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Review of FORUM

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342 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017

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Last five jobs:
Job Title Length Client Hourly Wage Typical of agency?

Tests given:
I took Word, lotus, excel, WP.

Payroll policies:
On-site time sheet pickup:
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Free check cashing at agency's bank:

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Alternate phone: 212-687-7200

Started working: 1994
Stopped working: still temping

Types of Jobs: Admin assistant, general slave, project assistant, sit around and do nothing for 17$ an hour

Clients: Banks, banks and more banks. Chemical, Chase, Citibank, BankAmerica. Also, AVSC (international nonprofit organization), some putrid HR companies, publishing companies, some law firms. But mostly BANKS

Salary: 16 is avg

Benefits: they deliver checks downtown and sometimes have candy in the office

They also have other tests and the usual round of dummie tests

The waiting room is always jammed. Most of the counselors have been nice to me. On several occasions, I've been able to whine my way into getting more money. They've never held it against me when I've left a job. THEY HAVE LOTS OF WORK, even if some jobs are hellish and some of their client companies are completely disoranized. Par for the course.

Naomi Renek


January 17, 1996

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