I used to work for a home healthcare agency and we got
Posted By: me on 2005-11-15
In Reply to: Question: Are there any companies left out there that send give X-mas - Magpie
one weeks pay for every year we worked there. They were a non-profit agency and so to get rid of any profits made during the year we got bonuses.
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Even companies outside of the home, even outside of healthcare, are paying less and less sm
of the premium. My husband pays $700+ per month to have coverage for all of us, and my sister pays over $500 for her family. My husband is with a Fortune 500 company, ad my sister is in banking. Sad what this is coming to. They are right to call it a healthcare crisis; right now, you are better off on welfare than working in terms of medical care and costs.
guess again, i'm inhouse and my sup would rather send out work to the agency
yep, to meet the TAT she will send it out, even if it means no work for the real hospital employees.
Anyone work for Alliance Healthcare? sm
I saw a job opening for radiology with this company and interested in finding out if anyone out there works for them, what you think, what program they use.
Anyone here work for Meridian Healthcare in Indiana?
How is the work load, do you run out often? Is the company pretty much on the up and up about what they offer in their ads? Any problems? Any good experiences? Please share.
FYI - Heads Up - Do not Work For "Ascend Healthcare"
Ascend has got to be the worst place in the universe to work for. I am begging you, please do not work for them. They are truly a nightmare company to work for.
A majority of at-home MT is overflow work with in-house getting the bulk of the work. If they clean
Ever thought of a home health care aide? Usually paid training and start work right away. Can work
Like I said - it depends who you work for. I work for a hospital at home - not a company. nm
Try your state agency....
or better yet, the state where YOUR company resides. They should be able to answer your questions. Anything over 40 hours, by law, is tme and a half, not up to them.
MT Employment Agency?
I was wondering if anyone knows of such a company as a temporary MT employment agency. For example, you could specify how long you'd like your assignment to last, i.e., 3 weeks (or 6 weeks or 4 months or whatever), they'd match you up with a temporary job, and then at the end of that time you could choose to stay on if needed/wanted or have time off until the next prospective job comes along that fits your needs. Maybe I'm just dreaming! They do have employment agencies for nurses that work like this...why not MTs?!
So if I'm an RN that works for an agency SM
and I'm working at a hospital that asks that their nurses reuse latex gloves to save on costs, I should oblige because it's the way the client wants it done?
looks like an employment agency - sm
click one link and it looks like a resume bank, click the other link and you get an agency.
Used to work for them at home--sm
You don't work for any certain facility. They now have the MTs working on all their facilities depending on the region you are in. They have heavy ESL.
You would not be sorry to work for them. Like any @ home job, it is a job and to be taken serious (
The pay is good, it is based on a line rate and bonuses for tier levels. You would not be sorry. A good group of people, excellent technical support and communications within the management!
Work from home
Does anyone work from home doing anything other than transcription? If so, can you share what your doing?
You are right, I DO WANT to work from home (sm)
and I chose this profession so that I would not have to send my kids to daycare. Money saved.
What is wrong with expecting to make a lot of money. I am in a profession that requires schooling, continuing education regarding medicines, their spelling; continuing education in operative procedures; computer knowledge, program education and yet I do not get paid top dollar, because the MTSOs are running a business and are in it to make money. What do you think I am in this for? A hobby? Ummmm.....no. While I love this profession, I do this to pay bills, get ahead and provide for my family.
Plus, let us not forget the MTSOs who want you to be an IC and then dictate when you will work. How is that right/legal. If the company I am working for cannot provide the work when they want me to work, I should be paid no matter what. I do not get paid to sit at my computer waiting for work to come in. In case you have not figured it out yet, that makes it impossible to schedule anything, even doctor appointments for yourself. Should I take my laptop with me to the doctor's appointment and transcribe while I am sitting there and during the exam? No. That is what I mean by having a life.
The offshore companies are willing to do it for a lot less money (and there will always be someone willing to do it for a lot less money), is because they are a poor country. I personally know of women in Costa Rica who work 10-hour days and only make 60 bucks a week. I hate to tell you this Toto, but we are in America - not some third-world country.
I have always worked extra and helped out when needed, but that does not mean that should be my regular schedule. It does not mean that I should have to change my entire family's schedule around to fit what an MTSO or a doctor wants just because they are having a power trip. They can wait 8 hours while I get some sleep.
It is just amazing to me that it is okay for doctors and MTSOs to have appointments, take their kids to soccer, dance, or piano lessons, but us - the low ones on the totem pole, are not afforded that option. We have reports to transcribe and every single one of us should be sitting at our computer typing all the time. I don't think so. And if that makes me a prima donna, then so be it. I am one.
And we who work at home are
so very ''screwable'' because nobody has to look us in the eye and nobody fears us storming into their office and causing a scene. It's all quite remote and sanitary this way. Send out a couple of e-mails, do a no-information informational conference call or two, ignore phone messages. Hey presto! No mess! All done!
In the early days, MedQuist said working at home was a benefit, therefore at-home sm
employees did not receive as many benefits as those working in-house. As I believe, it was something like at-home employees got 3 days off a year versus 10 days for the in-office employees -- WHAT?!!! I told them it made no sense to me, since by working at home I was saving them money -- no need to provide office space, equipment, references, utilities, etc. -- yet I get shafted. I was only part-time when they took over the previous company with their great policies, and I told them to kiss where I can't.
Ever get a job w/an on-line placement agency? They all seem to be in-
RE:Ever get a job w/an on-line placement agency? They all seem to be in-
In-house is where I would like to be. Can you provide the web address for the placement agency/agencies, so I may take a look. Are there multiple listings across the US or is just for one geograhical location?
It is grand to work from home,
get certain things in writing, such as work times, how down time will be handled (server down), and if you will be required to go into the office to work for shortage coverage, meetings, etc. Been here, done this. Get it in writing or you will probably regret it.
I work for that account from home and it is
a great money maker. You have to move to Wisconsin for 6 months to train, though.
You can work in the office or at home....
if you dislike the office, or find it tense, you should ask to work from home. There are only about 15 people that work in the office, most are not transcriptionists, and my experience is that they would rather transcriptionists work from home.
Life's too short, go ahead and make arrangements to work from home. Why would you want to work in the office, especially if you dislike it so much?
Here is what you save because I work from home
The average cost per square foot of commercial real estate is $6 to $13 per month. A cubbie for my work area would run about $864 a year. You want me to give up taking off any time for the first year except for a couple of days. HOW MANY DAYS DO YOU GET PAID TO TAKE OFF? Oh, that's right. Your job doesn't bring money in, does it? I save you electricity. I save you the resources you should supply me under IRS rules such as books, CDs, etc. You should be paying 100% of my internet expense, provide a computer at no charge if you are an employer meeting IRS regulations and I worked on site. You should contribute to my state unemployment fund regardless of what state I live in when you run out of work and I am left without an income (oh, that doesn't happen to management, does it?) You should provide an email server to keep from cluttering my personal email account and causing me to spend extra money to keep all those informative emails that require server space. You occasionally want me to fax something. Did you provide me with a fax machine? I'm getting further away from the definition of an employee aren't I? You want me to be 100% responsible for my own health insurance. What if it's so crappy I would rather find my own? Do you contribute to my health premium costs, say $35 twice a month NOT to take your insurance (like employers I've had in the past)? If I am hit by a drunk driver, where is my short-term or long-term disability benefits? Oh, that's right, you cut out those expenses because you didn't think we would need them and wouldn't notice what you did.
Lastly, do you think I don't notice that my wages have been going down instead of up over the last 7 years because of forces beyond my control? My knowledge, skill sets, resourcefullness and employment values increases yet I make less money. Is this how it works in management? About that retirement fund, thank you for offering it and contributing to it as I am going to need it when I retire from MT at about the age of 72 because I can't make it on what I'll be pulling from the federal government if I try to retire in my 60s.
Gee, I'm glad you cleared up what you offer me. I honest hope you can see my point too.
I hope this point does not get pulled because I think these are valid issues that ALL MTSOs should be aware that MTs think about.
Did I leave out anything?
I work at home as IC for hospital...
Stay put. After 10 years of working at home for this hospital with no raise, I decided to venture out and try other MTSOs. Good thing I kept my hospital job. I usually do 200-250 lines an hour with the hospital but other MTSOs I was down to 120-150. Mostly it is the different dictators and I can't stand leaving blanks so I would listen over and over to try to get them. Then the styles of what this one wants and what that one wants also differs tremendously. Stay where you are and maybe talk to the hospital about possibly doing at least some days at home.
Is that In-House or you work at home?
U S Work at Home Directory???
Does anybody have any experience with this company that offers to give leads for medical transcription jobs?
Hello, Has anyone ever seen a legitamite work at home job?
just for typing not transcription
work at home tips
I found that I had to be mean. No, I cannot babysit, take you places, loan you money etc..... I am working....... I found family to be the worst. The husbands and significant others think they are exempt from this. Call a million times a day. Honey do you want to go..... with me and it is always during working hours. They have odd working schedule and do not understand we have to work set hours. I got a lot more done when I started being firm with people.
We use dial up so of course the phone is always busy but they are not afraid to use the cell phone. Be firm and stick to your guns. I found the best thing was having set hours because otherwise the DH wanted me to go everywhere with him on his days off. I wonder how they would feel if the situation was reversed.
Good luck to you
Do the coordinators work from home?
How do I apply for a coordinator position??
I work for a hospital at home also. sm
Fortunately, our hospital has the team approach. I am an IC for the hospital and my workload is the same as if I was an in-house employee. I see the entire work queue just as they do and we work first in-first out and abide by TAT. Not all facilities treat you like a second-rate citizen. There are wonderful people and well run hospitals out there to work for at home. You just need to seek them out.
Yep. That's why I am glad I work at home. Yet
we have echos of in-house right here, and it sounds very familiar. Ahh, like the old days at the water cooler. Not! LOL.
Let's be honest, most of us became MTs so we can work at home and be
with our kids. My son was born with respiratory problems and had severe asthma up until about age 10. I started working at home because I was on the verge of being fired from an in-office job for missing too much work.
I conditioned myself when I started working from home to block out the TV, talking, dogs barking, etc. My desk is in the family room. Whenever my son was sick at home with me, I set him up in front of the TV on the couch with his nebulizer, video games, various favorite movies, etc. I worked in the same room with him, took breaks to give him his breathing treatments and medicines, make him lunch, etc.
That way I didn't feel guilty and I got my work done. I know some MTs have trouble with blocking out noise and need complete silence to work. I'm one of the lucky ones who can get in a zone and hear nothing by the dictation in my ears.
The other thing I can tell you is don't feel guilty about choosing your kids over your job. Family has to come first period! And if I find the person I work for doesn't agree with that, then I'm not working for the right place. I flat out let my employer know back in those days that there would be numerous doctor's appointments and I would have to take sometimes two to three hours off at a time to take my son to these appointments. I would make my time up, but I was going to go to those appointments whether they liked it or not. Of course, I didn't put it quite that way.
Especially when I worked as an IC. I never asked for permission to take time off. I simply sent an email and said my son has a doctor's appointment. I will be unavailable from this time to that time and I will make up my time when I return. Thank you.
Guilt is a working mom's worst enemy and especially so when you have a chronically ill child. It's hard, but you'll get through. I did. My sickly little boy is now a healthy 16-year-old boy. I still work at home and I'm still here for him whenever he gets sick, although now he doesn't have to be in the same room with me, and I still take him to doctor's appointments. Just not as often.
My advice, just do what you have to do and don't feel guilty about it.
Is it work from home or in house ...sm
in New York. That is a good job.
Legitimate work-at-home job that isn't MT????
Please spill it! You don't have to say which company if you're worried about all of us suddenly jumping in with resumes, just what industry? Thanks!
As much as I like to work at home, I'm ready to
I worked briefly for a temp agency.
They actually sent me out on a hospital job where I was paid hourly so that is the only experience I have. It was not production based or anything. They just needed some extra help getting caught up. It was mostly H&Ps and operative notes. The hourly rate was not bad...really not that much less than what I was making at home and they ended up offering me a full-time job as an employee, but I wanted to stay home work because of kids..
Many years ago I paid an employment agency a fee (sm)
for what seemed like a great job (non-MT). Two of us were hired for a job that didn't have enough work for even one person! In the meantime, I was making payments to the employment agency each paycheck. The two of us were working hard and doing well (we thought!)
The week before my last payment was due to the employment agency, out of the blue the manager began to find fault with every little thing we did, even if it was what she told us to do the day before.
I got suspicious, and on a day she was absent, found her file cabinet unlocked and took a look through her employee file. (Don't even bother to lecture me - I KNOW it was wrong, but I did it anyway.)
What I found was VERY interesting: It turns out that every few months, this company hired 2 people from this agency. They would keep them only until that employee had made their last payment to the agency, then let them go and hire 2 more. Also, our manager was very good friends with the owner of the employment agency!
Sure enough, a few days after my co-worker & I made our last payment to the agency, we were let go. Talk about a scam! And of course, back then I was too young & naiive to know I had a legal recourse.
LESSON LEARNED: Never, ever, pay anything for a job. Your skill is the asset, and you are selling it to the employer for your wage. (So don't sell yourself cheaply!)
Enjoy the same "benes" you do, work at home,
but work for a company that pays fairly, average $22-36 an hour, depending the dictators. Also get PTO, insurance, 401K, etc., and equipment furnished. I do not consider less than 200 lines an hour good output..
Could it be that so many work from home or in the basement of hospitals? sm
This is NOT generalizing because I know several MTs who are not psycho, but I have met so many absolute nut cases in this field that I question my own sanity after listening to them!
We had an MT at the hospital I used to work for that called security because she was certain that someone moved her chair and wanted a full investigation. She could not accept that perhaps the cleaning crew did this!
No wonder you post anonymously and work at home.
With that personality. Lash out irrationally lately?
There are several. Are you lookin to work in-house or at home? nm
I work as a hospital employee at home
legit work at home jobs
Go To: http://www.telcoa.org/id156.htm
i have worked for west.com - made $12 - $14 per hour, paid every 2 weeks
hope this will help
I work 12 hr/day, 6 days/week, and my take-home pay - sm
comes out to around $6.50/hour. Is that about in the same ballpark as what you're making, and if so, how can your employees afford to work for you for less than that?
if your take home is $6.50/hour and your doing quality MT work...sm
sweetness, it's time for you to find another profession. You can go flip burgers with bennies for that pay. This is an example of why our pay scale is so low. There are those MTs who are willing to work for peanuts. One should never make this low wage in this profession. You must either have to do a lot of researching because you lack medical terminology knowledge, or the company you are working for is putting the screws to you. I truly feel sorry that you find are willing to do this. Good luck to you.
But as work at home IC, deductions can often lower
Oops... This is for Work from Home by Anne below
I work at home and I live in the Midwest.
You have to consider the job market and cost of living in your area of the country. I think I'm doing pretty darn good. If I factor in the incentive pay, I'm making around $35 per hour.
Ahhhh! Okay...work as an employee at home with
very good work habits. I have a great schedule and very rarely interrupted. I use the expansions in Word and do have many. I've been doing this for 10 years and leave few blanks but I do think I spend too much time on referencing. Maybe I just don't type fast enough but my hands sure do seem to fly on my keyboard! I just thought that maybe there was a secret I did not know about how to format expansions or something on that line. Thanks so much for responding:)
Working from home/office work
I feel I need to speak up. I understand that the industry is going backwards in pay and for all of the more experienced MT's this is really degrading from what I hear from some. I understand and I would probably feel the same way. This is a craft. Not everyone can do what we do. It is a very hard craft. We should be paid what we are worth. There is no doubt about that but I also know how it works in an office in this industry. Being in an office is awful! I did it for 15 years. I worked at 2 different companies and both took advantage of the hard worker I was. I had MULTIPLE jobs and was not compensated for it. When I hear MT's complain about how bad they have it I want to scream. Yes, the pay is an issue. Yes, the belittling emails from managers is ridiculous. I completely agree and all of those managers should be let go but you do not know how awful it is to be in an office setting dealing with those belittling managers.
Trust me everyone in the company you work for or wherever that is not a VP or CEO is going through hell on a daily basis and not getting paid for it. You are making a lot more money for the time you put in than the people working in the office mostly. The people in the office are probably working on salary. When you figure the hours they work and the amount they are paid that are probably making about $5.00 an hour or less. They also have to work nights/weekends etc. from home. They also are having to listen to all of the MT's daily when they have a problem, they call in giving a excuse as to why they cannot come to work and trying to scramble to get the shift filled when the MT is really not sick as she said, problems dealing with the clients and their complaints about the work or turn times, problems with MT's and editors fighting via IM or email, problems with the Sales guys telling potential clients...oh yeah, we can do that...when we CANNOT.
I could go on and on. Being in an office is a lot more work than you would think. I would be greatful for what you have. I am not bitter at what I have gone through in an office setting. It got me to where I am today. I just want to let you know it is not easy working in an office and it is a lot harder than being an MT when you can type and then stop for the day and not have to answer to others and deal with their issues. Being an MT is a craft and it is hard...just be thankful!
Have a HAPPY HOLIDAY! Be joyous! Feel Blessed!