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Old 10-11-2007, 02:06 PM
 
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As those who've read my posts know, I am unemployed and have been for quite a while. I have had it with looking and being disappointed time and time again. I'm done.

Anyone know of a good temp. agency? Experiences?

Thank you.
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:59 PM
 
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Cool Corestaff

Corestaff has been good to me. Robert on Warm Springs/Gilespe is my contact.
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:04 AM
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Location: Somewhere.
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Try Kelly or Apple One(if apple one is still around)
I used to work for Apple One in Calif, always had work..i was even voted temp of the month once because i used to go to jobs others were afraid to go. lol
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Old 10-13-2007, 02:24 PM
 
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none of them, temp agencies should be shutdown, unfortunatley as corporations are finding more ways to cut costs(so the stock holders and upper management get richer), temp agencies are going to become more common place, and people will have to rely on these crappy temporary jobs where they will be lied to and let go at a moments notice
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Old 10-13-2007, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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I think it might be time for a "look in the mirror." Tell us, in what kind of shape is your "skills inventory" these days?
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:01 PM
 
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Park, I'm not sure what you're trying to say, but believe me I don't need to hear it! I am looking for an office position: receptionist, general office assistant, etc. I have computer skills, and a little bit of reception experience. I remember getting a lot more job offers in the past. If I knew then.. I don't know why I am having so much trouble. Not being able to drive also puts a damper on things. You often get overlooked when you apply online..
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Toledo, OH
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Mw555...sorry that your search has been so difficult. Yes, I have been reading your posts and thought for sure you would have found something by now. I'm not sure what advice I can give other then please keep at it. Keep looking, call back, send a thank you note after your interview and remind them of your skills, willingness to work any hours, etc... Keep posting if you would, maybe even start a new thread entitled something "My Job Search". Many of us that read in here are headed that way and seeing the trouble you are having doesn't make us feel good about looking for work. Keep that chin up young lady...you'll get something out of the blue. Could be tomorrow!!
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Park, I'm not sure what you're trying to say, but believe me I don't need to hear it! I am looking for an office position: receptionist, general office assistant, etc. I have computer skills, and a little bit of reception experience. I remember getting a lot more job offers in the past. If I knew then.. I don't know why I am having so much trouble. Not being able to drive also puts a damper on things. You often get overlooked when you apply online..
Actually, online is the only way a lot of casino companies are doin it now....we dont even have paper ap's anymore.....

Make certain that you online ap has #1. Continuity [no unexplained gaps] #2. Clarity....too many aps look like an online forum post[even had a couple that included LOL's] #3. Realistic salary range. [if the job is a $10 per hour job and you want $15 you'll probably be ignored] #4. If you were terminated and it's a long detailed reason, put "Will Explain at interview" [we don't hold that against you....unless the reason was that you could never seem to get out of bed in time to go to work] (had a girl that was fired for that exact reason...and we ended up letting her go for the same reason) #5. Check back with the same properties online to see if new positions have opened up...ours changes daily [if not minute to minute lol]
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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[we don't hold that against you....unless the reason was that you could never seem to get out of bed in time to go to work] (had a girl that was fired for that exact reason...and we ended up letting her go for the same reason)
A girl that can't get out of bed...should definitely look for a different line of work...in Pahrump!
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:05 PM
 
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Gulfer, thank you for your words of encouragement, I really appreciate hearing that! Yeah, I'm surprised I'm still looking too. Yesterday, I handed out a bunch of resumes, most people said, "we're not looking for anyone right now" or, " We may need someone in a month" I think a lot of businesses just don't want to spring for a new person to pay. I also think some of it is luck, and I just haven't been in the right place at the right time and I think no one is hiring.. I don't know, I don't know what to think. Maybe I am giving off a vibe and I don't know it, who knows? I got a job offer for a retail position; part-time, $7.00 an hour, ouch. I'm going to have to take it for now. I would rather work in a call center, at least there they would pay me $10 at least.

Another reason I am having trouble is I don't have much experience in an office. Everyone wants someone with more experience. I would accept $8.00/hour, as long as there was opportunity for growth.

I did sign up with an employment agency, hopefully it will be something good..I do have a few 'leads'... We'll see what happens.. Thanks for listening, I know it's boring and depressing.
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