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Cannot legally require you to commit time to them as an employee and then not pay you for that time.

Posted By: seems to me on 2007-09-12
In Reply to: What about this scenario: - Beyond Frustrated


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Can a national require full time MTs to work overtime?


Does anyone know if you are a part time employee for 1 company and part time IC for another can you
still claim deductions for IC on your income tax even though you are one of each.
Employee padding time-card = "unethical".
Employees get fired for padding their paychecks, but employers don't mind how much overtime you work, as long as they don't have to pay you for anything but the lines you typed.
$15,000.... Hospital employee, telecommuting from home, working less than full-time.
Not anymore. For some time now, I've been working 32 hours and am considered full time to receive
Working full time at home with small children is hard but part time works great
is almost impossible. You will either have to work when your spouse is home or for only a few hours during the day and then more when they are asleep. I work part time at home and my kids (2&5 now) have done very, very well. They are great kids, very well behaved, don't get into much. I stop working to check on them/give them some attention every hour or so while I work (5 hours each afternoon or so) and they get all my attention in the morning and at night. It has worked out beautifully for us.
Yeah, our choc. lab does that from time to time - makes it interesting!- nm
full-time in office/ part-time at home
I currently work full-time in a physician's office and have started part-time online. My hope is to eventually go full-time online; however that will be done the road for a single mom with a son in college. My suggestion would be try to type part-time for a MTSO and see how that goes i.e work and money with a decision down the road for ultimately being home all the time. A guaranteed paycheck is always a necessity for me. Hope this helps.
I work part-time hours with full-time pay...
I made over 26,000 this year...
I work a full time and a part time, but not sure about 2 full-time...
My hubbie is disabled and I am the only one in my family working also, so I fully understand. You will not have a day off at all working 2 full-time as that is going to be the only way you will get in all your hours. I work one job in the mornings from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the other from 5 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and do have off one day a week, but if I had to get in the extra 15 hours to make the other job full-time I am not sure how I would do that other than lose my only day off. Also, make sure you have your account specifics in front of you at all times because you will get yourself confused as to who is what and having notes will help in that area. Good luck to you, as it is possible, but forget about your house being clean, having any social life, etc. Feel free to email me personally if you just need someone to talk to, as I have been where you are and still am.
Maybe they will. Give it time. It takes time to set up links.
OSI, Precyse, etc tell us more.
full time, part time, statutory
newly defined full time...

newly defined part time....(which is an added classification)

I believe statutory just was not mentioned because there is nothing new about the definition of statutory.
full time/part time/statutory
The definition of full time is new.

There is a new classification called part time.

I believe statutory was not mentioned merely because that has not changed and they do not receive PTO/benefits.
I work 1 full-time, 2 part-time....nm
its a waste of time yet you take the time to respond?

**yawn time for your bed time old thinker*
Hippie??  What pray tell is a hippie?  Im not judgmental..I dont care what another is partying about or with or whom they are with..Im not a cop or the warmonger in the White House..far be it from me to judge another..You, however, by your post seem to have grown old before your time..I recommend you just graze on your back yard grass and leave us **alive ones** alone..**yawn**, time for you to go to bed now, hun?  Bye..bye..old person..
I do believe she is good enough, and has more than proved that time and time again. NM
part-time or full-time
I'm curious. Are you FT or PT? Thanks.
4 week's time or 4 weeks' time
Does anyone know this one. I will see the patient back in 4 week's time, 4 weeks' time or 4 weeks time. Can't seem to find this in any of my reference books. Thanks in advance.
1 full time and 1 part time for now
I am still pretty new, so that is all I am taking on. I may take on more after I get more experience, if possible.
I never denied that I need a break from time to time, but
I was just stating how I took her post and the fact that I am worried about how my son will react since he is already getting quite upset. But, yes, any parent SHOULD be able to admit that they need a break from time to time...we're only human too! :)
even ISPs have to do maintenance from time to time--sm
and most do this during the wee hours of the morning when MOST people are sleeping and not using the internet. They need to upgrade their services and virus protection just like the home users. This is probably what occurred.
I recently requested time off for the first time...
(3 days off) and gave 2 weeks notice but was asked by my boss to give more notice next time.  I thought 2 weeks was decent, but next time I will give at least 30 days.
Do we enter each time there is a new prize, or just the one time?



Not 1st time, wont be happy the 2nd time and
Utter waste of time, unless you have a lot of time--then have at it! nm
I've had 3 at one time, but only one open at a time. nm
Virtually never. Time spent doing that is time SM
that could be spent typing. Instead of stopping to listen, then typing to catch up, I scan AHEAD of the dictation as I type, looking for upcoming questionable areas.
Yeah, but full-time lines does not necessarily mean full-time hours, so I would do it if your produc
Depends on the company. Some companies require it; others do not. Some don't require it
if you promise that you will seek your certification at some point in the future. Other companies could care less if you are certified at all at any time.
1st time 22 (6 yrs). 2nd time 33 and 13 years.
Still going strong! 
SO the little one takes up your time yet you have time?
I have side this time and time again
It's crazy how these nationals or even smaller MTSOs think that we should be working set hours as an IC or even set lines as an IC.  I totally stay away from those companies.  Also, stay away from the ones that keep you on messenger (like Advanced in Oregon) or require you be logged in their platform, etc. or require a time clock as an IC.  This is against the law.  They cannot clock you and expect you to work certain hours under an IC status.  They are getting away with it though, time and time again.  It's a shame what we MTs put up with in this profession for pennies!!!
you have no time to switch from board to board? how can you have time to look for the drug?
Depends on how part time the part time jobs are.
You can do it. You just have to work out a schedule you can live with.
$32K/part time 6 months/full time 6 months
I have kept my child home with me half the year, but when pre-K started I began working full time. Helps to only have a main account and one backup account for the 2nd year now, so my abbreviation program rocks and rolls when I focus.
Don't want to commit

I will do that.  Please let me know if you find anything too.

the point is an IC does not have to commit
An IC decides when they work and it can be variable. An IC does not have to commit to a set schedule, no matter who determines the schedule. And that is what the companies are taking advantage of. If you read the ads, they are not telling you when work is available, they are telling you when they want you to work. Period. That makes you an employee. If they say first shift Tuesday through Saturday or anything to that effect, they are telling you when to work. That simply is not what an IC is. I am out of here now because today I am choosing to start working at 11:30 a.m. CST after choosing to take the day off yesterday. I work for a company that knows what IC means and honors it.
Why not just ask a local travel agent? You don't have to commit thru them. nm
If you keep to the schedule you commit to, you'll do fine
I had to get ShortHand and build my abbreviation dictionay to build my speed. The sound quality was fair, the platform okay. I was usually able to do my lines in less than my 8 hours and we ended up parting ways because they wanted me to work 40 hours a week even if I was able to get more than my minimum lines in less than 40. Things were better there when George (may he rest in peace) was there.
But they came here LEGALLY, and actually
WORSE like this particular group is doing. Ever driven down a street of apartments that has gone Mexican? It's TRASHED.
I would go after him legally sm
if I had to in order to get my money and have that report changed. That could very well affect you in the future. These doctors. The longer I do this the more I hate Western medicine.
Not much to offer, but legally I don't even
think his mother could get his $ before you, his wife. Something sounds fightable there. Sounds like your hubby has a lot of growing up to do. When a guy marries, he should lessen the relationship with his mom, and transfer his love, attention, devotion, loyalty to his wife. As long as his parents are willing participants, doesn't sound like you have much of a chance. I had been in a vaguely similar situation - my husband's controlling parents were ruining our marriage - they actually wanted us to divorce due to their own control issues. We separated, I moved to the other end of the state. My husband quickly followed, and once out of his parents' WEB, we were able to focus on our marriage, and he was able to see the negative influence of his parents. I'm sorry you're going thru this. PLEASE keep us posted!
Legally they have no right to ask you - just give
Legally they cannot pay below minimum
wage. Anyone making below that should check with their state government and make sure that if they do not make minimum wage that this is rectified. Even at the Q, they have to make up the difference to minimum wage.
Maybe it's time to ask yourself
whether your better off with him or without him. It must be soul-destroying to live with someone who has no consideration or respect for you. There are men (strong, decent men) who respect their wives as partners and show them consideration. You don't have to live like that. You deserve better.
What about next time???
 All I use is autocorrect and it takes me 60 to 70 minutes to do a 30 minute tape of straight chart notes and about 475  to 550 lines on my internal medicine account.  On my surgeons with a lot of consults/letters it can take me 90 minutes but I get over 1000 lines.   If it were to take me 4:1 I think I would quit.
time off MQ SE
I never had a problem with anybody being nasty to me about it, but I rarely request time off.  When I do need time off, I just send in an email and state I won't be working my shift today. period.  I don't phrase it as a question, I make a statement.  I think that is a major benefit to being an SE. 
I need some time off.
I feel like all I've done this summer is work.  I have so much other stuff I need to get done, but I haven't had time to do it all. 
if you had put as much time and (sm)
effort into your job as you do belly aching and trashing, maybe you would have made it as an MT.