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No - it is not always slow! Depends on the company and hospital. I have never been slow this time

Posted By: ExpMT on 2006-04-12
In Reply to: It's neither. It's ALWAYS slow this time of year, between Spring Break and Easter. - MT Veteran

Slow time is usually in September when everyone is back to work/school from the summer months.

Been doing this 24 years and never slow this time of year. Actually, I am drowning in work - can't keep up.

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Depends on the account. Work on VR lately has been slow. Just like all companies, we have slow times

Honestly though, I have only had 2-3 times in the past 2 years where it was like the other day...no work... It did pick up later but I just think it's important not to make someone think we're overloaded with work all the time. That would not be fair to them if they end up with high expectations.

Yes, but the only slow time for me...sm
was around the holidays for a couple of weeks, but now they are dictating like crazy, I guess they are taking on a lot of new patients. I still worry about this profession tho....I jsut pray daily that the account i work on does not go to EMR.
It is slow this time of the year EVERY - anybody that has done......sm
transcription for any length of time knows that.
Is this a slow time of year or what?
Yes, I am. Things are slow right now, but I have been able to get it every time (sm)

I don't know for sure, but since they are advertising for 44 MTs for the new acct, I'm assuming some are already being hired, and that's why it is slow.  But we will be inundated soon, so I can live with it.  I like to do more than minimum, but I can manage on the minimum.  It will pick up real soon!

How long does this slow time last. nm
This is normally a slow time of season
in this field. No one wants to be in the hospital during the holidays, a lot of doctors are out, etc. Also, I think many companies are just overwhelmed with the responses they get to an ad.
Did this for 3 years. No slow time encountered. (nm)
Is Future-Net Techology slow to pay all the time?
I've been waiting since last week for my check, still not here. Invoice submitted on 12/14.   I guess, no pay, no work from me.   Blah!
Knowing that the only time work is slow is during
is wonderful and I will flex my schedule any time to keep my job at Transtech.
I think work is typically slow this time of year sm
and I am surmising they are not wanting a backlog to build because a lot of MTs are also taking time off for the holidays leaving a skeleton crew on some accounts. I am sure it will all be busier than ever in a week or so.  I have been able to get my line counts and then some everyday so far.  Everywhere I have ever worked gets a little slow towards the holidays.
Goes to show neither of you have been in the MT buisiness very long - It is always slow this time..

of the year..... nm

It's usually pretty slow this time of the year and TT is no different. The new accounts
they are hiring for will be starting next month and from what I understand they will need to hire more than 120 MTs between now and the end of the year for the four new hospitals, so I am not too worried about it.
Slow time of year = no work. Basically the same. If
I would wait it out because it is slow this time of year anways...
then after the holidays, if no better, time to start looking...good luck and hang in there!!!
Litt to no work since Thanksgiving, slow time and overstaffed too????nm


It's neither. It's ALWAYS slow this time of year, between Spring Break and Easter.
By the week after next we'll be drowning in work.
beds full at the 4 hospitals I type in Texas (this is never a slow time)

It is not just a slow time....they lost a huge acct and moved many MTs to other accts.......
always slow this time of year...doctors take extra days off, et cetera.
it will pick back up again soon...
Different company but no slow down, swamped but we were before holidays. Nice having work..

The only time I have ever been slow is during X-mas time...
when most other companies are slow too...but I have never run out
I have 4 accounts, doing all work types, and I usually have enough work but this is the slow time of
year so we are scrambling a little for lines.  Easy platform, paychecks DD, always on time. 
Like I said - it depends who you work for. I work for a hospital at home - not a company. nm
What I do when its slow

I do exactly what the email they sent out to us says.  If there isnt any work during my shift, I leave and take the kids somewhere, clean or do laundry, make dinner early or whatever.  Then when work comes in, I work.  If work is there during my shift but there isnt a lot, I take what I can and then go do my thing and come back later.   When work is slow, I do work longer  hours trying to get work in.  I get a good line count in too.  I am not in this career for others.  I am in it to feed my family.  I am in it for a paycheck.  If work is slow, I will take what I can get when I can get it.  I type fast and am productive and I will not go without. 

The email they sent out said to t ype during early morning hours or at night when the work is in there.  So that is what everyone has to do.  First come, first serve.  We all have the same chance of getting on there and getting the work.  The early bird gets the worm, ya know.  This MT that has 20,000 lines per pay.  I think that is great.  I try to get that also.  There is nothing wrong with that or unbelievable about that.  It all boils down to how bad you want it.

 outdated platform, new QA guidelines for the birds.  I'm trying to find something else now.
You can slow it down (sm)
In your transnet player box, there's a box that says more or something like that. I'm not logged in right now and can't remember.  But, it's at the bottom right of the transnet player box.  Click that, and you can adjust the volume, speed, etc.
The 4th was slow for many
Very slow to pay!
slow down

Please tell me how.  When I do it it does not give me that option.  Help!!

Slow for me, too.
There just is not the level of work available that I would expect, sometimes nothing at all, this is on the same account you asked about, looks like the monitor took that part out. Went from a hundred report backup to a job trickling in here and there, started to dry up around Christmas but seems to me it never recovered. That's not a seasonal slump, the work may be going elsewhere.
DQM slow?

my first job is taking FOREVER to come up...anybody else?

Still slow
I guess it is feast or famine depending on account because they are still just trickling through. 
It's slow for me, too.
It's Slow Everywhere
Yeah, it's just that time of the year when people have better things to do than go to the hospital I guess. In my 18 years experience in medical transcription there are always these slow times occasionally. It will pick up. I'm not worried. I socked back some when it was busy and I was getting those great bonuses TT gives us. People have been on here slamming TT saying everything from there being too many transcriptionists on accounts and even accusing them of outsourcing. That is one thing they do not do and I really feel that my statement is accurate. You can tell by the job numbers that work has been slow. I was transcribing a report a couple of weeks ago and there was a female yelling out to a doctor that was walking away and she said, Hey, get back to that office and bring us in some patients...we're hurting here. Confirmation to me. I love Transtech and plan on hanging in there with them until the cows come home. Good luck and don't worry...it's gonna pick up soon.
I do not think it is slow everywhere!
But, that being said, I honestly wonder why people feel the need to say this sort of thing out here? It makes more sense to be in touch with your company and get it straightened out than be in this state of upset when a phone call or an email might give you a direct answer.

I never did receive my last paycheck from Transform.  Got tired of fighting for it, but it's not too late to contact the Department of Labor and Attorney General, I guess.


If it is slow where you are already, I hope all the employees have a large bank account because the holidays are not even here yet!!  You will be out of work for 2 months.
They are slow. I've been getting emails not to download work on secondary accounts so they will have enough for the primaries, but they are fair and usually let you flex your shift if you need to. They tend to get backed up in the evenings.
That's why I am on this board.  If it doesn't get better, I need to move on - not paying the bills here..........
Only slow during the day when EVERYBODY
slow slow slow
The lady who will contact you worked for another company and slow is her middle name.  I don't know if it's that she's not organized or what, but she takes her sweet time with anything she does.  It can take weeks and usually people have found another job.
Yes, it's slow
I think it's a combination of the holiday slow-down and the fact that a lot of MTs from MQ are trying to jump ship right now and may be flooding the job market. I had to job hunt in July and I was very discouraged by how long it took the companies to get back to me. Several of them did keep my resume on file and contacted me later, although I was already working at a new job by then. This was, in a couple cases, months after I originally applied. Some do hold on to your resume and contact you later when they have an opening.
We are slow also. However, are you
still logged in to the pool when you are not working?? If not, they are going to the next available MT when they come in. I personally stayed logged in and therefore am in when a job pops in if I am the next one in line.
could you tell me what is slow sm
about it? I just applied with them and know nothing of this platform. I only want to work part-time. Just curious.
HMM, i must be slow, cause i sure
I have been with KS for about 6 months now and I wish I could say my account was slow. I do clinic and just got 75 jobs assigned to me yesterday. There is no lack of work on my end. Maybe you should suggest an account change, or maybe they're trying to weed out the slackers.
Okay are all the Rad accounts slow?
You must be slow, so VR will work for you.
Personally, I could not live on 13.50 an hour, or 12 an hour or some other equally low rate of pay. That is not even typing 200 lines an hour, and if you are so experienced, you certainly did not work on your speed skills. Your editing speed is just as slow, obviously.

VR will only help people like you who are very slow at transcribing. It is not going to help those who work much faster.

IBM selectric? I knew people who could transcribe 2000 lines a day on those things. Think what they did when computers came in.

Your post is confusing to me. Yes, I use an expander and a computer,and I get paid for my work because I did the input. I am also going to have to do the input for VR but that will pay half of what I make now. Forget it, sista, I am not an idiot. And I have yet to see an ADT feed that worked without glitches.

Like I said, you sit under your mushroom, let the owner and management make money off you while you sit there and work for a rate of pay that won't allow you to buy peanuts or popcorn cuz those are luxury items on your rate of pay.

Oh, I get it now. Sorry, little slow tonight. I'm
so sorry this happened to you. Unbelievable how this world is.  I hope you get every penny you're due and THEN SOME.
Ah...but what fun it makes on a slow day!

We all love to be 'right'!!   And if we can't be right then maybe we can just be silly.  Sorry etched in stone.  I should have continued but ended up getting distracted.  It is (was) a cold, snowy, slow, and beautiful day and a fun topic came up and I was inspired to respond.  Obviously not very well.  Small, see, long, short, no ..... we will keep them all and continue to wonder why 127 people opened a message that so obviously had NM in it! 

Just can't help it...it might just mean nasty message or naughty message so we have to peek.