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You can do a good job and despise the company. I was at MQ for 10 years.

Posted By: Sure you can on 2009-02-06
In Reply to: But if you flat-out think someone SUCKS, you should quit. Do everyone a favor - sm - CDW

I eventually deservedly despised them, but I did a great job. Otherwise, I would have heard about it. I'm at the Web now, and I agree with those that say they are getting to be just like MQ before MQ imploded and was sold. I don't despise Webmedx, but I don't love them, either. I don't think you can completely trust any of the nationals.

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I did MQ 23 years. THey use to be good sm
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30 years and have a LOT to say and share.  Its late, and I just happened to stop here for a second before bed while my other computer is defragging. I will follow up on this definitely within the next day or two, holidays or not.  We have no time - less than no time, right?  Can't wait to communicate with others who have some hope for us as a profession, a UNITED profession.   Laurie
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I have been there awhile. The good posts are because over the past few years sm
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Thats why we fired them.
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About 6 years ago this company did the same SM
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