reply to post by openyourmind1262
In my area the temp to hire thing is just a scam to use people.The temp agency's are not to blame ,but they are enablers.
My experience with them has been less than satisfying. My first temp position was with a plating company. At my interview they were impressed with my
experience and told me that the position was temp to hire. They said that after the three month contract was up they would hire me on permanent.
I took the job and after the three months were up nobody had spoken with me about being hired. I asked them about it and they said that they didn't
have the money to hire me on, but when they did they would hire me. they spoke about how pleased they were with the work I had done so far. My niave
thoughts were, well they like me so they will keep their word.
Nothing could have been further from the truth. After a year and a month. After I had completed all the plant upgrades they wanted done , they let me
go. Truth is they never intended to hire me. they wanted an experienced person to get their plant updated. So I got used and then was thrown away.
My next experience was a bit different. I was interviewed by the guy who would be my supervisor. He to, was happy with my experience and told me the
job was temp to hire. I accepted the job and was suprised that my duties ended up being drudge work. I wondered why I was not told that my true skills
were not being used as it was clear from the condition of the equipment that they were needed. I attempted to ask the supervisor why, but he was
always busy telling me how wonderful he was, and never answered me.after two and a half months of drudge work. I was approached by a coworker who said
that his conscience was bothering him ,and could he talk with me.
I said sure. he told me that they were about to let me go and The reason was because the supervisor was trying to get his son in. He told me that the
guy was a druggie and they needed me to fill in while he got cleaned up to pass a drug test. He said that he didn't understand why they would let me
go since I had done everything asked of me with no complaints.
That was on a friday they let me work monday and didn't even have the guts to tell me to my face I was being let go. They had my temp guy call me
when I got home. They gave him no reason for letting me go. I stay in touch with my coworker and he told me a week later that the supervisors kid had
not passed the drug test so he didn't get a job there.
About a week after I got that news, I was looking through jobsites as I do everyday, when much to my suprise I saw the supervisors job posted on
several sites. I found that very funny , because he used to brag to me how he was wonderful and irreplacable. I know it was his job because that
company had some rather odd bennys and they were in the list.
So here I am still looking for a job. having been used by companies twice. Now I wouldn't usually think much of this, but I have had the opportunity
to chat with a few other experienced people who have had similar experiences with the local temp agencies. The truth is that corporations use the temp
agencies to use people to get what they want. The corporations profit, the agencies profit and the people suffer and struggle.
This is a problem. So what is the solution? I have no idea. Something needs to be done about it, as far as I'm concerned it's no more than slavery
with pay and little pay at that.