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« on: June 13, 2011, 03:25:40 PM »

I have just got back from an interview.
At least this time the job was real.  But............

The employer wanted me to start working for them finishing off someone else's mess in a location over 78 miles from my home involving 2 hours travelling each way.
I would start working for them via an agency, and he said this would give him the chance to get the employment offer sorted out and would be a chance for them to see what I was like before I started the permanent job I thought I was being interviewed for!

I wasnt that keen to be honest and it showed.  I said I would need something in writing and that was about that.

Apparently it now takes three weeks or longer to get a job offer sent out because the main board directors all have to approve the vacancy.
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2011, 04:34:11 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2011, 02:00:25 PM »

he said he would let me know by the end of last week.

Guess what?  No contact from him! 
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2011, 03:13:57 PM »

There's still time. I'm crossing my fingers for you. Did he say he'd let you know either way or just if you get the job?
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2011, 01:34:02 PM »

I assumed he meant he would let me know of his decision since this is what I asked him.

After driving a total of 4 hours  spending 35 on fuel and 4 hours the day before cluing up on the company as well as the hour plus in the interview,  I think a phone call, e mail or even god forbid a LETTER to let me know one way or another would be the LEAST he could do.

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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2011, 04:30:13 PM »

I'd give them a call.
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2011, 03:20:46 PM »

I did today at 12.30. 
I was told he was "in a meeting" and the secretary (if they are still called that) said it was against policy to give out e mail addresses but said she remembered me and would get him to call me.  Now 3.20pm no call.

Must be a bloody long meeting!
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2011, 01:58:14 PM »

Update!

I got at call on Friday at 4.30PM from the AGENCY!

he couldn't even be bothered to call me himself.  The agency said he was too busy but he found time to call them!
AND the agency said I had "no right" to contact the employer directly as everything should go through them.

They are not my agents and no recruitment agency ever will be!
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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2011, 06:38:52 PM »

They sound like idiots. "No right"? You have every right to do whatever you want. They're probably just worried about not getting paid.
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2011, 09:14:04 AM »

My wife said that the agency chap was probably desperate to get a "sale" for June no matter what.
he was very annoyed with me when I refused to do the temporary 3 week stint through him first

I reckon the interviewer was also getting a backhander from the agency. 
Why else would they interview me via an agency, two weeks after I had apply directly to them via the HR department.
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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2011, 11:16:28 PM »

I assume if you get the job via an agency you get less rights?
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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2011, 03:30:37 PM »

Nothing to do with rights just bad manners!

After all I had done - the very least the  could do was let me know personally especially when he had agreed to do this!
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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2011, 01:27:56 AM »

But if you were taken on via an agency the company would surely owe you less initially?
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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2011, 01:36:53 AM »

If an agency hire you you work for them. Weekly pay is about the only good benefit.
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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2011, 03:13:51 PM »

Personally I don't find the thought of weekly pay a benefit. Sooner or later you'll have to switch to monthly and then you'll have to go a month without any money. A month in hand is far better.
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