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I love the Dollar Store....lots of things there. nm

Posted By: $$ lady on 2005-08-08
In Reply to: Go to Dollar General. sm - Rachel


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A big hug, a kiss, and lots of love and attention! nm
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BBQ, slaw, cornbread, ham, casseroles, lots of veggies, chicken pastry, lots of desserts!! BIG fami
Lots of inexpensive decorations at Big Lots. Had a party last year.
With the dollar depreciating against all major currecies including Asian currencies is it true that outsourcing will slow down and ultimately stop as the cost advantage is becoming a ?
If I had a dollar sm

for every person who asked me about getting into this profession JUST to work at home, I could retire.  They have no idea what the profession entails, they just want to work at home, kids or no kids.  They usually see those ads.

LOTS and LOTS of video tapes and DVDs.
Go to Dollar General. sm
I'm amazed what i can find there for $1. You never know what you're going to find, but cleaning supplies, household stuff, things that are definitely more than $1 even at Wal-Mart...as long as you're willing to not be picky. When the hurricanes were looming, I got mutli pack of name -brand batteries for $1, tons of candles, etc. You just have to search the whole store, but definitely worth it.
Dollar range and thanks.. sm

Trying to stay around not more than 275,000.  Would like 3 bedrooms, and 2 to 2.5 baths with an office or fourth bedroom for work.  A pool would be nice.  When we were there about three weeks ago all the new tracts were on lotteries or about a one year wait to build.  Don't really wanna hassle with the lottery since I don't live local.  How about Palm Valley?  Is that a nice place?  What would you say is the community with the best schools.  My priority is location, schools, price, community amenities, not too far from everything so hubby does not have a monstrous commute, etc. 

Thanks so much for answering, it is really nice to get opinions from people who actually live there.


some of the dollar stores where everything
is a dollar carry them, that way you can afford as many as you want
$1.29 to our dollar so if the Canadian MTs...sm

If Canadian MTs are making more $$ than American MTs, it all evens out.  Also, the national health care system in Canada is currently under revision and my cousin tells me it takes her 6 months to get an appointment for an XRAY in Calgary!!!........

Canada's dollar is not as strong as our dollar in the US and I LOVE CANADA so please do not think I'm bashing that wonderful sister country of ours.

Tops dollar? 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 etc MTs sm

 line expectations/requirements up to 1800 a day, the QA/editors I saw expectations 3000 a day, 2,3,4 cents a line. 

What do you suppose this comes out to hourly, say 4 pages an hour, 35 lines/page times 140 lines an hour, say 6,7,8,9. And, now what are the requirements.

.I see where they expect/require the MTs to pay for just everything, THEIR costs to do business.  Recently saw -- need 3 phone lines, provide at your cost, long distance plan buy this and that. Nonsense. .

After all this output who knows if in 30 days either side wants to continue relationship and look at all the money and equipment, Lanier $250 footpedal, thousands on some type of Lanier equipment LX something, 500 deposit to return in 6 months, this is nothing more than free interest loan for the business to fund their equipment purchase. 

There is a lot of anger, frustration and disrespect out there, you can tell by the ads posted, a slave-like attitude toward the MTs.

Frustration/anger fosters errors.

AND, look at what the MTs have to put up with in terms of dictation, if we can't hear how to make production and accuracy. It is, anything goes, take a deep gulp and see if you can finish report before you need to take another breath.  Dictate at live football games and "whisper" Intentional speed dictation because they don't want to say it again, no matter how many times yuu rewind, can't make out the dictation.  Anything goes, just dictate dear doctor, just dictate, we expect/require 99.5% accuracy.

Yep, I too am frustrated and saddened.

What could be done is--- nicely state on ads, be sure and run a spell check, "smile"---- problem solved ----instead of the disrespect you feel..

What's your dollar range? I live not too far from there.
Yep, sometimes an entire dollar cheaper...
Well, it's worth exactly a dollar an hour at my job which
No dollar generals where I live, but
get a Rival. That's what the old one is and it certainly has done the job for a very long time. Hopefully the new ones are just as good; with any luck it will outlive me..well maybe not quite.
That is a million dollar question

I think they are just being pains.  There are some people they bend over backwards for, some they don't work with at all and unfortunately I am at the lower end of the stick, it seems.   I had a coworker quit and went to work for an on-line service because they would not let her have Sundays off so she could go to church with her family even though they had adequate coverage on Sunday and by Thursday we were always out of work. 

The dollar amount may not have been the point...
but I just find it funny that those who agree all say they are making $25+ an hour. Just wondered if you would still agree with her if you weren't making the money you are making. Many of us do support our family on our wage and there is no way I could do it on $11.50. I make a few dollars more an hour than that and we are still struggling to make ends meet. I guess I was just put off by the judgmental attitude of the OP that if we can't cut it with our current pay that we just need to reevaluate our lifestyle. I live simply, but I live in a high-cost area. There is really no way I could cut back on my costs. So if I ever make less than I am now, I will be forced to look for a new job.
HAHAHA ... Now there's your million-dollar idea!
Million Dollar Movie? Was on every night...sm
on TV and you could watch the same movie for a week?  I remember a lot of James Cagney movies shown on that Million Dollar Movie - *lol*
We just signed up for our propane for winter.. It's gone up a dollar per gallon...
from last year.  There is no shortage of propane as far as I know.  They just raise the price because they can.  We're paying 1.89 per gallon.  Thank goodness we have 2 wood stoves, but I'm sure a cord of wood will double too. . You can't win.
I have a sister who we call the "Queen of the Dollar Stores."
Bless her heart, she buys all her Christmas at dollar stores (decorations and all) and even gives me makeup or hair products that she has tried and doesn't like. She doesn't know that I know this, though. I just smile, hug her and go on. It's not that she can't afford any better, she just sweeps the dollar stores, gets everyone's gifts in about 30 minutes, and she is through for the season. I guess it's not supposed to be about the presents, but the thought (but sometimes I wonder what that thought was, LOL)!  MERRY CHRISTMAS! 
it was posted friday - day late, dollar short? NM
I finally just saw Million Dollar Baby! Clint rocked!! nm
detrimenal impact on your life. Loyalty is gone. Almighty dollar has taken its place.
Bad things? what bad things? people's being petty and small?
Please consider another store, please
Please read about Walmart and how it destroys small town businesses, among other ethical considerations. PLEASE consider shopping elsewhere.
I don't have a store...

I do auctions.  I try to be very careful about what I list.  I love books and have in the thousands of them, mostly educational material.  I have been selling those on half.com for a long time, so my time listed as a member is about 6 years.  It has only been in the last couple of months that I really started trying to power sell--everything you can think of--collectibles, books, clothes, my felt sets, shoes, etc.  You just have to watch the market and know that what you list will sell (hopefully) so that you don't lose money in fees.  I am still learning, but so far I have been very lucky and have made some good sales.


The UPS Store only allows the automatic $100 if you pay
them to package your stuff. I learned that one trying to ship equipment back to my former employer. I wasn't about the shell out even more money for them to box up something that I put back in the company's original box.
as you are leaving the store...nm
I go to Kroger's too, our store here does not do it - sm
though, at least I have never seen it there. Granted most of the time I do the self checkout but when I do go through a regular line I have not encountered it. I really like our Krogers too, I only wish their prices were a bit lower....my husband can easily drop $100-$200 when he goes shopping there.
You can store their reports, but sm
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Almost any computer store will have them.
I bought a laptop about 5 months ago that has XP, but is Vista compatible.  I don't think everything has Vista on it right now because there are still too many problems with it.  If you went to any of the big box electronic stores they should have one with XP. 
I tell my hubby I have to run to the store,
and he said he would like to see that.....
I've never seen one in a store, certainly not
the chain stores. 
Look for a product in the store that...sm

the scout ants will carry back to their nest(?) and eradicate the entire colony.  What I used was a product that was a small, enclosed tin thing with a hole in top.  It held a poisonous gel.  I think there were 3 in a box.  Sorry, can't remember the name.  Anyway, I never saw ants in the house since using these. 

And, the meat in the grocery store comes
I believe that if you buy "beef" it comes from cows, an animal. I believe if you buy "chicken" it comes from chickens, an animal.
I was a cashier in a grocery store and
he came in to buy groceries for his mother. We were both 17 and married 1-1/2 years later, been married for almost 27-1/2 years now.