I was contacted by the recuiter for a call center job. First, the recuiter called me repeatedly, even the sunday before I was to start work "Just to make sure I was still gonna show up".
I was to be there at 7am and she called me at 655 when I was pullng in the driveway to the job and told me rudely to "call xxx to let him know I was there". THis is the same girl that sent me a nasty email when I didnt answer my cell phone that if she cant get ahold of me she wasnt comfortable referring me to a company. The place i went to work for didnt have internet access and I didnt have it at home, so I had no way to turn in an electronic timesheet. My 3rd week there my grandmother died, so I missed 1 1/2 days for her funeral, and when i told them about it they said "sorry about your gramma, I guess we can let you have it off." the next week I was very very sick, and by thursday my infant son had gotten sick and was hospitalized.
I called in by 630 am to let them know that I wouldnt be in. The next monday I had to take him back to the dr and was given a face like "you have to miss again" as if I had chosen to miss days. The comapny used a points system that was nearly impossible as a single parent. Finally I called aerotek and told them I wouldbt be returning to the assignment after all this, and the account manager started to YELL at me.
I couldnt beleive it. I kept my temper under control and told him that I didnt feel that it was a fit and I was too stressed out for this job. And if I needed to take my kids to an appt or leave early or come it late, I needed that flexibilty. It wasnt gonna happend there.
THe point of contract jobs is when its not a fit you shouldnt try to be forced to stay in it.
My experience was the worst of all temp agencies I have dealt with.
They were rude and pushy. Being yelled at by the account manager definately didnt help their cause of trying to give a good impression.