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Sounds great but there is no work!

Posted By: urgh on 2005-07-15
In Reply to: MQ quarterly bonus - MQ-SE-MT

Well, I tried posting but it disappeared.  Will just say I show up to work but there isn't any (have several accounts).  So the bonus which is what I consider my "sick leave" - is not attainable.  So much for working for MQ.  And now I hear of more accounts they are losing.  But they never tell the MTs. 

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