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They have NO paid sick or vacation time

Posted By: sm on 2009-04-25
In Reply to: Yes, I am. sm - Multi-MTSO MT

You will likely not find any full timers who are happy there.

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There is no paid PTO or sick time.
They still have not provided the *'much more to come'* benefits. I have the most sour and unhelpful team lead. Just about any company would be better than Focus.
Industry Standard Vacation/Sick pay
I am an at-home Transcriptionist for a major hospital system. As of a year ago, we have had our earned vacation/sick pay reduced by 15% of our hourly wage. We were told this is industry standard. Is this correct?
That is not much when MT's required to use those days for sick, vacation, and holidays.

So don't plan a vacation, or get sick, or want off any holidays for to spend with family.  11 days are just not enough for a year's work for any company.  The office staff, I am sure, get to take a vacation, or sometimes sick, and are off holidays to be with their families. 

Why do at-home MT's get treated like this when we are paid on production and have to really PUSH to get a decent living, and then not be respected the same as an office employee.  We produce piece work !   

DVHP gives vacation time to part-time people. nm
I think she is just saying she landed a job with them and a bennie is 2 weeks paid vacation.
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.
PTO, sick pay, paid holidays, benefits include...sm
Medical, dental, vision, drug coverage.  Great company.  I like my accounts.  Plenty of work.
Can you take vacation time and holidays
off? Can you work part-time or do they only have full-time MTs? TIA
TransHealth has 6 paid holidays in addition to PTO and sick pay for fulltimers. nm
Keystrokes question RE: vacation time.

Is vacation time offered only to FT employees.... or do they offer it to PT employees as well?

Thank you.

Keystrokes - How do they notify you if you qualified for vacation time? Thanks! nm
I think doctors are taking vacation this time of year
I've seen this in the past in the summer. 
When MDI-FL pays vacation time, is it hourly rate or an average

PTO/sick time..sm

I know this is a dumb question, but I am considering testing for them.  So, when you are sick or want to take off, you schedule it with your supervisor right?  Then, it goes unpaid right?  Are they pretty flexible regarding time off? 

I guess if I need a vacation, I would need to save up money for it.  How does it work for you?

Please excuse any typos. 

I get the same crap here all the time & Sick of it! nm
I've been with the company almost 10 years. I know the truth. Hawaii was a company-paid vacation.
It's about time we see something positive posted about TT. I, for one, am sick
and tired of seeing them get bashed. Yes, work was low. Yes, I was scared. That doesn't make them public enemy #1 though. Thank you for your post.
I don't work there, but someone told me they don't have sick/PTO time. Yuck. NM
OSi with part time health insurance and paid time off
OSi does offer health insurance and paid time off for part time.  Yes, there have been changes.  Yes, there will probably be more changes.  I don't see anywhere that hasn't had changes.  If they don't change they will be out of business the way the economy is these days, just like some other companies.  If they don't make money, then I don't make money.  So, what is so different with OSi compared to other companies?  I see complaints constantly about all companies.  I don't think it is the fault of the company that they outsource or use voice recognition.  It just is life on life's terms these days.  There is still enough work for us, at least for me. 
Is it still being paid on time if you are paid on the 1st and 15th.....
and if the 15th falls on a Saturday getting paid on the 17th?  My bank is open and posts on Saturday that means I am not being paid on the 15th doesn't?  This has happened a lot lately. 
Ugh - well I did all my work on time and I expect to be paid on time.

The phone company doesn't wait, the cable company doesn't wait, and the electric company doesn't wait for their money either - all of which I need to pay in order to do my job.  I work when I am supposed to, I help when behind, and give 110%, and I ask for my check to be on time. 

I think if an MTSO is going to have to mail checks they should do so priority to make up for the delay.

Nope. I have gotten paid on time every time.
You must be thinking of somewhere else.
May I ask if not getting paid on TIME
Always paid on time....sm
Nice folks to work for - small agency. When I was with them, they paid weekly (never late). The problem I had was that they would assign new accounts or new doctors to you without notifying you first.
Not paid on time
The only negative I have heard about this company is that they DO NOT pay their MTs on time. MTs are having to BEG for their paycheck, which is not professional at all!
Never - always get paid on time
paid on time
If you want paid on time, health insurance, PTO, good feedback, please come to work for Keystrokes.  I started in January and would not leave to go anywhere else.  The company is hiring now and needs basic 4 MTs.  I'll get off my soapbox now.  Thanks.
Because we don't get paid for down time
they would have to mark the hours as not working and thus not getting paid.
Paid time off
Welcome to the real world!!! If you are low man on the totem pole do NOT expect T-day or Xmas off -- those holidays truly belong to the MTs whom have been with the company for years. You can't even be expected to work outside in the corporate world and have a 2 week paid vacation after a year !
I work them now..always been paid on time
and the changes that might be coming
I'm the OP..again, I've always been paid on time
I'm wondering about these several accounts going with speech recognition (many accounts that I have worked on), and what that will mean for us in the long-term.
PAID DOWN TIME by Diskriter - sm
Who are they kidding? I have to agree with the above poster, Diskriter does make Medquist look like a wonderful company. IT EVEN MAKES Spheris LOOK GOOD!

By the way, when did Diskriter start hiring PT????
I do not get 3-4 months paid time off
every year. I do work 50 out of 52 weeks.
Paid on time, but not good.
I always got paid on time at Nicholas..sm
I think there were possibly a couple of times where it was 2-3 days late, but she always let us know what was going on ... she's a nice lady to work for, friendly and flexible.

Biggest drawback for me was pay was only 7 cpl at the time (about 4-5 years ago), and there was slight disorganization due to rapid growth. New tech issues, specs, staff changes, etc. Decent dictators, though, and I liked working there. I left due to the pay.

All that being said, I now have my own MT service, and I personally do not agree with paying ICs when an MTSO gets paid. I consider that a business expense like any other, and I allow for and recoup those costs from the clients accordingly. An MTSO's collection issues/methods should not be the IC's problem, IMO. I believe an IC has the right to expect regular payment for services rendered.

If you can accept the payment arrangement knowing there MIGHT be times you'll have to wait, it's a nice place to work, though.
Got paid, but once again not for all my lines. Third time in a row
I have been shorted.  I'm done.
Cindy always paid me on time...
When I was there earlier this summer she paid once a week with a 1-week holdback (so you should get your first check in a couple weeks).

I have worked for her twice...for a while in 2007 and a while in 2008 and never had a problem with pay. In fact, her line counts usually came out higher than mine.

Good luck, I hope you like your job there.
An IC should not expect to be paid on time!
Then, the MTSO should not be expected to get her labor provided either. My goodness! What nerve! Good luck to you in recovering your much-deserved pay!
But, have you always been paid, and in time for bills
Are they dependable, and good income, really need to know. If the paper check is dependable, that would be okay, but really need to know specifics on reliability of pay, company, etc. Thanks again.
Are you paid for your time to look up names, etc? nm
Can you elaborate? Do you get paid on time? Do you have enough work? sm
Are you radiology or acute care? What kind of problems?
How do MTs get paid if it is not on time sheet. Are they just working to keep
In the past 4 years I have always been paid on time
P.S. I am full-time too and they have paid holidays. (nm)
Above post asks do you get paid for your TIME to
Umm, I am paid every other Friday, on time. Work
I did some work ON MY TIME helping them and Rebecca never paid me either.
Bad way to run a company.
Pay on time, do have direct deposit, paid every 2 weeks.nm



I worked for them shortly. They were very nice and paid well and on time. sm
This what I did not like. On the account I had, each report had to be saved separately and then individually sent. It seemed to take a lot of time monkeying around with each separate file which was only about 10 to 11 lines long. I do know that not all of their accounts are like this. They were extremely nice people and paid well!!
In the past year and half, I have always been paid on time. --nm