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Does your program change lower case to upper? If so, type all in lower and

Posted By: just a thought on 2005-07-02
In Reply to: Need suggestions, generic vs proprietary drugs - sm

it will change the ones it is supposed to.

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Aargh.  It happened all day yesterday.  When I brought in text that was all caps


and had lower case on keyboard (as always do), it reverses keyboard commands.  This is driving me c-r-a-z-y.

I wouldn't use lower case. I'd use upper case. Don't worry about it. nm
If Word, Shift + F3 cycles thru upper/lower/title case.
Upper and lower lid blepharoplasty.

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Have been so busy and so stressed for the last six months, I haven't really taken care of myself.  I just joined gym, quit smoking, am cleaning up my act.

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thanks!  I work very hard and it would be a gift to myself.

ooops lower case...sorry

I wouldn't lower my rates. Should I request a lower CPL from my employer
because I use a ton of normals, templates and such to increase my line count?
web site with capped/lower case meds??


HPI General Surgery/GI Words and Phrases shows lower case also. nm
Program called Switch can change one type of file into another.
She must. Probably gets that big lower lip from
chewing on her lip while doing ESLs.
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Lower NY state 2.39 and up. nm
whereabouts in lower NY
With the lower pay per line, I'd have to be able to
get 700-800 lph under that platform to make more money and there is no way to do that.  The higher uppities have even admitted it is best for the slower people, not someone fast.
I would not lower the rate. They know how
much they are paying you and have accepted it.
Don't lower your rates
Don't lower your rate! Don't feel guilty! Feel blessed. I'm envious--am on an account where it is impossible to understand them let alone make a macro but if I could I would and not feel bad at all. I have years invested in this just like the Dr's. You should be paid for your time and expertise macro or not.
Did you mean DSG and TransTech pay LOWER than 8.5??
Hey, I have never made lower than 99% on my
I'm just plain good and fast at what I do.

I don't want hourly rates or salaries. I make plenty on production.

I'm outta here on this deadhorse conversation! LOL

Never lower your rate

I would never, ever lower my rates.  Is the one doctor in the group that is complaining a constant whiner?  He may just be a tightwad that still has the first .01 he ever earned.  Think about it - we complain about the cost of gas increasing and the cost of groceries increasing, but those businesses sure aren't going to drop the price of their product due to our complaining just to keep our business.  You run a business and the point of that is to earn money.  If you or a family member had to see this particular doctor, would he drop his office visit rate because you complained about his bill?  Never!

Not only that, these are cardiologists - one of the elite money makers in the medical profession. 

Write a note stating that you understand his concerns about the cost, but state that in spite of your expenses increasing along with everything else recently, you will agree not to go up on your rate for a year instead.  Tell him while there is less expensive out there, it comes back to the old saying of, "you get what you pay for." 

Yup, and it'll most likely only go lower, right about
Maybe it's a new, CHEAP way to lower their
Could happen..........
MT profession getting lower
I would rather not work for a company that doesn't value our experience enough to pay a decent salary. Good luck. I pass.
Line Count...lower pay

I have been doing transcription for many years now.  For many of those years I was paid 9 cents/line per 70 character count with the WordPerfect 5.1 (DOS) program.  I have now been switched over to Microsoft Word and there is a variation in word/line count and a drop in my pay.  Can anyone explain this please?

Big mistake to every go lower than what you currently make. Don't do it.

mydocsonline is a lower priced (sm)
option if you only have a few clients. Price goes up the more users you add.
No, it was United that offered lower than 8 cpl. nm
Sis has had them, here in lower NY state. $60-85 every other week. nm
I just started lower carb again too
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Services are having to lower their prices, too..sm
I get routinely outbid for work by other services who are willing to do 24 hour TAT and fax or print the reports - all for 11 cents per line...So don't be too sure the services are making all the money either!
But you see, that's the problem. The lower wages go in the US, (sm)
the less any of us want to pay for things. But when you're on a limited budget and can't buy things any old time you want, one way to save money is to buy QUALITY. Then it LASTS. I may buy a couple cheap T-shirts at Ross that were made in Bangladesh, but I know they're expendable. I'll end up shrinking them the first time I wash them, and then use them as dust rags. But if I'm buying a coat, or a dress, or a CAR, then I go for quality. Even if it means waiting longer to get it, because then it will last, ultimately saving money in the long run. If I have to pay more for things (like gas, groceries, rent, etc.), then I demand a higher wage. If I don't get it, I look for an employer that will pay it. Too many people in this country (and especially offshore!)"settle" for the crappy wage just to get their foot in the door. Sometimes it's just better to go look for a different door.
2.5 mg to 5 mg Valium, lower dose by 1/2 tab a day until
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MTs like you cause lower rates for us. Co's have to make
After all the time and money spent in getting you hired and equipment ordered and sent to you and then you pull that.

It costs the companies considerably. This is passed onto the rest of us as restricted line rates.

Thanks a lot. We appreciate it.


Not the OP, but I just use the back of my lower leg. It's easy!
Before OP asks, pay lower taxes due to
"Rounding" is always calculated at .5 -- less for anything lower.
It will average itself out down the line.
I have a lower versions but I find
that when it stops expanding, somehow (I know I didn't do it) the autoreplace box got unchecked.  When I check it back, it works again.  Hope this helps.
8 cpl seems to be the average. I've seen much lower...sm
I'm an IC and make 8.5 for an ER account. I'd love to know which national you are working for that allows an IC to name their price up into the teens. Care to share:)??
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I do not give a lower rate for any templates--I still--sm
have to pull them up and there are usually changes that I have to do. I charge my rate x 3 for envelopes and they supply the envelope. I also charge for cc's--if the name and address are provided. If not, I do not print an envelope for them, the office does.

Your other option would be to have his office print the envelope. My ink cartridge runs about 25-30$ depending on where I get them, and can get very expensive depending on the amount you will be printing each week.

I also do not take anything off my rate. I have figured how much I have to charge in order to make a profit and do not vary from that. If he gets you to drop your rate below your profit margin, guess how long it will take for him to spread the word to his friends that you will come down on your rates??
Well....he asked me to lower my line rate for him (sm)
which I did....then he asked that I make copies of everything he cc's and copies of the letters he dictates....then asked me to subtract off the templates he uses, even though I am using my ink to print these templates and making changes where he wants....it seems that I am spending more time doing these things than I am making any money. Just don't know what to do. I am not complaining, just need some helpful advice. Thanks
I'd lower it, but I'm a softie at heart so you might want to ignore me. nm

I would not lower it. If you just got the acct, they had the negotiating time before sm
giving you the acct and they obviously knew their entire was a lot of macros. if they wanted it lower, they would have mentioned it then. enjoy it!!!
They'll probably say lower than actual amount
Lower NY state near Po'k. Not many easterners here or the other board at all. nm
even newbies shouldn't start lower than
I think that's a general industry standard, not just my opinion.
Icon in rt lower screen, by your clock....

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Hope this helps

Client interested but wants to lower rate. sm
He said he wants to hire me to do his work, but at 8 cpl and give a week's turnaround time. I worked as an SC at that rate, but not as IC.

Is there anything I can say or show him to convince him this rate is incorrect?
I agree...$1 per minute is at the lower range...
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Restore System or lower resolution did it for me sm
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Have you forgotten we have not gotten the new pay plan yet which will lower the base rate I am sure
and be incentive tiered according to production which is next to impossible on so many accounts anymore. This is only the beginning of the pay decrease.