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Not true. I believe TransTech either offers paid maternity leave or is about to.

Posted By: Texas MT on 2006-07-18
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    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.
    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
    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?
    Who gets paid holidays & maternity leave? I'm an IC nm
    Maternity leave
    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.
    Maternity leave benefit
    I would like to know if there are companies that offer maternity leave benefit for FT?
    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.....
    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.
    Oh, yea -- PAID, too. Grandmother PAID LEAVE would be a great drawing card to TT !!

    Just love that PAID TIME OFF !!

    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...
    Well, first of all, it's not TTS that offers it but rather TransTech (TT). They will reimburse
    their employees $1000 on the purchase of a new hybrid automobile or $500 on the purchase of a used automobile. It's their way of encouraging their employees to be environmentally conscious. Hope that helps.
    I have offers from Diskriter, WebMD, and TransTech.
    Medquist or TransTech? Comparable offers from both. Who has the better accounts

    better platform, reliable pay days, etc.


    No work, no paid downtime, bennies might leave...
    Old posts had people not getting paid money due them when they decided to leave. nm
    I'm probably 1 of 3 people to ever leave TransTech over a year ago.
    Sounds to go to be true; it probably is. I have been had before by a similar ad and never got paid
    Not true - Amphion may suck in some ways but they always paid on time.
    This is not true. I have been there a month and get a good line rate and paid for spaces. ??? nm
    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.

    You can believe those on this board saying NO WORK at Transtech ! Absolutely true !!

    Getting worse and worse every day.  They are going to VR at a VERY FAST PACE, which pays so little you cannot survive on the money UNLESS you work 60 hours a week OR are one of the supe's fav's that get the better dictators.

    There is always an excuse by TT as to the low work, but remember that doesn't pay our creditors.  Work disappears in large chunks when were at getting almost out of TAT (if ever) so it is going somewhere.

    TT is turning out to be like every other MT company out there - more and more executives/supervisors to pay and not a single penny raise for the MT -- much less provide work for the MT's on a consistent basis -- not near consistent basis.

    Ohhhhh, sooooooo true -- Transtech tech people absolutely stink anymore since ____ left. He was the

    greatest!  Hated to hear that he had left.  We got some real doozies for tech help now.  The MT ends up training them.  They are clueless as to what to do when we need help.  TRUTH!

    They ALWAYS have a BAD attitude in their voice, too -- like we MT's are a bother to them -- thought that is what they get paid for.

    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!!
    Interventional - true cath reports are paid under cath not rad with KS. sm
    I make about $52 per hour on cath lab and vascular.

    The reports are not lumped in with rad specials. Just FYI.
    Training on the system, not paid, but if you are physically typing reports then you are getting paid
    Glad that's true for you for 8 years. Not true for many. I love the company, but I do run out of
    as do many others. Wish I were as fortunate as you.
    Any company that makes you wait to get paid until they get paid by the client
    is not a company you want to get involved with. That's part of being an MTSO, figuring out how to cover your payroll while waiting to get paid. I would stay away!
    Is this a live count of lines paid for or same as CTRL I that we do not get paid for ?? nm
    Two offers
    I jumped at the first offer because I was on a long dry spell. The next day I got another offer.  Same pay but excellent samples, directions, you name it. Better than the first company.  First company is like typing in an old DOS program, second company uses Word.  First company requires a different type pedal, second company  (I USE MY OWN). Can I do them both?
    I got many offers off of here
    and two other places I can't mention or my posts get deleted.
    MDI -MD offers 24 hrs, I think. nm
    HELP, 2 offers

    on the table. 

    One offer is Med-Scribe, FL.  I did get offered the split shift that I prefer also. 

    Other offer is Medquist for more cpl.  I was offered a split shift that I am not too fond of but need split shift.

    I am weighing pros and cons of each and am stuck.  Any info to help me weigh these two companies would be great......like what flexibility each has, anybody working for either, anybody happy with either?


    low offers
    I agree that there will always be someone willing to accept a low offer just to gain some experience. But, you get what you pay for. If a company expects quality work, we can expect quality pay for said work! The turnover rates would be a lot lower and the MTs (and MTSOs) would be a lot happier. It's a win-win situation.
    Not necessarily true. That is not a true test of skill.
    Do you know how many people get others to take tests for them? It happens and it happens more often than you might think. The only skill that shows anyway is that you can do it.

    We are actually more than a transcriptionist. We are specialists in our field and we are supposed to know some things regarding anatomy and physiology as a working base. That's how we can judge if a physician dictates something in accurately and many do because they can't pronounce or just are not thinking. That's why our skills of basic knowledge come into play and that means basic knowledge of body parts. If our job was just to sit there and type without thinking about what we are transcribing, then all patients are in trouble and this is just based on what I see as a QA person.

    It's more than just knowing how to transcribe and some of the companies have discovered how to know what your basic knowledge is based on what you have picked up with your experience by utilizing your references etc. Hopefully that utilization of your references has taught you something that does stick in your head.

    Beliefs like yours are just so far off base. You have to know what you are doing. It's not just about being able to listen and type. Base knowledge is a very important thing and the services have to find a way to know that knowledge base that is there in your head.

    Two job offers - very undecided -

    One offer from Diskriter, part time (30 hours) PTO.  They pay $12/hour for down time, including when no work is available.  The other is Landmark, a fairly new business, but the owners seem really wonderful.  Has anyone had any personal experience with either of these companies? Both are paying in the range of what I wanted. 





    IC, SE or employee? I have 3 job offers and
    am not sure which way to go.  I have little if any write-offs, so I'm thinking employee.  The per line amount is the same.  The SE offer counts spaces but no headers & footers and the employee offer does not count spaces but does count headers and footers and offers W/E and night differentials.   The only real advantage I'm seeing is the greater flexibility with IC.  Any advice?  Thank you.
    MDI-MD offers what you're looking for
    They're awesome to work for. I'm on a super easy account, that I don't mind sharing the info on - it's for a hospital in eastern Maryland. The docs are easy, the platform is easy. I've even typed radiology for the account and couldn't believe how easy that was as well!! I have a 12 hour window, but I like getting up early and knocking out my lines in less than 6 hours! $$
    I need some advice. Two job offers. sm
    Job #1 is employee status/benefits, 0.07 per line, average ESL, plenty of work, great hours. Will have to buy computer and spellcheck software.

    Job #2 is IC status/no benefits, 0.09 per line, no ESL,plenty of work, great hours. Will have to buy computer.

    I have never been an IC.

    I need some advice by those in the know. I really don't know what to do here. I do not have insurance through DH's job so it would have to be through my employer or private insurance, depending on which way I go.

    Any advice by cooler heads than mine? Thank you.

    Who offers BCBS?

    What MT employers offer BCBS?

    How is someone supposed to know who offers the best

    medical benefits?  Unless you have worked for every company you don't know how one compares to the other.   If you have no pre-existing conditions and are in good health you are better off to get a private policy.  Deductible might be higher, but your premium is less and with the money you save on premium you could put money away for deductible.  

    If you get a private policy you aren't tied to a company because you need the insurance. 

    Trying to decide between offers
    Morning all -  I have a dilema and would like some opinions on what you would do.  I have been offered 2 positions.  One is with a company that provides equipment pays higher, but I would be doing reports that I am not that great with and they are ESLs.  The second offer I have to provide my own equipment and will have to spend about $80 to get what I need and they pay about 2 cents per line less, but they are easier work types and not as many ESLs.  Which would you choose?  I'm sure I'll get a lot of those nasty posts I have seen lately because you think it is simple , but I do know there are a few of you out there who will not be nasty and give me your honest opinion.
    I'd wait and see who offers you the job

    In this economy, a lot of companies are not hiring.  While you may have applied with all of these companies, I wouldn't get my heart set on 1 until you've actually been offered the position. 

    With all the low pay offers - How's the PTO? see message
    New job.  Earning 3-1/2 hours PTO per pay period (2 weeks), which should equate to about 2 weeks per year until the 4th year.  Only 2 sick days - period.  How does this compare?
    Transcend I believe offers