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Which companies offer PTO for part time employee status, along with contributing 401K, shift....sm

Posted By: Connie on 2006-08-13
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differentials, and incentive based pay plan?  I think I covered it all.  Mostly looking for PTO as a part time employee.  Thanks for your replies.

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Can anyone recommend companies that offer IC status, part time?

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Does Spheris offer IC status?

Any help appreciated!

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like to stick with the Escription platform at all possible.
What companies offer employee status?

I'm needing to get health insurance through work and wanted to know what companies offer this.  I'd prefer a company that required 1000 lines or less per shift if that is possible.  The line rate really isn't that important as my main concern would be a good family health plan. 

Any leads are appreciated!  Thanks.

Any companies offer QA/Editor jobs (employee status)
I currently work as an Editor (IC) for a company that pays a rather low hourly rate ($12). I can only be considered for an increase after working 6 months if I average 300+ lines an hour(to $14). Compound this with the fact that there is usually no work.

I find it impossible to do more than 300 lines an hour while providing feedback therefore, I will never get a raise! I am looking to work for a company as an employee who pays well (hourly) whether there is work or not. I'm very concerned about not having enough work to meet my financial obligations.
Are there any companies that offer part-time
employee status?  I am looking to work certain days of the week, but I'd like part-time employee status?  Is there anyone that is currently in that type of situation that could steer me in the right direction?  I have a lot experience and am very reliable.  Thanks in advance for any help in this regard.  I appreciate my fellow MTs and their opinions count in my book. 
Yeah, and do any companies offer PTO for part time?
Any companies offer health insurance for part time?

Are there any companies who offer health benefits to part time employees?
Need insurance.
Which companies offer a matching 401K? nm
MQ has PTO and 401K for part-time.
they offer employee status only.
Unless they changed it
You are an IC with JLG. They do not offer employee status.
You tell them your desired hours but they do expect you to work when you tell them you will.
Does MDI-MD offer employee status, benefits??? SM
I could not find any of this info on their website.  I need to know before applying so I won't waste their time and mine.  Thanks very  much.
Do they offer both statutory employee and independent contractor status? Thank you! NM
Does anyone know of any good companies that offer IC status and little ASR?
I'm working for MQ right now as flexible part-time but thinking I want to go back to IC status.  I just have this feeling that things aren't going to be as flexible as they used to be.  That and I'm sick of all the ASR and getting paid crap!  Most of my work is ASR, I'm getting way more lines, but my paycheck is smaller!?!?!  Need flexibility and a decent paycheck!  Any input would be great from anybody!  I've worked only for MQ for 8 years and wondering if there would be anything better out there!
Are there any GOOD companies that offer IC status (and no weekends?) ??

I would really like to work a Monday through Friday job.  Plus, I prefer IC status.   Probably an impossible combo...



I'm training for a 3rd shift part-time position with them. sm

So far, everyone has been friendly and helpful.  She did mention that it was tough to get on 1st shift, but I was not looking for 1st shift anyway.  As a bonus, the shift differential for 3rd is 2 cpl -- I can drink some coffee for that. 

Good luck to you. 

Holy cow..$900..they obviously are not contributing to their employee's insurance.
That is just outrageous and one of the worst I have heard being offered. At that rate, they can go get their own plans for half the price. I had applied but never mind..I pay $360 a month now for family insurance and 9.5 cpl..so forget them..
Employee status companies?
I was wondering if anyone out there would know of any companies that have employee status.

My husband and I are so close to being able to get approved for a home loan but the bank can't count my earnings until I have worked 3 years IC status with tax returns to prove it and I am only at 2 years but we are forced to move out within the next 2 months as our landlord is selling the house we are renting.

But if I can get employee status where my taxes are taken out for me (if MT companies even do that for work-at-home people), I only have to work 30 days and then we can qualify for a decent loan.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks for reading my story.
VR Companies with Employee Status

I'm looking for a company with employee status that does VR.  I have two IC accounts, but want something to do where I can have my taxes taken off.  Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

I'm part time and forgot to ask about the status. nm

Transcend part-time status

Can any current Transcend employees please tell me how their part-time status works?  Minimum requirements/hours? 


Thanks so much.

Does anyone know of any companies who hire PT employee status? nm
Is there any difference between full and part time IC status at DSG?
Trying to narrow down my choices and make my decision.  Thanks! 
Only full-time employee status
Y don't companies with employee and IC status stop the ICs from working
when work is slow? Is it because they don't want their FT employees to get enough lines to keep benefits?  The ICs can say when they will work, when they will take off, so the companies should do the same for them.  No wonder there is no loyalty to companies. 
Any companies out there paying 9.5 to 10 cpl for employee status with bennies?

Please!.   I am looking.    I have 20+ years experience in all work-types, acute care, multispeciality clinic, 98% and above on accuracy, 1600 lines per day.   I'm sort of desperate, but don't want to settle!

Anyone know of a company looking for 13 years experience to work flexible part-time shift
I'm getting my real estate license but still want to keep my transcription job part-time.  I'm looking for a job that will allow me to work about 20 hours a week and still have the flexibility to show a home on the spur of the moment.  Thanks, I would appreciate any info!
When is an SE allowed to change to employee (full-time) status?

Is it 11/01/2005 ?????

Thanks so much for informing us who have not received the packet as of yet.

Any companies offer part-timers chance to buy into group insurance? need coverage ....

I've been looking at prices for solo medical insurance and while I can probably afford some coverage, I'm feeling rather paranoid about having insurance canceled if I actually get sick -- I'm fairly ignorant about what protections may have been passed and may just be responding to other people's horror stories.


Anyway, I'm not entirely sure I want to work full time for any of the nationals ... they seem to have gotten awfully rigid wrt daily line counts within certain fixed hours ... some days I'm simply creaky and hate feeling pressured ... so part time to start seems more reasonable than jumping in with both feet.  Any infor or recommendations appreciated ... 


Part-time...statutory; used to be PT employee. (NM)
Most of my experiences have been as a part-time employee, so that may be different. sm

However, here is my take on things:

YOG -- Loved it there!  I made great money, good benefits, and was left alone to do my job.  Unfortunately, the owner sold out to MQ.

MQ -- Never worked there full time as I quit the day they bought YOG.  However, at one point I had worked there part time and I ran out of work 3 days in a row while training and no one cared.  Didn't take long for me to say goodbye, plus I was put off by their attitude at the time that people inhouse got more benefits than those working at home as they said working at home was a benefit. 

WestTran -- great owner, uses Iscriptor (easy to use).  A few bad dictators, but generally not bad.  Only downside was not having direct deposit, but checks were always mailed on time.

Webmedx -- not a good experience for me, but it did look like they had a nice benefit package for FT employees.  I found the Enterprise system to be slow and cumbersome.  I used to type 300-350 lph, but typing as fast and furious as I could, never made it past 240 on their system.  Sound quality was awful, ran out of work, and supervisor was indifferent. 

DTS in Oklahoma -- great people, but was working on an overflow account that used MedRite.  What an awful platform!  I would type and sit and watch it try to catch up with me.  Slow and cumbersome.  And no direct deposit. 

TransTech -- great people, nice benefits at the time, pay so-so but good incentive tier. 

MDI-MD -- great pay at the time because they were compensating for the MT having to pay for LD.  Ran out of work at times, but eventually got up to 5 accounts and was able to bounce back and forth and got my lines.   Direct deposit, always on time.  Down side is statutory employee and have to mess with the taxes thing.

CardioScribes -- great people, all cardiology clinics.  Direct deposit, but uncertain pay days, although you always do get paid.  Work for me has been slow, although I see ads advertising for more help, so that is frustrating.  Also IC work, which is a down side for me anymore.

Encompass -- I am just starting there part-time, but everyone I have encountered has been friendly and helpful.  The dictation so far has been easy.  They offer direct deposit and even some benefits for those working part-time. 

eTransPlus -- I will be starting there full time.  I have not done any actual work so far, so cannot comment on that, but the benefit package seems nice and the incentive tier seems easy to achieve.  They offer direct deposit.  Right now, they are offering a sign-on bonus, so that is a nice plus.

I have been around for 100 years or so, so I probably have forgotten some, but that is my experience that I can remember.  Of course, everyone's experience is personal.  As I have said before, one person's hell is another man's heaven. 

Good luck to us all in finding a place we want to call home. 



Companies allowing window of time for shift

I'm interested in companies who allow you to complete your shift within a window of time instead of requiring straight 8 hours, employee status.  Any info would be appreciated.


Medquist Part-Time and new employee training
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Any companies looking for part time QA
I'm interested in working a part time IC position (day shift) that pays a decent hourly rate. If you know of someone looking for people, please let me know.
I work for 3 companies part time and....
don't have any work either. I made $50 in two weeks for one company, $40 for the other and $300 for the third. What a joke!! I do have to make a living to pay our house payment. I have been at this for almost 20 years....so SAD!!
Any companies hiring part-time?
I need flexibility.  Willing to do a certain number of lines every pay period.  I started with MedScribe of NJ and already they run out of work and seem to be dodging my emails about a secondary account.  Afraid I made a bad choice.....
Are there any companies besides Amphion that hire part-time

I need a company that allows you to make your lines without demanding that you be on from this second to that second.  If it's part-time it's obviously because you have other things to do and your life doesn't revolve around a set schedule.  If I can get my work done at 3AM so why would that bother anybody?

Is there a company that doesn't mind when you work as long as you meet your quota and are accurate?

Are most part-time jobs with companies a few hours every day or are there
jobs that exist where you can work a few days during the week? If you can help, thank you!
Are there any good companies that hire part time?

I have two years of acute care experience, and I need a part-time job to supplement my current income.  If everything works out, I will need to go to full time in March.  At this time, I can only work Friday and Saturday nights.

I have been applying to several companies, but they keep giving me the run around.  One company even told me I did very well on their test and that I was put in a pool of transcriptionists to be contacted.  The recruiter called me once, and I missed her call.  I called her back and left a message, but I have not heard anything else from her. 

Any advice would be appreciated. TIA!  

Any companies needing part time help on a Lanier account?
What companies provide computer/equipment for part-time? nm
RE: What companies provide computer/equipment for part-time? nm
Agree..with IC status, equip. is your responsibility; employee status - you should SM
not have to pay out-of-pocket for use of their equipment. I would never work employee status for a company who required me to purchase or lease their equipment. The only thing I would find acceptable is to have a small security deposit taken out of paycheck when starting with a company. This will protect the company from those few who might abuse the equipment.
Employee status w/benefits vs IC status??? Dilemna enclosed

I am caught between a rock and a hard place and figure this is the place to get the best advice from those in the know.  I have been an IC for the past 5 years and love the flexibility but was interested in a job with benefits.  I started a new job about a month ago with good pay (2 lph more than I was making) and benefits......very happy with company but as an employee, obviously have a schedule.  I am working both jobs currently and starting to burn out.  On the new job, I am struggling to get the 1200 lines per day required but on my old.... I can easily get 150-400 lph depending on the dictator but again, it is IC and less lph than the new job.  Obviously, the platform is different and not paid for template headers/footers wheras the old one, I am paid for those.  Now to my question.  Is it just me?  Is it because I really enjoyed the freedom of ic status and therfore seem to be struggling?   Anyone else experienced this before?  Tempted to go back told job and lose benefits/more pay because in the end, maybe it works out be the same pay because of amount of time I spend getting the job done?   Not sure if this makes sense but hoping you can all offer some advice!!  TIA

Any companies with part-time clinic work/daytime hours? Thanks!! nm


They no longer hire part-time and may be eliminating part-time employees within the next 6 months.
They are going to have those that are PT go FT if possible. Some accounts require 1 weekend day, but not all. Most transcriptionists have 1 account with 1 back-up account. I know that they are hiring for hospital accounts in medical records and radiology right now.
No PTO for part-time. Not sure if you can work part-time or not since recent rule change. sm
You do pay a deposit for their equipment.
There is a part-time and a flexible part-time, just left there and they offered
me both. Flexible, however, is more or less when they need you (I.e. weekends), part-time is fixed hours.
Ya know, even if I spend time during my shift or after that shift

it is still MY time, expected by the company, and I am not getting paid for it regardless.  I don't answer my phone while I am working, never did, never will.  What other profession, while probably punching a clock, do folks work for free?  If I worked in an office doing this, that time would be paid - say 15 minutes a day x 5 days a week at even $10/hour =   $50 a month - and it is more time spent than that to deal with the email thing and the reminders and the changes in specifics and logging in and out of 3 different accounts when primary is out of work.  GRRR. 

I don't change jobs easily either, glad you are happy where you are - but producing 1400 lines of ACCURATE text will end my career soon (and probably yours also) and then what are we all to do?  My goal is not to work more, work harder and longer hours to produce a salary I can live on.