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    Thanks guys so far,

    A few more questions for you. What is the workload like? Is it constant? Or project-based, with gaps in between work? The latter is what I am dealing with right now, so I am trying to get away from working for two months and then having three months off.

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    I worked for TCS a few years ago. They do not guarantee 40 hrs/wk. Therefore, I spent a lot of unpaid time sitting in a hotel room away from home.
    Lisa, what does this mean? This doesn't make much sense. Why would they send you to a hotel somewhere for a week, if they knew that there wouldn't be enough work for you to do? Is this a common occurrence with TCS? How many hours did you work a week? Also, what was the travel like? Was it just within your state, or did you travel throughout the country? Does TCS reimburse for mileage? Do they pay for travel expenses?

    How many hours, in general, of work do you get from Outcomes and TCS a week? Are they flexible?

    Thansk guys for all your help so far. Hopefully I will be able to make a decision soon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Houndog528 View Post
    Thanks guys so far,

    A few more questions for you. What is the workload like? Is it constant? Or project-based, with gaps in between work? The latter is what I am dealing with right now, so I am trying to get away from working for two months and then having three months off.



    Lisa, what does this mean? This doesn't make much sense. Why would they send you to a hotel somewhere for a week, if they knew that there wouldn't be enough work for you to do? Is this a common occurrence with TCS? How many hours did you work a week? Also, what was the travel like? Was it just within your state, or did you travel throughout the country? Does TCS reimburse for mileage? Do they pay for travel expenses?

    How many hours, in general, of work do you get from Outcomes and TCS a week? Are they flexible?

    Thansk guys for all your help so far. Hopefully I will be able to make a decision soon!!
    This was travel out of my home state. At that time I was doing HCC auditing and it was based on projects. I spent about 4 months out of state; out 3 weeks, home one. What I found was that the "daily" assignment usually took half the time to do. Some coders would do other things (play games on their phones or computers, etc) to fill in the gap and stay at the location for a full day. I couldn't do that - I find it dishonest. You check in with someone at the location you are auditing and then check out when you leave for the day (they sign off on your time basically).
    Yes, they paid mileage and travel expenses as well as there was a daily allowance for meals (I think it was $30). They provided hotel and rental cars and would refund your gas purchases (as long as they could clearly read the receipt - I ended up paying for a lot of the gas because the receipt wasn't "clear" enough - like it's my fault the ink was low?).
    Best of luck to you.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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