My husband was a recruiter for Adecco and it was by far the worst experience of his career so far. They paid far less than 36k, though the cost of living is lower here. He was responsible for administering the testing, dealing with clients/filling orders, processing weekly payroll, going on site visits, etc - definitely not just sitting on his behind doing nothing! He went from being told that he was doing a great job and would be considered for promotions to being fired a month later. They got a call from a client wanting to have 10 employees sent over to work a second shift the same day, and it was fairly specialized experience that the client needed - in other words it would be difficult to line up that many qualified people in just a couple hours. His boss told him to STOP WORKING ON IT and do something else instead, my husband explained the urgency of the situation and the boss confirmed to stop working on that order and do this other less urgent task. Long story short, Adecco lost that client's account and they fired my husband - they also fired the other recruiter working there at the same time. But then the Adecco boss told my husband they would give him a good reference. WTF? My husband said they were chronically understaffed and it was very deliberate; they would regularly fire recruiters after less than 6 months and have entire branches with NO recruiters in them whatsoever, and just have some of the few staff members they kept around act as floaters to fill in. There is serious mismanagement at many levels of that company, but I'm willing to bet that the recruiters have little to do with it - their hands are often tied even when they want to be helpful.