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Job agencies are unreliable
Member Name: Shane080307
Date: 28/10/09, updated on 28/10/09 (267 review reads)
Advantages: may be the only way to find a job at present
Disadvantages: work one minuet then not the next
I have been unemployed for a few months and have tryed everything to get a job, applied to lots of places, phoned lots of companies went to interviews but nothing was successful.
Ive heard of people finding work through agencies and was told about Blue Arrow so decided to give it ago. When I went there I had to give in a form which id previously filled out. The lady who dealt with me was very friendly and polite. After then I had to wait for a while for my references to write my reference. I then recieved a phone call from Blue Arrow saying I had work starting from the next day which was Wednesday to Friday, I thought to my self great Ive now got work. When Friday came I recieved a text message saying im working the Monday. By the time Monday was over I had not recieved no text and th manager at the place where I was working at came up to me and said you will be in for the rest of the week so I thought to my self thats great I know ive got work for the rest of the week but about 30 mins later he came back and said you will be in tomorrow, Wednesday and Friday because thats all I need you for, I thought to myself well that aint that bad its only 1 day ill be missing out on.
When Wednesday came there was another person from an agency which I was told he was just covering for someone who was off that day. By the end of the day I asked someone who was there what he was like and he said hes not as good as me. There was already another new person started who rand up the campany and asked if they had any work an they said yes so he works for the company and not the agency. The manager came up to me and said are you OK not to work Thurday and I said yeah thats fine but am I working next week and he said probally not.
Friday came and I was speaking to the new guy who works for the campany and said if im not working next week then who are you going to be with so he went and asked the person in the office and he comes back and says the guy who was working Wednesday. When he said that I was well angry because he was only suppose to be there for 1 day and they are replacing me with someone whos not as good as me.
I have not had any work for nearly a week now so I rang up blue arrow and said whats happening with this job and she said you will get work when they have a slot available so I thought well thats not good because I might not get any work for a month so shall I go back on Job seekers because it may be better off in the long run. So now im sitting here not knowing when I will be working again.
Blue Arrow has not kept me informed very well on the situtation and when I was working I only knew one day in advance. I say only work for agency if its the very last option because you get messed around too much. Im currently looking for a more better, reliable job at present.
Summary: try and find a better job ASAP
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