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Or you could just quit and leave more work for the rest of us... Or, I know - you could sm

Posted By: CDW on 2009-05-18
In Reply to: No more history - Good question

do your OWN WORK and stop policing everyone else?!

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Then stay. Rest of us will leave.

How nice you leave it all for the rest of us to do. I guess sm
you're the only one with friends or family. 
yeah, my experience also ... take what you need and leave the rest ...
if you need to learn a new worktype to plump your resume -- ops, cardi, neuro, oncology, reproductive medicine -- figure out what's available -- volunteer to do the hard stuff now and learn like crazy ... while you leisurely scope what's available and apply elsewhere and weigh your options ... do this now in case crunch time is ahead.

Living well is the best revenge ...
Do the 30 minutes and leave the rest, then she'll get the picture.
Then you are a line leader taking what you want to type, the rest of take what your leave, Give me
IMO, so many people have quit, they leave
the names on there to pretend everyone is still with them! Either that or they are so disorganized no one knows who actually works there and who doesn't.
Why don't you tell the rest of us who have no work
which account you are working on so I'll know which account to request to be moved to. I am constantly without work and nobody seems to give a crap. Everytime I tell my lead I'm having a problem, either with the system locking up or no work, she lies and says she has the same problem so I'll shut up about it. This is really aggravating.
Well, if you are on the DEP you are running out of work also just like the rest of us do.

The Ops could be staying in-house with the rest of the work being done by MW. nm
And we're glad you left too. Plenty of work for the rest of us. nm
Great people to work for, but I had to leave due to lack of work. Hopefully that has changed. SM
Most of us who do not live in California had to go IC. When I was there, they did not have statutory status, although they told me they did when they hired me. Their pay for VR is VERY low, not a living wage. Many of the folks in the office are ex-YOG and great to work for/with. Good luck.
Oh they will leave you alone all right, WITHOUT WORK!
Not a very honest bunch of people who do not monitor their work flow, thus first come first serve, thus you might as well throw out their payment scale, as you have to type so much to make so much, and how can anyone do that when there is not enough work!
They leave you alone and let you work....
Well, you can leave work for others while your
I was taught by my parents to worry about me and not what others are doing.  It is none of my business how much work is left for others.  Who cares?  They are not paying my bills, I am.
me too. I work, they leave me alone sm
type what needs to be typed, don't complain and I don't have a problem. It may not work out for some and some may say the pay is too low for 34 years experience (it is) but unfortunately it is what it is.

I decided I loose more money looking for jobs than just settling into one and doing the best I can do. I don't jump through hoops but I help out extra when I can and when I cant, I can't and thats the way it is. They appreciate it and so do I.

I still think, even with the line rates being lower than they were (doing straight MT, no VR) you can make a good living at this but you can't if you don't have the experience! I feel for the newbies but in this business, you have got to do your time so to speak and it takes years. I blame the MT schools out there for the whole go to school for a few months and make a ton of money mind set.
then u should want her to take a leave to get her work
You are so jealous. The girl wants to start a family. It shouldnt matter how long she has been working and where. If she wants to have a baby, then hats off to her.

She will not be having a party as it is not fun sometimes to be pregnant.

If you went out and broke your leg, you can take time off and get paid short-term disability. Why dont you just go do that? You wont have to worry about your production.

Do they leave you alone to work? I personally
would rather be left alone instead of bothered all day with phone calls, etc.
Majority of MTs say just give me the work and leave
Dedicated accts, few ESL, leave you alone to work.
I don't work there anymore, but I know people who do, and she did not leave. pls r/o
That person has not left the company, and she is still wreaking havoc.  LOL 
Had to leave FN due to neverending low work volume. SM
Almost everyone has to work IC if you don't live in California. Liked working there, though.
Leave your email and i will contact you about possibly some prn work. nm
Agree. Had to leave. Loved it there but no work and no benefits.
No work, no paid downtime, bennies might leave...
do i have to quit MQ to work for wedmedx
Help!  Do I have to quit my job with MQ to work part-time with Webmedx?
RE: do i have to quit MQ to work for wedmedx
Not unless you want to. Your choice.
quit mq to work for webmdx
i was told they have an ER account that is busy on the weekends...
You don't have to quit. Just work the hours
you are scheduled for and don't depend on them for anything. Put your energies into the other two positions you have and more dependence on them. This job will take care of itself, because they know you can't make a living with the way they are behaving. They will either give you more work to keep you, or if you don't care what they do, the job will just disappear on its own. If you must quit, I think it would be safe to say to them that they are not meeting YOUR needs and that you must move on. I have done it several times because I have been in the same position you are in that I would call bait and switch. Some of they were glad to see me go, others wanted to keep me, but I can't stay unless I am making the money that I REQUIRE to make a living.
I quit due to lack of work. I know of 6 others who also

quit before I did due to lack of work.  There are some accounts that have a lot of work, but unless you can work on those accounts it isn't much of a help.  I had 3 accounts and with the rare exception of when there was a 2-week period of OT available, I was only getting maximum of 18 hours week.  I attempted working during all 3 shifts, working my days off and still couldn't get in my hours/lines.  I asked for more accounts, I was willing and able to work, the quality of my work was excellent and I received multiple e-mails from my STM stating how pleased they were with my work, so the excuse that I just couldn't cut it is BULL.  

I don't know what the work load is like since I left, but I do know what it was like when I was there and there just wasn't work on my 3 accounts and anyone could see the numbers on the updates and see there were accounts that had tons of work, but there were many accounts with low numbers too.  We were also told that under no circumstances would we be paid for downtime.

My current company has had some days where work may not have been available on your shift to complete your line committment, but they pay us for any downtime and we don't have to worry about trying to make it up on a different shift or our days off.  The pay is probably less than what we would make transcribing, but is a generous amount. 

I have worked for companies that were much worse than WMX, but currently work for one much better.   When someone asks how things are there I am honest in my assessment as I see them, but usually get negative posts in return about how I'm not willing to take on more accounts and my work isn't good enough, etc.  That is all BULL.

If anyone goes back and read the archives there are many similar posts to mine that were not made by me. 

If you have lots of work, have a good STM, and are happy well I'm happy for you, but because someone else has a different story doesn't mean they are a bitter ex-employee who just couldn't cut it.  

I just quit Medquist, hired by Etrans and quit them after one afternoon during the last two weeks!sm
Medquist made me buy a new computer to go to the "Docuscribe" system that was so much better than cottage.  When I got there I took a real big pay cut to the tune of probably 30 to 40%.  I was getting paid gross lines doing Cedars-Sinai operative reports.  I asked for more per line and my supervisor just laughed and said you think were going to pay you $0.12 a line to just do operative reports!  I said I quit.  I should have said F you and your mamma too:(  I had been there all together 7 years through buyouts.  I am just sick of it all.  I'm going to go sew my daughter a cute little Halloween outfit right now. 
Nice people, easy clinic work, leave you alone, but low pay. nm
Unbelievable! I work for Transtech and got PAID maternity leave! Some of these
companies need to take a lesson from them.
How do you tactifully quit when you have been begging for work?

I was hired in at a big national. I was warned on this board about this company overhiring and running out of work,but I felt I had to give it a chance. Well, after  the first week of training was over, I have literally ran out of work everyday and requested a back up account, which I only received 4 hours pay of training to do. Now, the primary and secondary account is out of work, and in order to make any money I have to stay up until midnight to make up hours if the work is available. If the work is not available, I have to fill out a nonpaid PTO request. I have only been with the company a little over 4 weeks and I cannot believe this is happening. I barely made 42 hours last week and will have a small check yet again this pay. I have had it, I have finally learned to not put all my eggs in one basket and have obtained an IC position with another company and a full-time editing job with another company to keep a pay check coming in. My question is, how do I quit this job with no work? What do I tell them? I do not want to be rude or leave in a bad standing. How do I quit after less than 6 weeks on the job. I have to quit because my bills are backing up. Any suggestions on what to say to quit with tact would be appreciated.

Thank you all.

Quit Precyse. Work for someone who does not offshore. nm
I worked for them a year ago and quit, but now I work for them again and....
I am very happy.  I could never get any work before or if I had a question I could never get it answered.  I am now on a different platform at a different hospital and am happy.  Pay is also always on time (direct deposit.)  I could care less if they are indian run, they pay me on time and leave me to my work.
I quit twice. Both times for the same reason...low/no work. nm
No India? Most of the work goes there. I quit last August SM
could not make any money there.
Well, go back to work and quit trying to stir the pot.

Friend has been there for years, only makes 7 cpl, work load very uneven. Looking to leave,
Quit MQ in June - still in shock with new job. Plenty of work, OT available. (sm)
I just can't tell you how fortunate I feel.  The bonus program is good and understandable, you don't have to be a math genius to figure it out.  I have 2  accounts, great supervisor, pleasant office staff.  For those of you still unhappy with your current jobs, keep the faith, there are good companies out there.  Good luck on your search. 
You need to leave due to lack of work. Put in your 2-wk notice and move on. Gotta earn a living! nm
I felt that exact same way and quit a job that was not work out..6 weeks and 30 applications sm

later I am a temporary employee at Walmart for 6.00/hr.  Still more than I was making at my production job but how humiliating. 

Just do your work and quit being a cherry picking busy body.
Maybe some people cannot understand the dictator. If you understand the dictator, then just do the report and quit whining on this board.

I wouldn't quit a decent company for seasonal low work volume.
I'd hang around and see what the New Year brings. I wouldn't say that if you were working for MQ, but I would for a company with a decent reputation. If it is still slow in January, I'd talk to my supervisor and find out what her take is on the situation.
Good Lord! You want to go back to 1918, like my grandma who quit school in 3rd grade to go work
in a box factory? No, child labor laws have nothing to do with poor work ethic. It is simple enough to develop good work ethic with laundry, chores, etc. I think it is more the prosperity of the last few generations. When you have lots of money, it's hard not to give it to your kids, spares you the unpleasant feeling of watching them struggle and suffer...
No, some of the rest of us can do that too.
But if she types 2,400 in 8 hours, to be full time she will have to type 26,400 in an average pay period and I think that is requiring to much as a minimum just because she is fast. And expecting her to slow down just to spread it into 40 hours a week is silly.
They are just like all the rest: Pay so so,
tech support okay, accounts okay, people okay, not great and can be rude. Do not dare get cancer is all I can say.
Do you know something the rest of
If you do, please share it.  Otherwise, please, we have enough to worry about.  Why should I get out now.  Nothing has changed.  If it does change, then I will act accordingly, but acting in a blind panic right now is wasted energy. If and when it does change, then I will find another company or get my own accounts.  Otherwise, I am not going to freak out. 
DSG is just like the rest of them

They only answer what they feel like answering.



Here we go. Let it rest, will ya? Please?
With sugar on top! Everything you said was valid and great. But please just let this thread chill out.
Well, I don't know about the rest of you, but.sm
she was very good to me and for that I am thankful.