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It is 1 day for extended family, 3 days for immediate.

Posted By: MT on 2005-12-27
In Reply to: OMG! That is an awful benefit plan! Are you kidding me? You contribute nothing to the - SueEllen

They do pay a portion of the health insuance. I came from a company with no benefits and I made $83K with Keystrokes this year. I am not complaining!

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I believe it has even been extended into Feb now
...another break for the big companies, although I have not had that happen yet with transcription...
That is what I just said. !0 days PTO, period. That includes vacation, sick days and personal days
They should have paid holidays so that you are paid if you take off. Also should inculde extra hours for sick days and personal days.

That annual raise of .002 is kind of a joke especially when at the same time they upped the minimum line requirement from 10,000 lines to 12,000 lines.

OSi just does not have the qualified people in management positions that I wish to work for.

I am glad that you are happy at OSi and all is working out for you. Their dishonesty and the way they treat people just does not work for me.

Of course they can get by cheaply by hiring unqualified people so that is very good for the owners.
The ad says they treat MTs like family ... what a family that must be! LOL nm

You bill 30 days behind, and they snail mail it so it's late - about 40 days from invoice
No way jose - they even messed up their direct deposit payments
She didn't say she didn't have a family. A family isn't just kids. sm

She also said she didn't have kids. Why do you think you're so much better  BECAUSE you have kids?  I am so sick of that attitude.  I don't have kids, never wanted them, but have been discriminated against in jobs because of it.  Everyone figured since I had no kids I could work all the time.  I said NO!  Just because I don't have kids doesn't mean I don't have a life or that my life is not important.   

BTW I work part time too. 

Maybe she/he works 14 hour days/7 days a week? nm
Would that be 5 business days or 5 regular days?
So when are we going to be paid this time around since you're so knowledgable?

Sorry, but for some of us a day or 2 actually makes a difference.
Most want 20 hours over 5 days, but it could be more, or it could be spread over 4 days. nm
Correction - TH has 5 PTO days 1st year/10 days 2nd yr
Axolotl within 30 days. Transolutions in 60 days. NM
It is true. Any job has its good days and bad days.
Perhaps you'd like to just keep your old job and try this one out. Just because a poster here is crabbing about it, or even if as in the past there have been negative posts, odds are that there are very happy people who don't even post or know that this board exists. As Alice says. Everything is relative. The fact that this company is hiring and pays may be a place which is a blessing. As opposed to digging ditches on day labor for example. Or somebody might prefer digging ditches. This is just an example. Sometimes we who are employable, even though we don't make as much as we used to in this business, or as much as we would like to, we still if working at home do not pay for gas to go to work, career clothes, deal with office politics, have to look at a boss who writes us up if we are a minute late, etcetera. I don't make half as much as I used to, but I don't send my 3 children to day care which by the way saves us money. SO I remind my husband I am worth that in addition to my salary if I had a job outside. No job is perfect. I am not even sure if Focus is any good or not, I have not worked there. But if one poster says there are good days and bad, I say that is the most honest answer you are going to get anywhere, and if you need a job badly, how is it to hurt trying it out, until you know for sure for yourself? THanks for listening. But sometimes this board gets to be a bit much with the agendas of people railing on other people like the OP here who just wanted all opinions instead of just one side. Balance is always great. And, if things seem lop-sided, then it is a good thing to seek out both sides. IMHO.
I think they would. Those are good days for 10-hour days. sm
I have a set schedule but it is Tues-Sat and it works well for me. It wouldn't hurt to ask!
90 days is correct. 3 days off 1st year, 10 during 2nd.
The 2nd one was NOT family. Again, get your sm
facts straight.

No ... not being catered to.  The company pays the same portion of my insurance for my family plan as it does for the employee who has no family.  With the new plan, for health and dental for myself and my family, I will be paying a grand total of $738.93 a month, which is down from $977.00 I was paying.  I hardly call $738.00 a month being catered too.  I'm just happy it came down.  The employee only rates are still very, very good from my point of view, and it does seem like it is really good coverage.

this is for family?
No family? sm
Then who is that cutie in the picture? 
You say family comes first?
All the love in the world goes out the window if you are hungry. Check and see just what are the basic needs. Love is not the first thing on the list.
Were the 2 days weekend days? sm
They expect everyone to work a weekend day. Their definition of team player is to actually work 6 or 7 days a week. One might consider it if the pay was there & she gave out some decent work. It is the ideal place to work if you are a workaholic with no life.
11 days is more than you would get inhouse...usually 10 days.
We have the convenience of working at home and yet you want MORE than what inhouse positions offer?

Ask if those are calendar days or biz days too nm
family plan
Anyone know what the cost would be for a family plan?
family plan
I can't find the info they sent me...It should be here somewhere.  I'll look some more Sunday and see if I can find it. 
family plan
I've looked everywhere and can't find the initial info they sent.  Maybe someone else who has a family plan through MQ or at least can find their introductory info on the insurance plan can answer this.  Sorry! 
They do not pay anything on family coverage, IMO. That is why I would rather be an IC and buy

my own policy versus being an employee of a service.  When you think about it, being an employee for most of the services out there offers no real benefits at all.  I have found that the PTO that some of these companies offer as part of their benefits package is a crappy.  You basically get paid a base hourly rate for any PTO you take and that base rate never EVER equals what you actually make when typing.  So you are basically penalized for taking time off.

And health insurance benefit packages are a joke!  They pay nothing for family coverage and not to mention there is always the threat looming over your head that if your production falls, they can take your benefits away.

If I were you, I would either be an IC and buy your own policy or try to get on with a hospital that offers work at home MT jobs.  Hospitals are the only places that offer decent health insurance coverage for families.  I have my own accounts and bought a health insurance policy for my kids and I, but recently I took a job with a hospital just for the insurance.  So now I have my own accounts plus I work FT for a hospital from home.  I pay $175 a month for family coverage with a $1000 family deductible.  It was financially a smarter move for me to go to work as an employee with the hospital because I'm saving a bundle on insurance.

Again, let me say, I would NEVER go back to work as an employee for a service.  They don't offer anything that I would consider benefits.  You're better off buying your own policy.

If you are single and have no family

go for it.   My situation was a bit different in that I wasn't running out of work, just testing the waters.  I applied to about a dozen companies, offered positions with each, took 3 positions to figure which I liked best.  I had worked for a small local company for 13 years as my only experience so was really clueless.   I found it really difficult to switch from the various accounts and scheduling became a nightmare because I really had no clear-cut hours or line counts.  It got to where I wasn't doing a good job, just doing the lines and not caring about the product, plus I was screaming at my son for bothering me while I was trying to work.  Just wasn't worth it. 



Single or family? nm

Family coverage
is about $217 per pay period. I think you have to get this one if you have more than one child.
Yes they have family coverage

but I do not need that right now.  I have a schedule but they are flexible hours so that really helps.  Pay does include all spaces, but what I like is the direct deposit and the steady work.  I have been with Medware for 2 years and always have work.  If my primary is out they give you a back up account.  Finally my income meets my needs and I can move ahead with some things around the house that needed fixing.  Plus it's nice knowing I have good health insurance.

Family is about $240 or so a pay period
Including dental and vision.
WMX has best overall family coverage
I absolutely agree 1000%!!! It has great benefits.
For me the family insurance...
is high compared to my husband's insurance, but then again, his insurance is AWESOME, so I did not need the coverage. This is based where I live, and I am in PA. Their vision IS better than my husband's though so I did get that, and the dental coverage is not bad either, but again, my husband's covers ortho whereas they do not. Overally, they do have good benefits compared to other companies I have worked for. HTH
Less than $360 for family at MQ. Med/Den/Vision
It's an American family; however
looking at their website, it does say they have significant private equity in India.

How much is insurance for a family at TT
How much does insurance for family
coverage cost with Axolotl? I could not find anything on their web site that said.
Does anyone on here work for them that knows. Thanks.
Whatever it takes for family first IMO. (sm)
TT has more work coming on, these are good people who really care about us.

We still have to work some holidays but I saw a memo allowing us to flex our time that day to allow us to enjoy our family. The 2 major holidays Thanksgiving and Christmas you rotate, work one one year, the other the next. But it really is no problem if you can flex it around your family activities.

Good luck to you whichever way you choose.

Family rates
My rate sheet only included prices for single, with spouse, with children, but not for family. We tried calling but Aetna is closed today. Did anyone get the family rate for HMO2 for Aetna family? Thanks in advance for your help.
I can see the family rates

You have to arrow over all the way to the right to see the prices for family plans .... way over to the right.

family rate?
Do you know what the family rate is?
Benefits for whole family
How much is the health insurance premium for self, spouse and child(ren)? Do you know how much is taken out every 2 weeks?
That is for family coverage.
Maybe there are people that might have had a different experience, but just giving my opinion. I have also heard their platform sucks before from other people.
All family is covered - all 3 of us have used ours. nm
I went the last 2 weeks with $3 for my family of 3.
 a couple of weeks ago it was $5.  I remember the good old days, too.  Christmas off AND paid and time and a half AND an extra day off if you worked, bonus, affordable insurance that actually covered our expenses, being able to pay the bills and having money left over, and having RESPECT.  All of that with just 1 job.  Now it's gone with the wind. 
That is the exact same for me, need one day for family!
Axolotl is right around $300 for family s/m
This includes health and dental.  They pay your vision, LTD and STD.  Great Company!!
I know it is less for MT and spouse than for family sm
but don't know the cost as I'm single.
Not an attorney, but have 2 in the family ...sm

My son-in-law is a newbie lawyer who does have an interest in labor law and the like.  I've had numerous conversations with him re. the MTSOs and all they're able to get by with.  Regarding your post above, the difference is ASKING YOU TO and REQUIRING YOU TO. 

In any job paying on production, if there's no work on your shift DUE TO NO FAULT OF THE EMPLOYER (and this does NOT include having sent your work to VR when you on a straight MT shift and you're out of work) they may REQUEST that you make it up at a later date - this must be a mutually agreeable time.  But THEY CANNOT REQUIRE you to make up work at a specific time - they must pay you minimum hourly wage for your time in that case.   

And that they will treat you like FAMILY, too.
Can't argue that one. I guess like most of MY family, these yahoos would never pay me what they owed me, either.

I cannot believe they still have the audacity to advertise here.

I have it 2. Pay about $50 for full family coverage.
Yep, all maintenance is paid 100% - major stuff pays very well, too. I really like it, and have had it for years and years.  Nothing exciting, but good basic dental coverage. I like the $1000 a year per kid for braces! Sure helps with 3 in them!!  I think its just the normal probationary period til it starts - 3 months? Honestly don't remember reading anything about waiting a year for braces though. 
Could you tell me how much your insurance runs for family?