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Take maternity leave, no matter what! sm

Posted By: MT6pack on 2009-06-05
In Reply to: TT maternity leave.....sm - Alamt

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.....

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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.
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?
Maternity leave benefit
I would like to know if there are companies that offer maternity leave benefit for FT?
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 does it matter what others do?
I don't believe you're an MTSO at all.

So well said. With a bad platform and missing demographics you never get to transcribing.
Not a matter of...
doable. It's a matter of the difficulty of your account!!!! Consider yourself very lucky to have gotten an easy account.
Why does it matter?
Why does it matter that it is MQ overflow as long as you have work??
does not matter...sm
MTs outside of the US are restricted from this site. Do not solicit - job ad posters from this forum. Administrator nm
Why does it matter?
Either take and use the advice or don't. You guys make us all look like a bunch of grumpy ol' hags. She simply gave some advice, she wasn't trying to insult anybody. No need for everyone to get defensive. If you are an experienced MT and know what you're doing with your resume, then chances are you're not putting Burger King on there....so she's obviously not talking about you. I wouldn't suggest anyone put their email address on there....spammers search the web and have bots that search the web just for that. Any email address they find....spam, spam, spam. Also, any spammer could send an email with an attachment saying it's a resume but it's actually a virus. They have to safeguard themselves too, and many times that means not opening attachments from senders they don't know/trust.
Does it really matter?

Seems like the certification would be a waste of money to me. 

What does it matter...
Speech and straight type are totally individual opinions. There are so many different factors and I am trying to sort those out. It is not the difference between scared to try and how many others love it. I want facts, which never appear on this board. I want to hear from the people who have been doing straight type for at least 10+ years, no less. That is what I have been trying to say in my case...it does NOT mean I am ignorant, because I certainly am not, and it does NOT mean I can't face change, which I certainly have had to do over and over again in this industry. Haering some of the responses so far, it seems as though some think it is just like learning a new account, and that can at times be gruesome..but with the added cut in half of pay.... So give it a rest you speech presidents. This is an individual thing and all I am tring to find out is the true ratio of experienced who like it/not and inexperienced love it/not. So far, I am not sure. I am so confused right now, my brain is rattling and I think I just need to go watch Housewives of New York. I can dream of being rich eh?
sometimes it's not a matter of...
sometimes it's not a matter of typing slow. you should consider the fact that sometimes due to demos, ESLs, quality, etc, etc, it is just impossible to go any faster. I'm a pretty fast typist and a good MT, but on certain accounts, I struggle to make the LPH. Good for you that you make good money. Unfortunately it is not possible for all of us. Consider yourself lucky. ;)
truth in the matter
I know people who still work with Transhealth and they are just sticking with it until something better comes. They don't feel appreciated. When I worked with them, the mgmt team needed to practice their professional skills. Everyone has their right to post their opinion and that is what it is, an opinion like anyone else who posts positive/negative comments about the company or any other company. It is up to the person to make the best decision and all we can provide is our opinions regarding the matter.
Doesn't matter
They won't have the work anyway! They just want to keep EVERYBODY on standby constantly.
It doesn't matter anyway
We don't have any work now, so no work later will be no surprise.  Have been working for 3 hours and have been able to "snag" only two reports. 
FT or PT shouldn't matter.

Pay should be based on your abilities and quality of your work instead of how much you can do sloppy just to get your lines.  There's nobody stopping you from going PT with several different companies.  I would never put all my eggs in one basket since every place runs low on work or overhires, etc... 

Makes more sense to me to work PT as an IC, unless you absolutely need benefits through an MT company, which I'd never trust since you don't know how long you'll have them if they don't have the work or lose the account, etc...  Too many things could happen to be able to depend on a single MT company.

Yes, as a matter of fact I do. sm
I haven't worked for MQ, so they, indeed, may be better than MQ. However, I have countless accounts with Webmedx and still run out of work. I can do all work types. I bounce around on many accounts. I am completely out of work some days. It usually picks up later, but who has the kind of life that they can be around all day waiting for work to trickle in? And bouncing around on many accounts costs the MT.

And there are plenty of similar opinions if you simply look over the archives.
Maybe for editing, but not tx no matter how new!!
Not sure of her name, but I wouldn't consider a job with her no matter what.
It is not a matter of whether or not AAMT can do
anything aboutit, the point is they should stand behind all American MTs and push to help maintain it as strictly a US-based business. Those who are members are, after all, paying to keep them together and pay their salaries, and send out their notices, etc., etc.
no matter - sorry - I need my own editor! nm
Sometimes, no matter how many questions you ask...
...you aren't going to learn what you need to know. I won't say every company does this, but at times a recruiter is told to say certain things that are at odds with reality.

Personally, I couldn't do it and live with myself, and that's why I left recruiting.

I think the best thing to do is to ask questions about a company on the boards, and try to get as much info as you can from the recruiter, but realize that real life might be a different kettle of fish.

Also, don't hang the recruiter after the fact. They are told what to say, and sometimes even they don't know the reality of day-to-day transcribing in the company any longer (if ever), and they completely believe what they are selling. I think most try to do their best to be as honest as they can. I don't think many would intentionally lie to you. They may gloss over some negatives, but they probably/hopefully won't lie.

I know this probably wasn't much help, I'm sorry!
No, it really doesn't matter sm
I get health benefits through my husband, so I really don't need those.  I do like my taxes taken out, though. 
You should make that no matter what. sm
With their FT minimums (which are VERY easy to get on their ortho accounts), you will be there easily. Mine tend to be in the $1400 range on the 1st and 15th. There are slower times and busier times but I never go under $1000 (and have yet to go over $2200, which is the next goal I have made for myself!).

Good luck in your new position! The ortho manager is the best!
I don't think hours matter.
I don't think hours matter. However, I would encourage you to get definitive answers from them.

I work 6-7 days a week by choice to get lines in so I can't verify whether weekends are required or not. I also give them a very general schedule as to when I'll be working and they don't have a problem if I need to change it.

Communication is great. My supervisors generally get back to me within a couple hours.
Dont think it would matter
It seems as if they feel they can get aware with it - and unfortunately they have for so long. Why - because they bounced checks in the past and no one ever said or did anything as long as they get there money eventually - I say bounce a check get fined, charged etc. Bounce a check at walmart and you can go to jail - what makes you less than walmart? Pay a bill late and get finance charges and fees - you are a business, charge them fess and late charges and maybe - just maybe - it wont happen again.
I always get a mix, no matter which acct I am on.
No matter who you work for
There is no variant in my opinion.  8 cpl does not equal 12 cpl.  Sorry to have to disagree, but even with the most glorious platform and dictator, 8 cpl is 8 cpl, and 8 cpl seems to be the going rate, so you could pick and choose at this point with any of these MTSOs if you want to settle for 8 cpl.  JMHO.
Which hospital does not matter (sm)
Is just another OUTSOURCING of work...away from the United States and away from a very dedicated, very talented in-house transcription group that is losing work to India and such.
Yep, as a matter of fact
we had plumbers who were on call, had to call them one night with burst pipes inside the wall somewhere, ceiling was falling in above.  Also had to call them out on Thanksgiving day one year after our pump got backed up in the basement guest bathroom, very bad mess (lived in the country then and they were kindly asked not to put ANYTHING down the toilet but the toilet paper provided).  Plumber pulled out the pump and hauled it off clogged up with Tampax and cig butts, yuck, guests were a little embarrassed to say the least.   Needless to say, that little episode cost us about 1000 bucks there.  But guess what, they charge a pretty penny for these services, rightfully so, and although it set us back at a bad time, were glad to pay the extra cost for their STAT service after hours and a holiday.  I know I always got paid well for being on call for the lab, nights and on holidays, althought as an employee.  I wonder what would happen if I would say as an IC, my services will be such and such on Thanksgiving or after 6 p.m. or whatever.  I still haven't been able to figure that one out!   I know with one company I first started with told me I had to work every holiday if it fell on a day during the week when I was scheduled, end of story, so consequently, being naive, I did just that for 2 years with no extra compensation and usually no work.  Sorry for the rambling, just ruminating on exactly where do we stand as ICs as compared to others, such as plumbers, and what is right and where does it cross over the line and what should we as MTs be doing about this, or is too far gone?
No doesn't matter. nm
I might add...no matter what negatives are on here TT is best out there bar none! nm
You will have that no matter what. MQ board is the same. SM
Can't really say anything on their either. It is like you said; accused of either bashing or cheerleading. Good grief, some people are never happy are they!
Doesnt matter. Not much from one MT but X many
No matter what co., If you are limited SM
in the kind of work you can or will work on, you're going to run out.  Simple as that.  You have to be able to do all kinds of work, all kinds of dictators.  If you don't value yourself enough to make yourself valuable to a company, then you will be running out of work no matter what company you work for.
These days no matter what you do, everything needs 2 b

We shouldn't matter. Only you
If you feel the need to push then go for it.  Do you think your coworkers really care if you have work or not?  I highly doubt it.