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Thanks. You know, we have been OUT OF WORK for over a month.

Posted By: Finding money I don't have at on 2005-09-24
In Reply to: DQS does work with dial-up - but (sm)

the moment is hard.

And, ha ha, nothing with MQ is fast anymore anyways.  I bet I haven't made over 120 lines an hour in 3 months.  I get bad reports nonstop.  NONSTOP. 

It would have been decent of them to have said it was an option instead of pretending like it was mandatory.  Especially since they know we are broke out here from having no work.  And believe me they know we have had no work.  

Oh well, just another reason why I can't stay in MT after all these years.  Why do I want to keep "giving" it away. 

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Let's do all our work for the month in 4 days. (sm)

Anyone else out there with this problem.  Just when you think the work is flowing fine, all of a sudden it's slow, no work, the doctors are on vacation.  Then they come back and whammo!  Your plans are shattered to continuously sit at the desk for 4 days straight.

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miserable the last month or so?....nm

Oregon too...$160 last month....
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She posted this because about a month--sm
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