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Review of Distinctive Temporaries

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60 West 42nd Street
, NY
212 986-5805

212 986-3027

Total time with agency:
7 months

Wait for first assignment:
6 Weeks

Average wait between assignments:

Last five jobs:
Job Title Length Client Hourly Wage Typical of agency?
Clerical 2 Days 16 Y
Clerical 2 Days 17 Y

Tests given:
I never had to test.

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

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

The staff at this particular agency happens to be very dense. When they do have assignments available they call you 6 or 7 times within an hour to see if you are at home. There have been two occassions where I have given them a reach number for that specific day and they call that reach number a month or two later to find out if I am available for assignments. They are not descrete at all they will tell who ever picks up the phone who they are and what they are calling about. The assisgnments that I have been sent on by this agaency are for "Admin. Asst." jobs that utilize extinct applications- sucha as Quatro Pro and Lotus 123. Gus who is the owner and Lisa who does I don't know what are very rude and unorganized. They ask you what rate you are looking for and ALWAYS tell you the rate for the assignment in question is lower then what you want. The assignments that I have been called for (when they do call) are always very low paying and short term. I would not recommend this agency to ANY freelancer. They have lost my time sheets on several occassions and they still owe me 7 hours that I worked in April- that I am still fighting for. Go to Choice Temporaries-ask for George/ Cindy or Dee. I have gotten so many great assignments. I am much happier with them.

They will know


Sun Jul 26 13:31:16 GMT 1998

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