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Still have to work on Christmas or Thanksgiving

Posted By: Jeeter on 2007-07-12
In Reply to: I find that MedScribe - was most accomodating on schedule

alternating years, one year Christmas, the next year Thanksgiving and that is in addition to NY Day and Fourth of July and Labor Day. It's depressing. Especially to work on Christmas. I worked on Thanksgiving and after that I said never again. I missed seeing my family and I live 2 hours away from where Thanksgiving would be celebrated. No way was I going to still be at Medscribe when it was time to work Christmas.

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I am very interested to see the list.  Thank you.

If you are of Thanksgiving, you work Christmas and vice versa..
How was everyone's Thanksgiving?? Ours was great!! Now onward to CHRISTMAS!!!!
I hope all is well with everyone and that everyone enjoyed their holiday!  This is just a note to wish everyone good health, wealth and long life!  Live each day to the fullest as none of your tomorrows are guarantted to you!  And may each and every one of your dreams come true!  Take care everybody!  Hey RadGuy....where are you???  Haven't heard from you in a while!
Sorry. No nerve struck. Just my bad post-Thanksgiving pre-Christmas stressed
out mood.
I think it depends on the account. I always work Thanksgiving sm
Mem Day, Labor Day and New Year's Day and have 4th of July, Easter, Christmas Eve and Christmas off. This is what I volunteer to work, so that might be how all the accounts work. I do radiology so that is why we work holidays.
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. 
Litt to no work since Thanksgiving, slow time and overstaffed too????nm


I didn't sign up to work Thanksgiving, but I will in the evening for a while at least. I heard s
that so many MTs want to work the morning hours that there will be almost no MTs to cover any evening work. I heard like only about 1.2 MTs per account. If there is work, I'll have it to be sure.
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.  
This is EXACTLY why I work every Christmas now and with TT sm
shoot, today I hit a pocket of the good stuff on my morning shift and spent an hour with simple normals I have for doctors who don't have them on the system...I had close to 1000 lines for morning part.

Unhappy? NO
Hope you like to work on Christmas
You have to work holidays and weekends.
Hope you like to work Christmas
and Thanksgiving
ALSO my pay was usually wrong and never in my favor.
I was scheduled to work Christmas this year for TT as well....sm
But on Monday my DD went in for emergency surgery. I did not even come home for the first 2 days and only made 1 call to the office to explain early in the week. My DD was finally discharged on Christmas only to return to the ER last night. Do you know what TT's answer was with my 1 measly phone call and one abbreviated email I had time for to them? Family comes first - PERIOD. So, I am on trying to help out today if they need me and I will be GLAD to suffer thru some low work time and stare at a blank screen for a company who has those kinds of values. I VERYMUCH appreciate my job with TT and all that they stand for...
Christmas morning here and not even a Merry Christmas
Thanksgiving week
Please don't judge the company on these latest weeks. Docs love to go away on vacation during Thanksgiving because their children are out of school. They are like the rest of us. Except, when they get back they get delinquent notices and all of a sudden you are typing tons of reports to catch up so they do not get suspended. All will balance out. Especially if the company was highly recommended. Keep the other job for Christmas money, but I bet my paycheck (or at least a portion) that this next week and then after Christmas you will wish you had a break! No matter what you do, good luck and enjoy the holidays because when January comes you will probably be very busy at work!
Hey! Too busy with Thanksgiving and company
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! To those of working and those of us not. (sm)

I am up and at it early, having our Thanksgiving dinner at 5:30 so turkey can cook while I make some much needed Xmas money. 

Hope you all have a good one.

Slow is normal from Thanksgiving through New Year's. (nm)
Christmas gift appreciated, but turns out not to be a gift if there is no work the day after

Christmas Day.  Yes, it was $25.00 (twenty-five).  I lost that much this morning when there was NO WORK.  I had so hoped to have a good paycheck this pay period, and was working very hard to have one -- as I need the money SO BAD.

I was appreciative of the $25, rather than some kind of novelty advertising token with company logo on it, like some MTSO's would give to a prospective client, etc.  Oh, yes, I made very good use of the $25.  I took it and paid my high-speed internet bill, a necessary tool for working my job --  which the $25 was very much short of paying that phone charge.

THANK YOU TT for the $25. 

Heard on the new last night that Coca-Cola will not be using Santa's image this year on any of their Christmas products. They will use a picture of a polar bear instead.
Nothing for Christmas
The company I have worked for for almost 2 yrs send me a $20 thing of candy.  The other company I got nothing, not even a Merry Christmas.
If Only...What I wish for this Christmas.
Reading posts below how so many MTs just wish or hope that they may get some sort of recognition - a bonus or a gift or anything for their hard work for the year.  I cannot say how angry I am - steaming mad - to read the derogatory posters who call these hopeful or disappointment MTs childish or greedy.  Its so heartbreaking.  American workers for decades regularly received Christmas bonuses in every single industry, period.  We all did. Our parents did and our grandparents did. If they didn't, that probably meant they were the bosses or business owners, and they happily were the ones giving out the bonuses or gifts to their beloved workers.  THIS IS SICK that other MTs can bash those who still have hope, or those who desperately need the $$, anything. A lowsy $25 gift card might feed their kids for a day.  Yet its A-OK in our country that the CEOS and our OWN BOSSES get 6 and 7-figure Christmas bonuses every year, whether they run our companies into the ditch or not.  They aren't called greedy or childish. We continue to work ourselves to the point of breaking 24/7, and darn sure do have the right to hold out the most meager of hopes that yes, MTs, there is a Santa Claus, he does care, and maybe we might get a $25 token of appreciation from our employers, who are darn tootin' making a boat load of greenbacks thanks to our labors.  Merry Christmas, and I wish if I were rich that I could find a list of all US MTs and send each and every one, newby or seasoned pro, a $25 gift card and a Christmas card.  I truly wish I could do that.  Maybe someday I will. Don't be ashamed to hope for a present - good grief we get nothing else, nothing. 
It is coming....already spent mind....
Are you allowed to say Christmas?
Pretty soon, everything is becoming so politically correct, we won't be allowed to use the word Christmas anymore. Maybe they were insulted - you should have sent a holiday card instead.

But, no - I don't think I've seen a Christmas card or bonus in years. Boy, in the good old days at MQ, a few years back, we actually used to have Christmas parties - imagine that!
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Majority rules here in America. MOST people celebrate Christmas in this country. If I were in a Japanese country I would expect to see oriental things all over the place and if I were in Israel, I would expect to see Hannukah all over. What is wrong with people? The world has gone totally nuts.

Maybe it's a Christmas gift
in appreciation of a year of hard work.  Does Amphion ever send Christmas gifts to MTs?  If so, why gripe?
Merry Christmas to you, too!
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas to all.
Christmas Gift
Those morons sent me chocolates for Christmas.  Unfortunatley my son was here to accept delivery.  I would have sent it back.  I'd much rather have my PAY!!!  They have the nerve to have BONUS pay in their ad for new MTs when they can't even pay the ones that are working there now.  I was on their payroll, so it had nothing to do with IC invoicing.  I think they guesstimate at lines because they are never close to what I have actually typed.  Glad I'm done with them!
Christmas Gift?
My gift  was an email from the company wishing me a Merry Christmas and then they sent out emails Christmas Eve and Christmas day asking MTs to log in and work some;-)
Christmas present
I also received a nice present from mine this week,as well as nice thank you gift at Thanksgiving! I've never received a single, solitary thing from any other company that I've worked for before. I feel appreciated.

Now THAT is what the spirit of Christmas is all about. (sm)
When I worked in house at a local hospital we used to adopt a family each year and had a blast doing it. We were a large department and would provide food for the holiday meals and all the Christmas gifts. One year we took my little truck with the camper and literally had it filled with boxes of food and presents. One lady in our department is of a religion that didn't believe in Christmas, but wow, did this lady come forward with food products for the family. One year the mother of the family we adopted even sent us pictures of Chrismas morning. That was truly a heart warmer too.
Christmas card
Thinking back over the years we used to get a corporate card but now I think we only get a card if our supervisor and/or manager decide to remember us, some do and some don't. Since I have had about 6 supers this year, I doubt it. Once I got a $5.00 gift certificate for Starbucks from my super, that was nice but the nearest Starbucks is 50 miles away as I live in South Georgia boondocks. Seeing that I haven't even had a cost of living raise with MQ for 7 years, I don't look for a CHRISTMAS BONUS!!!!! Do you work for MQ? Hope you get one if you don't.....
Merry Christmas
Thankful at CHRISTMAS
I want to thank my company Transform for always have lots of work, great pay, great people and just a great place to work.  I am not bragging either, I am THANKFUL and would like others to know that there are companies out there who actually do what they say, pay well, and treat their people nice.  It's a shame that some others on this board will not allow us to post on the COMPANY BOARD about our COMPANIES. 
I have from a private account.
I got an e-mail Christmas Day
It says Merry Christmas, work is behind and overtime is approved!
christmas acknowledgment

Hey....our bullentin had Christmas trees on it....what more do you want? :)


Christmas gift-OSi
Got a card,coffee mug with coffee, and lines that day. Also had pay deposited a day or so earlier, and that's much better than I've heard from other companies, at least pay-wise.
AX Christmas Bonus
Yes, they have given in the past. Usually in the form of a 50 dollar Visa card, which can be used anywhere. Don't know if we will get one this year or not.
Christmas bonus
I've worked at SoftScript, Medi-Max, Spheris, and several other smaller MT companies and in 15 years I've never once received a bonus or a raise from any of them, Christmas or otherwise.

By the way, Spheris is the worst company I've ever worked at in my life, and I've had several different careers. They lie to, cheat, and steal from their employees, pay slave wages, and constantly harass you to produce more and more and more while cutting your pay. Even in this economy, I just quit that horrible, horrible, inhuman place. Horrible.
Merry Christmas to all! sm
Hope you all have a very nice day whether you are working or not and may God bless you all!  I'm working today and don't care if I get all my lines for the day and I don't even care if I get any gifts. I'm just glad to wake up and see the beautiful sunshine and pure white snow outside! For me, that is the best!   
I was just told before Christmas

That's all I really know.  I only wanted part-time.  The recruiter got right back to me though and I applied through their website.  Basically, I just sent them a resume.  Things may have changed.

Christmas in April

Company bonus just extended....guess I didn't need to get up at 4 AM! 

Cyber-terrorists are horrible, but turned out to be a financial blessing.  Those of you who work for our company know what I'm talking about. 

YES! On MTStars you are allowed to say CHRISTMAS!

Christmas Past - dream on
.... Just wanted to share what was done at a hospital I worked at in the good old days when I was a young one ..
Hospital gave each employee $300.00 to $500.00 dollars each as a bonus. You got a turkey for your family. AND, the grandest catered Christmas party at a local exclusive private club with dancing all night!!! Can you believe that?!?
IF you stop calling it Christmas
First of all, I don't think it's possible. People would never totally adapt to saying Holiday instead of Christmas. But second of all, I think that if we did stop saying Christmas, lo and behold, whatever word we used instead, be it holiday or whatever, would then become an objectionable word. They just are jealous of us and want to bully us around. I can imagine maybe we just change the date? Christ was born in September anyway. It all goes back to converting pagans and having a celebration to coincide with their big winter celebration.

and pre-Transcend, we at least got a Christmas card and even
a very much appreciated gift certificate, but guess Transcend is too cheap to allow that for MDI
Any Christmas gifts/bonuses from...
Any Christmas bonuses or gifts from Futurenet Technology?
My company did not acknowledge Christmas.. so
I'm guessing MT Week is not a holiday on their calendar.