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317 Madison Avenue
New York, NY

Total time with agency:
One Month

Wait for first assignment:

Average wait between assignments:

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

Tests given:
Qwik, PowerPoint, Word, Excel and a Typing Test

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

Medical insurance:
Dental insurance:
Paid vacation:
Transportation allowance:
Entertainment allowance:
Matching contributions:

If you want a secretarial job...then this is the place for you. I myself repeatedly told them I wanted a Desktop Publishing assignment. They kept luring me into their office with promises of exciting high-paying challenging jobs...only to be offered "go-pher" jobs (they wanted me to work at a law firm where a female attornney needed an assistant...with some personal assignments such as 'pick up dry cleaning', etc.....I'm I'm not being sexist but can you just imagine being a female attorney's "personal" assistant ..... YIKES!!!).....

I kept telling these people I did not want a secreterial job. I am skilled at DTP and love doing that....not putting down admin. assistants here !!! Thats just not my forte. I even had one recruiter at ASA suggest I change the wording on my resume to make it look more like I was an assistant as opposed to Presentation Specialist or DTPublisher.. which is what I DO !!!!!

So, after turning them down a couple of hundred times....they gave up and never called me again.

If you want an admin. assitant/phone/clerical job...then this is the place for you. If not, don't waste your time.



Thu Dec 2 23:04:29 GMT 1999

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