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Review of Forrest Edwards

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310 Madison Avenue
New York, NY

Total time with agency:
2 years

Wait for first assignment:
1 Weeks

Average wait between assignments:
3

Last five jobs:
Job Title Length Client Hourly Wage Typical of agency?
Receptionist 6 Months Y
Y
Y
Y
Y

Tests given:
MS Office

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

Benefits:
Medical insurance:
Dental insurance:
Paid vacation:
Transportation allowance:
Entertainment allowance:
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Comments:
Forrest Edwards represents the negative aspect of everything you donít want to look for in a temp agency. First of all, this agency place misleading ads to lure you to its offices knowing these jobs do not exist as a ploy to probably meet its monthly quota. Second, the agency locks a person into a position regardless of whether the person is qualified to do more but more importantly earn more money. Third, the counselors are unprofessional, rude, and biased. They do not offer or encourage a person to hone their skills. Favoritism is a key role in deciding who gets a job. They fail to listen as well as intervene when presented with a potential problem with a client. The client comes first and you are nonexistent.

If you want to be just a moving part, youíre best bet is to work at a fast food restaurant.

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Date:
Thu Aug 17 20:52:34 GMT 2000

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