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Posted By: Bayou MT on 2009-06-25
In Reply to: Nothing sucks more - than being a temp receptionist!

Though there are not that many to be had right now ... in a large city, in the late 80s to 90s, paid $16-$17/hr.

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Though there are not that many to be had right now ... in a large city, in the late 80s to 90s, paid $16-$17/hr.
VR pays half of what typing pays...
If you would read her post more closely she said she does VR, which pays half of what straight typing does.  I do VR and have made 4 cpl, so 5 is actually good and 4-5 is an industry standard, and may be even less if you are an employee.  The problem is that you have to double your line counts in order to make decent money, which is not always easy.  I embrace VR because I like it better than straight typing, but it is not productive for everyone, no matter how hard you try.
82 and falling in MS.  2033 hours.  100% humidity.  I am having a bad hair week.
I live in PA and the temp is now
almost 90 with a predicted 99 degrees for us later today. I just brought in both horses, started up their personal fans, filled their 6-gallon water buckets and sprayed them like crazy for horrible flies. This is just too hot for me!
temp+heat index= HOT!
Heat index here Sunday (according to National Weather Service) was 126! 97 temp and 77% humidity = 126. Not sure how they got that figure, but it was during the county fair parade, and some high school kids marching barely made it the 3 mile route. Kids and I escaped to a movie theater!
And PS: There's plenty of temp. work out there!
Here's another suggestion--temp work.
No, seriously. If you can transcribe, you are well-qualified for many, many temp jobs that might be available to earn a little extra cash while you hunt for a real job. I did the temp thing via Kelly Services when I was younger; did several one and two-day assignments, and even a 2-month one once. When I last job-hunted 7 months ago, I was about ready to go sign up for temp services, and in fact did go to that office--but they had closed early that day, so I didn't get to it, and about 2 days later I got hired for a permanent job.

Anyway, it's well worth a try if nothing else is popping, and you could even make some local contacts that way. You never know.
Has anyone ever worked for a temp agency? sm
I am thinking of working for a temp agency for extra income. I am trying to find out what kind of testing do they do.
Be sure to keep the temp files and cookies cleaned
defrag often.
Office jobs for temp service?

If you do office work for a temp service you can pick/choose which jobs you like and if you don't want to work for a 20-something it won't be a problem.  Most of the temp services also offer software classes and you can upgrade your skills or learn something new and then after you've mastered it, ask for more money!  I got back into the workforce about 2 years ago after MT burnout.  Most of my assignments were pretty good.  I had one really BAD one and I quit after a day.  The woman was absolutely impossible to work for.  I later learned I was the 4th temp in a week and the temp service owner finally said they were "firing" that client - LOL.

I asked her why she sent me if she knew the woman was that difficult.  She said she figured I could handle it.  Gee, thanks!

I worked in the computer industry as a temp for large giants, Intel and Oracle, before deciding on a job in the regulatory affairs division of a medical device manufacturer.  It was fun working at the big companies and I became badly spoiled with all the latest/greatest technology and on-site cafes.  I learned a LOT!

Unfortunately, big companies are doing more temp help now and its all but impossible to get a perm job.  Don't sell yourself short & think you can only be a Wal-Mart greeter.  You do have valuable skills from MT and could utilize them in a higher paid position than a greeter.  Leave that job to the poor senior citizens who are now having to go back to work.

Just the usual clerical crud that temp companies have. nm
Day Labor/ Temp Agencies/pizza delivery
You only asked for meal advice.. I just wanted to tell you about these places in case you didn't know. Every city usually has several "day labor" companies. Your dh would have to arrive around 5-6 am, they would take him to a site all day. They usually pay the same day. He would need is license and ss card.
Most temp agencies have jobs immediately available too.

Another idea is to deliver pizza at night. He could still do real estate during the day. He would get cash right away. They pay for gas mileage, at least minimum wage, he would get tips, and PIZZA! :-)

Have to disable Norton Internet Sec & Del all Temp files every time, why???
I cannot get the links to stay but I know it has to be due to something in Norton because if I disable Norton Internet Security and then go to Tools, Internet Options, choose General tab, then Temporary Files, Delete Files, Delete all off line content, and hit okay, then I get them back, but they don't stay consistently. :(

Can anyone tell me what needs to be changed/added in Norton's Internet Security to keep the links/forums available in the blue/on the left side??? I have tried everything I can think of. I sure would appreciate your help.

I think it's the temporary files because when it starts acting like this, there are TONS of temp

Even closing Word doesn't make the files go away--I have to delete them manually.

As far as plug-ins, I have tried disabling them before but no luck. I can go months without a problem, plug-ins and all, and then, BAM, it starts happening all the time. I usually start holding my breath when I have a string of "crash-less" days (even more than I usually do to hold my gut in).

I'm beginning to think it's those automatic updates from Microsoft that are adding gremlins...can't say that I'm not beyond thinking that Mr. Gates would have his reasons for doing that, although I can't say for sure what they might be right now.

I'm open to any more ideas you might have.

Temp files disappear when you shut down Word. System restore does not recover documents .
THANK YOU! That is my point. She still pays taxes, her DH still pays taxes...

so who exactly is getting cheated?  And just who are you talking about when you talk about whether it is "fair" or not.  I don't give a crap how much taxes my neighbor pays.  It's none of my business.  And if I found out they were paying less in taxes than me, I would ask them how they heck are they doing it so I can do it too!

I just want ask, is it necessary to get personal and insult?  You disagree with me, fine.  But I've been called a liar, a cheat, a no-ingetrity thief, my intelligence has been insulted, and I have had my parenting skills questioned.  That is a little over the top.  If you cannot debate an issue without resulting to personal attacks, then YOU are the stunted one!

It is a very good thing that some of you work at home, ALONE!  You are sorely lacking in people skills and diplomacy.  Let me guess, when you worked in the office you were one of those girls who didn't like to share her desk, griped if someone dropped a crumb on your desk, and kept track of everyone's breaks, lunches, and line counts just so you could tattle to the supervisor!  I've worked women like you, it was like working with kindergarteners.  That's why I came home to work.  Do us all a favor, looking in the mirror, count your wrinkles, and realize that this isn't high school anymore!

who pays 40% tax?

I'm an IC and keep track on my gross income and taxes on an Excel spreadsheet. I use this link to calculate my taxes:  http://www.pensoft.com/taxcalc.asp

I claim married status, one dependent. I'm paid semi-monthly. I make certain to double the SS tax at the bottom of the page.

My taxes are between 22% and 25% of my gross earnings, depending upon what the gross pay is. Never had a problem with the IRS yet.

So, if 40% of your gross earnings goes for taxes ... something is WRONG!!!!

What do to if the company you work for doesn't pay for two months and stops answering mails and work is stopped as well? I am in a different state than Ohio.

Here is their web site:  www.prioritymedicalresource.net

Please send me suggestions how to get this woman behind bars?  Is it a very long process?  She is not responding to phone calls, e-mails, faxes.

VR - Who Pays The Best?
My hands hurt and I am thinking about getting into VR.  Who pays the best for VR these days?  Are slow typist more productive with VR than straight typing? Thanks
IC with two accounts, one pays 20+ cpl

Mine currently pays .13

Which MDI pays 10 to 11? MDI-MD told me
What company pays this much
Would love to know who pays this much for VR editing.
Whoever pays you, you do what they want. If you don't like it find a job where they do it your wa
Yes, transcription actually pays them better...sm
but that doesn't mean we should be sending confidential, private information over to them, where it can be spread all over the Internet and used in whatever way they choose, not to mention taking jobs away from U.S. workers. Frankly, I'm SICK TO DEATH OF IT!!!

When a country can't pay their own doctors, dentists, nurses, etc. a living wage, this is why they need a new government, a new way of running their country, not the old ORDER OF CRAP they have had for so long.
how can they both be union and one pays so much more?
My job pays by the keystroke!
MedQuist pays more. They pay 80% of your
I know a doc in FL that pays 4.5 CPL to India

Editing pays less. sm
The VR is crap and ever since we started it, WMX, I have continued to make more by typing from scratch. VR only helps the people who usually do a low line count, less than 150 lph. That is with my company. Some people love it, make more. I am sure it has to do with the VR software. Ours is crap.

Editing Pays More
Without a doubt, I can make more money by editing. I can edit more than twice as fast as I type. Also, I can edit longer without taking a break. The editing process is not as physically demanding as typing.

I get 3.9 cents per line for editing and 8 cents per line for typing.
MQ pays 70% of your MT rate, much more than
Yes, there is. SE the employer pays 1/2 of your SS tax. sm
As IC, you pay all of your SS tax.
MDI Maryland pays 10+ cpl
Their range is 9-11 cpl, statutory.  I've been with them for a year and a half and they're a good company.  By the way, that's not "incentive" based - the rate is the rate.  Peace of mind for those days when you just can't crank out line number 1701 LOL.
So you're saying someone pays you
around $50/hr, HOURLY not production, to MT? So a hospital, doctor's office, or MTSO, pays you $50/hr for an hourly position? Whaaaaat?
My national pays .11 cpl (nm)
Guess it just pays for everything if
you just sit and watch the screen long enough.
YES, MQ pays shift diff but you have to ask for it. SM
I complained bitterly about it and they gave me half a cent per line for nights and weekends. Adds up to about $75 per check and YES, it is paid on my bimonthly check.
i have 1 account that pays by report
and one that pays by the line. it depends on the day on which is better and if you are able to 'definitely' know what your line count is. if you have lots of normals then per report is better, for me anyway
Who pays for your phone lines?
I am thinking about letting a couple of my transcriptionists go home....I have opened a new business and am doing so well I am running out of space here in the office.  I can do more business if they go home, but call into my main account, who uses Lanier voicewriter and is still (unbelievably) on Medword......to those of you who type from home, who pays the monthly expense for your phone lines....and do you have one or two lines?
mine pays after 10,000 lines
I work for eTransPlus and as soon as you reach 10,000 lines per pay period, your insurance starts, AND they pay half of it for every pay period you make your 10,000.
wow .. which national pays 11 cpl? Thanks for the info!
Thanks ~
Transhealth pays for holiday pay
You have to work if it falls on your day but you have the option of asking off. You get holiday pay (if you are off as well) plus you get your line count that day.
Transcend pays 3 cpl for all work done....sm
on the 6 major holidays.
To SandyGirl: MDI pays 10-11 cpl 65 char., sm
Spheris pays 10 cpl + incentive.

FC pays 10 cpl and 11 cpl on weekends - IC status.

QT pays 9 cpl - gross line, IC status.

JLG pays 10 to 12 cpl 65 char.

As you can see, there are companies out there who will pay 10 to 12 cpl, albeit IC status mostly, but they are out there.

I hope this helps you find the right company that pays the "big bucks"!

Merry Christmas!
And you have a company that pays this? or do you work on your own?
Gov. pays 44.5 cents a mile, will probably....sm
go up to 48.5 cents over the summer. That's what we claim on travel vouchers.
So what? 8 cpl is what the market will bear. If you don't want 8, don't take a job that pays
who pays attention to those initials anyway?

But I still know what you mean.  I sometimes type things that I don't agree with.  But his opinions, his take, I am just the MT. 

Please point me to a company that pays more
for ESL transcription. The one I work for certainly doesn't.