View Poll Results: Should we reduce or get rid of temp agencies?

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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    Should we remove them? No, however I have mixed feeling about temp agencies and how employers exploit potential employees. At a job that I had about 18 years ago the company would sometimes hire temp-to-permanent employees threw a local temp agency. The temp agency payed them $2-3 less per hour than if they had been hired directly by the company.
    If they performed well the company would offer to hire them on full time but at the same pay rate that the temp agency was paying them. I guess they figured that if they were willing to do the job at a reduced price than they would be happy enough to keep working at that wage. It just rubbed me wrong to see them act this way I suppose.
    Seems outrageous but there are reasons why it might not be outrageous to pay an employee the same hourly rate as the temp agency. A permanent employee costs a lot more with benefits, payroll taxes, unemployment compensation, vacation and sick days and all the legal complications that you incur with a permanent hire that you don't with just paying the temp fee. Its easy to think they're screwing you and pocketing the agency fee but it's not necessarily so.
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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    ah...gee.

    the thread is about getting rid of temp agencies and you agree.

    that's blowing up the system.

    and there isn't even a problem, no one is forcing those people to work there.....if they don't like it, they can leave.
    I never said I agreed.... did I? I said I was a little on the fence because I see it being abused where I work but I also said that temp agencies do serve a purpose, right? So again, where did I agree to anything?
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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mavis View Post
    Honey, you don't have to say another word. Your previous ones illustrate the futility of trying to have a conversation with you. You have convinced me of the monumental waste of time of mine that would be, particularly since I'm supposed to lying anyway.
    Thanks for admitting I never posted anything about states or state laws.
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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    Exactly the same for me. I don't trust them. They are easy to exploit. And it seems like many companies AND the government using them. Cheating the system. Plus how can you claim you are giving more jobs when they are crappy temp jobs that are not long term?

    I think we should aim to create real jobs and reduce employment agencies.
    Disagree, mostly
    Many people have poor job securing skills but may be competent otherwise.
    Exploitation , taking advantage of others, both owner and worker - a national problem - this we must work on..
    Also, I think these so-called job securing professionals are grossly overcompensated.

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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    As to the poll vote
    "none of the above" .. or I simply do not know

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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    I guess it's pretty good for me than that I turned to self employment, eh?

    Yours is almost as laughable as the other one's, almost...

    Yes laughable. Now you can be the boss and deal with ****ty employees with bad attitudes.

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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Yes laughable. Now you can be the boss and deal with ****ty employees with bad attitudes.
    Self-employment was probably his last option. Burned too many bridges.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Self-employment was probably his last option. Burned too many bridges.
    Sounded like it.

    Imagine being offered a permanent position and telling them they were 2 months late in offering it so piss off.

    I can imagine what other attitude problems he brought to the workplace every day.

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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Yes laughable. Now you can be the boss and deal with ****ty employees with bad attitudes.
    Your perplexing, judgmental bravado aside, yes, there are asses w/ attitudes everywhere.
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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Sounded like it.

    Imagine being offered a permanent position and telling them they were 2 months late in offering it so piss off.

    I can imagine what other attitude problems he brought to the workplace every day.
    I know???? Imagine not being grateful Massa finally gots around to mees...

    what you and the other one seemed to miss was that all of those anecdotes had the underlying theme of respect.

    In the first one, I was loved. Continuously praised for my work and demeanor. The front office actually called me asking me back, telling me all is forgiven. I knew I had another FT job lined up already and said thanks but no thanks.

    The one where I threatened life and limb and was throwing projectiles were my fault for letting my anger get the better of me. I should have just walked off, but you know, I'm not, nor should anyone else allow employers to behave in that manner.

    And the final one, I know, what a crappy attitude I had working 7 days a week pulling doubles happily for over 4 months and not accepting the blatant disrespect of a company who wiped their ass with my hard work but rewarded a Lead's daughter (who didn't put in the time or effort I did) in a most disgustingly blatant display of nepotism.

    Sounds to me like you and the other one had one too many run-ins with the paddyrollers and now know your place.
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