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Union diesil mechanic - good pay, great benefits. We swap year to year on who brings home more sm

Posted By: TNMT on 2006-03-04
In Reply to: Spouse's job??? - curious george

money.....but I am an IC and he has all the benefits...health insurance/dental that the company pays for, pension plan, 401k, etc.  Factor all of that in and he makes way more than I do.

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my boyfriend's union has helped him to be laid off 6 months this year already...
Sure Union's PROTECT the workers... okay that's fine. but they also do plenty of other stuff that is not cool with me. I like the idea of them getting paid a good amount for what they do, but then there are times when if something happens on a job, for example, two workers get in a fight, they may get fired from that particular job, but re-hired with another one that hires union workers. It makes no sense. Obviously I see the point of unions so workers are not taken advantage of... but like someone else posted, someone would sneak away to sleep during her job with the union. I mean, have you seen DOT workers? Cal Trans ? i dont think I EVER see them working and I'm gonna guess they are a union (although I can't be sure).

For sure transcription needs something, but I don't think a union is it. Although I don't think we will ever have anything to protect or help us... too little "higher up" people know the problem.
What about benefits? I make 50k a year working for a company
out of my home full time. No gas money, no traveling, no printing, faxing, and I get full benefits. How is making 50000 as an MTSO good money? I really just don't get it!
I have a 3-1/2 year at home
And it definitely is hard. I started working at home when she was about 6 months old. I worked and still work crazy hours even now. I work in the mornings for a few hours and after she's asleep. I usually work until 4:00 a.m. (I also have another part-time job). I've been doing this so long it's second nature. I think it was a lot easier for me when I started out because I worked for a small local MTSO as an IC and had a fairly good turnaround time so I could tend to her and still get my work done. She's now in Preschool two full days a week so that certainly helps. Try not to be discouraged. Do what's best for you. You're baby is only a baby once.
I had 2 babies in less than a year and kept them at home with....
no outside help.  BUT.... Do not think for a minute that you can sit down and put in an 8 hour day with an infant in the house.  You will have to dramatically alter your working style if that's what you are used to.  I made sure I worked for a company where I made my own hours, which basically amounted to "catch as catch can", but you know what?  I still managed to make 25,000 a year working VERY part-time.  I typed a few reports, got up, fed the kids, typed a few more while they played, got up and played with them, ran errands, put them down for a nap, typed while they slept.... blah blah blah..  My work revolved around the kids and their needs, but it worked.  It has to be that way with a baby (in my case 2 of them).  I don't believe in daycare for infants and small children.  Had we not been able to afford to live of what I could make with them at home, we probably would not have had them.  I feel that strong about it for my family (not judging others mind you).  They're 11 and 12 now and very secure loving connected kids.  I hope my early sacrifices had something to do with it.
Mine are in year-round thank goodness! They've started their new year 2 months ago.
to cowgirl - Last I knew, last year the job paid $25,000/year no taxes, etc.
The hospital was bombed about a year ago, but not a lot of damage, very minimal damage.
44-year-old WF, M, Texas, 3 grown kids, just had 26 year wedding anv.
nope, still crunching last few days of year to hit my 50k this year. how can you when you haven'
Did everyone have a great New Year? I saw family I had not
seen in years and years. We had so much fun.  My nieces and nephews are so big now. The getting home at 3 AM this morning wasn't so much fun but the whole trip was a gas!
Fine. Be sure to post back here in a year and tell me about her at-home job. nm
Nothing this year. We ALWAYS got a cool surprise in the past, but this year nothing. :-( nm
After I went to a 1-year MT course at a vocational school, it was so bad that I did the 2-year colle
Not only did I finally receive the proper training, but the woman on the advisory board hired and mentored me. I also joined the local AAMT and networked. Good luck. I know how frustrating it can be. A community college will have a good program to include medical language, MT courses taught by local MTSOs, business English, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, etc.
Great. Now more will flock to CS in hopes of earning $40,000+ a year.

Why do they keep perpetuating this myth of making this kind of money with MT? New grads of CS are getting offers of 4-6 cpl for straight transcription and 1-3 cpl for VR. There is no way anyone is making $32 an hour at those rates.
I'm a hospital employee, working local at home, so I get a raise every year.
Been at home for over a year now and I switched to night shift. I work for a national. Started out
working the night shift and sleeping in shifts during the day. My kids are way older but that doesn't mean they don't interrupt me. Besides, there the phone issue, more interruptions, the dogs bothered me a lot, too. Love them dearly but, oh so spoiled. It was taking me 10 hours to do what I can do in 8 on nights, plus I manage to get more sleep, if you can believe that. I still get supper on the table, vacuum, laundry, etc. So far it is working pretty good, so I think I will put in for permanent night hours for awhile. No sense in working 10 when I can work 8.
My 8-year-old threw up on the way home from family celebration Christmas Eve, all over the back seat

Then threw up approximately every hour from 10:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. Christmas morning.  Not the Christmas I had planned, up cleaning bodily fluids all night.  Somehow Santa managed to come overnight, too.  My husband, me and the 2-year-old didn't get the bug until last night, it's vicious!  Hopefully that's all over now and we can enjoy the rest of our vacation!



I think he makes $700,000.00 a year, and if they ask him to walk before his first year MQ has...sm

to pay him a cool 1 million dollars.  You can check this out at the Medquist website.   I think the CFO makes $350,000 a year, and the head of IT makes $250.000 a year.

P.S.  This does not include the perks, like expense account, car allowance, sign-on bonus, etc. 

Our 16 year old son has been working for a year now to pay for his truck.
He's learning how to sand and do body work and how the engine and transmission go together. My parents didn't buy cars for my siblings and I either. I had a 20+ year old beater car until I could afford to move up to a a newer one.

I see all the nice new cars parked in the high school parking lot every day. It's nice that so many disrespectful punk kids get handed something nicer to drive than what all the teachers drive. Oh, well. Honestly, I think most of them borrow Mommy or Daddy's car or are the child of a doctor who can afford to hand them everything.

Hopefully, my kids will take better care of their cars because they bought and built them on their own. You're not going to grow up to be responsible if you don't work hard for something and expect Mommy and Daddy to bail you out all the time.

Oh, my Dad lectured us on even allowing our child to have a vehicle because Dad didn't have one until after he had worked his way through college, lettered on the football team, got straight As, lettered on the baseball team, yadda yadda. He either walked or hitched a ride. Yeah, well, times were different back then, Daddy-O. LOL At least my kid has the opportunity to work and earn his own car.
IC - 30 hours week, $98K last year. So far this year - 28K. sm
Individual IC - own account(s).
Not me, owed last year, and expect to owe this year- sm
or break even, had more expenses this year. Only owed $200 but still don't want to owe at all. Need to start doing estimated tax payments again so I don't owe! Guess I will get off my butt and do that this year.
I think good money is 50K a year.
This is a good time of year to buy.
There are usually good sales in the week before Christmas when retailers are hoping to improve their bottom line. Also, if you wait until January, you may find good bargains from those trying to move stock during a slow time. Personally, I like my Dell. I've had three of them now and really have not had any problems. You can now get them at Staples, too.
I would have to say that $.08/line is very good pay for one year experience.sm
The company I work for raise the line rate every two years.  I rely a lot on my Expander program.  Good luck!
35,500 a year is darn good money to me!!!!!
So I guess they get everything in good sale order right.Well, within a year or so MQ
will have closed their offices save for a few and everyone should be on DEP and they already know ASR is not worthwhile so that would be a good time to sell although it may take more than a year as slow as the accounts are moving to DEP.
going on my 17th year of it and feeling good about things sm
still loving it just as much. I work for a hospital and they just sent us home to type so everything is new again, new system, new challenges. I need to be challenged or I become bored, so enjoy things at the moment.
My daughter's 1 year cancer checkup was good on Tuesday -sm
so I am very happy. She is just past 1 year off chemo (08-17-05). She is on 3-month checkups (has been for the past year) and all looks well so that is always cause for much happiness around here!
Good luck to ya! Hope 2008 is the year of the transcriptionist !
Depression? Brings our jobs home
I personally think we are headed for a depression.  I believe in our gung-ho desire to improve our trade partners (invest in our country so we could continue to export our debt) we mistakenly sent our jobs overseas.  Now, facing high unemployment, we need our jobs back.  Therefore, I am asking that you contact your local congresspeople and request that our jobs be brought back from foreign countries, thus increasing domestic production and increasing the number of jobs.  This is the perfect time to do this. In order to come out of a depression, we have to increase production.  We cannot export all production and having to produce.  Believe me, now is the time to request our jobs be brought back to the U.S.  The alternative is extremely bleak, and your elected officials know it.
a year. After I clean it good I turn it upside down on a towel for a day and then I position it
the heat/air conditioning register so it gets good and dry for about 2 days.  If you don't let it dry good it won't work very well.    I've been washing mine about 2 years.  
My sister's cat brings babies home and she doesn't know from where
come on.. you cannot compare a 2-year-old and a 15-year-old
46/F I have a 9-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy.
Got $$$$ back last year but this year
I have to pay them, sold a property I never lived in but I had enough sense to set aside $45,000 so just waiting on them to send me my WT2s so I can get started.
$16/hr with full benefits at home.
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.
That is why I left MQ during the Great Transcriptionist Rip off" need benefits....(nm)
Drawing great benefits from this profession
I am wondering just when does it start? I would not put out a statement like that. This job I might as well say has gone completely backwards. Loss of most everything including most of all respect but that also includes paychecks, loss of benefits. I have done this for a long time and I guarantee it is no longer a job I would ever want to start again.
I use Registry Mechanic and it does remove--
old and unwanted/unneeded registries from your registry. What you saw was probably just an advertisement and had not actually run a scan. It is good to have a program that does scan and clean out your registry though, as it frees up much needed hard drive space and keeps unwanted invaders that creep into your registry unknown by you when you visit other sites. I don't know anything about the program that was advertised to you though. Just my experiences.
Wife swap

I loved it.  I have the same problem with my fiance.  He comes home and makes cracks if the kitchen table has stuff on it.  My deck is the other side of the kitchen table so of course it has stuff on it.  Men, gotta love it.


Thanks for letting me vent.



Ask me next year. sm
I quit as an IC telecommunting for a hospital where I was making $35,000 a year, and started for a national as an employee in April. So far, only made $4600 with them. Big OUCH! But just getting the hang of expanders and the 4 accounts I have.

Can't wait to see my end of year :(
less and less every year - sm
Used to be about $35,000, now is about $30,000
Can RAM die? I put in more RAM last year so I should have 768 -- but it says 256 now- sm
anyone have any ideas?  I am positive after I put in the new card back in early 02/2005 it read 756. So if anyone had any insight or suggestions I'd appreciate it.....might explain why my computer has been a bit slow lately...we have also had a lot of power surges/outages lately, but I do have battery back up now (after it wiped my work out 2 x), maybe it got fried from that?  TIA.
About a year now. Don't like it. NM
3 year old
I am very glad you have a happy ending. A friend of mine, who is an MT, had the same thing happen to her with a tragic ending. Her son had drowned in a pond on their property. He was also 3 years old. They just don't realize the danger.

Make sure he removes his make up before he goes to sleep, LOL.
Big S does. For one year.
I am actually thinking of dictating the information into a microcassette and then hiring a typist to type it out for me.

I believe I put it in Autocorrect as -yo and then expended to -year-old and it finally worked.
I kept a log my first year but never again. NM
When you save -year-old in your autotext check the formatted text box NOT the plain text. This should work.
I did it one year...sm
I lived in PA and was losing about $300 a week because of being out of work.  It wasn't really worth it because they only gave me $20 a week to make up for it.  I did it over the internet, so paperwork wasn't a factor, but keeping up with the check-in dates got to be a pain for so little money.  Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like there is much help for us during the slow time.  Unemployement isn't just for the totally unemployed.  If you are losing work due to things beyond your control, that still counts.  Hope this helps!
Well, I did get a cat the next year...
so Dorothy was treated to those three cans of cat food! However, she didn't like 'em.