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Old 07-19-2011, 09:43 PM
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Temp agencies are the bottom of the rung. Leeches.

Some of them but not all. Just like two people going on a date, there as to be mutual interest. You have to like the position and salary and they have to like your background and qualifications.
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:29 AM
 
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does anyone think it is worth it to commute 50 miles round trip for a $9 an hour temp-job in the accounting field? i feel inclined to just stick with my current $12 an hour night job until i finish college and get my B.S in Accounting. but i could use the experience.....

if anyone could give me advice on what to do, that would be great. im starting to think i would be better off sticking to my crappy current job for now.
"Normally", I would say to go for the "experience", but not anymore.

I say do what you're gut is telling you to do. If it feels good or right to you, then it's a good move. If you feel tense or stressed, then it's not. You'll wind up regretting it somehow.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Hookerville, formerly in Tweakerville
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does anyone think it is worth it to commute 50 miles round trip for a $9 an hour temp-job in the accounting field? i feel inclined to just stick with my current $12 an hour night job until i finish college and get my B.S in Accounting. but i could use the experience.....

if anyone could give me advice on what to do, that would be great. im starting to think i would be better off sticking to my crappy current job for now.
It's not worth it to drive 50 miles for less money just to get some experience. Besides losing $3 per hour, you have the wear and tear on your car, plus you'll use more gas. Keep your $12 night job until you get your degree.
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:56 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Default Just wanted to chime in

In the mid 90's temp agencies used to be able to get you working right away. You still had to come in and do all of the testing, but if you passed, there was usually some type of office or light industrial work assignment they could give you the next day, and you would get paid the following Friday. It's not like that anymore though, and hasn't been for awhile.
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Hookerville, formerly in Tweakerville
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In the mid 90's temp agencies used to be able to get you working right away. You still had to come in and do all of the testing, but if you passed, there was usually some type of office or light industrial work assignment they could give you the next day, and you would get paid the following Friday. It's not like that anymore though, and hasn't been for awhile.
This is correct. Now it's, "just keep calling, and if we get anything in, we'll let you know."
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Old 07-23-2011, 02:17 PM
 
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i guess im in the minority. i got real lucky with my temp(randstad).

they had a contract with wells fargo and i landed a 2 year temp assignment with them(24 month assignment)

the experience i got with that job helped land me my current permanent job today.

i think it depends on the temp you go to.
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Old 07-23-2011, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Hookerville, formerly in Tweakerville
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i guess im in the minority. i got real lucky with my temp(randstad).

they had a contract with wells fargo and i landed a 2 year temp assignment with them(24 month assignment)

the experience i got with that job helped land me my current permanent job today.

i think it depends on the temp you go to.
What type of work do you do?
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Old 07-23-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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to those that have used them, can they find you a job immediately? thanks in advance
Forgive me for not reading 5 pages of replies before adding my own. If I am being repetitious, please excuse.

It depends on what your skills are, and what you are willing to do.

In Branson, if you are willing to clean motel rooms you can walk into a temp agency and walk out with an assignment any day of the week.

Many work places are being very cautious these days. You may be required to take a drug test first or maybe a background check.

You can usually find something on day labor if you are into construction or landscaping, depending on your location.

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Old 07-24-2011, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Hookerville, formerly in Tweakerville
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It depends on what your skills are, and what you are willing to do. I have admin skills, and they have no work.

In Branson, if you are willing to clean motel rooms you can walk into a temp agency and walk out with an assignment any day of the week. I've never heard of a temp agency hiring for any hotels/motels. It's normally done directly by the hotel/motel.

Many work places are being very cautious these days. You may be required to take a drug test first or maybe a background check. Temp agencies don't do these, it would cost them more $$, and they don't want to put it out.

You can usually find something on day labor if you are into construction or landscaping, depending on your location. Not true. Here in San Diego, we have day laborers that stand outside the Home Depot stores and a Hispanic market waiting for someone to come by and offer them work.
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Old 07-24-2011, 12:59 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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You can usually find something on day labor if you are into construction or landscaping, depending on your location. Not true. Here in San Diego, we have day laborers that stand outside the Home Depot stores and a Hispanic market waiting for someone to come by and offer them work.
If this were the case, and I wanted to work. I'd be standing out in front of Home Depot too. You might want to brush up on your Spanish.

20yrsinBranson
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