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Old 01-24-2014, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Recruiters & temp agencies often do not know all the details, but most are so poorly organized (and qualified) they forget a person they talked with just a few days ago. For the most part, between them and an employer using "temp" labor; you are doomed from the start because neither one has anyone's interest at heart but their own. Each day a temp goes home thinking they have a job tomorrow is a day they should consider themselves as having "beat the odds". Temp employers and agencies alike, each consider themselves "removed" for the worker. It make it easier for them to lie, mirepresent or just play dumb. It makes it easier to use people.
Before I stopped working for them,around 2005,it was often helpful to build a rapport with your coordinator thus making yourself familiar to them...then again I noticed most of those coordinator jobs were mostly stepping stones for recent business school grads to bigger things so they were sort of temp positions in themselves. So there were many times I called in and asked for my coordinator only to be informed 'they no longer worked there'
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:40 PM
 
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Recruiters & temp agencies often do not know all the details, but most are so poorly organized (and qualified) they forget a person they talked with just a few days ago.
Yep. They are, in general, the next generation of cheap, used car salesmen. The "cheaper" the job, the worse the recruiter will be. The better the job, the more vested interest they have in seeing a recruit do well. At the end of the day, it's all about whether the recruit is worth the finder's fees that they charge. This will ultimately more important when placing a professional and much less so when placing a temp.
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:46 AM
 
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She should have been looking while temping. You never stop looking for work while temping.

She was looking. Didn't you read the OP where I said she has been sending out resume?

Man, you guys are cold blooded and heartless.
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:35 AM
 
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So what exactly happened?

She got to the job and they TOLD HER the recruiter lied?

Did she even CONFIRM with the company how long her job would last when she got there?

Why is it the recruiter? Because she would have declined if she knew it was shorter?

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You all make good points. However, it's nothing that she and I don't already know.
Well then you wouldn't be blaming the recruiter. IMO you get to the job and ASK "how long".
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:49 AM
 
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You all make good points. However, it's nothing that she and I don't already know. She used a temp agency so she could have an income. It was better than having no income. The recruiter told her that the job would last one more month. Now, it has turned out that it won't last that long at all. She is sick over this and who wouldn't be.

Please pray for her. This is a dire situation.

Well actually there seems to be a lot you and your friend don't know.

You're confusing recruiters with temp agencies. A temp agency works for the companies they deal with, they could care less about the temp.

A temp can go out on an assignment and do everything right and the agency will always side with the company if there is an issue. It could be the onsite manager just doesn't like the way the temp looks and makes up an excuse about their performance.

I know someone who showed up at an assignment when it was clear the company wasn't ready for them. Didn't even have a place for them to sit, had them clean out a conference room, sent them home at 1pm for two days in a row. They get a call from the temp agency not to go back tomorrow as their "computer skills" weren't up to par. This was supposed to be a two month assignment and when they tried to explain to the temp agency they didn't even touch a computer it fell on deaf ears. Clearly the company brought on a temp before they were ready, but it was easier to blame the temp and poor computer skills.

It is very common for a temp to be told or sometimes called at home to not bother coming back to the assignment tomorrow. It could be for various reasons.

If your friend was told the assignment was ending earlier, why didn't she ask about being placed elsewhere? Is she registered with more than one agency?

It is a nice way to do business, no it isn't, but that is how temp agencies work.

So apparently there is a lot you and your friend don't know about temp agencies.
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:52 AM
 
Location: SC
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The question is rhetorical. But, I feel bad for my friend who was told by her recruiter that she would be working an additional month on her temp job only to find out today that her last day will be next week. What a fricking punch in the gut. She doesn't have anything lined up.

Who would have a thought a recruiter would lie about something like that? Just when I think I've heard it all something else comes up.

Please pray for her. She will have no income after next week. She has been sending out resumes so, hopefully, something will turn up for her.
Not a fan of most recruiters... but Many times, they don't know how long a job will last. Sometimes they are just passing on what they are told by the client, and they either lie or or don't know themselves.
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:08 AM
 
Location: All Over
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The question is rhetorical. But, I feel bad for my friend who was told by her recruiter that she would be working an additional month on her temp job only to find out today that her last day will be next week. What a fricking punch in the gut. She doesn't have anything lined up.

Who would have a thought a recruiter would lie about something like that? Just when I think I've heard it all something else comes up.

Please pray for her. She will have no income after next week. She has been sending out resumes so, hopefully, something will turn up for her.
its not necessarily the recruiter, the company can decide they dont need the extra help early. also as for why recruiters lie they make money by bringing companies hires. its a tough industry to work in they need every person they can get, if lying helps they'll lie or at the very least make things sound more appealing than they are
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:18 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Most (but not all) recruiters are sharks. They want to fill the position and get paid and move on. They could care less about you and the person they placed.
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Wallingford, CT
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I've seen a lot of temps in the past few years. Regardless of the designated temp time (3 months), we at any point can tell the agency that someone will not work out and to not have them come in even as soon as the next day. Usually because they lied about what they were capable of doing to the temp agency.

Several times, we've had people who could not even use a computer. Could not hold a conversation. I'm not saying that this is your friend's situation, but I don't know why you would not look for a full-time job while being a temp. Even if the temp work was only for a month... That's a very small frame of time to look for a job. Was she going to wait for the last week to look for something new? C'mon. Sounds like she needs a lot more than the prayers of others.
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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The question is rhetorical. But, I feel bad for my friend who was told by her recruiter that she would be working an additional month on her temp job only to find out today that her last day will be next week. What a fricking punch in the gut. She doesn't have anything lined up.

Who would have a thought a recruiter would lie about something like that? Just when I think I've heard it all something else comes up.

Please pray for her. She will have no income after next week. She has been sending out resumes so, hopefully, something will turn up for her.
The temp agency worker could have lied to her to keep the commission coming as long as possible so your friend felt secure and did not quit (or refuse the temp spot in the first place) in order to look for a different longer term temp spot.

Or the temp agency worker really thought the spot would last for another month and the client called out of the blue and pulled the rug out from under the assignment.

It really could have been either way.

Did your friend earn enough from various temp and/or a perm job(s) to qualify for unemployment insurance? She should apply immediately once the temp job ends and her state Dept. of Labor will calculate her earnings for the last several quarters (usually the last year, or the last 4 quarters) and figure it out for her to see if she can get some benefits to help tide her over while she is looking.

Hoping for the best that she finds a job!
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