Thanks. I'm not really ready to give up my employee position, but nice to know in the future. nm
Posted By: LTMT on 2007-11-06
In Reply to: Taxes sm - TN
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I find this interesting. I am getting ready to be in the same position. sm
I have only worked from home as an IC but have recently accepted a position, because of health insurance and benefits, as an employee. My thoughts are running scared because I, too, am afraid of the set schedule that I must work. But working as an employee is supposed to be giving me assurity of steady workflow which my old company almost took me to the poor house! I am like you, would give it a month and then compare. Then be tempted to stay with my old job because of it was like a good worn shoe to me. But I liked what the other poster said about give it 3-6 months. Makes sense. And maybe I won't be so hasty.
I hope you make it with the employee position because, even though I don't personally know your circumstance, I know that employee with benefits is much, much more beneficial than just an IC. Good luck!!!!
Yes, I'm ready to give up the PT MT I do
because this 3 cpl VR crap is for the birds! I already gave up FT MT after 20+ years and that was a WONDERFUL decision for me.
Future-Net as IC, although work can be low. Nice people. nm
The DQS is an IC position and the Dictaphone EXtext is an employee position....
both part time...both making 9.5 cents per line...which is better IC or employee?
Can anyone tell me if Future Net hires you as employee status or is it just IC? Any info on them? nm
You would have to get an employee position that
offers short-term disability to get any money for maternity leave, but it isn't much money, about $150/week.
Found a position where I am an employee, don't have
to punch a clock, higher line rate plus bennies.
sounds more like an employee position, no?
From job board:
Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM to 5 PM.
You must be available during these times and meet a 2 to 4 hour STAT for MRI reports only.
24 hour TAT on other.
This is an IC position.
Sounds like an employee position to me
You're being taken for a fool. ICs should all work from a pool. These MTSOs want their cake and eat it too. What you just described sounds like an employee. An IC does not give notice. I've covered for my IC job for people that give no notice when taking off and it's never a problem. I can wake up and not type at all. I can also take off whenever I want, but that doesn't mean I want have work either. I type from a pool.
Advice from an MTSO. You will not be ready until you think you are ready and it takes more than MT
One of the most important things a service owner can have is confidence. You have to have confidence in yourself before anyone else can.
Transcription is only about 50% of what you need to know. Set yourself up right from the beginning. Pick a name, incorporate, open a checking account.
Then put the basics in place down to the littlest detail. Pick your colors, your logo, your motto.
Put together a business plan. A formal one. It will help define where you want to go and will add to the professional image you want to portray. Register with the state and your city or county.
Take a small business class at a community college - that is a HUGE help.
The other 50% is accounting, business management, HR, marketing, sales and legalities.
It sounds like a lot but it will pay off.
And be prepared ... as you succeed, there will be a lot of people that will try to talk you out of it but you need to be strong and realize that they did not do it so they have no idea. Get some thick skin.
I used to post a lot on here, and learned the hard way not to. This is the first time in a long time that I have come over here, but your post caught my eye. I do not post anymore, but my company has a lot of posts about it and you have to learn to put blinders on it and ignore the bashers. Hard to do but trust me, very necessary.
Anonymous MTSO, although some will figure out who I am !
If they offered you a position, didn't they give you a pay rate?
Is 9cpl a good pay for employee position with benefits?
Trying to make comparisons. Thanks
Nope. No 20hr position. Please don't give wrong info.
How is turning you down for a position rude? Are they, or any other company, obligated to give you
No. As a recruiter, I am seeing this more and more. Maybe the hours you were available did not match what they needed. Maybe your equipment or speciality or background did not match. How is it rude not to hire someone? There would be no need for interviews if everyone was just hired because they applied. I did not understand most of this until I started recruiting. The company I work for is spoken well of on this board and then bashed at other times. I see a lot of people that think they are entitled to a position or a shift or a certain account. It is difficult to be on this side.
They actually have a nice Employee Orientation
You should check out their Employee Orientation Manual. Anyone who is adventurous may find it fun.
Nice to hear. Can you give some details on the coverage?
If only VWP was the future. It's not. The bad sound quality of VR is the future at this company.
Bad sound quality, technical problems, no expander, full editing, half pay. No thanks. I'm on my way out after 4 years.
No, if they give YOU a set schedule you are an employee. sm
It would be the same as if I ran a retail store and hung my hours on the door so my clients would know when I am open and available. The same goes for MT work. All the company is asking is when is your sign open amd when are you closed. Now asking you to commit weekends is YOUR choice and you can obviously say no, but prepared for them to shop somewhere else if you are not convenient for them.
and give employee status
I also need emp PT status, because I don't want to worry about paying taxes myself quarterly (what a pain!)
C'mon, give us a clue. Where is this, how did you find it, IC or employee? nm
Very nice owner, nice work, nice place - sm
the leave you alone. I left because they do not budge from their pay which was kind of mediocre. I would go back if I had to because they were extremely nice.
I'm hoping too as I accepted position a position also nm
Very nice people, nice place to work. nm
Yes, nice QA (and nice people in general), but very little work right now. nm
Again, you are not ready
...If you have to ask if there is a contract to type up. If you have been an MT for ten years, you've had to sign a contract with an MTSO. It should be common sense that you would do a contract if you have your own account. Even though the client can break it at any time.
MTs don't mind helping MTs. I think if you seemed a little more knowledgeable you would be getting a better response.
You may want to do some research first. You are not asking the right questions. You don't strike me as someone who has been in this business for ten years.
that is way too high - and is why you are being replaced bu Indians.
You probably won't know until they are ready for you to.
Yes, I'm about ready if
If like you said, I knew I could have a good job out of the house, I would take it. I'm tired of being treated like a first grader by MT companies who think they are all that.
I work like a dog, and I'm very honest but I have people micromanaging me and telling me to make sure I'm not late... they are crazy. I overwork if anything. Egos.
I'm getting ready to start sm
with a company that uses this platform and am curious as to how it works as well. I'm wondering if there is a built-in line counter.
get ready to tell your thumb
that it's going to work for free. Phoenix Medcom doesn't pay for spaces.
Get ready to be clocked in....
I would think it is tough to go from IC (flexibility) to working a strict shift. This is just my opinion. The other problem with working for that hospital is that at any given time they could outsource the work. I'd be very careful if I were you especially if you are an IC with your very own clients that you service yourself and not through an MTSO, which is actually subcontracting.
Even though you are hourly, I'm sure they'll want some sort of production out of you, and this as well can be stressful in a new environment.
It's tough, but if I were you, I'd stay IC.
Most are ready for editing though, sm
Much more work flow these days now that they added additional work types. Easy to make good money. I like it.
Only if you're PT ready to go FT
For 1/4 of a cent raise.
Ready to scream!!
I need to vent!! There is a certain co-worker who lurks, hovers, and then pounces whenever she sees good jobs coming up. She waits until I am tied up with another job and then swoops in like a sniper and grabs them. She does this over and over! It is becoming so disgusting.
getting ready to test with Amphion
anyone take the test recently? How was it?
ITA with poster below. You aren't ready to go
after your own accounts. You need to do some research, to be more confident. The questions you are asking indicate you haven't a clue and that isn't a good place to start. I don't know what your life experience is, or your experience as an MT, but you need a bit more experience under your belt to be able to get and keep your own accounts.
I am getting ready to apply with Diskriter.
Do they offer a good rate of pay? Did you get an offer from Diskriter or one of their hospitals?
I was ready to sign the contract. (nm)
I know 2 people who are getting documents ready
One of them recorded a conversation where they called and ask her to work and also has email's requesting work on her off day's.
Ready to quit Spheris
I have had it with Spheris. So, I am now looking for another company. With the lack of benefits and reduction in pay I can no longer work there. I will be looking for something better. At this point, I do not know how much more of this I can take.
Ready to Quit Spheris
You have my sympathy. Just make sure you have something else lined up before you quit. I worked Spheris and another company at the same time just to make sure I was not jumping into the fire. We are in recession right now, which makes it an employer's market whether we like it or not. The way MTs are being treated is upsetting to everyone.
I was just getting ready to post the same theory
I can imagine that some PSs don't appreciate it when recruiters hire unqualified MTs for a particular position. I'm not saying the OP was unqualified, but if a recruiter has a history of not hiring within job requirements, thereby putting a huge load on the PS, I can see how the PS might not be a happy camper. It's definitely not right of her to take it out on the MT, but that might at least be the reason for such irrational behavior?
she pays when she gets good and ready to!
She does not pay when the client pays her even though that is what the contract says. If you want to get paid on time, I would not recommend this company at all.
I'm also ready to throw in the towel
and am counting the days (a little over two years) until I can retire. I work for a splendid company, but the industry in general is headed for the sewer.
I'm about ready to quit my job getting paid...
Once a month and you know what? They can't even do that! I have not had a check for 5 weeks and when I asked where it is they said it has not even been sent yet!
Bet you're wondering why right? Well so was I so I asked (politely of course), and my response.
The swine flu is slowing the post office down
I ask myself that too but I was just ready to have a simple account sm
with a repetitive dictator daily where I could make more money using templates and macros with all the repetitiveness. I know I can make more money in the long run that way and that is what it sounded like to me so I guess I was desperately looking for a way to make more money for less time spent.
Also, the pay was only 0.06 gross line or they call it physical line.
As much as I like to work at home, I'm ready to
Is your MTSO ready for Windows 7 when it comes
Yes! Nice lady, nice company. nm
"warned" by someone who won't give facts or sign her name. Give me a break! nm
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