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Posted By: me2 on 2007-10-07
In Reply to: I would include the why you're leaving part. They'll probably ask - anyway. nm Good luck to you!

The written word can come back to bite you. Be careful what you say. If they care enough, they'll ask and then you can verbalize. Otherwise, it will become part of your permanent record. Don't say anything to make them angry, One never knows down the road when you will have to list them in your past employment history. Sometimes we would like to pour our hearts out but it would depend on what you have to say. I once wrote a note which was not really that bad but everyone in the company said I left a scathing letter which was totally untrue. The less you put in writing, the better, IMHO.

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Regarding letters
We have an account with our national where all the consults are dictated in letter format.  So for every single consult we get we have to look up the correct names, spelling, and addresses for the referring physicians because the dictators never give them. Once we get them we can save them in autotext, but it's still a pain to have to look them all up.
No letters
My daughter could not use my computer because of no letters left on the keyboard.
three letters: CTS
some of us CAN'T do much else at this point. I can't even write anymore!! And we blessed, fortunate ICs don't qualify for disability pay or unemployment... so yes, it's upsides and downsides, but in the end, right now I'm facing having to quit MT and I have NO idea what to do for a living, at the tender age of 36, and, with the pay cuts and such, no money to invest in an education. So please try to have some compassion... not all bellyaching is unfounded.
Think again - big letters at top saying
Not to post there unless you work for MQ
for me, the only ones that letters don't rub off....
and on the back of mine it does say Key Tronics.......
Use a name that is 4 letters or more and you get the... sm
AutoComplete tip box showing your entry, then you can press F3 or enter to expand it. Make sure the first 4 letters of the name are not the same as the first 4 in another entry or Word won't know which one you want and no tip will appear. You can use less than 4 letters in the name but no tip appears. You'd have to remember it and hit F3.

Just remember that AutoText only works in Word and you might want to think about a true text Expander that works in all of your programs. You can also bog down your normal.dot file if that is where you choose to save AutoText and you will be at high risk of corrupting the file. Make sure you keep a backup.
As soon as I started doing letters...
I would fly like the wind. That is what hourly paid secretaries are for! Good luck in finding something else, but do like I do... let them know from the gitgo I WILL NOT DO CORRESPONDANCE!
Despise letters! UGH...nm
DS, H&P, CONS, letters
are the basics. Doing OPs is another level up
letters for keyboard
there's a place called Gold Violin (1-877-648-8400) or www.goldviolin.com that has a set of letters (1-black letters and the other one white) that you can buy for about $10. they're enlarged too which makes it easier as well to see, if you've got that problem. i got a set and just haven't taken the time yet to clean up my keyboard to put them on. i love my cordless Logitech keyboard and mouse as well. i like the touch on my keyboard as well so don't want to buy another one just because the keys wore off, so this fit the bill for me.
Consult Letters
Hello, does anybody know how consult letters are like?  Are they long and difficult?
i enter the first 4 letters...sm
Every time I come to a drug I enter the first four letters of the drug in Autocorrect, capping it if needed.  I think this is quicker than sitting down and entering a bunch at once. 
It's like the chain letters you may have
received where there is a numbered list of people included and you add your name to the list, subtract a name from the list, all names on the list now are shifted and thus have a different number on the list that you create than on the list that you received, and then you send a dollar (or other amount . . . in this case, a pair of flip-flops) to each person that was on the list that you received. The people that you send your letter to are instructed to do the same, and so you wind up receiving (if the "chain" is not broken) money/items from each person that receives the letter that has your name on it (before you are "bumped" from the list).
These are a pain. I worked an account like this and I hated it. What kind of lines can you get typing letters all day, especially when you have to worry about looking up addresses and if you do not live in the area of the hospital/clinic - forget it. The co. I was ICing for lost the account that was like this - and now I am on a much better account - love it - and doing editing.
Do you have to see the letters to type? Should

Can someone tell my how to format a letter so that the Dr.s address in the letter will automatically show up in the envelope box without having to add the envelope to the document?

Right now I have 10 keys without letters
on them and it works fine. I don't seen need to replace unless the keys are sticking or not working.
I have received a few letters
so far.  Keep those letters to The White House coming you guys!  I am so trying to get our voices heard so that our careers may be saved.  I am addressing outsourcing, offshoring, patient security, voice recognition and anything else that can come to mind concerning transcription.  I want to have a packet of letters to mail off because that will have a greater impact versus just sending one letter here and there.  Please join me!  Deadline for sending letters is 1/28/09.  Email me if you wanna join me:)
Please send me your letters!

I have received only a few letters to the President about transcription.  I want to send a packet full of letters is my goal!  Now I know a few of my friends are still working on their letters.  I want to address outsourcing, voice recognition & offshoring with the President.  So please join me to help get our voices heard!  Email me & I'll give you my address so that you may get your letter in to me by the deadline of 1/28/09.



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Does it have 3 letters, begin with an M?
If so, I'm there too...Ain't life grand???
Be careful about writing any letters. sm

Look at it this way, another account will be around the corner for you.  I have been there.  It is business.  Most of the time it is about who knows who, whether you understand that or not.  There is so much politics involved in some hospitals, so don't feel bad.   A friend of a friend who works there...... etc. 

I would just call whoever it was that you met with about the proposal and account and ask if they made a final decision on their transcription provider/vendor.  Be graceful and professional, they may call you again for that account.  Don't burn bridges.   Even though it is very frustrating for you, keep your cool. 

There are other accounts out there, go get them!


Good luck to you and best wishes.



I agree. And what about "black letters"
Not sure why only the "black letters" count. If you type what is in the header, should you not get paid for what is in the header?????? (I don't care if the letters in the header are red, black, blue or green......)
You have to get the numbers on one side and the letters on the other,
then come up with a common denominator.
B=13/24 (which does not simplify down)

Okay --everyone let me have it.  I don't feel I am better than anyone but several of you have asked for me to E-mail you my brochure/flyer/letter that I use when contacting doctors and I am having a hard time doing so.  It took me a long time to do the research, many hours/days and weeks designing my simple brochure that reflects me and my business and I guess I am scared that someone will scan it and just replace my name with yours and it took me a long time to do it.  So am I wrong?  I basically just have a logo, state what services I provide, price and what experience I have but it has worked for me.  I don't like ignoring those of you who have asked but I am having trouble sending it to you.  I have no problems offering any of you support, advice, tips on what I do but have trouble meeting this request and not thinking that any of you would simply duplicate it and guess it wouldn't be that big a deal  so am I really a horrible person?

No you are not a horrible person - and having owned my own Transcription Service for 15 yrs until my husband passed away 12 yrs ago....I WOULDN'T SHARE my hard work either!!

I think it is extremely kind of you to offer support, advice and tips. I can't fathom asking for another persons/business brochure, it is just not right and personally I think it shows lack of respect for you.

My two-cents...
Are you for real! Whoa...two big letters!
You may not need detox but you certainly need some compassion and you also need to get a life! ; )
Looking for black keyboard that letters don't rub off.
Been through several, haven't found one yet that numbers didn't rub off.  I have this one approximately 2 weeks from Logitec and I can see signs already where the letters and faiding.
keyboard letters/numbers
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Same here, I have a Logitech and the letters are worn off, SM
and that seems to happen to all my keyboards. I use canned air and that helps keep the keys loose. I hate having to break in a new keyboard, dont you?
Letters wearing off on keyboard
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Double last letters are so easy sm
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Keyboard that the letters won't wear off
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I work for a doctor doing his letters and
when I have questions concerning dr names, medications I can't quite understand, or anything, I fax in a copy of the letter in question and wait until they get back with me before I print out the final copy. Normally the office personnel can fill in the blanks for me without bothering the doctor at all.
How to replace letters on keyboard? (sm)

The letters on my keyboard get rubbed off within a couple of weeks of buying the darn things (just bought a new Microsoft ergonomic keyboard 2 weeks ago and already the A is half gone).  Is there anyway to buy replacement letters for these darn things?  Or do they make white sharpie markers?

I end up replacing the stupid keyboard at least yearly because after the letters are worn off, I find I wear grooves into the keys.  This is ridiculous.


Thanks in advance!

Sorry - Meant keys without letters - NM
How to replace letters on keyboard
I have the same problem.  I have worn 11 of mine off and my keyboard is new too.  I am going to try that keyboard sticker idea.  Anything is worth a try.   My husband and son also use my keyboard from time to time and they fuss about those missing keys.  Thanks for the idea. I will try.  I do not use any lotion on my hands when I type.  They just do not make them like they used to.
DUH ... yes of course I do ... however, since my daughter uses this keyboard also I want letters! :(
Vinyl sticky letters...sm

www.goldviolin.com sells sticky Vinyl letters.  I have bought many, many sets and always keep one on hand.  They are also very large letters, for those of us with failing eyesight.  Lol

You could send letters of your feelings
before this judgment came down. However, it is basically a "plea deal" and nothing can be done about it.
lol! She didn't mean googling the letters MT. lol!
I tried that with mine, but the letters on the keys are still missing :)
Does anybody have any sample intro letters or flyers
they'd be willing to share?  I'm just looking for something that you found effective when picking up your own accounts.  I have a database of potential clients ready to go, but my flyer looks a bit cheesy.  Thank you.
Vinyl stickers with very large letters...sm

work really well, I ordered them from Gold Violin.com.  I believe they were $9.00. I don't look at my keys, but it just bugs me when there are no letters on my keys.

Although no letters means nobody else will get on my puter. 

I need to do the same, need some small vinyl WHITE letters though - sm
husband complains when he has to print out his work schedule (no printer on his laptop) and has to use mine to get to his work website but missing the E, D, S, C, N, L, and my < and > ---drives him nuts...so guess who gets to get the schedule for him! One of these days I will get some letters, tried Liquid Paper but was uncomfortable on the fingers and wore off fast too.
Form letters and database management

I would like to offer database management to my potential clients.  Any notions on what to charge for this?  I was thinking of an initial charge to set this up, and if I do their transcription no charge to maintain. 

Also want to offer form letter creation and mailing.  Has anyone ever done this and what did you charge?  Any input is appreciated.

Doesn't your keyboard have the numbers just above the letters--sm
on you keyboard. I thought all of them did. I use those in preference to the numbers on the right. they do the same thing.
I've had better luck with postcards vs. letters
At least with a crossword puzzle you know how many letters there are in the word or at least that th

IC, do you write your own rate increase letters?

I'm working as IC with one physician, and I need to increase the rate. I'm working too much typing, printing,and driving 4 days a week at $1.50 per report (mostly one page). I average 25 reports per day.  PE is a given, but the rest of the document has to be typed.  He is ESL and a good one.

Can you share info on what and how to include in a rate increase letter? What would be my effective date, 30 days, 60 days, or 90 days?

I thought I'd increase to $2 per report. What do you think?