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Review of Trandon Associates

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New York, NY
, NY

Total time with agency:
2 weeks

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Last five jobs:
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Tests given:
None, only face-to-face interview.

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

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A woman by the name of Valerie called me and said that Trandon had the 'perfect position for me' and that I should call her back ASAP to schedule an appointment. A day later, she called me again and I finally relented and scheduled an interview for the following week.

The office is located near 5th Avenue and 42nd Street, which is a pretty good neighborhood. But once you walk into the office, you know something is up. It looks very unprofessional and uninviting.

I waited for about 20-30 minutes in the unnecessarily warm waiting area for Valerie to come out. She finally did and invited me into a 'conference room,' which had a desk and two chairs. We spoke about my resume for about 20 minutes, after which she sent me outside and promised that she'd 'discuss with her partners regarding possible positions."

About 10-15 minutes later, her partner, Linda, came out and spoke with me regarding 'a perfect position that was within walking distance of where I lived.' She gave me her business card and told me to call her the following day to schedule an interview with that employer.

I called her back the following day and this is what she said to me, "I don't have anything right now but when I do I'll give you a call, *CLICK*" SHE RUDELY HUNG UP ON ME. There was no mention of the 'perfect job' or the opportunity they supposedly had waiting.

I suggest all to AVOID THIS AGENCY at all costs. They are rude, unprofessional and a total waste of time and your train fare.



Tue Apr 15 11:44:18 EST 2003

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