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Review of Forrest Edwards

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41st Street b/w 5&6
New York, NY 10036

Total time with agency:
2 weeks ago

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Job Title Length Client Hourly Wage Typical of agency?

Tests given:
Word, Excel and Powerpoint

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I found this agency through, thinking that it would be a great temp agency that would be able to assist me in finding a suitable job with my qualifications.

I waited forever (hour) to see my rep. - thank god i brought a book to read. I finally met with her, took my tests, and then was told to wait again for another hour. I kept reading because I was so bored. So many people who came after me were leaving as I sat there to wait. And after the 2nd hour of waiting, I met other reps who told me about these other jobs. I must say they do make you feel like you're wanted, but that is definitely not the case.

She told me that I would have the "interview that week", and told me she would call me asap after she scheduled it. I haven't heard from her since, and I'm not going to follow up. Why? Because why should I? Looking back (even thought it was two weeks ago), I feel she totally lied to me about this whole job "that was suitable, met my criteria etc". I def agree with some of the other people who have said that they totally do not give two S**ts about you.

They make you believe you're "in", but you're not. I wonder how many other people I saw that day actually got a job.

I feel bad that my rep worked for my school awhile ago (I think she forgot that she told me/I know). I can't believe she would transfer to this agency versus one of the best business schools in the US/NY tri-state area. What was she thinking?

PLEASE DO NOT USE THEM. They will just waste your time.

Oh, by the way, i told my friend to use them because at the time i thought they were great, but they screwed her over too.



Sun Jul 24 21:50:45 EST 2005

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