Home     Contact Us    
Main Board Job Seeker's Board Job Wanted Board Resume Bank Company Board Word Help Medquist New MTs Classifieds Offshore Concerns VR/Speech Recognition Tech Help Coding/Medical Billing
Gab Board Politics Comedy Stop Health Issues

Serving Over 20,000 US Medical Transcriptionists

Not the OP, but they're supposed to take out all the other taxes as you're an employee with th

Posted By: What I was told. NM on 2007-04-01
In Reply to: That's awful.Are you sure it was deducted? - They don't deduct state taxes. nm


Complete Discussion Below: marks the location of current message within thread

The messages you are viewing are archived/old.
To view latest messages and participate in discussions, select the boards given in left menu

Other related messages found in our database

If you're an IC, you pay all your taxes. Otherwise you're an SE or employee. nm
And we're supposed to do what? Beg you - OH PLEASE STAY!?
delusions of adequacy at its finest
No, you're supposed to proofread everything
because you are too lazy to proofread. Blame it on VR if you want to, but those people need to find another *profession*.
Well, if you're supposed to be working, why
are you here?
You're not supposed to be asking test
to pass the test on your own without the help of other MTs.    good luck
Supposed to alternate the big holidays at MW, but they're willing to
Only if you are doing a lot of breaking when your're supposed to be working. sm
I don't think bathroom breaks should take that long to make that big a difference :)
you're right, about SE taxes; wasn't thinking about IC status with that.
You're supposed to get 12 hrs of paid training even though it doesn't take that long to learn
You're not an MQ employee?
I could have sworn you were with that nearly page-long thread regarding commas in which you featured so prominently with your assertions.

You don't say if you're current job is IC or employee.

If you are IC now and take an employee position you need to figure the cost of benefits into the LPH rate.  Also if you are getting paid for headers and you aren't currently that figures in.  If you do 40 reports a day it isn't a huge difference, but over a pay period can add up.  If you end up with a decent account - quality dictation and very ESL/bad dictators it might be you'll come out ahead.  I would try it part-time though for at least a couple of weeks before quitting other job, so you can get a feel for it and see if it might be better overall.  



What companies cut you off at 40 hrs if you're a FT employee? Any places let you do as much as
You're not eligible for benefits until employee.
And once an employee, you're not eligible for benefits unless producing 11,000 lines per pay period.  If, after being an IC for 90 days and then made employee, if you consistently run out of work and can't make 11,000 lines per pay period, you still don't qualify for benefits.  This has happened to a few people and why they left.
You're right. It is miserable to be a US employee anymore.
We treat the immigrant workers and the overseas workers better than we treat our own ... it's the American way, of late, anyway.
you "think they're great." Would you dismiss an employee with that 1st sent?
Youch, MQers, how do you handle DQS timesheets if you're a regular employee with no set schedule?
Hope you're enjoying those slave wages you're earning.
So you guys feel you're getting paid what you're worth with VR?
I'm not trying to be snarky. I've never done VR, so I'm trying to understand.

You're happy with your paycheck with VR? Do you find the files to be as bad as the original post implied?
So you're telling me, basically, they're bad news?
They offered me 0.095/line and you know - it sounded too good to be true, but I SWEAR the recruiter told me they do not outsource. Oh brother... I just wish they'd be honest. I really don't know what to do.
No, they're not losing money....they're gaining!
If a company charges their clients by the line, I'm sure that line rate does not go down even though the MTs pay does.

ASR pays about 2/3 normal line rate to its MTs. Their ultimate goal is to have the MTs do twice as much work. Therefore, the client is getting their work faster, but paying their normal rate, while corporate gets that money and the MTs get the lower line rate.

Whether the newbies want to realize it or not, MTSOs have not increased MTs' salaries in the past 10 years. They still start out at the same pay as the last century!

This used to be a very lucrative profession. Nowadays, most MTs are considered to be paid at the poverty level. You don't believe me, look it up!
Hey, you're in luck then. They're hiring! (nm)
If they're in Nebraska, they're www.medigrafix.com nm
If you're PT you're required to work

8 of your hours in one weekend day.  There's no extra pay for it though. 

The face we're wising up is exactly why they're
We're not 'so scared' of it. We're trying to help
you to not make a huge mistake, but I guess you're determined to learn the hard way, so good luck with that.
If you're in the 37% tax bracket, you're making over
100K per year. Quit complaining.
Yes, you are an employee so they take out all necessary taxes. nm
If you are employee and have state taxes, your employer should take out.
I reported a company to my state, who clearly defines on their internet site that if an employee lives in our state yet works for a company in another state that might not have state taxes (for instance, Florida), the company in Florida HAS to comply with taking out state taxes.

From what my state told me, they fined the company heavily for not having deducted state taxes. Check with your state first and see what the law is.

This only applies to employee though.
So in actuality, an IC pays MORE taxes than an employee?
You're right on it! They're just trying to cause panic.
How can you KNOW what you're doing without THINKING you know what you're doing?
If you're not doing your job, then you're not earning anything, therefore
they're desperate because they're sm
driving away all their employees with the horrible new changes they're implementing.  It's a mass exodus, and they couldn't keep up with their work load before all the departures. 
We're glad you're gone too.
The more people that quit, the more work left for me. I love it when people say they can't take doing MT anymore.
Well, i hate to tell ya, but if you're an IC, you're
Does your MTSO take out all federal/state employee taxes? nm
They must deduct FEDERAL taxes.. NOT STATE taxes.. if they took out state taxes.. it would be FLORID
which would only have to be refunded to you for you to pay YOUR state what you owe them which is nothing but a pain... be glad they weren't handling your state tax.. and I think in this case.. if someone at the IRS told you they have to deduct YOUR states taxes.. it is that person who is uneducated... they only have to deduce federal income tax

I think they're new. nm
now we're getting somewhere....
Great qualities... absolutely. Can you be more specific. What type of communication do you think works? What doesn't? Concern is also important. But how far should it go. Certainly a company needs to be understanding if an MT has some problems, but remembering it is not the company's job to take care of someone, what about when the MT is not producing or working when scheduled? How long do you let it go on? What if the MT has chronic problems. What is the company's role here?

I can say my boss was ALWAYS flexible with my schedule, but I also made sure that I made up the time and the lines. I didn't abuse it.
You're better off
Someone else will appreciate your abilities.
You're welcome; here's what I can tell you ...
Spheris' family insurance is with United Healthcare and the premium for family coverage is about $180 per payperiod (2-weeks).

As far as PTO with Spheris, as a FT employee, you would earn 10 days a year for your first 5 years of service, then it goes up from there.

I hope that gives you a guideline to go by.
If you're looking for
and to be treated well, then you will like TT. They really are the best company I've ever worked, for and I've worked for more than a few. In this business of never meeting who you work for and not knowing what you're getting in to until it's too late, they are a breath of fresh air. They always pay on time, pay what they say they will pay, are very kind and honest. Good luck.
you're right...sm
when I was in school, for MA, not MT, my instructor said the ones taking the MT class were just waisting their time. I worked as an MA until I got pregnant, then worked as an MT after my son was born. I'm gonna ride it out as long as it's available. Then, hopefully I won't be too old to do something else!
Is it possible that you're having another
I may be an old biddy but when I was 17 it wasn't a computer that was sitting in front of me on Friday night, loser.
Oh, if you're asking me -- I don't know. I wish I could
tell you, but I have no idea.

They're far from going under.

They're securing new accounts all the time because they're a good company with a fair, honest owner and a wonderful support staff and QA, etc.

I hear there are one or two bitter ex-employees out there who do nothing but trash the company, and it's totally unwarranted. 

so what you're saying is . . .
No brains required! LOL! Sounds good to me!
If you're sure...
I would contact my coordinator and ask. I think the system is set up only with and without ops, that's it. On the VA account I do, if any report is skipped, the MT is questioned. Melody sent out an email not too long ago about cherrypicking and I know management is now noting who is skipping what.
Not sure if this is what you're trying to ask or not...
OSi now has what used to MQs so I guess they just resent each other. I had a little of what OSi now has. I got paid very well for working on that difficult account. I won't work for them just because I can't see taking such a huge pay cut just to do the same crap I've been doing for years. I moved on. No reason for me to bash anybody. However, the complaints on this board definitely helped me make that decision and I'm so glad that people do speak out when they're not treated right by a company.
You're welcome! nm
You're very welcome. :)