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Maternity leave benefit

Posted By: KS on 2008-08-27
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I would like to know if there are companies that offer maternity leave benefit for FT?

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I would imagine you would have to be employed by them for a while before they would pay you for maternity leave.  I am not ragging on anyone but I don't understand how someone can expect to look to work for a new company pregnant and expect them to pay you while you are off work, how are they supposed to make any money?  I can see if you have been with them for a year or so,  but to me that is asking for a bit much.  You could not even go to a hospital or clinic and expect that.   If you had a babysitter or a nanny and after a few months they wanted 6 to 8 weeks off PAID and you had to hire someone to replace them for that time and thus had to pay double and only had your usual income, would you do that?  Where are you working now, do they pay for maternity leave?  Most places don't pay for it but allow you to take six weeks off but it is usually without pay unless you use all of your sick time/vacation that you have accrued.  I just don't understand looking for a new company now that you are pregnant, tell me if I am wrong but that is what your post sounded like.  
Maternity leave
I am NOT currently pregnant, but am planning on in the next couple of years...I don't appreciate the comment when you have not even obviously read the whole conversation. Someone else was already pregnant...NOT ME!
maternity leave
I am not necessariy looking for maternity leave...just something would be nice...

I just find it hard to believe in this day in age that some pay for having a baby is too much to ask for...just even some more PTO or STD is all I am really looking for!
TT maternity leave.....sm

I started at TT just over 4 months ago.  I just found out I am preggers.  I don't see anything in the employee handbook about maternity leave?  I am scared to tell them - don't want to lose my job.  I thought I saw one time that they have a month of paid maternity leave or no?


I doub anyone has maternity leave per se, but
I think you accumulate PTO at Medware but can't use it for a year. You accumulate it and can use it from the start at Precyse. I don't know about TRS. I know of NO MTSO that will provide you with paid maternity leave, if that's what you're looking for.
Paid maternity leave?

I was wondering if anybody knows of any companies that offer paid maternity leave.


The only way I know to get paid maternity leave is if you have
your sick time/vacation time built up. You can take off with the Family Leave Act (or whatever it is called) but I don't know of any that actually pay you for maternity leave.
Paid maternity leave?
Do any companies still offer paid maternity leave (6 weeks)? Medware used to but doesn't anymore. Do any still offer this or just hospitals?
Take maternity leave, no matter what! sm
I had an emergency C-section after being so close to a vaginal birth, had been sick before delivery, holding pillows over my incision to cough as lightly as I could and still clear secretions - lots of fun!  I was broke after 90 days on bed rest with an unexpected helicopter flight and 30-day stay to a far-away hospital and loss of income, of course during that time.  Thank God for my husband, but he was the only wage earner.  I had my staples out on a Friday and back to work on Monday.  The doctor of the practice said, Glad you're back; you look like death!  If I had do-overs, and that was 12-1/2 years ago, I would have taken more time, paid or not!  You only get one chance.....
Who gets paid holidays & maternity leave? I'm an IC nm
Survey - how does your company do with maternity leave?
I am contemplating trying to get pregnant within the year, and I am wondering how all the MTSOs take to maternity leave.  I am afraid if I get pregnant, my company might find a way to get rid of me before having to cover my maternity leave.  Any advise or ideas would be appreciated.  Thanks.
Not true. I believe TransTech either offers paid maternity leave or is about to.
Unbelievable! I work for Transtech and got PAID maternity leave! Some of these
companies need to take a lesson from them.
Paid maternity leave at TransTech? Is that for real? Any details
would be appreciated.  TIA
TT has paid maternity leave? Sounds too good to be true..
Just wondering if anyone has used this paid maternity benefit?  Is there a catch? This is such a rare benefit now days it just seems too good to be true.
Do the research...most companies, and not just MT companies, do not pay for maternity leave...
we get time off but not paid...and I really don't even understand the point of you posting this...
Maternity riders
I am not necessarily looking for that...noone seems to understand. I am just looking for anything with more PTO or something basically I didn't mean to start this big fued about maternity leave...

I am just in a situation where I am offered little to no PTO/STD/holiday pay wtih crappy benefits...At this rate, I will have to travel 100 miles to a hospital just for prenatal care because the local hospital is not covered and the insurance prices are through the roof...

I am just trying to better my situation and came here for help not to be made feel like crap. I didn't think that it was such a big deal to try to get some advice, but I guess it is! I am better off on my own!! Thanks, but no more posts please...I am already too upset by the discouraging remarks!!
What would the benefit be except that you'd
She's going to benefit from it, too, so don't
If she's going to pay the person part of her rate, then she's obviously going to have her doing part of the work assigned to her, and she's still going to make 6.5 cpl off this gal. Not to mention, the original poster knows nothing of this person and she could stiff her for pay entirely. I would be very leery of a work offer such as this. The original poster would be better off going directly to doctors' offices or other services and offering a free trial of her work. However, if she went to a decent school, her school should help her obtain PAYING work upon graduating.
It's a benefit to me.
All those who doesn'ts you mentioned are actually tax deductions, which overall lowers your tax burden anyway. I love working from home and do consider it a benefit not having to commute, deal with office politics, boss breathing down my neck, etc. I did take a pay cut to work at home and am still glad I did. This is just my opinion and I am one of the rest of the working world. I love Judge Judy too.
I would like that benefit best of all, lol nm
What is the benefit of IC if they tell you when to work. nm
Those in need do not benefit from outsourcing
The people in need do not get anything.  They will continue to starve while the upper castes/classes become more and more of a consumer-driven society.
What they want is a benefit-less employee.nm
There is one loophole to their benefit.
I got caught in this with the birth of my last child.  You have to have worked a certain amount of hours within the past year. Its an average of 24.  If you worked enough hours to qualify, then you can absolutely take all 12.
You can say that again. Never for the MT. I get sick of being taken advantage of for their benefit.

Could you tell me about their platform and if family med ins is a benefit, PTO etc..
Please give more details. Do you work for them now? Pay rate?
Another benefit of employee status over IC
Many people are uninsurable or have family members who are uninsurable if they were to try to get health insurance on their own. Getting it as an employee of a company is their only way to insure themselves. As long as there has not been more than a 63-day break in coverage, if you are an employee, not only does the insurance company have to accept you, they also have to accept all your preexisting conditions. Health insurance with most companies is not cheap anymore, but expensive insurance is better than no insurance.
Where is our benefit at TT? Too long to get pregnant !! nm

Like Judge Judy said in her books, Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining.  Who benefits the most (financially) from MTs working at home?  Who doesn't have to provide an office?  Who doesn't have to provide a PC (except for a fee)?  Who doesn't have to pay the electric bill to use this equipment?  Who doesn't have to pay the MT's phone bill?  Who demands the MT have high-speed cable internet connection?  Maybe your definition of benefit is different from the rest of the working world, but I/we count a benefit as something we can take to the bank, i.e., insurance, PTO, etc. (FT only, yet). 

Unpaid time off - a benefit?

New one to me.  Never heard of it unless ofcourse you have used up your PTO and need to take off unexpectedly.  As far as using your PTO when there is no work, I think that is totally unfair.  That should be your OPTION, not a requirement.  Suppose you had plans for that PTO?  I also do not believe you should have to clock out when there is no work, unless you want to work outside of your shift.  I mean your shift is your shift.  It should be up to the company to supply you with work during your shift and if they can not do that, then THEY should be the one with the problem. 

I worked in-house for many years by the hour.  When there was no work, I left the office.  To tell you the truth, when I started working at home I worked longer and harder than I ever did in the office.  Ofcourse since I was more productive, I made more money.  I think our jobs should be considered just as valuable as any inhouse employee, maybe even more so, and should include the same benefits if we are more productive and cost inefficient.  I mean, can they really have it both ways?

I usually try to give the benefit of the doubt,
but unfortunately that sounds like a big fat lie. But I am no longer expecting honesty, respect or anything else. They told me when I hired on, that ABSOLUTELY NEVER would they outsource our work. Period. Well partnering with one who does, is the same thing, IMO. Of course they know what the pay scale is. That answer just tells me its not good for us...
How is their benefit package? Insurance costs, etc?
Nah, even more work and the benefit of letting you make a

Thank you for the reply - is there any benefit to saying you will type 1000 per day?
Can someone sign on for 500 and type more than that? What I am asking is, is there any benefit to signing up for 1000? :-)
the benefit package for Diskriter is the only reason I am looking at them...nm
Some people who work in offices have that benefit, but no MT
Approximate benefit costs/pay cpl difference
Does anyone have just single coverage for yourself through Keystrokes, around age 40; how much approximately per pay period? Also, is there usually a higher line rate paid for acute care and Ops compared to ER? Any info appreciated. Thanks for all your help.
Need health ins in 30 days ..what companies have that benefit?

Hi, I really need health insurance faster than 90 days.

Does anyone know the companies that offer it effective in 30 days?  I have seen a few advertised but can't find them.

any help would be appreciated ... thanks in advance

Did you understand the part about the SE comprehensive benefit plan.

Well, besides the outsourcing, they manipulate the line count for their benefit. nm.
OMG! That is an awful benefit plan! Are you kidding me? You contribute nothing to the
cost of health insurance? One day of bereavement leave? You seem to be proud of this package. I would be hanging my head in shame were I you!
This is home based with full benefit package. (nm)
I hate it when people tell me that working at home is a benefit (sm)
Benefits are something that the company pays for. No use as MTs. If it was a true benefit, then they should give us the money to cover the costs of what daycare would be, because if you have kids, generally they stay at home with you, right? So, they should be compensating us for daycare costs on top of what we already make. Now THAT would be a benefit!
Actually, having employees work at home is a benefit...TO THE COMPANY
more than the employee. The company doesn't have to pay for office space, electricity, etc.....
I try to be kind and give people the benefit of the doubt, but I have to agree. sm

It all sounds like a bunch of hooey.  My ex husband used to tell lies when the truth would have worked better.  Perhaps she is related to him. 

I cannot believe any MT would not know at least the most important aspects of the BOS.  True, with some accounts, you ignore the BOS and do it however the client wants it, but still, you should KNOW the rules. 

Maybe I'll just put out a shingle and call myself a lawyer.  Of course, I know nothing about the law ... but maybe that shouldn't be a problem. 

Probably some people will move on and the company saves on benefit pkgs. (sm)

Telling us work is coming in at some time in the future is fine, but right now we have lost more than we have gained and  like you said, if we speed up we will run out quicker.  Not to mention that we will all have to work a little harder in order to make nearly the same as we did before.  Panic will make our fingers work even faster.

Remember the memo we got about over-editing.  Bet your butt we won't be over editing in the future.  If this ISR is so good, it shouldn't need too much now should it?


Prior search shows 8.5 cpl for FT benefit position. Do you still make this base pay after 1-1/2
In the early days, MedQuist said working at home was a benefit, therefore at-home sm
employees did not receive as many benefits as those working in-house.  As I believe, it was something like at-home employees got 3 days off a year versus 10 days for the in-office employees -- WHAT?!!!  I told them it made no sense to me, since by working at home I was saving them money -- no need to provide office space, equipment, references, utilities, etc. -- yet I get shafted.  I was only part-time when they took over the previous company with their great policies, and I told them to kiss where I can't. 

I will leave it, thank you very much
through these 2 rotten companies, I finally have found a good company, one that appreciates my work (which is very good) and one that does not lie to me or steal lines!!! So take that!!