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i recently responded to a listing at the state employment office for a job as an electronics test technician(through a temp agency). it was temporary job for $12/hr which is perfect for me because i start school again in fall. i have AAS degree in electronics engineering and 15 years troubleshooting experience. i sent my resume on the 6th. i got a form letter saying the person was out of the office from the 4th to the 9th. on the 12th i e-mailed them again and again attached my resume as requested. i still havent heard from them.
about 6 months ago i responded to a similar ad in a different city through a different staffing agency. i drove for an hour each way because it also was $12/hr which would be good pay for me at this time. after filling out the app and being interviewed they never called. i called them and they said the job had been filled. a week later i saw the same job relisted. i called them again and got some stupid story about...the job is filled but it's not...whatever that was supposed to mean.
i find it very rude the way they waste my time when there obviously is no job in the first place. apparently they just want more resumes in their files.
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I suppose that is why they are called "head hunters." I worked for a month on at a large dot com company through a temp agency and after I left I was never paid for 3 days of work. Now the company is gone. You gotta watch those places. Many years ago, I took a job throgh an employment agency. They charged me dearly for the job. As soon as I finished paying them, guess what, I was fired from my job. Although I managed to get my manager to write a letter stating that he was "laying me off". Good thing too because when I tried to get unemployment, the company said I was fired for not doing my job and should not get unemployment. Any way, I am getting off the subject. About a month later, I received a call from the DAs office and they were building a case against the employment agency and the place where I worked. It seems that the company was hiring people through the agency, getting a kick back and then firing the people so that a new person could be hired. The DAs office told me that it had become a rather popular practice with a number of agencies. I would have never quessed that an agency would be doing such a thing, but you never know!
 
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