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Old 01-24-2014, 04:20 PM
 
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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.
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Why assume they lied?

Maybe something happened at the company the recruiter could not control.
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Never trust temp places when depending on stable work.
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:39 PM
 
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Never trust temp places when depending on stable work.
This. Temp places specialize in readily replaceable labor.
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:45 PM
 
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The recruiter was not necessarily lying when you work for an agency you can get let go at anytime for the most part. That's why companies use them because sometimes they aren't sure how long they need someone. The agency has to kiss the companies butt not vice versa. The company is the customer in this situation. There are a lot of reasons a company would do this they possibly might have someone coming in that has skills more in line with what they want. Also a company has to pay a fee to the agency so sometimes they just decide to hire someone on their own and not even use the agency anymore. You have to look at it as an opportunity that was given. If the agency didn't get her the job to the begin with who knows how much longer she would have been sitting around looking for work.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:07 PM
 
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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.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:26 PM
 
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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.
She should have been looking while temping. You never stop looking for work while temping.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:46 PM
 
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She must be new to temping and working in general. It's pretty common knowledge that temps are the first to go in a layoff and they can be let go at any time.

When I was temping, one agency said they had no problem if I was already working for another temp agency or two. The very nature of temp assignments means the job could end tomorrow. When it does end, you notify all the agencies of your availability.

I had 4 different assignments in one 6-month period. If you do a great job for the client, the temp agency will often have new assignments available for the good performers. I was unemployed for only a day between assignments at the most.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I had 4 different assignments in one 6-month period. If you do a great job for the client, the temp agency will often have new assignments available for the good performers. I was unemployed for only a day between assignments at the most.
I'm not sure if that's the exception or the norm but it certainly wasn't my experience and it cannot be for everyone because not everyone can be chosen... it kind of gives false hope to new temps;
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:07 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. 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. I feel for your friend.
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