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You have to work 3 of the big 6 holidays. For those that you work, you are paid

Posted By: TTecher on 2007-08-17
In Reply to: Quick question for TransTech employees....sm - DAS

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.

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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.

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.
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.

Ever thought of a home health care aide? Usually paid training and start work right away. Can work
You have to work 3 holidays for them, though. nm
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! 


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
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
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
You aer required to work 3 holidays each year ... not sure about the quitting early thing. nm
Are your holidays paid or do you have to use PTO?

Because that makes a big difference in how many days off are paid for.

Holidays at WMX are paid...
You don't need to use your PTO.  I started at WMX one year ago and the PTO for the first  year is actually 3 days (24 hours); at least that is what it was when I started.  Don't know if they changed that.  After first year, it becomes 10 days (80 hours). 
TransHealth has paid holidays. nm
Looking for paid holidays with a company. n/m
Where holidays were not paid, so I did not know to question that when

it states 6 holidays.  Then you have to choose 2 or 3 of those 6 that you will work.  Sorry, but there are things that we just don't think to question. 

In regards to the paycheck deduction for health, life, dental and vision from each paycheck, my totals $100.00 per pay period for employee only -- then the computer rental fee of 9.23 per pay period.

Then the shift differential is what is not really worth it for working nights, and then no differential for working weekends at all!   Oh, well, gotta keep on  Large.  being thank for my job.

Also 6 paid holidays, good ...
incentive pay, great supervisors.  As a single, i pay $83 per pay period for the BC/BS, dental, vision.  I haven't had a problem with not enough work.  There are a lot of ESL dictators though.
Just found out we at TransTech do not get paid for holidays.

That is the first company I have worked for that did not pay for holidays that they offered as a holiday.  Surprise to me! 

Do any of you work for a company that pays for the holidays they offer.  I believe the BIG ones MQ and Spheris pay for holidays.  Are there other companies out there that pay for holidays?  Thanks.

They give ,more paid holidays to India though
That's right - they give more paid holidays (going by whatever the Indian culture considers holy/holidays), company parties and better equipment to their ever-growing Indian staff.  So if you moved to India you might get a better deal from them.
P.S. I am full-time too and they have paid holidays. (nm)
Does Medscribe FL offer paid holidays?
I am just curious as I am considering leaving another national due to lack of work
Who gets paid holidays & maternity leave? I'm an IC nm
was Easter one of the paid holidays with Webmedx? nm
PTO, sick pay, paid holidays, benefits include...sm
Medical, dental, vision, drug coverage.  Great company.  I like my accounts.  Plenty of work.
TransHealth has paid holidays for full timers. nm

You only get 3 holidays OFF per year. PTO is paid at a very low rate. There is 401k...sm

But the company match is only up to 2%. Employees are required to work at least 1 weekend day every week.

All of the hospitals/clinics have a lot of ESLs, that's just the way it is. But a lot of them also use canned normals, which we love.

There's a lot more to consider than how much the medical plan costs.

Basically what it means is OSI is eliminating paid holidays
OSI has no sick pay at all. You have to use your measly PTO for any time off, and it is the worst PTO I have ever seen. My teenage daughter has more PTO from a pizza joint... yep its the truth. So now basically no paid holidays for the majority of the employees. This sux big time.
I'd rather have my 6 paid holidays and nice PTO package at Webmedx sm
than any gift, anyway.
TransHealth has great benefits, PTO, paid holidays for fulltimers. nm