Judy Crouse

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The Temp's Rambles

Don't Do It

Posted by Admin on May 4, 2011 at 9:47 PM

Taken from Temp Tales Chapter 11- page 152

     “The Owner, Annabel Coco, was all business but very welcoming. She reminded me of Katie Couric from the Today Show. She had that cutesy thing going for her. The reason I had originally called this agency was because they were running advertisements in the Anytown Newspaper. I had seen a position for an administrative assistant. I had applied for it on the application. When Mrs. Coco asked what I was searching for in a job, I told her the one I applied for when I filled out the application. Duh? Mrs. Coco informed me, “oh no, we filled that position. But I have other positions available. I am sure you would be a perfect fit for one at another company called M.A.E.”

     You have now been a victim of the old bait and switch in job advertising. This is a common practice at every temp agency I have ever worked for. I never seemed to be able to get to the agency before that excellent advertised job had been filled.

     You may be thinking, I have to take this position. I need to work. I need some money coming in. No you don’t! Don’t do it. Just politely reply, "Thanks so much for considering me for this position, but I would rather wait until you have a job I wish to peruse.” If you accept this type of treatment you shall become their puppet, their doormat. If you don’t take the job, okay, maybe you will not have some money right away, but you will garner their respect. Hopefully, the agency will call you with a position more to your liking. If not, keep answering ads you see in the local newspaper and go to as many placement companies you can find. Don’t settle for less!

     Don’t forget to check out some of the stories of my experiences in Temp Tales, and you will know what I mean.

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