Re: Getting Per Diem (was Per Diem Question)
Some agencies are better to deal with than others. Pretty much, if your antennae are quivering, you should walk quickly the other direction. One thing to keep an eye out for is multiple listings for the same job from different agencies. No, six spots did not just open up for a tech writer with between 2.5 and 2.75 years of experience in the same obscure cul-de-sac of technology. Those are just six hyenas circling the same piece of meat. If you can deduce what company actually has the opening, contact their HR department. Tell them you'll be happy to apply for the position directly or work through an agency--their call--but you'd like to know who the lead agency is, so you don't have to deal with the hyenas (except don't call them that, of course). Otherwise, by trial and error you will eventually figure out which agencies you never want to speak with again.
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