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TT has paid maternity leave? Sounds too good to be true..

Posted By: DS on 2008-02-08
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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.

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Not true. I believe TransTech either offers paid maternity leave or is about to.
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
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
Sounds to go to be true; it probably is. I have been had before by a similar ad and never got paid
Thank you so very much. Need to leave Mq and this sounds like a good place to go, thank you again!
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.
What sounds too good to be true - REALLY IS!!!
Gads! Three phone lines? What in the world could you possibly do with THREE phone lines?

What freaks me out about that posting is


At the end of the day, babe you will have earned every penny of that money. My head hurts just thinking of working that dictation puzzle.

Those dictators are the worst of the worst and they can't find anyone who wants to do it. ECK!

If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. (sm)
Nothing is as it appears to be there. I would look elsewhere.
Sure sounds too good to be true.
If anyone has any info I would sure be interested. TIA.
Sounds too good to be true? It is.
Ok, so you are a provider and you want to eliminate your MT costs. So you either go with VR or EMR (template point and click). So you think if I just buy this program I can eliminate my costs of creating a record. So you fire your MT (s) and buy into this electronic thing. But then you find that you need to hire IT staff to make it keep chugging along. So you are replacing someone who does piece work by working by the line with someone who needs salary, PTO, sick pay, benefits, etc to keep that electronic thing going. So in the long run you aren't saving any money. In fact you are creating another boondoggle by having to install a body on your precious real estate and in the bargain you must take them to raise. This won't last long once these idiot providers realize the costs outweigh the benefits of going electronic.
I feel if it sounds too good to be true,
there usually is a catch..susan
I've always heard if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. n/m
This is not true. I have been there a month and get a good line rate and paid for spaces. ??? nm
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
Sounds like a true management attitude if I ever heard one.
Oh good grief leave her alone. sm
There are some of us, myself included, who don't give a rip whether they send out anything for MT week, contact us about MT week whatever.

Do you really think they are sending out pens, cups, shirts, etc because they really appreciate you? They are doing it because the whiny MTs expect it and they don't want the backlash, that and the fact that THEY get a tax write off for it.

If your self-worth in this business is based on getting a pen or a cup once a year from an MT service, then you have been in the business too long!
Sounds like a company I worked for. I did get paid in full but I sure know how you feel!

Can you post or email me just the initials of company and I'll let you know if this is the same one.  It has happended to me by more than one company in my time as an MT

Not true - Amphion may suck in some ways but they always paid on time.
Big Time Micromanager! And if you leave, good luck on getting that last check.
Although you are an IC, she will expect you to work a rigid schedule.
Sounds good. Thanks:)
Sounds good
What software do you transcribe in?  How do you send work back and forth? 
Sounds good.
for taking the time to help me.

Sounds good to me
If they can't keep up with the updated info I sent in May, how will they keep up with the latest info?  Is somebody shredding all the files?  I think I'll apply at the hospital 5 miles from home for almost any position they have!
sounds good to me...
I saw their ad also. TNX for the heads up!
Thanks, sounds good. NM
Sounds good
That is how I am going to be paid. Thanks for the info. Peace :)
No, but I saw the ad - 12 cpl for weekends. Sounds good.
That sounds good, but I have one question.
If you have the software on your computer from one company (working as an employee) and become an IC or employee for another company, will there be a conflict technically with two different types of software???  I've been thinking of doing this also to cover those gaps! 
Sounds good, but are there any downsides I need to know? nm
Sounds good to me, too! Where do I apply?!?
I'm an optimistic person - no company could be worse than the one I've been with forever. Sounds like a nice starting salary with hope for the future.
Well, it sounds good pay wise, but (sm)

if you are not used to working the night shift, you may have difficulty.  It always sounds good, like, I'll go to bed when I get home, but in reality, do you go to bed now when you're done working?  Probably not.  It may take you several hours to unwind, if you are like me, and by that time, you would have to be up with your daughter.  I have seen several people over the course of my MT career try to do nights when they are not night people and it always ended up badly.  Not to say it won't work for you, but just keep this in mind. 

Wal-Mart Sounds Good

Wal-Mart is starting to look better and better to me.  I have been an excellent Transcriptionist for over 25 years and had planned to retire as same.  The past couple of years has caused me to re-think the rest of my life.  I have gone from an average of $23.00 per hour to $16.00 per hour and it makes me nauseous.  The suits are getting the money that I am having to work even harder to get (for them). 


So, I'm thinking about going to Wal-Mart.  My mother will retire from them soon and she, believe it or not, has had a lot less stress than I have had in the past few years.  I think she makes about $14.00 per hour at this point.  I'm sure that starting out, you probably do not make that much, but I think that if I have to work for less money, I would rather it be for someone who didn't TAKE MY MONEY.   Anybody agree????

Hey Thanks a lot for your helpfulness! Sounds good to me! NM
Sounds like a good offer.
If it is high hourly with good benefits, but don't know the company.  Don't know of anywhere else offering such a good thing. Might be worth a try. Good luck!
Sounds like good ol' Axolotl
Very rude and no compassion for anybody. I used to work there. Miserable supervisor, just miserable. Felt like I was in Russia.
Hard to believe, but sounds good. nm
Thanks. That sounds like good advice.