Re: Agency warning signs

Subject: Re: Agency warning signs
From: Tom Murrell <trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 10:45:47 -0800 (PST)

Signs That You Might Be Hooked Up With A Bad Agency

You might be involved with a bad agency if:

-Their phone number connects to a pay phone.

-Their phone number collects to a telemarketing agency.

-You can only call them collect, and then only between
the hours of 11:00 and 1:00 during the week.

-They want you to pay them for copying your resume.

-They want you to pay them for rewriting your resume.

-They rewrite your resume without your knowledge, let alone your

-They don't know what email is.

-Their email address ends in any of the following:,,,,

-They offer you a paper route and want their 25% off the top.

-You get calls in the middle of the night promising to break your
fingers if the project isn't completed by Friday, especially if you
don't even have a contract yet.

-They reimburse you for expenses with Burger King coupons.

-They sell your name to telemarketers or multilevel marketers.

-They ask if you have any Food Service experience.

-Their application asks you to provide 10 references from C++

I'm sure there are other signs, but I'm also sure that these are
agencies you might not want to work for. <g>

Tom Murrell
Lead Technical Writer
Alliance Data Systems
Columbus, Ohio
mailto:trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com
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