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Pay for subcontractor

Posted By: opinionated MT on 2007-07-05
In Reply to: What kind of legal recourses do I have? - Furious....

Well, first let me say sorry you blew TAT, or it was blown for you - however, if a company holds your check because a TAT was blown, even a last check what would you do? Pay her the 100.00.

As for calling your client, why would you give her this information. When i sub out They get the voice file only and a patient list that has been blacked out on the information. And always sign a confidentiality agreement. If she did call - which I doubt, do not try to confirm with them - they may not like the idea you sub'd out, and why bring it up if they do not. Apparently you are still getting their work so they must like something about it.

Lastly - be careful next time. But also keep in mind - if you were not paid you would have a fit - she just took it one step further and has a hissy fit.

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Yes pay her out of your business account.  You should provide her with a 1099, can buy them or have the IRS send you some.  Also some Quick Books or Turbo Tax help you prepare them.   You deduct it as a expense on your schedule C.  Since it is an expense deduct you won't have to pay taxes on it.  Make sure that she/he realizes that you will be reporting it to the IRS as an expense.   Under 600 you don't have to fill out a 1099 but I do.   Make sure you have their SSN, etc. to fill it out.    Good luck.   I just keep everything separate business and personal - makes it easier even though my Quick Books tells me exactly what I have made, etec.  

Any more questions let me know.  Patti

not to sound dumb, but is this my responsibility? Thanks! 
uggh!  I have wondered about this myself in the past.  this would be the hard part.  I guess I would have to talk it over.  thank you though for your help.
I think what you are doing is wonderful! More people like you should be so kind as to take a newbie under her wing. If I ever an fortunate enough to have my own FTP server and accounts I want to do the same just because I know from experience how hard it is to be a newbie. Hope it works out for you both.

Get rid of her - nicely.  Just tell her that you MUST meet your deadlines in order to keep your accounts.  Your livelihood depends on this.  Tell her since she is having some difficulties right now, you cannot send her more work.  If you want, tell her to contact you in the future when things settle down for her.

You cannot give her any more chances.  What will you tell your clients?  "Sorry the work didn't get back, but this MT I really like had a personal crisis and couldn't type last night."  

Hire someone less enthusiastic who will do the work on time.  I'm not enthusiastic about this job anymore, but I do it because I'm enthusiastic about living indoors and eating every day. 


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I have had an account for a couple years and just recently hired on a subcontractor. This account pays me 14 cpl and I pay the subcontractor 7 cpl. This is an easy account and all the sub has to do is type what I send them and I do the rest. Granted, I took a 50% cut on the work by hiring a sub, but now I know that even if I'm not working I have 7 cpl coming in. I don't understand why anyone should feel guilty if they are paying their subs a decent amount for what the work requires. Just last pay period she did 1000.00 worth of work (based on my 14 cpl) and I collected 500.00 of that (based on her pay of 7 cpl). As an IC, I just see it as a benefit to me, not sure why anyone would feel guilty.
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When I use a subcontractor, I pay them as soon as their invoice is turned in to me.

I consider it a good business practice to pay the sub as soon as their invoice is submitted. After all, don't you expect the client your contract with to do the same for you. You really should have paid this $100 invoice long before now. You have no recourse and should consider this a lesson learned.

Personally, I don't think you have any business subbing out work if you're no more prepared to pay and, apparently, are careless with the information that your sub receives from you. You could also be considered breeching confidentiality if you're not having the sub sign some sort of understanding regarding the confidential nature of the work you're sending out.

So you are subcontractor, not contracting with doctor direct.
If that's the case, then you need to ask the MTSO you work for if they can provide schedules for the doctors. They may not have them, either, but they could ask the docs for them. So it was their staff and not the doctor's staff that couldn't verify his schedule? That would be different advice then. Sorry - thought you were contracting directly with the doctor as your client. Sounds like you were hired through an MT service instead.

Maybe they get the work from the doctor that way, but the MTSO should try to organize and work it out with the doctor to see that it's uploaded promptly. Not all offices will cooperate in that respect so it's on the MTSO to remedy that, unfortunately. Some just send when they please without regard to the MTs' schedules, and sometimes you can talk until you're blue in the face but they still do it "their" way, on their terms. The MTSO could hold their ground and request the doc to send on a more regular basis, but it's pretty much out of your hands, I'm afraid.

As an IC, you can say "this is when I'll be available to work," and let the MTSO schedule accordingly. Or you can always find other IC work to supplement so you can at least work while you are waiting, or just find another gig altogether if it gets really bad.
2 accts are direct hospital, 1 is a clinic and the 4th is a subcontractor position. nm