1000 transcriptionists that is 25,000.

Again, thank you Transcend!
So SE lose their SE bonus, lose the ability to work as much or little as they want and just
basically lose all around with no gain that I can see. Well, good for MQ. I am sure a lot of people will be moving on.
Xmas coming. New company, thinking about sending Xmas cards. (sm)

Thought about just sending one to the office in general, is this tacky?  I actually am in contact with some of them more than my direct supervisor. 

How do you all handle this, if you send cards at all, that is.  This is a fairly small, very family oriented type company.  If I were still with MQ you can bet I wouldn't even though my supervisors over the years did always send out a card to me on Xmas.  I just never felt very festive when I was working there.

Where is my bonus!
I have been at OSi a long time and don't know what my audit scores are. I never got a bonus but you see the same names in the newsletter every single time with the bonus. I think they are just paid it as part of the inner circle and probably never got an audit either. If I did mess up I wouldn't know it because nobody ever tells me anything about an audit. What gives????
Where is my bonus!
Well isn't that interesting that 2 people on here know nothing of audits? Why is that? Why isn't everyone getting audits monthly and randomly? Something is stinky here.
SE's bonus with MQ
Are you working for the St Louis office? This is where I was hired, but have not sent in my paperwork yet. Do you have a lot of ESL? They don't bother me too much, but they can slow you down. How are you liking working for Medquist so far....after reading some of the posts on here I am very nervous, but I think I will give them a chance to see for myself.
Im bringing it back up here. Listen, no one owes you anything for working for them but your paycheck. The way I look at it, these people are not my friends, not my family, and have nothing to do with my holiday however I wish to celebrate it. If I were to receive something, I would be grateful but don't expect it. Your job is your job and thats all it is. It gets way too personal when you expect something from an employer. A gift is something that should be given from the heart, if one wants to, not something that is expected to be given. And as far as thank yous? I earn my paycheck, I don't expect someone to thank me for something they are already paying for. Just my opinion, probably gonna start up a big fuss here -
x-mas bonus
Hello..Merry Christmas everyone!  It is my one year working at Medware and just wondering if they give x-mas bonuses? 
You're obviously a new MT right?  Sorry, but I had to laugh when I read that.   In my 20+ years of working in transcription only one company gave us a Christmas bonus.  It's unheard of really. 
That's great.  Good for you!  Okay, maybe not totally unheard of, but deifnitely not the norm for most MTSOs.
I've been with my current employer for 3 months and I got a substantial bonus, but it may be because I work for a small local nephrology group. Before this I didn't receive anything.
Well, first off, she asked about Medware specifically. no one answered that specifically, but anyway, I received a bonus from my present MTSO even after working for them for only three months, almost three years ago. I also received a fairly substantial bonus last Christmas from the same MTSO. I don't know for sure, but I suspect I will get a bonus again this year. I also sent them a Happy Holidays gift. I think it is good to *acknowledge* both the MTSO and the IC/employee, simply for doing good work all year. JMO. Merry Christmas to all.
$100 bonus! : )
$225 bonus. ;-)
I have been getting the QA bonus
for a long time. I know my account well, and I know what QA wants (for the most part!)
TT bonus
Can you elaborate on how the production bonus is figured and how often it is paid? Thanks again.
The bonus ... (sm)
.... is paid on a weekly line count. There is a minimum daily line requirement which is reasonable, and IMO, I believe they would be able to keep transcriptionists if the bonus were based on anything over their required lines per day instead of weekly.
That is definitely NOT a $1,000 bonus.  Not in my book.  Human nature...something else.  People are crucifying eachother. 
I have worked for MQ for 20 years and NEVER received a bonus at X-mas! Has anyone gotten one from MQ?
Yes, I get a bonus every Christmas. Should be getting it in this week's paycheck. I was also invited to their holiday party the first weekend in January.
One year I got a snowglobe with my company's logo as a bonus. But, i guess at least they remembered, LOL.
I appreciate hearing positive things about companies and did not feel the poster was bragging at all. It is also good to know what companies value their employees and actually show it.

No bonus, but might consider MDI-MD.nm
Last year they gave mugs filled with hard candy. I no longer work there, but would not expect much more than that.
No bonus, just mug
It's been the mug filled with candy for several years now.  One year, the mug had gold metallic print so you couldn't use it in the microwave.  Hopefully they don't repeat that one this year.