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MQ could add back the "part-time" status, and

Posted By: MQ MT hopeful on 2005-08-22
In Reply to: Legally, they cant give health insurance to SEs or ICs. They tried that before and had to stop it. - MQ2

they could provide insurance to a part-time employee -- maybe at a higher deduction from paycheck than a full-time employee, but it can be done -- if MQ will do it. They could give part-time employees other benefits, also, if they would do so.

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Where I work I was told I had to get them in or be put back to PT status and lose benefits. nm
The full time status is
12,000 lines per pay period and 10,000 for adjusted full-time.
Transtech Full time status
Can anyone tell me how Transtech defines full-time. Is it so many hours a week or based on a certain line count? Thanks.
I'm part time and forgot to ask about the status. nm

Only full-time employee status
Transcend part-time status

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


Thanks so much.

Is there any difference between full and part time IC status at DSG?
Trying to narrow down my choices and make my decision.  Thanks! 
Webmedx - Benefits and Full-Time Status

I'm a bit surprised that I haven't seen any posts regarding the new requirements to be considered full time at Webmedx beginning in 2009 -- 40 hours per week rather than the previous 35 per week.

I guess it doesn't surprise me completely, but I'm not all that happy about it. An extra hour a day of work isn't high on my list of activities I want to add to my day. I already have a hard time fitting everything in.

Anyone else want to share their feelings about it?

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

Any good ones out there for IC's?  Part time?

Does Spheris offer IC status?

Any help appreciated!

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.

Pros and cons with any company - it's a good fit for me, IC status, paychecks on time, most of th
time there is work, friendly staff.
Full time empoyee status only -- 1000 lines/day, 10,000 per pay period.


Which companies offer PTO for part time employee status, along with contributing 401K, shift....sm
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.
Actually, they offered for me to come back any time.
They hated to lose a good MT.
You should have gotten your $250 back at time of resignation. nm
And this time the company bit back, right?
I saw these posts and they were out of line. It was like the OP was trying to pick a fight with them. I hear the OP not saying anything else now, probably for the best. I do not blame the company. There were scads of people on here that seemed to love to join in and bash them. What goes around....
Time for Transcriptionists to Take Back Transcription
It is my personal opinion, that we as trasncriptionists are an elite bunch. We have wroked hard, we work hard, our work is technically and physically and mentally challenging. I have a problem with others capitalizing on our skills, knowledge, training and expertise. Not only that, hospitals are closting transcription departments one by one and outsourcing. I am protesting outsourcing. Why give our money to services when we can work directly for the hosiptal under an intentive program and keep our benefits and earn more than the service can earn, and put the money back into our pockets instead of theirs. We are people, not machines, not a commodity, we should not be for sale.
One more time for the cheap seats in the back..sm
Upson vs. Sexton - I might as well just put it out there, since you won't let it drop. Same first name.

I never said the man was a criminal. Those words didn't come out of my mouth and NEVER would, nor would I even say the man in the original post is a criminal. Paying three months late and not having the workload promised doesn't constitute calling someone a criminal in my book. Shady business practices, maybe, but never would I go so far as to call someone a criminal, ever, based solely on a story someone posted on an online MB whom I have never met, especially not without hearing the other person's side of the story!!

YOU are the one who called the first guy a criminal and claimed he stole money. Someone mentioned theft of services, not that he stole money, just to be clear - and we don't know there was even a crime committed here, so perhaps you should worry a little more about what comes out of your own mouth. There's no proof a crime even took place here, only the word of others - one who said she was paid 3 mos late and one whose friend has not been paid in 4 mos. Yes, that is awful to not be paid, but unless they just flat out refuse to pay, I'm not sure anyone should go so far as to say it's a crime. (And just to play devil's advcoate, I wonder how many complaining about being paid late were ever late on any of their own bills? Just a thought.)

To those who do feel there has been a crime committed against them, get a lawyer, find out your rights, and file a suit against the person. You can bet those companies would do the same to any client who didn't pay them.

Thanks to the poster who stood up for me. It truly was just an honest error. My personal apologies to Brent Upson, who is NOT Brent Sexton. I do not owe anyone but him an apology.
Takes a lot of time to hear back
I was job hunting in July and had the same experience, no responses. It took weeks to start hearing back, then the responses started coming in. I even got some responses 2 or 3 months after applying. It just seems to take a long time right now. You have to be very patient.
Charts in Time (Florida?) does. Have an ad up back in the listings. nm
I'm back in college part-time after 24+ years
I figured this is the only to get my foot to the right job. My daughter will be 11 soon and by the time I finish my school that I did not finish after 24+ years, I could definitely be making 2 or 3 times more money than 7 cents per line. I can work at my local Starbucks part-time making $10.00 an hour with excellent benefits!!!
Less than a month. You will get it back, just takes some time coming
Even so, it is very unprofessional and rude to not reply back when someone took the time to test!!

i'd like to know too. i did send an email back before wasting more of my time to see if the work
My primary is even busier than usual and my back-up has been looking for extra help. Maybe time for
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.
Anyone know of Escription companies that offer IC status. I do not want employee status but would
like to stick with the Escription platform at all possible.
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

I actually thought of that. I even thought of trying to go back to MQ part-time!! (sm)
I just wonder about hours at a second company.  I work days (and some nights) with this company.  I have a set schedule but with the no work situtation I've been on the computer at all hours of the day and night.  Right now I have no work, so I would love to jump on at a company #2 and start working.  Do you have to have set hours at your company #2?  Thanks for the suggestion.
I worked in QA for Transcending back in 2000-2001. They were paying hourly back then. SM

The accounts weren't too horribly bad.  The reason I ended up leaving was because slowly but surely they began to inch closer and closer to paying QA by production.  When I first started, the quota was something like 30 reports a day.   We simply had to make sure that we QA'd all reports that were close to being out of TAT first and then do the rest.  Then, my supervisor left and they hired a new one who immediately called a big teleconference meeting and said we had to up production to 60 reports a day.  Then, they started counting lines.  Which was fine because they were still paying hourly.

Next, there was an MT who used VR software because she was blind - yes blind.  Again, when I first started, I was told we had to edit her entire reports because she used the VR software and we had to make sure that everything was correct and made sense.  Then, we are told only check the blanks.  I wasn't comfortable with that and I continued to completely proof every word.  Then I was called on the carpet not because I wasn't meeting the production quota, but because I was ONLY meeting the production quota.  I told them I was proofing all of the MT's work that used VR, I was told that no one ever told me to proof every word of the VR reports and that I needed to fill in blanks and move on.  When I voiced my concerns, I was told that was my job, to fill in blanks and I should move on and strive to product above the standards.  Next thing you know, rumors abounded about changing the QA staff to being paid on production.  So I left. 

There just seemed to me to be too little concern for quality and more emphasis on quantity and I just didn't want to be part of company who would take money out of my pocket just to line their own and that's what they were doing by putting QA on production.  I also am not comfortable with the job of QA being thought of as a blank filler.  There is much more to the QA profession than just simply filling in blanks. 

I don't know if Transcend ever did start paying QA by production, but I could see that the idea was being floated there.  Maybe there was a enough protest that they didn't change from hourly. 

Good luck to you!

Phoenix Medcom- Another apply a few months back, ask to take a test and never heard back??
I applied a month or two ago, received an email from someone asking if I would take a test and said she was getting ready to go on vacation for a week, so I hurried and immediately and told her I'd love to take the test. I never heard back. I waiting thinking she went on vacation and would contact me when she got back to do the test but nothing...very strange..Just wondered if this happened to anyone else.
Has everyone heard back from Keystrokes yet regarding the email we received a while back?
Just wandering why I haven't heard any response yet.
I sent them an email back in August and never heard back sm
Is this company on Long Island? I checked out their website and even tried calling once. Were you successful in contacting them? All i know is that the company is owned by some doctors.

Hopefully, you will hear back. Unfortunately, I immediately heard back from MD-IT
but somehow with over 16 years of experience, I blew the test.  I was soooo disappoionted and yet pretty stunned.  I am by no means perfect but I haven't flunked a test in years.  I expected it in my early years but not this far down the road. I was so confident and they will not tell you which part you did not pass and why so it really just blew my mind.  I must have been in shock for like two hours after I got the email. Oh well, someone will want me....hopefully.  I was thinking about OSi but I don't think I could take another rejection if I never heard back. 
I had the same thing happen, went back to MQ, went back to KS and could not be sm

happier.  I am on a different account then the first time and it is as if it is a different company.  I have a great lead who leaves us alone most of the time but is there when I need her.  It showed me that you can have a different experience within the same company.

I have to say that in the few weeks since they have the new office, it is much more organized probably because there are a lot of people there all the time.  I had the pleasure of speaking to the new HR manager who was HR at a hospital, got my questions answered about insurance as I am going to full time and had a live voice pick up the phone.

Not all change is bad.  This is one company that has changed for the better. 

I was reading about the back up help. I would like also to have some back up work.
I am not getting anywhere near 12,000 lines this go around.  My goal is 12,000 lines each pay period.
Back away from the hoops!! Back away!
I worked for them about 6 months - same mess to get hired - FBI check is right! It was unreal. I was so excited, though - they promised me the moon, and I really thought I had found my new home after centuries with that other company who shall not be named.  What a disappointment, to say the least. All around horrible experience, and I would NEVER recommend them. Certainly they were not worth the hoops at all. Total waste of effort.
IC status

I am an IC with Medquist and my base requirement is 4000 lines per pay period (paid twice monthly).  This is also required to qualify for reimbursement of a second phone line.  An important thing to remember with MQ, however, they are very office-oriented, meaning that each office sets many of their own policies. 

IC status?
Didnt think MQ had IC status anymore.  I was one and was told about five years ago I had to switch to SE or employee that they no longer had IC status.
Looking For PT or IC PT status..sm

Been running out of work and looking for something to make up for the lost income.  Does anyone know which companies are hiring PT or PT/IC status?  Any info would be greatly appreciated. 

PT/IC status
I have heard that www.rapidtranscript.com is in need of people for the basic 4.
I'm an IC. I don't think they have emp status.
They're in Stroudsburg, PA. you can find them address by googling.
IC status
Can anyone provide info on companies who do not require a schedule or line requirement?
Need to know your status - are you IC
Makes a big difference as to how she can treat you. What is your status?
SE status is
statutory employee, which means that the company will withhold your SS taxes thereby saving you paying both sides of the (I think almost 15%) when you pay your quarterly taxes.
IC status
While I understand the need for a commitment, lately I notice a big trend toward hiring of ICs with very specific requirements and I have been confused about this also. It just seems to me like the service owners want their cake and eat it too. Employee commmitment with no employee benefits or guarantees of work. What is that? What I don't understand is why so many MTs are willing to accept such rigid requirements at pathetic line rates on top of it. Personally as an IC, I would only guarantee X amount of lines within a 12-hour window. MTs who produce quality documentation need to not sell themselves short and demand what they are worth. It all goes back to the facilities getting what they pay for.
Are they IC status?
non-IC status

Does anyone know of a company who is hiring PT status where you don't have to work as an IC? The taxes are just a pain to take care of and I would like to continue a PT job but just havent found a company offering anything but IC status.

IC status
This sounds like D&L typing as well. Must be many out there doing it, and someone allowing them to get away with it.
You mean from OT status?
If you mean has it slowed down since the OT that was required for quite awhile recently, yes, it is back to normal work now, at least on the account I am on.
What is SE status?