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Review of Tiger

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, NY

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typing, word, excel, powerpoint

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Monsters. Don't sell your soul to them. If you have to go, prepare yourself mentally for an unnerving experience at the hands of virtual infants. I went to this agency hoping to get into financial operator work b/c I wanted to work 2nd shift and make more money than my 20 $ an hour secretary work (which is 1/2 decent money, but not for when you're working like a slave for a demanding and unkind CEO). In short, I went 3 different times taking tests and retaking 2, and I never worked a day for them.
In long, I took the word, excel, powerpoint, typing.... they wanted my powerpoint skills to be higher, so they suggested that I work on powerpoint and come back - which I did a year later. Since it had been a year (I guess) they had me take it ALL over again. So, I did. Apparently the banks now (a year later) wanted people who had done Operator work before so this type of work was getting harder to acquire. This doesn't make sense b/c this particular financial institution that I wanted to work at has all of their own macros anyway, which anyone (experienced or not) would have to learn. So... they had me come back to retake powerpoint (the little lady wanted me to get 100%), and then to talk to a fellow who worked with tiger & "the bank" to see if i was "ready"..... so i went back to do just that and took the test again - i was horribly condescended to by the young woman who "reviewed" my test for the 3rd time. she still wanted that 100%, but the other fellow felt i might be "ready".
one said one thing the other, another - all enough to make me want to rip my hair out... and i am generally a very patient person... i wanted the job - but then i went there (3 times) and i didn't want anything to do with those people anymore. you definitely get the feeling they are pimps. I also got horrible bouts of paranoia, like they were just playing with me - ya live, ya learn. i walked out of that office, followed up like a good girl and was ignored, ignored, ignored. they didn't have the balls to just say, 'you don't have the skills' or 'they want experienced operators' - they just blatenly wasted my time and one can't help but be a little hurt by that. i will never be that naive and agreeable again. they should be ashamed.



Fri May 10 18:24:07 GMT 2002

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