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Work as usual on holiday - sm

Posted By: MT-IC on 2006-12-20
In Reply to: New to this. Are you bound to work..... - GaPeach

As an IC, if I can find time, I will work as usual on a holiday. Being an IC means you kinda need to fulfill your client's needs. So, if they need me to work a little extra or work on the holiday, I will do my best to meet their needs. Sometimes, I can not, but most times I will do what they need.

Mind you, I have my own clients, not an MT company. It is my philosphy that I need to keep my clients happy and exceed their expectations in fulfilling their needs or they will look somewhere else for my services.

Hope this helps you, even if in a small way.

I would like to say, it is an adjustment going from employee to IC. Some need to change their way of thinking and start thinking like a "business" owner. It is not just a job, but your business and your career.

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I might use that excuse.


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holiday day

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I recently began working for a service who only pays for a holiday IF you work that day (compensation of 10 cpl).  However, if you don't work that day, you don't get paid.  I am full time with all full-time benefits.  I realize production pay is entirely different than hourly, but is this common for most transcription companies?  I'm an old transcriptionist, but new to the ways of production pay.  Thanks for any input!

Holiday pay

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No one ever has to pay you holiday pay.
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PTO is generous enough.

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Holiday pay

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Actually, there is no solution to this problem - there are no solutions to any questions about the MT world... it's always something and I don't say that lightly.
What is everyone doing for the holiday weekend? sm
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and not unheard of in the industry. You really should call your acct mgr and ask for a secondary acct. My acct mgr has been VERY accommodating. Before long all accts will be booming again, as mine has picked up today.
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Jewish Holiday


The orthodox Jewish community celebrates Succoth - harvest feast 5 days after Yom Kippur


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Venting on a holiday

Anybody out there working today, LABOR DAY? Expected to work the holiday, and guess what, no work! And then when it trickles in, of course the crummy junk bottom of the bucket type which add up to no lines, and getting lots of comments from QA (who is looking for something to do, no doubt).

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Bad idea of course, we have to remember the TATs.

Sorry to be so crabby, but thanks for listening to he vent.

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See Holiday/Recipe board.
i had 2 docs off for the religious holiday. nm
Family holiday plans (sm)

I just had to post this as it reminds me so much of a lady who posted about her family, saying that they were ungrateful.

I was going to take the Amtrak train to visit my family on Thanksgiving, it's only about an hour on the Amtrak, and about $80.00 for the ticket!  My stepmother says to me that it would be way to much trouble for them to drive the 15 minutes to the station to pick me up, they are having company that day.  My father would spend his whole Thanksgiving day going back and forth to the train station.  But I was welcome to come the day before Thanksgiving and stay until the day after Thanksgiving, that way they could drop me off at the train station when they didn't have company.  Company meaning her children, who have always come first.  So I am supposed to go to their house at an alloted time?  I'll be darned if I'm going to do that.

Now I'll be darned if I am going to pay $80.00 for a train ticket to spend a day with a family with this attitude.  I told them I won't be coming, I haven't had the time to spend 3 days there and have to work, and they said it would be too much trouble to pick me up at the train station on Thanksgiving.  Am I right or wrong in not going on Thanksgiving?  Any opinions?