I'm currently on a temp assignment and am absolutely miserable (it started as a 5 month contract but a bunch of us were recently notified that our contracts were extended indefinitely). I got the job through my father, who works at the same company but was referred to a local temp agency to set up paperwork and whatnot. At the end of November, I logged onto the temp agency website and made myself "available" for future assignments as I'm looking to leave this current assignment as soon as possible. I even applied to a few in the hopes I could get reassigned.
A different recruiter, in a different location but the same agency called me about one of the jobs that I applied for and has a few others she wants to submit me for in case this one doesn't work out. I was talking to my Dad about it and he said that it's unethical for the temp agency to be recruiting me for another assignment when I'm currently on one.
So I have a few questions I hope someone can answer. Is it unethical for the temp agency to find me another assignment even if I applied to the position and it's a different recruiter? I didn't technically get the temp job through this agency, in fact, I've only ever talked to the recruiter who set up my paperwork ONCE. Should the recruiter that I've been in talks with know that I'm technically with this temp agency? I don't want to leave my current position even though I'm miserable if I don't have another position lined up. But since this recruiter has multiple positions potentially lined up, I don't want to lose out on the opportunities if it is unethical for the temp agency to recruit me for a different assignment when I'm currently in one indefinitely.