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Review of Vanguard

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633 Third Avenue
, NY

Total time with agency:
5 years

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

Tests given:
Word and Excel and typing

Payroll policies:
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Free check cashing at agency's bank:

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The jobs that they sent me on over the years were okay. Many times I could play on the internet. But, lately there's a BIG problem: The company has merged with Suzanne Davis, moved to Third Avenue, and the placement counselors that I've known for years no longer work there!!! As a result, I am a stranger at the very agency that I've been working at for years!!! For years the drill was this: I call and tell Cindy or Joan that I'm available for work and then they give me work the NEXT DAY!!! But now, I've not had work from them for OVER THREE WEEKS!!! I keep calling, but this new guy doesn't know me. Maybe he's giving special attention to his own clients and dissing the clients of Joan and Cindy? I don't know. I just know that there's been a lot of shakeups at the place and that I"m out of work. If they don't get me work by Monday, I'm filing unemployement. I've registered with another agency and sent my resume to three others as well. I am very bitter about being treated like this.

Jim Lake


Fri Jun 16 14:50:32 GMT 2000

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