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Day Labor/ Temp Agencies/pizza delivery

Posted By: frugal mom on 2006-09-04
In Reply to: Okay. Where do I begin? I need some advice! My husband is in real estate. sm - New To Penny Pinching

You only asked for meal advice.. I just wanted to tell you about these places in case you didn't know. Every city usually has several "day labor" companies. Your dh would have to arrive around 5-6 am, they would take him to a site all day. They usually pay the same day. He would need is license and ss card.
Most temp agencies have jobs immediately available too.

Another idea is to deliver pizza at night. He could still do real estate during the day. He would get cash right away. They pay for gas mileage, at least minimum wage, he would get tips, and PIZZA! :-)

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copywriters make good money -and with a health care background (i.e. MT), there are agencies that specialize in that and you could market yourself quite easily I would think. I have a journalism degree and used to do copywriting (made excellent money at it), but wanted to stay home and raise my kids so went the MT route (with no regrets BTW). Look in the Sunday papers for Advertising, Marketing, Health Care, etc. Good luck!
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The delivery isn't over until placenta
is delivered, and if not intact then they have to do a D&C.
First ever delivery note
When doc says cord blood was collected, I put "quart of blood was collected".
82 and falling in MS.  2033 hours.  100% humidity.  I am having a bad hair week.
It was not the subject matter, it was the delivery.
OPEN YOUR MIND is rude. I used to think like you did until I saw firsthand what all the closed businesses did to our town. It's not my way or the highway. I do see your point. It's a no-win situation. Walmart provides low paying jobs with lousy benefits where those workers used to have decent jobs with benefits elsewhere.
Do you charge for pickup/delivery? sm
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Re: Going rate for tape tx/delivery
The only advice I can offer, since I have never been in business for myself, is to state where you live. Rates can vary by region.
Anything more than a week for a norm delivery is too much, sm
C-section - I would say 2 weeks max. Anything more than this is "milking it."
Sounds like tape delivery sm
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YES, if the pregnancy or delivery was complicated...nm
I live in PA and the temp is now
almost 90 with a predicted 99 degrees for us later today. I just brought in both horses, started up their personal fans, filled their 6-gallon water buckets and sprayed them like crazy for horrible flies. This is just too hot for me!
Though there are not that many to be had right now ... in a large city, in the late 80s to 90s, paid $16-$17/hr.
Though there are not that many to be had right now ... in a large city, in the late 80s to 90s, paid $16-$17/hr.
Me, too!! Also can't stand delivery notes. Bleah! nm
No DSL, no cable, not even mail delivery to house.
I live in an isolated pocket half a mile from county line where cable service ends. Even postal service is in town 3 miles away in the other county so no delivery to the house, though we can have a mailbox just across the line. Most cell phones don't work in this mountainous area. My son was able to use his new cell phone with bells and whistles if he sat outside on the deck. His service provided by Verizon.

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And PS: There's plenty of temp. work out there!
Here's another suggestion--temp work.
No, seriously. If you can transcribe, you are well-qualified for many, many temp jobs that might be available to earn a little extra cash while you hunt for a real job. I did the temp thing via Kelly Services when I was younger; did several one and two-day assignments, and even a 2-month one once. When I last job-hunted 7 months ago, I was about ready to go sign up for temp services, and in fact did go to that office--but they had closed early that day, so I didn't get to it, and about 2 days later I got hired for a permanent job.

Anyway, it's well worth a try if nothing else is popping, and you could even make some local contacts that way. You never know.
Has anyone ever worked for a temp agency? sm
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Be sure to keep the temp files and cookies cleaned
defrag often.
Office jobs for temp service?

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I asked her why she sent me if she knew the woman was that difficult.  She said she figured I could handle it.  Gee, thanks!

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Just the usual clerical crud that temp companies have. nm
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Church group tonight.
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pizza and denzel washington

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frozen pizza and Perrier
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2 bucks for pizza...usually $5 for hair cut...nm

It is FRIDAY - Pizza night! nm
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Wood-fired brick oven pizza. nm
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$2 pizza, not do hairstylist as family does; but what about those Sonic car hopers? sm
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