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So who else is out of work at MDI, FOR WEEKS ON END!

Posted By: Frustrated! on 2008-08-26
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Yes, I have backup accounts.  Yes, they are out of work, too.  So how many backups should I get and how many account specifics do I have to keep straight to make minimum wage here?  I understand summer slump, but this is bad, really, really bad!!!!

I just wanna SCREAM!

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How many weeks is that with low/no work????? n/m
No work for weeks
No work for weeks, no work to make up, have 4 accounts.  Simple truth this company overhires and now I am stuck!  Unfortunately, I will have to move on.....Hey, I have an idea - Why not hire some more!
There is no way I would work for anyone who did not pay me. If I get paid every 2 weeks, then..
the first time my check is more than a couple days late, they can forget it. You can bet they are getting paid by their clients. Who do they think does the work. The MTs should be paid above all else. I would give them a date that they had to "overnight" by check by or I'd file a company with a labor board, BBB, anyone who will listen. These companies get away with it because no one stands up for themselves. I do the work that is asked of me and I expect to be paid one time. No one should except any less than that. Good luck to you and nail them right where they stand on this one!!
I have been there for a few weeks, run out of work often. Other than that, no complaints. NM
I doubt it. As low as work has been the last 2 weeks, (sm)
several of us will probably get warnings for not making line count this pay period. What amazes me is that they've got an ad out today. Makes me wonder if things are going to get worse before they get better.
I work for FN but worked for MDI-MD for a few weeks...Go with FN! sm
I agree with the other poster. Futurenet is great! They are very respectable. A lot of working is going to SR now though. That is the only downfall I have for them. But they work with you on everything! If they offered benefits, which they don't, I don't think anyone could beat them whatsoever. Pay is ontime EVERY time! Excellent staff! I have been there for a little over 2 years and have thought about going other places ONLY for benefit purposes but I just can't! They are too good to leave! I will be with them as long as they will allow me to. Couldn't picture myself working for anyone else!
None for me either, no steady work for weeks..nm
Oh I sure hope not - no work for weeks
I also work both until I am sure new job will work out. Then give 2 weeks.
Yes, they offer I think 4 weeks at full pay or 8 weeks at half pay. Call the office
and talk to them about it. You wont lose your job. They aren't like that.
I think ill prescribe 75 mg of Effexor.. 2 weeks off of work...for everyone!
And, possibly shed some light here. After seeing some of these posts, reading through many ads, and speaking with recruiters, and being knee deep in seeing some of the "mishandled, misappropriated, misguided, hypocritical, and profound blatant mistakes on reports, that are missed by QA, and mostly by some of these same Transcriptionist themselves, who are masticating
I have been with MQ Amherst now for 3 weeks and have continually run out of work. I know this has
been hashed out on here many times but my question is does anyone expect this problem to ever get resolved or should we simply expect to keep running out of work at Amherst forever. I know when they call me about the new pay plan and tell me it is incentive based I plan to tell them they better make sure we have work or their plan is a joke. What can I expect with this office and what can be done to correct it. I dont plan to have to work 8 accounts to get my lines in and have them QA me on accounts I have never done besides. If this problem is long standing and unlikely to be resolved it is time to either get out of that office or get out of MQ so I would like some good ideas and comments on this. We know it exists but what is the next step.
Why is OSi hiring new people when I have been out of work for 6 weeks?

I am statutory (or IC, whatever they are calling it now).  I have a main account and 2 -- count them 2 -- back up accounts.  I have been out/short of work for over 6 weeks.

Unless you are a full time employee, you get no benefits, no hourly, NOTHING.  I am amazed that they are hiring when they have people already trained and begging for work!!!

Don't they realize that it costs a WHOLE lot more in turnover to train a new employee than to keep an already-trained one happy?

I'm looking at other nationals now.  I've never been one to job hop, but I just can't take the time off any more!!!

If you read the email she sent about 2 weeks ago - more work by 01/23/06. nm
What accounts DO you work on?? None for weeks? We are overflowing sm
right now. Go look at the backlog page!
Ditto! First 2 weeks with company- no work!
Looks like I will be going to work in-house with an hourly wage. I love being home, but I can't afford to sit around and barley make a couple bucks a day. This is ridiculous! What's happening right now? Why are we all out of work. I have asked for more accounts, but low volumes across the board...
Dont work there but noticed few weeks ago they
Thanksgiving is weeks away, yet no work on TransTech this morning. sm
I have 2 accounts, with no work on either.  I used to think they cared, but now I am not so sure. If there is no work now, I have to think the closer it gets to Thanksgiving, it will really be awful. 
Why is transcend advertising for help. No work is the story for 3 or 4 weeks.

In 2+ years, never been so low in work, even with secondary accounts to try to go to. And now they advertise for more help?  Are we all supposed to go to part time? 

You will be hired fast and then wait weeks or months for work...SM
You may be asked to invest in expensive equipment, likely to run out of work regularly and not have your calls returned when you try to contact them. They do pay well but the work is NOT there more than it is, so great pay doesn't mean much. They sell it to you great but they don't deliver.
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. 

Hmmm... Work 4 months, get 4 weeks paid baby....sm
vaction - quite a sweet deal ... while the rest of us are struggling with monumentous premiums (financing a newbie's love/sex life not my idea of fair play).  Many of us haven't gotten a single day of PTO, (thanks to the line requirement to meet when there is no/low work) and most of have been here much longer than 4 months. 
Has anyone recently left Futurenet Tech due to their lack of work over the past several weeks? nm
I encountered slow to no work the weeks preceding Thanksgiving and several days after but the past
few days it has picked up. Can I ask which account/accounts your on? I think that makes a difference. Mine are part f the Escription platform. I honestly got really ticked a few weeks ago when we had no work and they were still hiring. For one, it's bad enough when we have to share some of our work with the Indians, but how fair it is to hire these poor people who think they are getting work where there is none.  It makes no sense to me either. Why not provide work to your current employees than drive them away by taking on too many new people.  
Awesome small company! Paid on time every 2 weeks. Plenty of work!
Owner is great. I would recommend this company to anyone who wanted to be paid what they are worth and paid on time!
Concerned about the low work at WebMedx over the past few weeks. Typical for this time of year?
I've not been through a summer with them before. My main account, which always had plenty of work and occasional overtime, has been low for well over a month now. I have 2 backup accounts that are low as well. In fact, all my STM's accounts are very low volume. In all the years I've transcribed, I've never had this problem in August. It worries me more perhaps since I'm ex-MQ and consistent low work was a signal of a major downhill turn for that company. Thanks.
I gave notice and was told had to work final weeks in order to be eligible for rehire. Had no
Also a few weeks for me sm
The real problem has not been getting used to DQS, but the fact that so many transcriptionists are doing the accounts, I may have to type from 5 or 6 different hospitals to get my lines in each day. The switching has slowed me down much more than the DQS itself.
It took 2 weeks to get an ID, but they kept following up sm
with me until it came in. They told me this upfront, so it was not a surprise. I was working out my notice at another company during that time, so it was a smooth transition for me. If you do not get something you need, call the office. They have always responded well for me and taken care of things quickly.
2 weeks' for nothing
Its hard to believe that when in the last few months we have been barely having work and we are not compensated in any way whatsoever. Just like its not your fault that the account you are to work on its not our fault that we are running out of work. I say lets give the loyal employees who keep sticking with TT through this very dry drought some kind of compensation if for nothing else than for sticking around.
Pay is ever 2 weeks
Not twice a month like most companies, doesn't seem like much of a difference but it's at least 2 more pay checks a year. Payperiods end on a Sunday and the check is in the bank the next Saturday.
i got one a few weeks ago
I got one a few weeks ago. I just told her that I had a position and only wanted radiology right now. I have also as someone else replied gotten a postcard before, I believe last year or the year before.
2 weeks

when you put in a 2 week notice, do most of the MTOS just let you go right then.......or do they let you finish out your 2 weeks?  Just curious.

It took me about three weeks,
but was well worth the wait, I love working at Keystrokes!   They treat their employees like human beings and not just a number.  I never run out of work either
2 weeks
Usually they let you finish your out your 2 weeks.

If you don't give 2 weeks...most times they mark your termination papers as not to rehire.

Hope this helps
Every 2 weeks. nm
Every 2 weeks.
Works out better than twice a month.
I have only been there about 6 weeks and
there were several days where others were complaining they had multiple accounts and out of work on all of them.  Judging my the backlog reports it looks like work has picked up considerably.  They are fixing to go live with 2 more accounts so there should be plenty of work.  They don't pay for downtime though.   It seems there are always accounts that have been approved for OT though, so I guess if you want to have several backups the work is there.   So far I don't have a backup account and I'm staying busy now and even able to work OT. 
They pay every two weeks. Sm...
and you will get your paycheck on a regular schedule via direct deposit.
I'm about to take off 2 weeks plus
and I feel guilty about it. I'm both an employee for one company and an IC for another. I actually feel worse about taking off the time as an IC because my company is so good about giving me the exact amount of minutes I've committed to each day, and I know it's a hardship when an IC is gone for that long. This was scheduled and they were notified well in advance, and I probably won't take off any other time until the next vacation which I'm sure will be months if not more than a year down the road. Still, I feel guilty leaving my company in the lurch.
Every 2 weeks. nm
I don't think in the last few weeks or so...

A few weeks ago most of you were saying SM
that this idea wouldn't fly and that you still wouldn't seek the credential.  Am I hearing some concern now?????
A little. I did some QA for about 2 weeks for
my 1-woman MTSO when she was trying to help out another MT on a very temporary basis.  I never would have done it otherwise and wasn't happy about it.  Anyway, the files were from Pakistan and they were atrocious.  It took me twice as long to edit them as it would have taken to just transcribe them myself in the first place because I had to listen to the whole file and not just fix glaring errors, but rewrite entire sections that were in terrible, broken English and/or they had gotten the entire phrase incorrect, changing its meaning.  It was very frustrating time-consuming work and I told her I would never do it again, not only because the quality was horrific, but because I didn't want to participate in any type of offshoring, even for a friend.
It took me a couple of weeks...
had to get all those shortcuts in but once you get used to it, it is okay.  I always keep track of how many reports I do and I don't look at line count until I do so many.  I can get my required line count in 6 hours or less and when I first started it was a lot longer than that.  So, it does get better. 
Go for it!! I started 3 weeks ago. (sm)
They have a super training team. You get an immediate reply when you send an email to ANYONE at Medware. They are a great bunch of people and very helpful. Bonnie (recruiter) has always been there for me and I am on a team with a great Team Leader and Lead Transcriptionist.

I am on the Merit side and love it. It is an excellent program and soooo MT friendly!!
2 weeks notice?

I am considering leaving MQ.  As an IC, if I give two weeks' notice will they let me work out the two weeks, or will they just have me quit immediately?   I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with this.  I am looking at starting with another company.  I am perfectly willing to give two weeks' notice, but at the same time I don't want them to just dump me immediately and not have any work until I start with the new company.

Did I say that clearly?? 

2 weeks' notice
I was an employee, not IC, gave my 2 weeks, had no problems with working those 2 weeks out. They asked me to stay on part-time if I could do 20 hrs, 6000 lines per pay....
Yes, for 2 weeks, which is easy on the
That works out to be 200 lines an hour. What type of work do you do?
I think there's about it takes about 2 weeks...
There's a processing time of about 2 weeks I believe, paperwork has to be sent to certain people and equipment has to be ordered and sent out to you. I'm not aware of it being based according to pay period. Just a side note, be sure you have DSL and if you don't, you'll need to order it right away to enable you to start on time.
I would definitely give 2 weeks, as well.
I wouldn't want to burn bridges.