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Review of AT Temps

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292 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Total time with agency:
3 weeks

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

Tests given:
PowerPoint, Word, Excel (Qwiz)

Payroll policies:
On-site time sheet pickup:
Direct deposit of payroll checks:
Free check cashing at agency's bank:

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I scored perfect or near perfect on all three Qwiz tests. They were literally fawning over me. "You've got what it takes, and we want to send you out!" They even had me come back later that afternoon so I could meet the rest of the counselors and made it seem like they were all going to work right away to get me on the job, then told me if I wanted to work tommorrow I should wait unti 5pm and they'd give me something that came in. I said "Are you sure?" She said "Yes - I wouldn't make you stay unless I was pretty positive."

At 5:30 the nutty receptionist yells to them "Can he go home?".....I missed three perfectly good trains home because I waited. Unlike other agencies, they were somewhat fixated on the appearance thing - they didn't like my hair. I thought they were going to look past that and see that I'd scored 100% on the Powerpoint test, and even though they did tell me that they wanted me to stay in close touch, after three calls or so -- "nothing today honey - but call me back in an hour or two" I got a call from Madison Avenue Temps (right across the street) a ratty little place but with great folks and good jobs. I've been working for them since, making good money in advertising (what I asked for).

I may try AT Temps if I'm ever out of work - maybe it's just slow for the Holidays, but I feel like they bullshitted me. They shouldn't build you up like that if they don't have any work.



Wed Dec 23 16:01:36 GMT 1998

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