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because I love working part-time

Posted By: another anon on 2006-12-27
In Reply to: Then how about choosing not to work at all - sm

and filling the remainder of my day with extra-curricular but I do not want to live extra-curricular

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I tried working for them part-time
I bought the foot pedal and software, but it took me over a month to make back the money I put out on the equipment because I never had any radiology work.  Granted, my availablility was limited because I worked a regular full-time job and typed for SS after work, but I found it impossible to get the minimum 20 hours they required for part-time employment.  I was sad to leave the 10 cpl though.  Now I am working for Medquist full time and running out of work there too
Thanks - Yes, I'm working with them as a part-time IC - NM
Doing VR, working part time and making
at least $500 per week. That is for 4 day week.
i work for MDI less than part time and love it!
i've with them them for a year and a half. i also work part time for a big national and i'm consdering quitting the big national to work for MDI only. they are personable, don't treat you like a number. pay is always on time, (i have direct deposit). they are very flexible too. good luck in your decision!
I work for them part-time and love them! sm
There is plenty of work, and the people are absolutely WONDERFUL.  You are paid twice a month, and the pay is always on time, direct deposit in my account about 2 days after the invoice is submitted. 
I agree. I am only part time so far, but I love it. The platform is easy, and sm

the people are great.  I feel very fortunate to have stumbled onto them.

They no longer hire part-time and may be eliminating part-time employees within the next 6 months.
They are going to have those that are PT go FT if possible. Some accounts require 1 weekend day, but not all. Most transcriptionists have 1 account with 1 back-up account. I know that they are hiring for hospital accounts in medical records and radiology right now.
No PTO for part-time. Not sure if you can work part-time or not since recent rule change. sm
You do pay a deposit for their equipment.
There is a part-time and a flexible part-time, just left there and they offered
me both. Flexible, however, is more or less when they need you (I.e. weekends), part-time is fixed hours.
Yes I know they hire part time because I referred someone there for part time.
They are internet based.
From what I understand, the part-time positions will be only be for those that are already part-time
It is not a restructuring of the company, just of some of the existing part-time positions.

I know that there are a few employees who have been with Keystrokes for many, many years who are part-time and they will not displaced.

Other than that, there have been many discussions why there will not be any new part-time employees hired, and I really don't think they will back down on that.
I'm lookin for part-time work (about 3-4 hrs daily) after 13 years of full-time, anyone know of a
company that is hiring flexible part-time?  I'm starting a career in real estate but don't want to totally quit transcription, but I think most places require 25 hours a week and I cant work weekends, as real estate sales are the biggest on the weekend with open houses and people off work to shows homes to.  If you know of a place I'd sure appreciate the info.  Thanks!
Not what I was told; 3500/wk part-time & 6000 wk/full-time. nm
Precyse Solutions is hiring part-time and full-time right now.
Saw this on their website.
i work 3 part-time jobs now. it can be confusing if you are learning both at the same time, but sm
other than that not a problem for me. best to get one down before starting to other or you might become overwhelmed.
MDI-MD: What are daily line requirements for full-time/part-time? Thanks! nm
I have one full-time job and 2 part-time jobs. It can be tricky at times, sm
but at least I now have plenty of work always. I have some big financial goals, and right now that seems to be the only way to accomplish it.  I can't see any reason why it would not be legal -- why would you say that?  I am cheating no one, except myself (out of sleep and a social life).  Fortunately, I am single with no children or anything.  I cannot imagine doing this if I had a family.  At least my dogige understands. 
Full time/part time based on # hours or
# lines per pay period, nothing to do with quality. The lower the quality the higher the pay it seems.
Solution: Find another job, part time or full time.
Post your resume, hope for the best.
Depends on how flexible you need to be and if full-time or part-time
They are a little more flexible if you are part-time.  Not so much full-time, where you can be a little flexible within the day (not a strict 8-5), but if you are scheduled for Monday, you have to work Monday unless you request off, and if you are scheduled for a Holiday, you have to work the holiday, unless you request off.  They encourage you to clock out every time you are not typing to keep your lph rate up, which means an 8 hour day can turn into 12 hours at the computer.  If they run out of work (which they do quite often), you have to make the time up.  They are also leaning more towards Voice Recognition, so MTs are getting trained on that, but not sure what percent will go that way.  It does affect how much work you may get though in the other accounts.   
They are advertising for full time HIM now, do they still hire part time? nm
DVHP gives vacation time to part-time people. nm
OSi with part time health insurance and paid time off
OSi does offer health insurance and paid time off for part time.  Yes, there have been changes.  Yes, there will probably be more changes.  I don't see anywhere that hasn't had changes.  If they don't change they will be out of business the way the economy is these days, just like some other companies.  If they don't make money, then I don't make money.  So, what is so different with OSi compared to other companies?  I see complaints constantly about all companies.  I don't think it is the fault of the company that they outsource or use voice recognition.  It just is life on life's terms these days.  There is still enough work for us, at least for me. 
I love the part where she says
several years ago I was working for ANOTHER outsourcing company.....
Its holiday time. I just took a part time job at K-Mart and
it is really quite fun because I get to interact with humans and do not have to stare at a computer. My part time benefits included an employee discount on merchandise from day 1 of employment, can put that on lay-away, and if the item goes on sale before you pick it up, you get it at the sale price as well as with the discount. This is a Super K-Mart, and with kids this will really help with paying for their presents. It sure beats running out of work every day and wondering if I am going to have any money for gifts.
Question on MDI-MT full time vs. part time
Does anyone know how many lines per week or per pay period are required at MDI-MT to be considered full time?  Thanks.
Part-time MT getting full-time work ??????

TransTech should not be giving out work to PT people on their DAY OFF, or any other time BEFORE a full-time MT has enough work    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Full time is 40 hours, and yes they have part-time.
TRUST me when I say...It is not worth your time, even part-time..

I hired on with them part-time on or about September 8, kept getting run around as to when I was to actually start transcribing. Team lead emailed to say she had a very very good account for me to start on.  I was trained 25 minutes. Then, there was an issue with my ID and password to get into the system.  After about 2 weeks, got ID and password, but it didn't work.  Then I get an email from another supervisor advising that I would be on another account and they seen the specs. So, I get an email some time around the first of October saying I can start typing.  In the meantime, Focus has a MT Forum, and I'm reading all these negative remarks from the MTs stating a lack of communication company wide, to the terrible QA department being not all on the same page, and being deducted points for blanks and such.  By this time, I was exhausted from waiting, and exhausted from hearing all the complaints from the MTs actually working there, that I sent an email to team lead saying, I had changed my mind about working there.  This is the most chaotic, disorganized, miscommunicated place I have ever seen in my entire 32 years of being an MT.   (If there are any errors in this forgive me.  Don't feel like proofing this)

I know there are some part-timers working there.
There aren't any benefits available to PT though.
Would love to be part of that group!
OMG!! Thank you, thank you! I was actually just thinking how nice it would be for one of the high producers on this board to offer a class or help in some way instead of just making the rest of us feel worse. There are probably many MTs here who would like to be in that email group.

No, I'm not on that list, but I would love to be. I totally understand your apprehension about email on this board. It makes me extremely nervous, also.

Is there a site that I could go to and sign up, like the IT site, or is this something you do on your own?
They don't like you working for another co. They will "accidentally" delete part of your f
I love the part where he says we have inadequate staffing in this country!
That makes me so mad - how many of us are sitting here waiting on work every day and he says we have inadequate staffing? That is BU!!$HIT!

Were you full time or part time?
I would like to get about 1500 lines a day in if possible - not possible? The pay seems good.
Not sure about part time but for full time you get SM
up to 12 hours to do a 7 hour shift. Webmedx requires 35 hours a week for full time, not 40.
Full Time vs. Part Time
Can anyone tell me how many minutes of dictation is considered to be full time?  I do clinic dictation and am wondering if I am actually doing part-time work or full time?
I have a full time and part time job also. nm
I love working for them
I have been with them for over a year now, an MT for 6 years. They are very family oriented. I work on 2 accounts with very little ESL. I didn't have any trouble when I was hired with them. So far, they pay me more than any other company I have been offered a job for. I know they have good programs for new MTs just coming in. I hope this helps. If there are any other questions you would like me to answer, just let me know
I love working there, too`
I love working for them.

I've been with them for about a year.  We have just switched over to a new system that is probably the best I've ever worked on.  There really isn't much training to do.  They have step-by-step instructions of how to work the program and supervisor will probably call to make sure you have everything ready and will be available to answer your questions.  Then you are assigned work.  They will give you as much or as little as you want.  I find most of the time that I have too much.  No ESLs.  Pay isn't tremendous, but the work is very easy and without ESLs production is good.  They pay by direct deposit every week without fail.  I highly recommend!!!!  Good luck!

man, that's like working for love!!??
I really love working for MDI
I have a friend (a single mom) who swears by Landmark. She says she has the flexibility she needs and the people are all really nice.
I love working for Shapin!!!!
Well, i have been with Shapin for 2 1/2 months and absolutely love it.  I have never seen so much communication.  If you think that is a bad thing, you need to work for a company with no communication.  There is always work, in fact I am never caught up anymore, since I recently started QAing as well as transcribing.  Maybe I got your job, Thanks for doing such a sucky job, so I got the promotion.  Just out of curiosity, where do you work now and what are you getting paid? 
I love working for them.. have been with them for YEARS. xx
Love working at Axolotl!!!
I only have a sec, but I started working for Axolotl at the beginning of Sept. and my experience has been nothing but wonderful from their platform, support, QA, work and management.  Lotus notes is used and extremely user-friendly.  Once you get up to speed, the min. lpd is 1200 and the QA standards are high but you get excellent support and feedback to help you achieve a high QA score.  I would highly recommend working for them!
I love working at home...

I agree that there are those out there that think being an at-home MT is a piece of cake and anyone can do it and they are sorely mistaken...I have an 8-1/2 year old and a 14 month old and I take great pride knowing that I am able to do my job and take care of my children....I have never used my children as an excuse not to get work done and I don't plan on it...my job as an MT is very important and I do it to the best of my ability....I do wish people would take more pride in their work but we don't all have the same work ethics unfortunately...

I love working at Webmedx.
I have only been there for a month now, but I absolutely love it. I used to work for a local hospital and wasn't sure how it would be to go somewhere else, but I am absolutely loving it. The pay is great (actually make more now than I did working at the local hospital for the last 3 years), benefits are pretty close to the cheapest in the business (at least for family coverage), and in the month I have been there, I have had OT approved twice and only ran out of work 2 times (for only an hour each time) right at the beginning(was hired for a new account).
I love working for Keystrokes...
I can't answer the second part of your question because I have been with them for 2 years...but I know they are a stable company and I finally found the perfect fit for me...good luck!!!
Ditto.....Love working for TT (nm)
I love working for TH. I only have single coverage
but it is very affordable and is excellent coverage. I do not know what it is for family coverage but I know that the single coverage runs about half the cost of other companies. They are an awesome company.