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Paid maternity leave at TransTech? Is that for real? Any details

Posted By: R U Serious? on 2007-08-08
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would be appreciated.  TIA

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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?

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
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.
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...
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.
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.

I actually have two real jobs with real benefits. sm
One is SoftScript at 10.5 cents a line, taxes taken out and PTO, insurance, the whole ball of wax.  The other is a hospital work at home job, same scenario.  They are out there. 
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!!
Details, details.....sm
Minimum is 1000 lpd, Expander is not a problem. Surprisingly, schedule is quite flexible.
We need more details, please. nm
Anyone have any details?
Looking into Probity - anyone have the scoop on them? Their website doesn't say how long they've been in business, or much about their size, platform, benefits, requirements, etc. Does anyone actually work there or are they brand new?
E-me if you want details, MT *or* QA. nm
I don't know the details...
I just was told the contract expired and wasn't renewed...for what reasons I will never know.  Total bummer man. 
details on

*new* insurance plan been released yet?  It has been months in the making . . .


Of course, individuals will have different experiences. Some find the accounts a breeze and love it there. I found the accounts to be tough, the QA to be extreme and at times inconsistent. I know that it has been said here that the manager is better now, but this was the primary reason for my departure. I could have dealt with the stringent QA and the tough accounts, but nastiness and disrespect I could not handle.

I would suggest that you try them for yourself. The benefits are great and I loved the fact that I could see how much money I earned for each report I typed almost immediately after completing the report.

Even if the manager was not an issue, I do not think that I could have earned a decent living on the account that I was on. Give them a try, maybe you will get a better account and have a better experience.
See msg for details...
I believe full time is considered $900 per pay period (I think there are 2 pp per month). If they pay 8 cpl that is 1125 lines per day for 10 days. That is about standard (many places 1200 lines/day is full time).

They do have set schedules (I think).
You want details? sm

The owner holds your paychecks and you get paid late and then blames it on the postal service.  They over hire and you never can make any decent money because there is too much down time.  They don't do anything about cherry picking, yet they will b##h about it (I don't cherry pick because if I did, I would be in hog heaven and would not be writing this post).  The owner is rude and you can never get feedback from QA even if you beg for it.  Their tech support stinks to high heaven!  You will never get anyone to answer any questions after they close at 5 p.m.  They don't staff around the clock like most companies do.

The platform they use is EMDAT and not a very MT friendly one at that, so your line counts suffer.  The sound quality of their dictations is substandard. 

Just some concerned advice to anyone who might be thinking of going to work with them just to save a fellow MT tons of grief.  I'm glad I found another company.  I was with them for some years and put up and sucked it up and kept saying you have to take the good with the bad.  My tolerance level is very high, but this has gotten ridiculous!

Any details?
I applied for the Ortho position too.  Any details as to why this company is good or bad from former employees would be appreciated.
Why do you regret it? Any details?
Details of my plan
I chose the United PPO plan. If I remember right it has a $250 deductible, a $35 copay, and a 3-tiered drug copay ($10 -$30 depending on the drug). No referral is required for specialists. I'm not sure on the details of the other plans offered, but this is what I have.
Yeah, I'd like more details on this myself. sm
The MTSO sued YOU because THEY stole your time, effort, and talent?? And they WON? Hmmmmmm......I wouldn't be surprised if Robin herself didn't place this post.
Please, no generalities. More details.
I'm too new to know the exact details, but I too

remember all the negative posts and thinking not such nice things about the owner and thinking that is one company I'll never work for.   The owner posted several times back then, admitted they had issues and were working on them.  I don't know what the specific issues were so I can't say, though they do ask for feedback yearly from each MT and if you have an issue at any time they seem to be very receptive to trying to help resolve it.

What I fear now with the influx of resumes and subsequent hires is that there will again be lots of negative talk.  KS is not perfect.  I came from a company that seemed to be as perfect as you can get until they started offshoring and then got greedy and offshored more.  It came back to bite them in the butt and they lost several accounts and finally went under.  I had been with the company for several years so any move was going to take some adjustment.

I think there will probably be lots of MTs who come on board who will also have adjustment issues, whether it be a different platform, more ESLs than they are used to, etc., but I think overall it will be a possible experience based on all the posts I have seen recently about MQ and OSI.

I personally have some issues with KS, nothing major, but then I'm still in adjustment mode, but other than the company above and a small local MTSO I worked for, KS is next in line for the best company I've worked for. 

They have a great reputation for radiology accounts and accounts actively seek them out, so someone must be doing something right along the way. 



I'm sure there are plenty of details
and things going on that you were not privvy too, but sorry you had a bad experience.  If I could ask one favor, it would be that you not bash the company while we are trying to fill positions - especially since your time there was quite a while back and not all the same players are involved.
platform details
Axolotl uses a proprietary transcription application built on top of Lotus Notes and MS Word. It's the same software for all accounts. Most MTs find it productive and easy to use.
Give details, please...nm
The details have been given already. Read the posts

You want more precise specifics, leave an email address.  I'm not putting my head on the block with specifics on a public board.  

sm for full details from MQ site
Congratulations to Lori Gryttenholm the winner of our Medical Transcriptionist Week Hawaii contest!

I'm jealous!!!

Whats the contact details?
if you could email me the contact details it would help a lot thank you.
Ask for an e-mail confirming the details
of your conversation before you accept the position. Good luck.
It would be great to have details of your experience

Can someone give me details on TransHealth's new
i work there currently - see message for details.....
pay has been on time. they pay twice a month. pay period runs from 1-15 and 15-30th. never a set day or set amt of days between pay periods so know idea how they figure it but we get a calendar with pay dates. direct deposit is offered. the company itself seems like a great company, very nice people that i have had contact with, communication good, benefits good; cons - still no set acct, i am in a pool and every report i get is in a different state so i can't learn the acct, the other con is we get paid for 65-character line with spaces, specifics says two spaces after period, yet the system changes all the two spaces to one space and just realized recently myself i only get paid for every one space i type and not both, thus, i am getting cheated out of lines and currently searching for a new job. email me if you wish.
Never heard of them. Could you email me the details. Thanks. NM

LOADS of work. E me for more details.
Here's what I'm aware of. Contact them for details.
-Full Time, first shift, Tuesday through Saturday
-Full time, first shift, Monday through Friday
-Full Time, second shift, Tuesday-Saturday Radiology/Acute Care mix
-Part Time, second shift, Sunday, Monday, Thursday
-Part Time, first shift, Monday thru Thursday
TEAM THREE (ACUTE CARE - eScription) 5 Openings:
-Full Time, first shift, flexible days/times, forty hours, high percentage of ESL dictators. 4 MTs
-Full Time Wednesday-Sunday ten hours or Wednesday-Thursday eight hours