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 stonewall50 View Post
    Precisely. I was applying for a job not too long ago, literally the add went up and I applied. I got a reply that a temp had already filled the job. So they advertised a job with benefits and filled it with someone who won't get them. And it isn't the first time this happened to me so I went to a temp agency. The pay sucks and no benefits.
    Yea it's not cool

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    It isn't a false statement. And don't tell me how to act. Who are you anyway?
    I'm 11bravo. It says it right there in the top left hand corner of my comment.

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

    I happened to marry a man who got transferred a lot and we mutually agreed from the beginning that he would be the primary bread winner. That meant I had to start over in each new town. The temp agencies were a wonderful way to go right back to work while I learned the ropes of the new place and figured out where the permanent jobs were. I never had to work in the temp jobs for long, but some of my coworkers preferred the temp agency for the flexibility and variety it offered. And they pretty much made a career of it turning down permanent job offers that came their way.

    If you don't like temp agencies, though, how about getting behind those of us who are promoting a strong, healthy, economy and lots of real job creation in the private sector. Find enough good jobs for folks to take, and it will put the temp agencies out of business.
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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    well, it's only anecdotal .. but here's my take on it.

    I know for fact there is one company near me that hires temp labor for the unskilled/semi-skilled position they have.
    these are full times jobs, not temp projects.
    they use temp services to provide 6 months of labor, without having to provide 6 months of benefits.... after 6 months, they become full employees.. and then have an additional 90 days of probationary status, in which some benefits are still denied (such as vacation, 401k, and profit sharing).
    i'm not to keen on the idea of giving new employees reason to dislike the company.... while this stuff might be perfectly legal, i find it unethical and counterproductive to employee relations.

    so yeah, I think some firms are gaming the system.
    how many?.. no clue
    is it widespread?.. no idea.

    I refuse to work with temp agencies, personally.. I only hire direct, and haven't run into any problems doing so.
    I guess if i was faced with a severe labor shortage, i might try a temp agency, but that's about it.
    I find temp agencies to be an unnecessary middleman that operates under a business model I find distasteful...but i do acknowledge they do good in some cases.

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

    [QUOTE=stonewall50;1064216663]http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com...-economy/?_r=0

    Over the last three years, the temp industry added more jobs in the United States than any other, according to the American Staffing Association, the trade group representing temp recruitment agencies, outsourcing specialists and the like/QUOTE]

    Do you think we should get rid of or reduce the temp agencies? Do they seem to be part of the problem or solution?
    Part of the solution. The richer that we get, the less we have to work to gain the necessities of life. It is easy to get the money needed to live and much of the work we do beyond that adds little to the quality of life. Time is the most precious commodity we all get and we all get, equally, the same 168 hours a week.

    And it is great to go from job to job and take a lot of vacations. We should have more temporary job availability.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    So, there is a case of abuse, and your solution is to blow up the system?

    You voted for Obama didn't you?
    To be fair I would guess there is abuse industry wide. As 11 B makes the case, where he works, they are paid less, often the case, no benefits, no job protection, squat. But they serve a purpose.
    In high unemployment areas, you can set the fee paid to a temp as they have a willing pool ready, called the unemployed. And often enough the fee is/can be lowered when you are keeping a Temp for an extended period.
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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mavis View Post
    Never mind, clearly you won't engage what I said. For whatever reason I can't guess. So pointing out a third time that many employers do in fact hire temps from agencies as a means of interviewing potential job candidates won't get through either.
    Please show me where I said what you claimed I did, which was some argument against laws being followed in states. I never said any such thing. If you want a debate, don't make posts that are lies.
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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    Quote Originally Posted by 11Bravo View Post
    God. Literal people are the most annoying people. I didn't mean LITERALLY two times. I mean, a significant amount less.

    Enjoy taking every statement literally for the rest of your life bro. Meanwhile, normal people pick up on the element of the story.
    Where I come from, those that lie are called liars.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post



    Actually, yes, they do. Not all, obviously none that you have ever dealt with, but it is common.
    Some do but it isn't where most employers find talent. You have to train a new employee, and when you get one from an agency, you are paying the agency a hefty fee for you to train their employee. That is a terrible business decision. So if you're asking me to agree that there are a lot of foolish employers out there who make mistakes like that on a regular basis, then I'm sure there are. That, however, is not the purpose of most temp agencies today and it isn't the smartest investment of an employer's dollar.
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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    I happened to marry a man who got transferred a lot and we mutually agreed from the beginning that he would be the primary bread winner. That meant I had to start over in each new town. The temp agencies were a wonderful way to go right back to work while I learned the ropes of the new place and figured out where the permanent jobs were. I never had to work in the temp jobs for long, but some of my coworkers preferred the temp agency for the flexibility and variety it offered. And they pretty much made a career of it turning down permanent job offers that came their way.

    If you don't like temp agencies, though, how about getting behind those of us who are promoting a strong, healthy, economy and lots of real job creation in the private sector. Find enough good jobs for folks to take, and it will put the temp agencies out of business.
    Some people love temping, but it wouldn't be for me.

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