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Basically what it means is OSI is eliminating paid holidays

Posted By: with few exceptions on 2007-08-15
In Reply to: New OSI policies - NO WAY JOSE

OSI has no sick pay at all. You have to use your measly PTO for any time off, and it is the worst PTO I have ever seen. My teenage daughter has more PTO from a pizza joint... yep its the truth. So now basically no paid holidays for the majority of the employees. This sux big time.

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It basically means that
you will qualify to submit your finished documents directly to the facility (hospital, doctor's office, etc.) that the account is for instead of having all of your documents go through QA first. I honestly cannot remember what the initials stand for...it's Direct Submission...something...lol.
What I mean is, to be paid for holidays, even if you dont work. Major holidays.

Sorry.  What I mean is, to be paid for holidays, even if you dont work. Major holidays.

Where I am it goes basically by what you are paid - sm
The more you make the harder the dictators, though my manager does try to give an equal balance to it all and not nail you will all bad dictators in one day. She assigns out the work (no pool here) and certain awful ones get rotated between a few of us, some I get to avoid completely as others are very proficient at those particular doctors, and ditto for them. I do some docs others hate, but I like to do, and they like some of the docs I hate. On rare occasion I ask her to not give me anyone too awful as I am sick or very tired and she tried to do so, but only if she can. I don't make a habit out of doing that. But absolutely no one except the newbies get easy stuff on a consistant basis. Kind of stinks in a way, but as I said I usually get a 50/50 mix so it is not too bad. That is what your manager should do, and not play blatent favorites, that totally stinks.
Are your holidays paid or do you have to use PTO?

Because that makes a big difference in how many days off are paid for.

Holidays at WMX are paid...
You don't need to use your PTO.  I started at WMX one year ago and the PTO for the first  year is actually 3 days (24 hours); at least that is what it was when I started.  Don't know if they changed that.  After first year, it becomes 10 days (80 hours). 
TransHealth has paid holidays. nm
Looking for paid holidays with a company. n/m
Where holidays were not paid, so I did not know to question that when

it states 6 holidays.  Then you have to choose 2 or 3 of those 6 that you will work.  Sorry, but there are things that we just don't think to question. 

In regards to the paycheck deduction for health, life, dental and vision from each paycheck, my totals $100.00 per pay period for employee only -- then the computer rental fee of 9.23 per pay period.

Then the shift differential is what is not really worth it for working nights, and then no differential for working weekends at all!   Oh, well, gotta keep on  Large.  being thank for my job.

You do not get paid for holidays unless you work them. sm
You do have to work 3 of the 6 recognized holidays. One of those has to be either Christmas or Thanksgiving. If you work Christmas one year, the next you have to work Thanksgiving. If you do not work on the holiday, you have to use PTO if you want to be paid.
Also 6 paid holidays, good ...
incentive pay, great supervisors.  As a single, i pay $83 per pay period for the BC/BS, dental, vision.  I haven't had a problem with not enough work.  There are a lot of ESL dictators though.
Just found out we at TransTech do not get paid for holidays.

That is the first company I have worked for that did not pay for holidays that they offered as a holiday.  Surprise to me! 

Do any of you work for a company that pays for the holidays they offer.  I believe the BIG ones MQ and Spheris pay for holidays.  Are there other companies out there that pay for holidays?  Thanks.

They give ,more paid holidays to India though
That's right - they give more paid holidays (going by whatever the Indian culture considers holy/holidays), company parties and better equipment to their ever-growing Indian staff.  So if you moved to India you might get a better deal from them.
P.S. I am full-time too and they have paid holidays. (nm)
Does Medscribe FL offer paid holidays?
I am just curious as I am considering leaving another national due to lack of work
Who gets paid holidays & maternity leave? I'm an IC nm
was Easter one of the paid holidays with Webmedx? nm
PTO, sick pay, paid holidays, benefits include...sm
Medical, dental, vision, drug coverage.  Great company.  I like my accounts.  Plenty of work.
TransHealth has paid holidays for full timers. nm

You only get 3 holidays OFF per year. PTO is paid at a very low rate. There is 401k...sm

But the company match is only up to 2%. Employees are required to work at least 1 weekend day every week.

All of the hospitals/clinics have a lot of ESLs, that's just the way it is. But a lot of them also use canned normals, which we love.

There's a lot more to consider than how much the medical plan costs.

I'd rather have my 6 paid holidays and nice PTO package at Webmedx sm
than any gift, anyway.
TransHealth has great benefits, PTO, paid holidays for fulltimers. nm
yeah, but wouldn't you really like your holidays paid in addition to PTO? sheeeesh
TransHealth has 6 paid holidays in addition to PTO and sick pay for fulltimers. nm
NO paid holidays for us all year round. If there is any work on the holiday, you get

lines and a half, but usually there is no work.  They usually clear out the work before the holiday so there is no 1-1/2 line pay remaining.  Transtech names 6 holidays each year, but the MT takes those holidays off WITHOUT pay.    I am sure the office staff and all other non-MT staff take off WITHOUT pay, too, aren't you????   LOL

Which MT companies DO pay an MT for holidays.  I don't consider a day a HOLIDAY unless it is PAID.  They can call it 6 holdays, but have to take off without pay . . . . just another day, i.e, get sick -- NO PAY.

Webmedx has 6 paid holidays a year, separate from PTO, for full time employees.
are they eliminating all their others or...
are they still going to have so many different ones? I think having one would better for productivity but again if they don't pay well for VR (75% of straight typing) it would be a nonstarter for me.
Webmedx eliminating positions
Who's next to go?
It sounds like they're eliminating the 12 hour window
I received an email a little while ago stating they're going to keep track of who's tardy, not working, etc.
Very few MTSOs pay for holidays. Some give you 6 days you can use for holidays or regular PTO, but
You have to work 3 of the big 6 holidays. For those that you work, you are paid
time and a half. For those that you do not work, you can either get paid by using PTO or they are treated like normal days off (for which you are not paid). Sometimes, they will even pay double time for the big holidays if there is a lot of work on the system. I've found them to be exceedingly fair.
Holidays - Is there any company who pays holidays?

Are there companies (like in the old days) who pay you for Christmas, NY, Thanksgiving, etc., MAJOR HOLIDAYS?



George says what he means or is it he means what he
but he sure does apologize in a way I've never heard a person whose company is valued at $8m a year apologize before and I've worked for companies who played who is the president of the week game! All I can say is that his personal interview about his high school reunion has a distinctly different style than his late January postings in which he degrenates the poster he tries to engage. Just remember George's quote we are misinformed.

what I've gathered..

  • MT, like most other professions, is unpredictable.

  • It is possible to make 25k, but not common.

  • Formal training with a program such as Career Step is not a requirement, but it would be an asset.

  • There are other ways for me to become educated in the field besides a formal program.

  • And, finally, you get out of it what you put into it.

I appreciate the advice and insight from all of you.  I will take into consideration when making my decision.  Thanks again.

Basically the same goes for me
The local physicians I work for require me to keep all the notes I transcribe. They're all stored by date. If I didn't keep them, they'd have a lot of missing files. Don't ask me what they do with them, but I print the reports directly to their printers and it never fails (twice today in fact) they're looking for the notes. Sometimes they're looking for notes that I typed 6 months ago.
Basically I'm saying
that if you don't get anywhere with your supervisor, if it bugs you that much and you are suffering for it, go to their supervisor.
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.
Basically happy with MQ.
Line counts okay, too.
That is basically the same conversation i had with them...
Said they would send me info..i got 2 wacked out samples and i asked about acct specifics and they are confused as to what exactly i want. Seems pretty disorganized to me as well!! Thanks for letting me know...much appreciated
You and me both. I basically just clean up
for brand spanking new MTs at one-third of their line rate.  Depressing.  But am making a little money while looking for other jobs.
I think all of these companies are basically the
when someone replies?  No one is anywhere for charity anymore.  Everyone has their hand in the pot these days.  That is just part of life.  If you think for one minute you are going to ask about a company and only receive positives, you're in for a big disappointment.  Why not try the company out for yourself if you are just going to defend them anyway?  It does not hurt to try, but from what I read here, there are MTs who have tried and they were not impressed.  SoftScript has an advertisement almost every week, so what does that tell you?  Rapid expansion? That is a big MAYBE in my opinion.  Different strokes for different folks.  Good luck on whatever you decide including posting here or other boards.  LOL  
Right. That's what the article said, basically.
That all correct English is the same, wherever the country:

English in India may have a British hangover but by no means is it vastly different from American English or any other correct English for that matter.

She expects Indians working for American countries to have excellent English ... like hers. If only our visitor could write like that, we wouldn't be appalled.

Its odd, but they are basically a middle man, which
I personally didn't like. It was frustrating at times. Also, in my experience, we got the bottom of the barrel work from the hospital, even more than usual for a national. The pay was low at 8 cpl, which I understand is still the current pay, so I'm sure DiskR gets a big hunk of what the hospital is really paying. Obviously, I know, its business, but it seemed odder than the usual set up of working for a national. I found it would have been more pleasant just working for the hospital, because you are 100% an employee of the hospital and not Diskriter. I just did not care for the whole atmosphere, lots of cherry picking and more than usual politics, but nobody really to turn to, as the hospital didn't want to know from beans, and DR had its own issues. Very  much a stuck in the middle feeling...but not a good one.
This is basically the reason that we have never....sm
been able to attain professional status as language specialists. I did try QA for a while after many years as an MT but could not believe the poor quality of the work I was seeing. It made me ill! This never would have been tolerated back in the day. No one would have even dared to apply for a position as an MT if they, at a minimum, couldn't pass a simple grammar test. Even the simple things as in this case,there vs their, tense errors, just no basic English (American) language skills. I do not see it getting better unless people are required to show they know the basics before they are hired.
Which basically reads is
that the sorority sisters at AAMT don't care about you, never did.
Basically, same experience...

I worked there for a while as an employee doing ER reports.  I basically had the same experience as you regarding management pressure and unexplained line count deficiencies. 

Regarding Karen, there was an MT on my account with this name.  The manager that we had for ER accounts was a new manager who came over from Medware (I think that was the name) and Karen was a pet who followed her over from there.  There were a lot of people who followed that manager, and, of course, they were the ones who always had work when work ran low.  Unfortunately, I wasn't one of those pets.  I ended up leaving and I'm very happy that I did.

But basically you are only speaking for yourself
I read your posting above and wondered if you dislike it so much, why do it? Is there not another job you can do besides this because the way it looks most companies are headed towards VR. I will make almost $190 today on the VR I work on and I am totally loving it. I would not be unhappy if I did not, would find another business.
Basically, does she owe anyone else money? nm
I talked to a Transolutions MT and basically
she was happy with the company. I try to find out as much as I can about a company when I interview, just to file away for future reference. She was looking for part-time work, and actually said she would recommend them. So.......who knows?
I was basically just looking at the ads that are posted. Maybe it is better to place my own ad to
get a response other than the companies that are always posting.
I am an IC, and I basically type from a pool.

The work is available for me to get and return in 24 hours from the time of dictation.  I have come to learn when the work is there.  I do all clinic though.  Some companies require ICs to have set hours, but I don't think that is right. 

Of course some companies will ask when you're available, but most that know the true meaning of IC do not care what hours you work as long as you get the work back in a timely manner.

I have my own accounts as well, so that would not apply as far as getting lines because I charge all different amounts.  One is subcontracted, I pick-up and deliver.  IC offers flexibility at least in my eyes.

I don't know anything about Tera Nova - sorry! 

so basically no platform. thanks that helps a lot.