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Old 12-28-2015, 12:59 AM
 
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Most of the companies that use temp agencies are looking for cheap and disposible workers though they would like good performers which is why they dangle the carrot of getting hired to try to motivate worker. Companies that value their workers don't use temp agencies extensively.
Again, you'r projecting your opinion rather than providing accurate and objective information to people who come here for help.

Temp positions provide great value to both, candidates, and employers.
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:00 AM
 
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Then it would be up to the person to accept the right assignment that's connected to their experience and background. If I have a resume showing customer service experience I would not accept any assignment dealing with labor work. I mean I assume the purpose of my resume in a temp agency database is to get me those types of jobs not something completely different. And if that is happening then I agree that certain temp agency should be shutdown for being fraudulent.
You're absolutely correct. And no one will hold it against you for not accepting an appropriate position. Even unemployment agencies want you to find a job that fits you so they allow for you to turn down positions that are not a good fit.
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:01 AM
 
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But I thought it would be up to the person to say they don;t have experience in that type of work and would prefer something closer connected to their background and experience.
Exactly!
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:02 AM
 
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I didn't think requesting for an assignment closing to your experience was refusing work. I thought refusing work would be declining an assignment without explaining why which would give off the I don't want to work vibe.
You're absolutely right. Unemployment agencies will not require you to take a job that is significantly different in terms of pay or job function than what you previously had.
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:03 AM
 
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Well I good story to report about a temp agency which is a temp being hired permanently at my job after starting in July. So some of them out there are good and will put in the right job where you can perform and get hired.
That's great!

27% of temp to perm candidates get permanent offers. It works out exceptionally well.
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:05 AM
 
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I'm not saying such things never happen but in the majority of cases you end up getting conned into working a job for below market wages and no benefits and working your rear off for a company that has no intention of hiring you regardless of how well you do. You are better off not putting the effort into dealing with and working for temp agencies and finding your own job.
If you agree to work below market wages, that's up to you. You're in control of your career. If the market wage is higher, you can surely get a job elsewhere and move on. No need for you to drag it out.
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Old 12-28-2015, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Again, you'r projecting your opinion rather than providing accurate and objective information to people who come here for help.

Temp positions provide great value to both, candidates, and employers.
They provide a good value for employers and the agency but definitely not the candidate.

I don't know what planet you are living on but staffing agencies, in addition to usually not giving any benefits nor PTO, do not pay competitive rates. Their pay rates are extremely sucky often as little as 1/2 to 2/3 what a direct employer pays. You either agree to work for crap wages or you just don't work for a staffing agency which is my choice. Everyone knows that. I don't think you have any credibility left on this thread so I suggest you stop making a fool of yourself.

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Old 12-28-2015, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Upper Darby, PA
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I know the wage for most temp agencies in 2015 was around $11 an hour and would not go above that.
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Old 12-28-2015, 12:18 PM
 
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I know the wage for most temp agencies in 2015 was around $11 an hour and would not go above that.
I worked for a temp agency years ago in a different industry than my current one. I worked for a company called Aerotek at PepsiCo. It was great in my opinion. The rate was $55/hour and after 3 months they extended me a permanent opportunity. I was already in the process of going back to get my masters do I ultimately turned the offer down.

The one thing with Pepsi was that they would extend permanent offers to the people who were at least minimally competent. The ones that were completely incompetent would never get permanent offers but they wouldn't fire them either. They were nice enough to hold on to them until they land another opportunity. It was a great company and I like that they awarded people who were competent. Unfortunately, my current industry doesn't line up with PepsiCo, otherwise I'd go back there in an instant.

I had a similar experience with Hilton but I eventually took the permanent position after they insisted. I now own my own Hilton properties. Temp agencies are great ways to get opportunities.
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Old 12-28-2015, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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I worked at Pepsi as well but in R&D as a Chemist. The whole department was filled with temps and they never hired anyone that I can recall. The people I worked with hated the agencies, hated the company, half the department quit in the time I was there including several of the few direct employees they had. Everyone who eventually found permanent jobs had a huge pay bump and benefits. I went from 40k and no benefits at all to 65k and full benefits and am up to $80k just a few years later. Worst job I ever had with the worst morale I've ever seen.

There are a few very niche fields mostly in IT where you can name your own price to these agencies and the client and they will throw money at you but everyone else better just bend over.
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