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Okay I hope someone here might be able to answer some questions I have. As one of the many unemployed who has applied for so many jobs (most of which never even reply back) the odd spark of a chance occasionally appears.

My questions regard a vacancy I applied for and attended their clients offices having got an interview. The original advertisment gave a rate per hour of £15-£18 but I was told that in fact the rate was £15 and not negotiable. A day before the interview the agency called me (this is by the way a temporary job with a chance of it being permanent) and said that as their clients budgets were so tight the pay rate would be £12 and would that be acceptable. In desperation I said it would.

I had the interview on a Friday morning, called the agency to say I'd been and they said once they get feedback they's call me. On the following Wednesday I called and was told that they'd still not received any feedback but promised to tell me when they did and the outcome. The thing is that they said their client was desperate for someone to start almost immediately.

Let's move on another 10 days (to today) Friday and as I'd still not heard called the agency. They said their systems were down and I then asked why the vacancy was now back up with the original £15-£18 rate per hour. The lady said she did not and had certainly not asked for it to reappear. Michael (as in me) starts to wonder what the hell's going on here. Needless to say she said she'd call me back later today (well we can all live in hope).

My questions are can they do this regards pay as in lie to begin with and in fact do the same again 2 weeks later for the same job? As this is quite a respected agency can they just do generally what they have done to me and are allowed to?

Michael


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Many agencies do exactly this, I seen a few myself so yes its a common con trick.

I expect anyone who looks regularly in the Sit Vacant section and in Job Centres will see this again and again.

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Many agencies do exactly this, I seen a few myself so yes its a common con trick.

I expect anyone who looks regularly in the Sit Vacant section and in Job Centres will see this again and again.

 

Thank you for the reply. I was so surprised to see even that area is not quite how it seems. :-(

Michael


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I would never apply for an agency job. You cannot believe anything they publish. I have wasted money finding this out.

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I would never apply for an agency job. You cannot believe anything they publish. I have wasted money finding this out.

 

Well not too sure I understand what you mean but ...

Job Centres are really sign on centres these days. Whilst they might have jobs on their systems they tell me agencies are the places to visit for jobs. Maybe one day the 'Jobcentre' name might change to 'Sign On Centre'?

Not that many companies place direct adverts alone but tend to offer their positions through agencies.

How did you waste money finding things out dare I ask? Applicants for jobs should never ever part with cash.

Michael


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How did you waste money finding things out dare I ask? Applicants for jobs should never ever part with cash.

Michael

 

 

I meant the cost of bus fares, phone calls etc. time spent registering with them only to never hear from them again, jobs I was 'ideal' for which had vanished completely by the time I had registered with the agency (using the same information I had already given them over the phone).

 

They have quotas to fill regarding recruitment and don't mind wasting your time and resources to do this as you have discovered.

 

As for job centres their sole purpose now is fraud detection.

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The thing is that they said their client was desperate for someone to start almost immediately.

 

I've been told that before only for it to die a death :rolleyes:

 

Yes its a common con trick.

I expect anyone who looks regularly in the Sit Vacant section and in Job Centres will see this again and again.

 

I'd agree, best thing you can do is keep your guard up. It's a common agency trick, but it also pays not to dismiss them completely, they do get driven by sales figures and have tendancy to waste people's time, but not all agency recruiters are complete barstewards. Believe me, I've met both!


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