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You have to work 3 holidays for them, though. nm

Posted By: wanderer on 2005-10-03
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What I mean is, to be paid for holidays, even if you dont work. Major holidays.

Sorry.  What I mean is, to be paid for holidays, even if you dont work. Major holidays.

Only 8.5 cpl but only work 4 holidays. Btw, just
As an IC, I do not work holidays.
I do not get holiday pay, so I do not work holidays. That is the reason I am an IC, because I want weekends and holidays off to be with my family.
Re. Holidays and Low/No Work

If you are EMPLOYEE status, this would most likely fall under engaged to work.  If you are required to work the holiday, you must get paid minimum wage each hour you are required to be either actively working or checking to see (ugh!!) if there is any work.  For that matter, holiday or not, if you are at your desk waiting for work & it's your regular shift, you are, in effect, HIRED for that particular shift whether there's work or not.  (Imagine working at a fast food or store or toll bridge - and they told you you'd only get paid if a customer came in & bought something or you were able to collect a toll/fare.  Sounds ridiculous, doesn't it?? 

MTSOs have gotten away with such bull for too long.  Like in any other business - no work? TOUGH!!  THEY need to absorb the cost - not the employee.  Most are aware now that WE know what's going on ... and that we have labor law backing us.  Thus, many are being very coy about telling you that you need to work your hours/shift ... any questions are answered in very vague terms. 

What's also is a lot of crap is this business of, Keep checking in/out of your PC to check for work.  BS with capital letters!  I'm either hired to work my regular shift or holiday or I'm not.  What's also messed up with this in/out and check for work business, esp. on a holiday - they require you to work/be available for the holiday, but then turn around and say you don't have to stay at your PC if no work.  But what about my holiday?  Could have had Thanksgiving dinner with family or Xmas with friends - can't go anywhere, but, Oh... you don't have to stay at your computer all day (transl. so we don't have to pay you) - just keep checking in/out.  Yeah, right, enjoy your own holiday, suits! 


Very few MTSOs pay for holidays. Some give you 6 days you can use for holidays or regular PTO, but
well, I didn't work between the holidays at all....
so I don't know about that time period, but I didn't have any work at all on Tuesday, 1/3,
anyone else have slowing down of work after the holidays?
Seems slow after holidays.
I always volunteer to work holidays (sm)

at DeVenture, just because I don't have a family and know that if I volunteer to help provide coverage, it may ease up the burdon on someone else who does. 
Gosh, that does sound awful nice of me, but I really do it for the money.    

I honestly don't know if DeVenture REQUIRES it for acute-care level MTs or not though.  Personally, nothing has ever been demanded of me yet, always asked nicely, and it's one of the reasons I'll always brag about this company and it's people.  I just know they are both paid holidays and if you work them you get an hourly rate (which is an average of like 6 weeks of your personal line counts, so it's not an across-the-board rate which is kinda cool) in addition to whatever lines you make for that shift. 


With all the griping about having to work holidays, little or no

PTO, etc., anyone ever thought about just taking a day or two off without pay? You are allowed to take days off you know! IMHO, if you can't afford to take a week or so off without pay, you either need to find a better paying job or save up some cash in anticipation of your vacation. Face it, the healthcare business runs 24/7 and we are an integral part of it. So many MTs want the perfect job, the perfect hours, paid holidays, paid vacations, give me only English speaking docs, etc. How about just be thankful you have a job?

Let the Indians work holidays for OSI
You do not get paid for holidays unless you work them. sm
You do have to work 3 of the 6 recognized holidays. One of those has to be either Christmas or Thanksgiving. If you work Christmas one year, the next you have to work Thanksgiving. If you do not work on the holiday, you have to use PTO if you want to be paid.
They follow the BOS, work the holidays, and they use several
Lack of work is due to the holidays, nothing else (nm)
The Holidays are over - and work is BUILDING!
Hello -

I was concerned about the postings here that we're running low on work. I can safely say that while some of our accounts were low during the holidays, within every region there were exceptions, and secondary accounts were available! Specifically every facility with an ED or Same Day Clinic was swamped! It's now the 8th of January and work has considerably built up now that providers have returned from holiday.

No one in transcription is a stranger to the feast and famine of this industry. It's just part of the game. However, one of our strengths as a company is having diverse accounts! When one is down, another is up. Everyone has the option of a secondary account as a backup, and more if needed/desired.

Transcend continues to grow by leaps and bounds and I'm hiring for two of my growing accounts, a big clinic group and a long-term care facility. We have a new facility going live each week starting this week, and we'll need a lot of extra hands to keep up with the volumes. I know I'm not alone with this growth in the new year! Many other regions are also growing by leaps and bounds!

I encourage you to apply with Transcend and see for yourself. I will keep you busy!

Are you requied to work weekends and/or holidays
That's great.What's the rate?Do you work holidays?
Must work one year and then 5 days off - no holidays
are paid days off. If you chose to take the day off you don't get paid, if you work the holiday usually lines and a half for that day.
I don't work weekends or holidays. MT FOR 10 YEARS
Does Medware require you to work holidays?
Are there any companies that don't work the major holidays? nm
You have to work 3 of the big 6 holidays. For those that you work, you are paid
time and a half. For those that you do not work, you can either get paid by using PTO or they are treated like normal days off (for which you are not paid). Sometimes, they will even pay double time for the big holidays if there is a lot of work on the system. I've found them to be exceedingly fair.
And you are required to work 3 holidays per year, but you get extra pay for that. nm
Heck no. You're expected to work the holidays, even the big ones! nm
Sometimes in-house people will work the holidays since we're only
holidays do tend to reduce work loads.
When the account i was given had shortage of work, i asked for and received another account. I almost never have a shortage of work now.
I guess I don't understand either. As for holidays, I CHOOSE to work them sm

my kids are grown and gone. They like to come for Thanksgiving, but not Christmas.  I have a choice, sit around and pout over it Christmas Day, or work...knowing that what I am doing means another woman who has little ones at home can be with them.  I feel like I am making a difference. 

I am working July 4th, always have.  I'll work Labor Day too, no big deal, although it falls on my Monday off and I won't get comp time, however, I am going to treat myself a nice meal out that week so I don't feel put upon.

I feel EXTREMELY lucky to have a full time job with benefits, regardless of working holidays, a part time job where they don't care when or how much I do (though I try for 500 to 750 a day even though their full time is only 800), and I have been offered a PT QA position in addition to these.  I can eat and pay our $4+ a gallon gas.  I can pay my bills and most importantly, I can be saving a huge amount of money in case something changes economically and it will. 

Grow up and understand this is part of this industry.  People don't take holidays off from being sick, injured or dying.

Do they force people to work holidays or take volunteers?
Tired of hearing that nurses work holidays because...sm
Nurse's in my area start pay at $63,000 per year. How many pennies a line do you making typing on Christmas Day?

One year I was forced to work on Thanksgiving and I sat there with no work. My family was in another town making memories and enriching their lives while I made 8 cents a line with no lines to type.

You are not a nurse and neither am I.
Still waiting for work, but I figured it out. WMX pays for holidays (sm)
but only IF you get your required lines/hours in.    Of course the work was low over the weekend, but we expected that, and now EVERYONE is making sure they qualify for the holiday pay.  Make sense?
Different company but no slow down, swamped but we were before holidays. Nice having work..

No work! Anyone else having this trouble during holidays? I managed to make a total of 210.00 last
NO paid holidays for us all year round. If there is any work on the holiday, you get

lines and a half, but usually there is no work.  They usually clear out the work before the holiday so there is no 1-1/2 line pay remaining.  Transtech names 6 holidays each year, but the MT takes those holidays off WITHOUT pay.    I am sure the office staff and all other non-MT staff take off WITHOUT pay, too, aren't you????   LOL

Which MT companies DO pay an MT for holidays.  I don't consider a day a HOLIDAY unless it is PAID.  They can call it 6 holdays, but have to take off without pay . . . . just another day, i.e, get sick -- NO PAY.

You aer required to work 3 holidays each year ... not sure about the quitting early thing. nm
Holidays - Is there any company who pays holidays?

Are there companies (like in the old days) who pay you for Christmas, NY, Thanksgiving, etc., MAJOR HOLIDAYS?



TransTech and low/no work for months and months _ don't think there are continous holidays LOL

This HORRIBLE low/no work situation has been going on at TT for almost a year now.  You can't convince me it is due to Memorial Day.  Are holidays now assigned in this world to being daily. 

That is an excuse these companies use in these no work situations, but it is due to their OVERHIRING.  Holidays just come on a daily basis, but LOW WORK/NO WORK is happening and has happened going on a year now at TransTech.  Always asking to flex into the middle of the night, EVERY weekend, etc. 

The TT mgmt checks are NEVER affected, tho, so they can continue to HIRE EVERY MT who gives them a call, and create a NO WORK situation for all of us.  The newbie MT's are cheering at first, but then realize that it hit them in the paycheck, too, and very soon it did!!!!!!!

If you're statutory I don't think there is anything they can do about making you work the holidays. The IRS considers the issue of "control" over a worker the key factor in determining their status with regard to employee or independent/statutory. Therefore, I would think (however you should make sure about this) that you have autonomy over your schedule. I would give as much notice as possible, like right now, for Thanksgiving, Xmas and New Year's and don't ask them, just tell them.
f/t - most non-IC pay holidays
what else can i say?
PTO and holidays
And what do you consider good?  I am looking for some thing part-time now with the possibility of going full time??  But the benefits to include health insurance, as well as paid time off for sick, vacation, and holidays is also a key factor.  One girl told me she thought diskwriter was the place to work, then I found out they offered one week vacation a year and three days sick.  I rarely ever get sick, but I have 5 weeks now of PTO which includes sick, vacation, and holidays - hard to give that up - but, due to the issues where I am at, it may be necessary for my own peace of mind.  Any ideas?
Holidays at TT
They also pay extra for working on holidays, even if it's your regularly scheduled day. Lots of incentives when the work load is high too. I've rarely had a check w/o extra on it, and I'm PT.
thanks for your help.  do they allow you to pick the holidays?  Is it that prevalent or are you allowed to ask for a holiday off if it falls on your scheduled day?  for instance, if I would want x-mas off, would it be that hard to have it off?  Do they really go by the book and say okay there are 3 holidays you MUST work??  Thanks for your help.

Start training with Webmedx in a few weeks and wondered how they were with taking holidays off, namely Thanksgiving/Christmas.  I was told to make sure to put in a request for those days, which I will do.  Don't have my equipment yet.

Thanks!! Really excited to start, will be part time.

I got the days off I needed no problem at all!!

I do know that you are expected to work every other Christmas and every other Thanksgiving.  I don't think they give you time and a half for holidays either. 

Wmx holidays
At Webmedx are you required to work a certain number of the holidays with pay, or are you free to take those 6 off if desired?

Also, do you happen to know the insurance rate for employee + child/children?
TransTech Medical does. They also ask that you tell them in January what other 2 holidays you are willing to work in addition to either Christmas or Thanksgiving.
I am scheduled for holidays and there there is no work, so my holidays are trashed. Are there companies out there with plenty of work on holidays?
Does anyone know of any place that has paid holidays or at least lets you take them off without using PTO?  I took a job with a company last year that had paid holidays, but they have changed it to using PTO time and all the hassle that goes along with wanting to take a holiday off.  Last year, I worked Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years and am really fed up with this. 
MDI-MD wants its IC/SE's to volunteer for three out of the six major holidays. Does anyone know if, when you work those three holiday days, you get OT (1.5 times your regular line rate)?
About The Holidays

From what I got from the paperwork and conference calls is that holidays are not paid, you have to use your PTO if you want the holiday off.  Then again, you do get paid a good bit more per line for working a holiday.  With only 10 days PTO per year, I would rather work the holiday and save my PTO for an actual vacation or when I'm sick.

I did get a raise with the merger, since they do not pay incentives or shift differentials (they merged them together to give us a higher line rate than we were originally getting).  And, I like that the quota is a dollar amount averaged over three pay periods instead of a line amount.  The line/time reporting site makes it easy to see if you are on track too...that is one thing I really, really like.

I would not mind being given another tertiary account for those slow days (which are usually major holidays...like it was on New Year's Day -- twiddled my thumbs most of the day).  I also like that they are a lot closer to where I live than DeVenture was (just in case another hurricane decides to hit and knock out power for a week or more...I hope to be allowed to go there and get my work done...still waiting to get an answer on that).


I've worked at places where we had to work holidays if it was our regularly scheduled day (we did get double time for it), and if we wanted it off, had to arrange to have it off (would get holiday pay).

But most places I've worked, we had to choose to work 1 holiday out of T-giving, Christmas, or New Years to work and also had to choose 2 holidays out of July 4th, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and I forget the other one.  (We had to decide this in January, though, which makes it tough to try to coordinate with when other family would be available to get together for the holidays.  We have other medical workers in the family, so they go through the same thing in January as well.)




MTs required to cover for a set number of holidays (2 or 3 per year) one of which must be Thxgiving or Xmas, even though it may not be one of his/her regular weekly work days.  Last holiday, Memorial, were told who was committed to that particular day, but they wisely (to legally cover their behinds) added that we were not required to stay at PC if there was no work.  Well, that's the same as being engaged to work even though there may not be any work crap.

But that holiday is REQUIRED ... when that M.Day, Thanksgiving, or Xmas could be spent with family, away from computer, which cannot be done, i.e., no travel possible ... but MT still REQUIRED to work the holiday.  Go figure.