Yes, I am registered here in the forums. And, believe me, I can tell you all many a horror story about the disgusting way these employment agencies have treated me. They are just an IGNORANT, SELF-CENTRED SHOWER OF CRETINS!
Time and time again, I have registered with them, sent them my CV - in fact, done EVERYTHING under the sun in order to gain employment as an administator. But generally, I have been treated like dirt, and have always been left seething with anger and disgust at the "couldn't care less" attitude these pathetic organisations display. They advertise fictious jobs, thus foxing any unsuspecting jobless person that they have plenty of work in. When you ring them to enquire about a position you have applied for, you nearly always get told the same rubbish (e.g. "the lady who is dealing with your application is on the other line at the moment blah blah.) Their misdeeds know no bounds.
The ones I have had the misfortune to encounter in Liverpool and Chester have to be the WORST. I can not give one single good experience I have had with any of them. They are a law unto themselves - and a very weird law, I can tell you!
I have been suffering really badly with being constantly unemployed. But the horrible attitudes and mistreatment dealt out to me by these agencies has only exacerbated my despair.
They have a lot to answer for. No sane job hunter should touch them with a barge pole.
Angry Merseyside Job Hunter
Are you registered as a candidate on the site here? You probably know but you can rate and review your experiences of recruitment agencies so why not tell the world about it? It may be helpful to others and also proves quite cathartic.