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As a whole.. nice people to work for, decent benefits but the get off/on the system, work/no work,

Posted By: Have to agree with Feast/Famine on 2007-01-17
In Reply to: Welcome!! We are glad to have you. - LuvIt

is maddening. I couldnt pay my bills or even work the schedule I was assigned. They would ask us not to work until work built up in the evenings and I specifically wanted to work days as I have kids etc. It just didnt work out for me but to each his own. It just seems there has to be a better balance in this business that what is happening.

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