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Posted By: CHECK THIS OUT..... on 2005-09-21
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Just copy and paste into your address..........this is really, really cute!


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What are you paying your MTs? If you're only paying 7 or 8 cpl

and expecting extremely experienced MTs, forget it. You're not going to get it.  If, however, you're willing to pay 9 or more cpl then you will find what you're looking for. There ARE experienced MTs out there who will work their fingers to the bone IF they are compensated well and treated with respect.

ATT- I was paying $320 for 7000 minutes, I am now paying $175 for 5000 minutes in CA. nm
Why would they be paying for
the loss of lines when the lawsuit is not settled. Plus, I don't think the small amounts will be sufficient to cover the loss of lines.
Duh - I'm paying $2.79 for gas and
my heating and electric bills have NOT gone up in 2 years and my rent hasn't increased $500 in 4 years, in fact hasn't increased at ALL in 4 years, etc.

You're one of THEM, arent' you? One who wants to complain but when someone says do something about you get all defensive. LOL

Chatter away ... not interested. LOL
That's the old way of paying....
imo, not good pay unless a 30 minute tape can be done in 1 hour or less.. some of my 30 minute tapes take me 3-4 hours to do because of the dictator.. be careful
Wow, I don't know anyone paying that much!

Sometimes if I get too far behind paying
my internet bill, my IP provider seems to start doing that as if to remind me I better catch up or they'll shut me down. It's irritating, but it does get the job done LOL
I used to do that, but it was not paying off. SM
I haven't had a report returned in years. Believe me, if I got caught with a mistake, I'd be doin' me some heavy proofing too.
who is paying 11 cpl? - nm
Are you paying me?
Am I on your payroll?  Do you pay my mortgage?  Do you put food on my table?  No you don't. Therefore, don't worry your empty little head about how I spend my time.
Huh? Can you tell us some more about paying
less than 1000 in taxes a year and how that works?
Not in Writing, but they are paying
Spot checks show they are paying me for spaces and for headers.
They probably aren't paying for it anyway---
That's why they charge so much for dues, etc., so the "higher-ups" can attend all these wonderful conventions in expensive places. I dropped them years ago. They don't have a CLUE that we are all scratching just to survive-- not with their "Let them eat cake" mentality! I wish EVERYBODY would drop their memberships and then see how often these idiots go to Hawaii when they all have to get a REAL JOB.
Paying for college for my son..

My son is attending college and I have paid for 2 years through a junior college, but it is now time for him to move to a major university. Because of my salary of just over $40,000 a year, he has never qualified for any type of scholarship, only student loans (which I have paid back). Does anyone know of ANY scholarships, etc. that can be applied for? I know nothing at all about how the system works and feel I have failed in trying to help him (it's all I can do to hold down 2 jobs in order to make the $40,000). We even tried to have him set up on a student work program, but they said you could not do the student work program if you were getting student loans. It was like at every turn, there was something to disqualify him from getting assistance. He carries an 'average' grade point (more interested in social aspects, of course, than his studies). He has never had a counselor at the junior college that helped much. He is interested in sports administration, so the junior college counselor did not know what field to put him in, so she put him in liberal arts, and now we find he needs some other classes instead. I'm searching for any help with limited time to search. He tries, but he does not seem to get anywhere either.   ANYTHING ideas would be appreciated, and thanks in advance.

re: paying your FICA,SS etc as SE
I beg to differ with you!  Been with MQ for 17 years, they have always paid my federal & SS...they do not deduct any state taxes for SE's, and this is the only one I've ever had to pay.......never been audited about having to pay part of the above and have professional tax folks do mine, again, think you need to check your facts on this one.
anything to keep from paying for a space
That is ridiculous and has to do with money rather than the "correct way" to do things.
I don't see them paying more than 15 an hour, and thats being
Right now I average 20-25 an hour.  I'm barely making a living on that.  If they switched to hourly, production would fall dramatically, creating backlog and lost accounts because of late work.  Not a good idea. 
I had a doc tell me the other day that they were paying a service 7 cpl...


I agree . . . unless they are paying you
Don't do it.
Ask the docs what they are paying now and go from there. nm
They are getting exactly what they're paying for.
Is this what you make after paying everyone else? - sm
If so that is fantastic! So much for working so little, how nice is that, granted the buck stops with you and you have to clean up any messes, etc. but for $78K a year I'd be quite happy too.
Yes, if you think the companies are not just out for themselves and will try to get out of paying
MTSO not paying...
My heart truly goes out to you.  This is certainly no way to run a business!  Myself, I would probably have said something I shouldn't have and not had a job afterwards.  I do so hope it gets better for you.
MTSO paying
As MTSO, I have a hefty cash reserve/line of credit attached to my business bank account. My payroll is never late, even if clients are late paying me. If credit line is paid back under 30 days, it is pennies to use. That's just my cost of doing business to ensure my MTs are paid on time. Most MTSOs I know do the same. If this person is filing personal bankruptcy, she probably can't get any credit at all.... and MAY be a red flag as to how she runs her business as well. It looks like you will be at her mercy in the future. I'd say keep looking -- there is a better fit for you out there.
in my opinion, what you are paying for gas alone--sm
not to mention the daycare, would be enough to cover your purchasing your own insurance. PTO is not worth it if you keep running out of work and have to use that to cover it. .09 cpl is not much for a hospital. Personally, I would tell them if they did not send me home, they could kma and I would find another job at home. You would actually be saving money, in my opinion, to go home and work from home...no more daycare and no more gas. How about hubbie's insurance?? There are pitfalls with any job, including the one you already have. You can find one that suits you from home. they are out there, you just have to perservere. good luck to you!! Happy TG.
Paying a subcontractor
I am going to take in a subcontractor in an on-the-job training program. I want to know your input on paying them and paying yourself for the training. I an setting up an on-the-job training program. As an independent contractor, I receive 8 cents/line. I am going to have the subcontractor work with me in my office at my other work station, and I will teach her everything and QA all of her work closely until she is up to speed. I was thinking of paying her 6 cents/line and me 2 cents/line. What is your input on a suitable division of payments?
Are there really ICs that would take an account paying....

On the job board there have been several postings for IC positions paying 8 cents to as low as 6 cents.  Are there really MTs that accept this?   When they accept this, do they understand the expenses that they will incur?  Some say setting your own schedule is worth it but these positions are set schedules.  They say they are not but if the work is not done during that time, it goes to someone else.  I personally, would not take less than 10 and even that is low.

paying to commute
What is so funny about being paid to go back and forth to work? I worked for a company that paid for my gas mileage AND my car repairs. I drove a VW Rabbit that needed little to no repairs, but still....they paid my mileage and my gas. Leave off with the nastiness. She has a legitimate right to post what she wants as does everybody here.
How about paying on-call!
Speak for yourself.  Some people like a steady flow.  Not nothing one day, and then work 12 hours straight the next.  This is called on-call sweetie!!!!!!  Should be paid big bucks for that!!!!! 
What are they paying for EditScript?
Just curious.
Even after paying taxes, you end up with more


Unless they are paying something like 12 cpl I wouldn't

even consider it.  Not only does rerecording take time you aren't compensated for, it reduces the sound quality of the dictation, plus you may/may not incur long distance charges. 

I did it many years ago and I got an adapter at Radio Shack for about $15 and hooked it to my phone and recorded to tape.  So you would need the adapter, tapes, and some type of transcriber to play the tape.

There is a probably a way to record directly to your computer too, though I haven't looked into it and not sure what all that would involve. 


If you don't want to mess around with paying
quarterly, have more withheld from your husband's check as you file jointly. With that and your deductions you should be okay.
Paying for spaces vs. Not

So, I've been offered a position at .11 cents a line, but they don't pay for spaces.  They do, however, have templates set up with lots of headers there that they do pay for.  I am currently making 0.95 cents a line and get paid for spaces, but not headers. 

What's the bottom line when it comes down to how much you make - anyone know?  I can figure this out, but thought if someone had been through this and checked it, it'd be a little easier.  Thanks!

Peanut paying?
Maybe I'm still in the newbie league (3 years in MT) and don't know the score, but I don't consider making over 40K a year with benefits after completing a 14-month online course and 3 years under my belt to be peanuts. I also don't work in a sweatshop environment - I have flexible hours, an understanding supervisor who leaves me alone, and work in the comfort of my own home. I used to work in corporate management - now that was sweatshop!
Yes, definitely paying too low for that experience, and
the chances of anyone with that amount of experience taking that crap is slim to none! They may as well hire a newbie!
And whose salary are YOU paying...nm

Do not work for her. She is known for not paying. nm
I think when clients were paying
what they considered to be 'top dollar' they felt they had every right to be picky about sentence structure, and the placement of every comma and semicolon, etc.  Now that they want to pay 'scratch & dent' prices for their reports, they have to be willing to let some of their former pickiness slide.  Not to say that they should accept reports riddled with errors, but some of the stylistic items that have no bearing on patient care can be overlooked - to save a buck.
Is MQ still paying quarterly bonuses? SM
I was expecting to get a July 15 bonus. Has this changed? TIA
Unfortunately after paying $140.00 for the medicine (30 days) sm
after two weeks I broke out in hives and had to stop taking it.
Overcharging clients and under-paying
If you do your taxes properly, you certainly SHOULD NOT end up paying...
40%.  Obviously if you have no deductions other than the standard, you will pay more, but even with only the standard deduction, you shouldn't be paying 40%.
Find a better-paying career
I used to live like that too because this job has no earning potential so I went back to school and now do something else. It doesn't happen overnight because "life choice mistakes" take time to correct, but it can and must be done if you hate living in squallor.
Where the heck are you paying 5 bucks
What does that have to do with what was being talked about. How is bashing Bush going to change the gas prices that he has nothing to do with.
The TC? I've been paying the same amount
for over 4 years. I've never paid any money out whatsoever in over 4 years to work for MQ.

I've also never run out of work. On two occasions, we were running right behind the dictation - very closely - but I still had enough work to get the lines that I WANTED, not just the minimum production.

There may be a day come when I do actually run out. I will deal with that situation then.

I was just asking where you were getting your information because it is is nothing similar to how it works for me.

Good luck.
They should be paying for the return of the equipment - sm
When I worked for Diskriter, they made a call to UPS to have the equipment picked up and sent back to them in Pittsburgh. All I had to do was box it up.

Do not let them bully you or threaten you by holding your check until they get their equipment back.
And you still end up making more money paying LD. sm

If you consider an 80-hour pay period (which I don't do), at $27 per hour with the 800-number company, you'd make $2160.

At $33/hour, paying $1.80/hour, you'd make $2640 minus $144 (a deductible expense also), still netting you $2496 -- substantially more than the company giving you the toll free number and less pay.


Makes no difference to me.  I personally wish you all would stay away from MDI-MD so I could have more work ... LOL

Good for you!! We are the same as far as paying with cash.
It was (and still is occasionally) hard to be patient and save for what you want instead of using credit, but it is so, so, so worth it!!  Nothing like peace of mind and not being "owned" by creditors and employers.  Best of luck to you and thanks for sharing. 
Company not paying for spaces nm