This was placed as Comments after one of our articles by a respectable recruitment agent.
Respectable Recruitment Agent
I work for an Engineering Recruitment Agency, and have done the same job for the last 20 years.
I have a very good reputation, and both clients and contractors return to me time and time again.
Please do not tar us all with the same brush.
I could sit here and list a dozen or so Agencies who I would advise you do not touch with a bargepole as their actions p*ss me off no end, but that would be unprofessional of me.
Go Direct Then
May I just point out though, to all those who cite the line ‘you make money for doing nothing, so I may as well work for the client direct’.
Do you honestly think they will pay you weekly?
Do you honestly think they pay us weekly?
In my 7 years of working for my present company we have had no less than 15 clients go bust on us owing well over 200K.
That’s why we charge for our services. We call it the risk factor.
While all you guys get your pay cheques weekly, we wait on average 3 months for our payments.
Let‘s see how long you would last working ‘direct‘.
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