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I recently requested time off for the first time...

Posted By: kam on 2007-03-07
In Reply to: one company - see msg

(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.

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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
Cannot legally require you to commit time to them as an employee and then not pay you for that time.
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.
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
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?
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.
$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.
the verses you requested

still (!) not done working,  but some verses to look at:

I Corinthians 7:2: ...let EVERY man have his own wife... which goes on in verses 8 and 9 with your recollection, to burn.

Hebrews 13:4 marriage is honorable in ALL (or let marriage be had in honor among all)...(not some, and not all except priests...)

1 Timothy 4:1-3  re: seducing spirits and forbidding to marry.

feel free to e/mail me also, anytime.

Maybe the client requested the
Your experience requested -

I know this is a legal question but just curious as to individual experience.

Briefly, I know someone who will be filing for a divorce.  In the meantime, she bought another house (out of state).  She is hoping that her future ex-hubby does not find out so he does not get 1/2 ownership. etc.  It is my understanding that LEGALLY she MUST hand over ALL financial documentation up front for the attorneys. Her banker told her it was not necessary?  (I question his integrity)Personally, I think she's nuts and could get into a lot of trouble.  Thanks everyone.

We HAVE posted "constructively" as you requested but
YOU won't do anything still yet! Just whine, whine, whine. Complain, complain, complain.


OMG, you have got to be the most disabled, truly emotionally and mentally handicapped people in the world!

You keep doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result...isn't that rather STUPID?! Why, yes! Yes, it is!!!

If you want change, YOU have to start it -- by applying for a job. A REAL JOB. Somewhere you can actually work!!! Somewhere you actually have to work. I've done my work for today! I've cranked out 1982 lines today. At my rate plus incentive, that's $213.07. What have YOU done?!

See, I do this several days in the payperiod and it adds up. In fact, it adds up so much that I already have my next month's budget made! Now I'm working for FUN money and for SAVINGS (so I won't have to whine and complain if I decide I want to leave -- I'll be able to afford to!).

Fill out the complaint forms on QNet. Write them a letter. The phone calls won't get it because those cannot be documented.

BE BRAVE. DO SOMETHING. Be your best advocate, your own best friend, for cryin' out loud. PROTECT YOURSELF and your family.

There you go. Get another job...maybe one in addition to MQ or one in place of MQ but try another company out. Fill out a complaint form. Write a letter to Frank and actually mail it. Do something PROFESSIONAL about your PROFESSIONAL problems. Just do something...other than sit here and whine about the same problem.

You're not paralyzed, you know. If you can find your way to this board and type your little wimpy posts, you can certainly type out a complaint form and/or a letter and drop it in the mail. You can apply for another job. You can interview. You CAN do this work, right????????

I just requested this at my local library.

Even though I've been an IC for a while now, I'd love to see what this author has to offer.  Thanks for the tip.

I have requested taken off acct cause cant make
I have worked with people who have requested
to be off certain accounts because of their religious beliefs and not wanting to transcribes procedures they were not comfortable doing, but not because the doctors were too hard.

I personally have almost 30 years in this business and still have trouble with certain docs, but others do them without problem. There is almost always 1 or 2 doctors on an account that nobody wants to do for variosu reasons, but I just stick it out and believe that it will make and has made be a better MT in the long run.
TASP recommendations requested

Can any IC's recommend a really inexpensive, easy to set up TASP that offers digital and phone?  I have used Emdat and like it, but it is expensive.  I have used Bayscribe and love it, but their spellchecker is worthless.  Something that works with MS Word would be great.  Recommendations?


Cat, to be perfectly honest, which I think you requested, is..
I, as a MT, get the connotation. Unfortunately, I think there will be more misses than hits. Brilliant idea, but I would dig deep for another. Very best of luck to you in your new endeavor.
The poster requested removal of the post.
Company requested not downloading Vista as it will not work with our program.
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.
Yes, it happens all the time
It seems worse when I get to the bottom of the report-- sometimes I can almost type a whole sentence and it "hangs up" on the screen and prints out all at once.  Bring back MedRite-- no problems with it-- sigh!
We had the best time (sm)

on the night staff in the early 90s and made a very good living.  We went out for nice dinners and could afford them, had office parties and made the best of having to work for a living!  There were times I spent the whole day wandering the streets of the city before I went to work at night.  We were paid overtime, had raises twice a year and goodies in the office.  We used to bring in the best coffee and share it.  We were treated like humans.

The late 90s is when the pay started going down and it seemed like worse jobs for less money.  I bet they miss us!