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We had weekend bonuses

Posted By: AMHERSTMT on 2005-09-21
In Reply to: What bonus? - kyradmt

When the work was heavy or for holiday weekends for everyone PT/FT but that was cut out in June completely.

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Or after a boring weekend when working at a hospital someone asks "How was your weekend?" and

After finally switching my schedule to all weekend, every weekend
Seems like that's the only way I could get work with my MTSO. So, I do it. I am to the point where I will pretty much jump if they say hop,so I can feed my family. I would say it's sad, but I am actually glad to even have work and a decent check again. I am giving up a lot working every single weekend and days at the end and beginning of the week, but its daily work!
I am currently working all weekend every weekend.
I get so burnt out although I do have work on the weekends, and then there is nobody home or friends to do things with during the week because they are all working or at school. I really dislike this schedule a lot. Plus I never get to do anything on the weekends or plan for anything while everyone else is off. I wouldn't mind 1 day every weekend but 2 days plus Friday is really doing me in. Good luck to you whatever you decide. Do think long-term, because when I decided to go for this kind of schedule, I did not consider the repercussions of long-term every weekend day and Friday.
I am SE. We used to get bonuses. nm
SE bonuses
if I were you I'd be asking some questions
but bonuses are just that (SM)

Bonuses are not guaranteed.  They are supposed to be based on certain criteria, example, if the company makes money, if your performance meets the criteria, etc.  It is the deafening silence that speaks so loudly.

Last year we got 50.00 gift cards to Target or Amazon and I sent a group gift to the office staff from Hershey's - it was a computer monitor made out of chocolate which I personalized.
X-Mas Bonuses
We're having a luncheon next week at the office. They have secret santas and we're getting $300 bonuses. This is the first time in 3 years that I've gotten anything. When I was an IC I didn't get a card or a Merry Christmas.
Bonuses at MDI Florida?
I have read that MDI Florida gives bonuses for employees that go the extra mile.  I have been there over two years and work hard but have not seen a bonus yet.  Do they given them out often or at all?  They forgot us for transcription week and do not so anything for birthdays so it would be nice to get something out of it all. 
I will get better and improve my skills in time, as I already have, but if these new things are implemented, I will not be given the opportunity to further improve my skills and get better. I will be canned, I suppose, for not meeting quota. From what I gather on this board, everyone with MQ has a different contract. I am new...you have probably been with them for awhile. I HAVE NO BONUSES WHATSOEVER FOR ANYTHING, NO MATTER IF MY QA SCORE IS 100% (IT WAS 98%). You probably have an older, better contract. Most of us are not whining, we are AFRAID. I actually ENJOY working for MQ (look out, I am ducking as I speak), and would like very much to stay, improve my skills and speed AND make more money. And what the heck is this about not more than a certain percentage of reports going to QA? How ridiculous is THAT? (Sorry for being out of the loop, but I do not receive any communication from MQ whatsoever and only hear these things on this board.) If they make a requirement of only a certain percentage of reports going to QA then the MTs are going to be forced to GUESS what the doctor said when he is coughing, slamming the door, phone ringing, TAPE SKIPPING, cut himself off, unintelligible foreign dictator, obviously said the wrong word by mistake, etc. These things I always send to QA. They are the experts and they should decide whether to leave a blank or risk filling it in, not me. If I was so experienced as to be sure what to do in all of these scenarios, I would be QA!!!!!!!!
What are the bonuses for a good QA?

MQ Bonuses ... How it works for me
As long as I have produced a total of 1600 lines on weekend days (however I choose to do it) and have 98% QA or better, I qualify for bonuses once I reach 6001 lines in a payperiod. Bonuses go up to an extra 2 cents per line. They are paid on the bi-monthly check!
Oh, is that so? We get production bonuses, but none for
I remember bonuses. We would get 10%
a Christmas bonus. I still have my gold Seiko as a gift for my 10 yearanniversary with the company.
Dies anyone know if MQ is getting rid of bonuses SM
for SE and if so, when does it begin? thanks.
I don't know what others make on their bonuses.
Mine is usually a thousand; sometimes in the 900's.

No, I won't be happy about it if the bonuses are cut out. It's not the only thing keeping me with MQ though.

I do more work for MQ than for Spheris because MQ pays me more. Spheris doesn't pay quarterly bonuses and their incentive is limited to 1.5 cpl while I can get 2 cpl at MQ.

Losing the qrtly bonuses will not be enough for me to quit MQ.
When is MQ getting rid of the quarterly bonuses? SM
Does it start before or after the OCT bonus?
Bonuses and overtime
You're very lucky.  Do it while it lasts.  Once worked for a company that always did that and out of the blue they changed and went on a hiring spree and then not enough work.  Would rather work for one like yours.
Speaking of bonuses...
We were getting $3 extra per rad report when out of TAT, but now it is 25 cents. Talk about going from filet mignon 2 horse meat!
Sign on Bonuses
When are sign on bonuses, relocation assistance, usually paid out?
While getting more bonuses and flexibility and
Make sure you get the whole picture, okay?

Those production bonuses
have always seemed pie in the sky, to me.   They're offered so you bust your butt trying to get there, but why would a company want you to earn that consistently?  Stands to reason it would be cheaper for a company to pay two part-time, no-benefit people for 175 lines per hour each than one person for 350 lines per hour plus bonus.  Or am I just way too suspicious?
Yes, bonuses are reserved for the pets, not
based on cooperation, quality, or anything else, just whether your team leader thinks you are wonderful and so does Deb, but if you are on Deb's list, you get nothing, so just stay quiet in your corner and say nothing or she will slam you.   
Is MQ still paying quarterly bonuses? SM
I was expecting to get a July 15 bonus. Has this changed? TIA
Company Bonuses/Raises
Any companies out there that still give these?  (especially "Cost of Living" raises...)
Most industries do not gives gifts or bonuses...
I would be happy if I got something from my company, but I would not be upset it I didn't.
Why do companies pay hiring bonuses,

advertise in hundreds of papers nationwide, spend $$ printing and mailing out postcards advertising for new MTs, when if they would just pay their current MTs 1 cpl more, or offer benefits or better benefits they wouldn't have a problem. 

It seems like in the long run they would come out better and it sure beats having to screen/train, provide equipment, etc. a dozen or more new MTs/week.  If the companies have the $$ for all of the above, why can't they pay their MTs more?  They may not be getting the line rate they used to get but the money is coming from somewhere. 

Christmas bonuses/gifts

Two questions: Do you receive any Christmas bonus or gift from your company, and do you give your company or team leader anything?  I was just curious. This is my first year to be working at home, as I have always worked in-house.  That was always the "fun" of working in the hospital -- the gift exchanging and Christmas parties!!!


Usually bonuses are not under a supe's control

Each company defines what qualifies for their bonuses.
I doubt they make them unreachable as the whole point is to draw long-term employees.
Nope, straight salary. No bonuses. nm
In lieu of any Christmas bonuses in the future..
I would just like the opportunity to meet some of these guys in person...thank them for the work that keeps my bills paid...smile...and then smack the ever lovin' peediddle outta them for some of their, shall we say, "lackluster" dictating habits.  Yeah...I think that would be a glorious bonus
Question for Patti regarding X-mas bonuses. See messsage.
Hi Patti, if you did not get a bonus from your accounts, would you still give out a bonus to your IC's. I am an MTSO and I do not get bonuses from my accounts, but I would like to give a bonus to my ICs. I would like to get your opinion on what is a fair bonus amount to give, or whether you would just take them out to lunch. Thanks Patti.
Ya know, the problem I have with giving sign-on bonuses is...
Why dont they give occasional bonuses or some kind of acknowledgement to the employees who have been there and stuck it out through periods of no work or little work and expecting us to be "flexible" all day hoping there is enough work before the day is over. How about acknowledging them so they find a reason to stay instead of "begging" more people to come on board for a bonus only to find there isnt enough work to go around. Their whole process is messed up.
I would think it is why bonuses are offered. If it for an exceptional job or for working above
and beyond what is expected, then I don't think it is unfair. My company offers bonuses to those who, for 4 consecutive pay periods, meet certain line production and quality. Nothing unfair about that, as long as you know what the criteria is.
This is 100% true - they get bonuses for selling the public
useless items that they don't really need.
I also work for both Spheris and MQ. If quarterly bonuses are eliminated I too will still be with M
I worked part-time for someone like that and they used the QA % to keep from paying bonuses
the QA % to keep from paying bonuses and I think that is so wrong. I no longer work for them.

Most of the reports that I had sent in were sent because the quality of the file was bad. it had a lot of skips and jumps in it and it could not be filled in.

They required 10%. The closest I got was 33%.

I think it is so wrong to require a %.
$44,000 last year at 7.75 cpl with wonderful bonuses at maybe 30-35 hours a week, BUT
then my bonuses were cut when we went to a new system and now I have to work 60-70 hours a week to make the same. So, really there are too many variables here.
You don't get bonuses for doing it. It's just mixed in with the regular stuff, sadly. nm
Why not mention the other side? That MQ payes BONUSES FOR GOOD QA scores!
Whine, whine, whine, but those who are GOOD get $$ for good QA scores! Improve your skills, make more $$, and whine less!
Keep in mind..taxes for gambling wins, bonuses etc.. fall into a different category. Usually more li
We love Vegas..and one year we actually won enough to have to pay taxes it was pretty close to 50% of the win..It's just like getting a bonus..not under a regular tax rate like 30%. Also our win was more like $5000 ..nothing compared to yours..I would definitely get a financial planner so that you can invest your money wisely and make it go further..$500,000 in this day and age will go quickly..I would probably work PT so I could spend more time with my family.  As it turns out, my life is also about to change in that we're selling a multi-million dollar business property and even though my husband wants me to stop working, it wont happen..I"d go crazy..but I'd like to stop working 70-90 hours a week and at least go to 40..which is PT for me LOL>.
Yup, every weekend
I do cause I'm a single mom and I don't have the kids on the weekend.  So every weekend is when I do most of my work (at least half) - without interruption and I like it.  Can't get enough hours in during the week!
what's everyone doing this weekend?

every weekend here
Not usually a lot though, and my TAT is higher on weekends - anything turned in Friday is not due in until Sunday evening, so it is not too bad.
I work every weekend of every month.
What's everyone doing this weekend?
The NYS Fair is here in our town so we'll head there either Saturday or Sunday.
Wow! Thanks all...you know what I will be doing this weekend! sm
Check back....I might be the one on here crying if I cant get it to work! I LOVE this board!
next weekend
Calling an ambulance
What is everyone doing for the holiday weekend? sm
We're not doing much - probably will go and see the Herbie movie at some point and of course cooking out on the grill is mandatory.