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NEVER quit a job unless you actually start working at another sm

Posted By: for future reference on 2005-07-20
In Reply to: I can't believe what happened to me today - Kt

especially when it comes to at-home positions. 

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Then maybe you will start talking about me and quit repeating the whining about MQ. nm
Quit working and unplug everything.
Had a television get hit one time that was unplugged from power but cable was still connected. So undo everything.
Quit working BEFORE retire, no income, no
Okay - Everybody reply with NM if you are going to quit working today!
If everyone is going to stick together (happy with your job or not), then we should all notify our employer today that we refuse to work until things change for ALL american MTs.  How many of you are willing to do that right now?
Yes, I did start out working from home.
OldtimerMT, I did start out working from home.  Reason being, when I applied at hospitals which advertised I sent out resumes, filled out applications, but they wouldn't hire anyone without experience.  I did go to one of the top 3 schools.  The only place that would hire me as a local place, which I scored great on their test, but at the time I couldn't take the position because I had another full time job.  So, they didn't have any room for me on a different shift.  I have often wished I could have started out in a hospital just to see how things truly work.  I have been seriously contemplating going into court reporting, but I have to make time to be able to practice.  We will see. 
No training, sure come and just start working
Just got call from a person I had met before on a trip. Had told her I worked from home and what kind of work. She just called asking if my company had any openings- her daughter wanted to see about hiring on as she "wants to stay at home." I asked her if she had any training in this kind of work- well no but just thought it sounded good. I am so amazed at the people who think they can just "hire on" without the least bit of background, just start "typing" I guess.
Once you give notice and quit working, how many days/weeks/months

are you covered by your medical/dental insurance?  My employee handbook does not mention this.  Is there a "standard" period of time that you remain covered?  TIA for your reply. 

ICs should have a contract spelling all this out before they ever start working.
AAMT, HPI, MTIA, AHIMA all have reference materials available that spell this stuff out. Far too many ICs do not understand that they are technically business owners and it is up to them to hammer out the contract details BEFORE doing any work.
I quit once for 3 years, but then started again. (Quit cold turkey when I did)

I quit two months ago. I tried to quit for over a year, but I just had to be ready.
I tried the patch, NRT gum, Zyban, everything. One morning, I woke up and just quit cold turkey. There are some good online support groups out there that can help you when you're ready.
And I have seen a new ad in the magazine Advance that has a sign on bonus for SE's, maybe just better pay, let's think positive!!
Do NOT quit MT yet! & dont quit looking.Try her
Well then, don't start at the beginning, start in
You get more working the evening or night shifts and working w/o benefits. And producing like a mad
Ditto....granted I am not working much these days, but am currently trying out a new way of working
when I do work which seems to be helping.  I am timing myself and keeping a log of how long it takes to to type however many minutes.  I am averaging anywhere from 13-18 minutes of dictation an hour now doing this.  Granted the time fluctuates between who I am typing, and if I have to look up names, addresses, etc., just depends on the division I am doing at the time.  But work that used to take me 3 hours to do is now taking me under 2 hours, I am also trying to put in more macros as I go along, which slows me down initially but pays off in the long run of course.  I was working "all the time" before but took forever to get done since I was not applying myself. This new "attitude" has helped me a lot.  My goal, in the Fall, is to do 90 minutes a day consistently at 6 hours, and then maybe get up to 120 minutes a day at 8 hours, still while having at least half of the day free (do 60 minutes at night, and the other 60 by Noon).  Thereby doing 1200-1400 lines a day.  I have never really buckled down and done more than 8000 lines per pay period, so it will be a nice change.  Maybe you can do something like that and have a specific knock off time as was suggested below. 
Working holidays? Out shopping in stores where someone IS working

that holiday you refuse to work?  Grocery stores, food joints & seems any store is open on holidays and you expect them to be fully staffed, so why shouldn't we?

Yes, I took off for the first time on Christmas day, in 18 years and it was great, but I worked Christmas eve and this whole past weekend.

Someone has to do it!

working IN A HOSPITAL is different than working at home.
Someone can steal you identity from the internet if they want to. Why would you go to the time and trouble to jeopardize a job that requires some level of skill to steal someone's identity or medical records? You could get a job as a retail clerk and get info easier than going through the testing required to become an MT.
Somehow working at home translates into not really working
My in-laws are the worst. Whenever they plan something last minute and my husband says that I had to work, they say, "but she works at home!". When I one time mentioned I had a "schedule" and basically punch a clock and work full time, I don't think they believed me. They will sometimes call mid-day during the week if they are in the area to see if I want to go for lunch, etc! The best is, my husband doesn't make all that much money, so where is it coming from, the money fairy? I am ready to strangle someone! So I know how you feel and I'm sorry it upset you. You are not alone.
TC quit
Yerica, LOL..No such luck.  Peggy quit, so did Miranda who worked in the digital room.  They both went to FutureNet, same place April went last November.  Jessie from the digital room is gone too..
Quit then if it's really that bad for you. sm
I don't like the e-mails either but you need to take this up with Joann rather than coming here and screaming at everybody. If it doesn't pertain to you, then ignore it. Why you're so uptight about something that isn't addressed to you is crazy.
LOL....I'd have quit after 1!!!!
now mine just takes in live-in strays since he can't get married again, he's still married in a different state and can't find the wife to get the divorce. IT's probably a good thing that he can't. He's be the one with 32 wives and still counting, some all at the same time. LOLOLOLOL
For those who want to quit
We need a MT smoker board any ideas???? Since we listen to what doctors say and know more than the average person (because we our brilliant people) we need a support group..
Here is how I quit MQ.
I took another FT job. Did not say a word to MQ. Just simply went about working for new job. I was not able to type at all for MQ. They did not call me. After about three months, I finally was contacted. Told them I had to take another job and that after eight hours with it, I was too tired to type for them. They asked me to go PT and I said I would try. Waited another three months and could not meet PT criteria (did not actually type a thing but wanted to see if FT job would work age - it was). After another 3 months, I called them and told them I would be shipping their things back. End of story. Of course, I doubt if I could ever go back there.

Sometimes in life you get what you give.
quit being mean
quit it!!!
Quit, got that right....sm
I quit two positions on the FIRST day because I could see that it was going to be impossible to get the production I want/need with the system as they were training me. No sense wasting my time or theirs...just got outta there.
I would not quit what I am now doing.
I just want more radiology work.  I do basic 4 and radiology with radiology being a 1/3 of my work.  I would like to keep the rad work but replace basic four with more rad work elsewhere.
yup, das y i quit
I quit!
Could you tell me the name of the company? I just started with a company, and I honestly don't think I will EVER be able to make the line count .... 11,000. Have never made that many lines. Am a good MT but takes time to do short reports, proof, etc. Even a short report can take awhile depending on extra things doctor wants you to do, like send a cc to different people, do this, do that, etc. By the time I proof the report, it could easily take 15 minutes or more. Takes time to proof and to try and find a doctor's name, etc., esp. in a big hospital.
I quit!
Just curious...how long were you on-board? I think I know the place.
i quit
I smoked up to a pack a day.  I quit 20+ years ago and never regretted it.  It was tough but I first figured out why I smoked (as a reward) and then started replacing the reward cigarette with something else - food, a small gift for myself, whatever... I had it licked in a few weeks but then slipped over the New Year's weekend.  I quit again and that was for good.  All the women in my family quit as well!  It was a very liberating experience.
Quit, yes...sm
I have always wanted to be able to travel the country and help out with Habitat for Humanity and other such organizations to help those who really need it. There are millions of poor people here who need the help and we should all give something back.  If it was a substantial amount (like a couple of million or more) I would help my siblings pay off homes, etc., volunteer, and travel.
Quit then and go somewhere else
Either keep up with the technology changes, do your work or quit. Just quit whining.  These changes are here, work with them.  And yes, to me it is good money.   Got two new accounts the past 6 weeks, good money, older doctors that will stay with me for the last ten years I plan on working as they don't like the EMR's, internet or whatever and just want to dictate and have someone type up the chart notes/OP notes/letters and be done with it.  My one larger account will bring in over $400 per week for 4 days of dictation.  One dermatology doctor, lots of Op notes and consults -- good lines, repetitive typing and good pay.   So either do something about your job situation or income to make it what you want or find another line of work. 
Anyone quit due to ASR?
I'm really worried about it.  I think it's just going to cut my pay in half or maybe even worse.
I'd quit in a second
What I would probably do is invest a lot of it, and get a part-time job doing something that I really loved. No way would I stay working as an MT full-time. Oh, and congratulations!

My late payments were 2 weeks at first too, and then it got to be a month, and then very sporadically late and then finally after 10 years of this waiting and wondering, I quit.  I can't work like that.  I didn't know if I'd ever get paid this last time.  I think once they see that you'll tolerate it, then it continues to happen. 

Do not quit
If you are happy then stay doing what you are doing, not many can spend time with kids, avoid day care, etc. My husband told me my salary was NOT worth it and convinced me to retire. aI did very well $$$ wise.  I am not totally and completely miserable. He would not even help me return the doc's stationery and I had to mail some back so the other company could use it. I cried on a daily basis. The docs and hospitals were angry with me and I don't think they would even give me a reference if I wanted one.I did give a notice, I did not sell as it would be like selling one of my kids, it was that much a part of my heart. I am very angry with my husband as well as being heartbroken and lost. I am not up to savvy on file transfer protocol, etc., and a lot of things that have come up in the last two years. I am one heartbroken woman. Your husband is only thinking of himself and wanting to own you. Don't let that happen. I am at the point where I want to start all over as a newbie after years of being #1 in my area. Men are ego maniacs! I am one unhappy former service owner, don't let it happen to you! And please, no nay sayer meanie responses, I don't need that at this point in my life. There are some on here who just love to jump all over your heartfelt concerns, been there too!! Stay with the supporters of what you are going through. Don't give it up!
I liked my accounts, easy docs but I never knew when I was going to be paid and was fed a line of bull every time I asked about it. There are nice accounts that pay on time out there.
I quit an account that did not pay on time.  I had to wait 3 months; welp, I said see ya'...  wasn't worth my time.
did you quit your old job before
starting this new one?
want to quit job
I work for 2 companies.  I accepted a job position with Transcend not too long ago and have had nothing but problems.  I love my original company and I just want to work full-time for them.  I took the job at transcend b/c my hubby was not working much but he has now gotten a new job and is going to be making good money so I don't really need a second job.  Transcend's platform is terrible and I can't even begin to describe how terrible their audio files are.  And during training you can only do 10 jobs a day which equals no money.  So I am going to say the heck with them.  They are a waste of time.....nice people but their training process is too aggravating.  How do you guys quit a company?  Do you just send them an email?  I don't really want to call anyone there because then they will try to convince you to stay.
Quit in the middle of a 4-hour training session. After 2 hours I learned probably 35 days to change the background of my screen color and type, etc., everything that did not pertain to their platform and still never learned to begin to type a report in 2 hours, in between the lady screaming at her kids. Had a splitting headache and anxiety. Never returned to the second portion of their training. Their recuiter called me later to ask me what was lacking in their training process and how they could improve it. I promptly returned their computer and equipment. I also had big hopes for the job and they are a national company. Don't feel bad - it happens.

I quit there because its ridiculous to sit in front of the computer for 8 hours and only get 200 lines!

I would quit. nm
don't quit yet.
I would talk to the doctor first. He has taken on a new doctor and opened new offices so he is obviously busy. He knows you're busy too but if you don't say anything, you are obviously saving him money. See if you can hire another Transcriptionist to help out. It obviously sounds like a place with plenty of work. I wouldn't quit.

I just quit my job as an IC
I was with a doctor's office for seven years and never raised my rates. I discussed a raise with them and not only did they say NO, they said they were planning to cut my wages. Since two women had "undercut me" in the bidding war for cents a line. Well that is the problem these days, there is no STANDARD. I am a GREAT worker, (as they told me this several times after I resigned... they were not pleased to see me go) well guess what I have too much pride to work my ASS off and not be rewarded for it.
I get absolutely NO benefits and what I was getting paid for work that was FULL TIME did not cover those costs. So I will take a pay cut for benefits as I have no retirement and I better start thinking about it. I used to think it was the greatest thing ever, so much freedom... but now I know better as I get older...
Tell them to find another transcriptionist, payment due in full and make sure to let EVERYONE else in the local transcription community know that they don't pay their bills. Depending on where you live and how much it's for, you may be able to sue in small claims.

But, yeah, definitely cut your losses now.

Why do u think your co wants you to quit?
wants you to quit?
I quit. LOL. nm
What cha going to do when you quit?
I work on VR and have been totally ticked today because most of my reports have been straight. UGH. I hate to transcribe straight anymore, totally spoiled because of VR, so easy. Are you trained for other work than doing this?
TC quit Monrovia
Wow, I had no idea those people were gone.  I avoid all office contact because my TC is the dreaded Yerica.  email me if you have time.  ssc.