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For most companies how many hours may part time employees work. What is the minimum and maximum

Posted By: MQMT on 2005-09-17
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I work part-time hours with full-time pay...
I made over 26,000 this year...
there is no way you can work 8 hours for 2 companies at the same time. My current
job requires 8 hours a day period, not a specific line count. Granted if you are working a job that does not require 8 hours, but only a minimum line count then fine, but not if you are REQUIRED 8 hours a day.
Spheris gives PTO to part-time employees.
part time employees do get benefits
I would like to say after 2 years at walmart a part time employee may get health insurance for themselves only not their family and they do not get dental at all.  I know I have been with Walmart 8 years and I have also been a MT for 3 years.
What is the minimum lines per week required by employers for part-time for transcription?
I work long hours and keep distractions to a minimum sm
and very, very luckily was assigned an account that was an excellent fit.   I'm pretty sure you all won't believe me anyway and I'm not sure why I bothered to respond  but my "secret" is just hard work and dumb luck.  Plus I do Radiology and for me that is a big part of the equation.  
Amphion uses that system. They also hire part-time employees.


I beg your pardon. Some of us who work as IC put in more hours daily than employees!!
Heck, most of us take pride in our work and can run circles around your QA with accuracy! Please, you are way off base.

I agree there are some "fly by night" ICs who just don't care about QA or TAT, but that is not the majority. You can not make a generalized statement for all of us IC MTs. I am respected and paid very well by my Hospital for my accuracy and speed and knowledge!
The one national that I am aware of, employees would be thrilled to work just 8 hours a day. They


OTOH, if companies can't get employees here to work SM
their schedules consistently enough to meet contract committments (so those very important medical reports will be in the charts quickly), they know where to find workers who will be glad to do the job. Maybe they are trying to make it possible to keep the work here. Let's face it, the standard of what is required, especially in terms of work attendance, is rising, even if wages aren't.
Usually lines produced and not hours. Have seen 600 lpd for part-time min. nm
many companies using a "gross line" have the maximum
line length at 94 to 106 characters to get a line, which is almost the equivalent of 2 full lines of 65 counted character text. You have to check out the font they use, the margins, etc., and then determine what is better.
Are there any companies who pay part-time
Just wondering. 
Are there any companies out there OTHER than MQ that hire part time SE or IC that are internet based
that are a decent company that supply you with a decent amount of work.
Any companies out there that allow you to work 5-10 hours a week?

I posted this on the company board, but didn't get any responses, so I'm hoping there will be some help here.  work full time outside the home and I am looking for something for just 5-8 hours a week to supplement my income.  I worked for MQ for 6 years, but certain things led me to quit.  Is there a good company out there where I can work 5-8 hours?  Back at the Q I think now you have to commit to 24 hours and I just can't swing that.  Is there such an option out there anywhere?  Any input would be very much appreciated.



Which companies allow you to work under 40 hours and still qualify for benefits?
Thanks for any and all help.
Well, some companies want to categorize you as an IC, but dictate what hours you work. sm
That is illegal. If you are an IC, companies can not tell you what hours to work; however, they can tell you we need these hours covered on such and such day. You can either agree or disagree.

Personally, I will not commit to any set hours. I am an IC solely for that reason. I will give you 2000 lines a day in a 12 or 14 hour period or whatever period you need it in, but I will not tell them I will sit at my keyboard from 9-5.

Companies want you as an IC but they want employee schedules. Most companies are trying to do that nowadays. It is up to you, the individual MT, to accept or decline. Everyone's needs, including companies and MTs, are different.

Quite frankly, you really do need to ask the company what they expect from you, the IC MT, to really make informed decisions and choices.

I hope this helps a little bit. Good luck!
minimum wage laws cover employees only - nm
I work 1 full-time, 2 part-time....nm
part-time work
www.thomastx.com - Hope to hear from you soon. Dee
If you are only looking to work part-time (sm)

why not put an ad in the yellow pages for a word processing or typing service?  Typing is becoming outdated and I wouldn't waste the time and money on school.  Besides it takes a long time to get up to speed.

I'm the one who posted below about seeking medical care.  So now I have a nerve compression in the neck after years of being hooked up to a machine typing.  So the time deadlines add to the stress and do not help either.  I will try to enjoy my early retirement, I'm pretty young for a nerve compression.

Part-Time Work?
I am interested in training as an MT and would only want to work PT. Is it realistic to think this is possible?

My husband already has great benifits so that is not an issue. And I do not need full-time income, just enough so he does not have to travel so much.

Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!
Clinic MT looking for part-time work
Clinic MT with 3+ years experience in family practice, internal medicine, ENT, and cardiology looking for part-time work.  Prefer to work in Word, 2000+ lines per week.
part time work at home
medquist will provide partc time work and equipment, call 1800dictate for more info or apply online
I work part time for Spheris...(sm)
They will hire you part time for the hours you're looking for; however, they don't hire IC status, which is what I wanted.

Spheris is not working out for me at all, but maybe it'll be what you're looking for.

Good luck!
I work 2 part-time IC jobs..sm
I feel like I have more stability that way just incase I want to leave one job or run out of work I always have a back-up.
I only work part time statutory and
full time with another company, I have a little bit extra withheld from my FT job each paycheck. I try to save 30% of my SE job pay to have on hand when tax time comes, even though I don't need that much, it covers me for everything plus after tax time I still have money in savings. It does depend a lot on your life though, what deductions you have, what tax bracket, etc. I am single with no kids, so I wind up in a higher tax bracket, therefore feel comfortable only when I save more.
Yes, you can train as an MT and only work part time. sm
But the training period on average is 2-4 years, depending on how you go about it and what you want to do. If you have excellent spelling, grammar and listening skills, you have a chance. In order to do acute-care work, you would probably be wisest to train through one of the on-line schools recommended by AAMT (whatever the initials), since they are recognized by the national companies and you can get a job, if your grades are good.

If you just want to try for a clinic job and you have some background in medical terminology, you MIGHT find someone willing to work with you as a trainee, but that is difficult.

Any way you look at it, it will be several years before you can expect much if any income. In my experience, most MTs make between $12-$20 an hour, depending on their speed and luck finding the right job, and years of training.
I work two part-time jobs
and that seems to keep it more interesting for me. I work on two different platforms. One is a small hospital where I am an IC, and the other is an MTSO where my account is a huge hospital. I think having to juggle the two jobs, supervisors, etc., keeps me more distracted. But, yeah, it can get really boring at times.

I quit for 2 years a few years ago because I was seriously burned out and felt brain dead, but when I started looking for work again could not stand the thought of going to an office, so here I am again.
Pitiful actually but I only work part-time..sm
I work part time for the same place and same account I started as a newbie 1-1/2 years ago. I cannot find a job with more work because I either don't have 2 years exp or I don't have acute care exp. I have sent numerous resumes. So far now I am destined to make very little income while gaining the exp I need for a better job. Thank God my husband has a good job.

1. Approximately $600.

2. This is just one job only part time sometimes as little as 11 hours a week. On a good week 20 hours. Haven't seen 20 hours in a while.

3. Rate is .075 cpl.

4. About $2500 for food and bills and gas.

5. I would be $1,900 short of enough to make it if it wasn't for husband. :( All I can do is keep trying and maybe in 6 more months when I have the 2 year exp. someone will actually hire me. Believe me I have applied at SO many places.
can you not work 6 hours a day and still qualify for full time? sm
i know most places it is usually 30 or 32 hours constitute full time. if it is 30 hours, then you could do 6 hour days 5 days a week and get in 30. is there a possibility you could do a split shift and that would allow your feet and you rest time between shifts? guess no possibility of working from home, LOL. i definitely understand your frustrations. sometimes the good employees get the short end of the stick cuz they need you the most.
I work part time at my daughter's college sm
book store, looking for something else to do besides MT, I am bored.
hospitals will allow you benefits if you work part time sm
They will cost you a little but still a HUGE savings on paying all on your own.
I would quit. I work part time and only make about
$250 a week.  Just having become a grandma would influence my decision! I can't keep my hands off the little one!  1K a week would suite me just fine!  To bad I don't play the lottery. 
Have Part Time Flexible Work in the evenings available, have emailed you. nm
Which MT companies seem to have enough work all the time for their MTs and pay decently. Thanks.
Any suggestions for a good MT for part time other than MQ as far as a nice company to work for. I
think it is time for a change about now.
Part-time work using Extext/word client/dictaphone
Anyone know any companies that are hiring that use this system?  I really want to start part-time and then probably commit to full time later.  I really want a company that supplies your equipment!  Thanks.
Does anyone work a part time job that is NOT transcribing or related to the transcription field?
If so, what?? 
No. Passed test but they required 20 hours a week minimum
They seemed very nice. I've heard a lot of good things about them. Wish I could have worked with them. I just needed a few extra hours a week.
looking for part-time Emdat work, preferably with clients in the East Coast
I have been making an average of 10,000 lines per pay period (bimonthly), on QA-optional status, but my accounts are based in the West Coast while I am in the East Coast. I usually work from afternoon to night to reach my daily goal of at least 1000 lines, which is not good for my family.

I would like to find part-time work to keep me busy in the mornings instead of nights. I prefer clinic accounts, ESLs or American dictators. I am willing to take a test anytime especially in the mornings EST.

Lot's of people work for cheatin companies. They bide their time and strike when they can.
As for me, I have joined a class action law suit on behalf of shareholders and MTs.  Double whammy.  Not too dumb.  By the way, don't you have some managing to do or are you on duty all day to try to make MTs think MQ is AOK and everything else going on around them financially is just a figment of their imagination. 
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.
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.
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.
What does MT companies undercharging their employees
have to do with how they are getting clients? Their (the MT companies) clients are hospitals, clinics, physicians, and physician group practice, who don't give a hoot what the Transcriptionist is paying, but only about the check they are writing for the Invoice every month.
What companies other than MQ hire statutory employees and are they hiring now.
Many companies offer benefits for at-home employees
Hi.  I'm a single mom and I work from home as a full-time employee plus benefits with flexible hours.  Have to meet a certain minimum line count in a two-week period to keep the benefits.  Also have a part-time IC job.  Look around.  You should be able to find a job where you can stay home and get benefits.
Minimum wage for down time? sm
Was wondering if anyone has any information about being compensated for downtime - specifically how the department of labor views the complete lack of compensation from these companies? How do they get away with expecting you to work a set schedule, logging in, and then just sitting there? I don't know of any other job - employee status - where this would be tolerated. And, this "flex" thing...how many of us can continually log in throughout the day, on a whim? Many of us work 2 jobs, have kids, other obligations, etc. Wondering what my fellow MTs have to say about fair compensation and what they have found out? I think running out of work weekly, if not daily, and then having to work crazy hours just to get some minimum lines in is not only nuts, it could be in violation of some laws here. I think we are at least owed minimum wage if there is no work. Any opinions? I am going to research this.
Not anymore. For some time now, I've been working 32 hours and am considered full time to receive
But in transcription, if you are good at what you do, you can do 8 hours of work in 4 hours. So eit

you slice it, both companies will still get 8 hours worth of work out of you.

That is the problem I've been having lately being an MT.  Companies want to pay us on production and they set minimum productivity standards, but want us timed in for 8 hours a day.  My thinking is, if they want 8 hours of work out of me, pay me hourly with production incentive.  If they want to pay me on production and tell how much I have to produce in an 8 hour period, then when I hit that mark, I should be able to call it a day even if I've only worked 4 hours.

Seems these companies want it both ways and it is simply not fair to us MTs.  JMO, tho.