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Erika in Denver, Colorado

88 months ago

This is the WORST agency I EVER dealt with as a temp!. They sent me out on TERRIBLE assignments stuffing envelopes and I have a 4 year degree, lots of experience and tested very good on the computer.The counselors are all VERY YOUNG (just out of college), they think they're hot stuff-- and they don't like anyone over 30!!

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Kelly in Indiana in Pleasanton, California

86 months ago

Erika in Denver, Colorado said: This is the WORST agency I EVER dealt with as a temp!. They sent me out on TERRIBLE assignments stuffing envelopes and I have a 4 year degree, lots of experience and tested very good on the computer.The counselors are all VERY YOUNG (just out of college), they think they're hot stuff-- and they don't like anyone over 30!!

They didn't tie you up, throw you in the trunk of the car, and force you to work all day, did they? You do always have the choice of saying no thanks.

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Erika in Denver, Colorado

86 months ago

Kelly in Indiana in Pleasanton, California said: They didn't tie you up, throw you in the trunk of the car, and force you to work all day, did they? You do always have the choice of saying no thanks.[/QUOT

Of course not. But the District Manager BEGGED ME to go on these lousy assignments and implied that it would "help" in my efforts to find something higher level, etc. IF I would JUST go out on a few "low level" assignments. Yea, right -- typical lies from deceptive recruiters.

You must work for Robert Half Int'l. :) No one likes them unless they work for them.....

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Cheryl K in Delaware in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

86 months ago

You also could have taken a walk - off the job, that is

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Erika in Denver, Colorado

86 months ago

Cheryl K in Delaware in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said: You also could have taken a walk - off the job, that is

I don't conduct myself in that manner.

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Craig's List Jobs - Most are not so good in Denver, Colorado

86 months ago

Now why would they require someone to have a 4 year degree to do this kind of mindless low level work?

Admin Assistant/Receptionist

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Reply to: job-356186432@craigslist.org
Date: 2007-06-20, 8:13AM MDT

Looking for a motivated professional for front desk/office assistant role.

Duties will include:
-Heavy phone interaction and fielding incoming calls
-Data entry
-Office support
-Filling and copying
-Other project work as required

Requirements:
-Bachelor's degree REQUIRED
-Being comfortable with the phone
-Comfortable with computer and data processing functions
-Ability to work with high level management and executives

Skills and Abilities:
-Ability to work well in a high paced environment
-Independent worker and learner
-Excellent communication skills

Location: Englewood
Compensation: $12-$14/hr
Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

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Tom in Tijuana, Mexico

85 months ago

That is absolutely DISGUSTING. They REQUIRE a bachelor's degree for a frickin' SECRETARY position? Are employers insane these days? Why in the world do you need a bachelors degree for a lousy job like this? I think most employers are just idiots. They think a college degree is what a high school diploma used to be. By the way, if all you have is a high school diploma, you are considered "uneducated." Uh...13 years of hell sitting in a public school accounts for NOTHING??

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Spoiled employers in Denver, Colorado

85 months ago

Tom in Tijuana, Mexico said: That is absolutely DISGUSTING. They REQUIRE a bachelor's degree for a frickin' SECRETARY position? Are employers insane these days? Why in the world do you need a bachelors degree for a lousy job like this? I think most employers are just idiots. They think a college degree is what a high school diploma used to be. By the way, if all you have is a high school diploma, you are considered "uneducated." Uh...13 years of hell sitting in a public school accounts for NOTHING??

I called one company a while back and asked why would someone with a 4 year degree want to be a receptionist? He said, "there are so many people with 4 year degrees that we can demand that."

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Ashley in NC in High Point, North Carolina

85 months ago

I think it is crap you have to have a degree to do administrative work or reception. And Office Team told me about all of these wonderful jobs and crap....I applied with them weeks ago and have never heard anything. Got a phone call from them and tried to return the call. Didnt hear back from them for 2 days! Then said the job wasnt available. All these temp/staffing companies are crap. It seems like every job now is temp. What happened to employeers to who actually found their own employees? And who's to say these agencies know if they are picking the right canidate for the job? I think they should all be shut down. They are CRAP!!!!

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Interview Killers in Denver, Colorado

85 months ago

The 10 Biggest Interview Killers

By Joe Turner
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Here are 10 of the most common "advantage killers" and how you can steer clear of them during your next job interview.

1. Not knowing your aim. Too often candidates think their purpose in an interview is simply to ask for a job. Your goals are to demonstrate how you are a good fit for the organization, and to assess whether the job is really right for you.

2. Being too needy. Neediness is probably the No. 1 advantage-killer in an interview. Remind yourself before walking in the door: you do not need this job. You do need food, you do need air, and you do need water. Keep things in perspective.

3. Lousy nonverbal communication. This is about demonstrating confidence. Your first impression makes the difference. When you enter the interview room, stand up straight, make eye contact, and offer a strong handshake with your interviewer. If necessary, jot their name on your notepad as soon as you seat yourself. Do the same for any other individual you are meeting with.

4. Compromising your position. You should always participate in the interview as an equal, not a subordinate, of the person conducting the interview. Often this is a subtle matter of self-perception, so remind yourself before the interview.

5. Falling into the answers-only rut. An interview is a conversation. Don't just answer their questions. That's why you've prepared stories to highlight your accomplishments, which will be your moments to shine. When you do answer any questions, make sure that you answer immediately and follow up with a question of your own, if at all possible.

6. Rambling. Telling your interviewer more than they need to know could be fatal. Your stories should be 60 to 90 seconds long and they should have a relevant point. Focus, focus, focus. Stick with your rehearsed stories, your research, and the questions you need to ask. Don't fill up the silence with unnecessary talk.

7. Being overly famil

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Uranus Girl in Huntsville, Alabama

85 months ago

Robert Half is a Zionist agency probably connected with the Mossad and the Bush blacklisting campaign. They engage in blacklisting those listed as anti-war, anti-Bush, anti-Israel, pro-American, etc. If you do get put in an assignment by either them or Office Team they send you somewhere you will never get hired on permanently as if to lower your self-esteem and pay you at rock-bottom pay for slave-like work, so that you can barely afford the time or energy to look elsewhere for better work.

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Medical Coding Seeker in Nashville, Tennessee

81 months ago

I noticed that OfficeTeam isn't too fond of candidates who are still employed. I filled out their online application just to see if I got any bites from them, some of their jobs posted looked interesting. A few days later a recruiter from the Brentwood branch called me about my online application. I told her I was currently employed and that caught her off guard.

Then she basically said they weren't a recruiter and they hire candidates for temp assignments. FLAG #1. However they do fill few temp-to-perm positions. I said I'd be interested in the latter. So she told me to go to the Nashville branch to fill out paperwork, do testings, and interview with Matt.

I contacted the Nashville branch to set up a time to come in. Well, they said their office closes at 5 p.m. and they don't do testing after 5 p.m. A big FLAG #2. So I went in during my lunch hour. The testing took a lot longer than expected, and I had to leave before I was done and come back a second day during my lunch hour to finish and do an interview.

When I asked for Matt, the receptionist didn't know who I was talking about and had to call around until someone told her Matt was new. Another big FLAG #3. Don't interview with a 'green recruiter'.

During the interview, the guy acted like he was in a hurry to get back to doing something else. Not only did he seem bothered, but he wasn't very focused. He scrambled around with the questions. At one point, he even lowered his head shut his eyes tight and froze like that for a few seconds. I was about to say "Are you okay?" but he snapped out of it just in time and continued with the interview. FLAG #4, poor recruiter and poor interviewer.

Well, that was a huge waste of my time, wasting two lunch breaks on nothing. But lessons learned: Do no€™t go the temp agency route unless you are willing to drop everything and go to an assignment ASAP for a low paying temp assignment. Temp agencies are only for those who need a quick-fix job.

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Random in West Palm Beach, Florida

80 months ago

This kind of lunacy is rampant. Employers decided that they could ask for whatever they wanted after thousands of highly competent people were layed off in the past five years or so, forcing the same to compete for crappy positions.

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Jacqueline Homan in Erie, Pennsylvania

80 months ago

Kelly in Indiana in Pleasanton, California said: They didn't tie you up, throw you in the trunk of the car, and force you to work all day, did they? You do always have the choice of saying no thanks.

What sort of choice does someone have if they have no money? If they're facing eviction? If they need health & dental care? If they're facing utility shut-offs and have no food? Do those who desperately need a job really have any choice at all? When you don't own the capital and means of production, the only real freedom you have is to starve. You don't have a choice.

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Jacqueline Homan in Erie, Pennsylvania

80 months ago

Spoiled employers in Denver, Colorado said: I called one company a while back and asked why would someone with a 4 year degree want to be a receptionist? He said, "there are so many people with 4 year degrees that we can demand that."

And yet our society and all the "experts" claim that a college education is the ticket out of poverty and into a good paying job. What a crock. People have been sold a big lemon.

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Anne in Denver, Colorado

79 months ago

Jacqueline Homan in Erie, Pennsylvania said: And yet our society and all the "experts" claim that a college education is the ticket out of poverty and into a good paying job. What a crock. People have been sold a big lemon.

Very very true! Only CERTAIN COLLEGE DEGREES have real value -- and they are the more technical type degrees like engineering, science, computers, etc. Not the more popular ones like Communications and Liberal Arts. Nursing, I've heard, is high in demand.

The colleges are marketers themselves -- they put ads on TV to laid off people "promising" a great job if they take their classes. What's out there is what's out there -- if there are no good jobs in the area, it's a crock! Schools don't create jobs!

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Jacqueline Homan in Erie, Pennsylvania

79 months ago

For your information, my degree was in math/computer science...I still couldn't get a chance for a job as a middel aged woman re-entering the workforce. Plus, what skills I might have gained are now obsolete since technology changes very rapidly and I cannot afford to go back for more school since I have been reduced to food stamps and cannot repay the $54K in student loans I owed for my degree. I have a 17 year gap in my work history as I was trying to re-enter the workforce after becoming disabled at age 24...No one will give me a chance for a job. I am 41 yers old.

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Anne in Littleton, Colorado

79 months ago

Interesting. That's more unusual as many communications grads such as myself end up in sales or admin. positions but I am not really happy in sales or admin!

Could you afford a computer class in MS Office 2007? That alone would bring up your skills. Good luck! :)

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Jacqueline Homan in Erie, Pennsylvania

79 months ago

Anne in Littleton, Colorado said: Interesting. That's more unusual as many communications grads such as myself end up in sales or admin. positions but I am not really happy in sales or admin!

Could you afford a computer class in MS Office 2007? That alone would bring up your skills. Good luck! :)

I have no money at all...I am facing ending up out on the streets. I can't afford anything. I can't even afford to get my gas turned back on and I am without heat except for a kerosense heater (which I can't afford kerosene to refill). I have NO money. If I had money to pay for more schooling, I wouldn't be in foreclosure and I would not be getting welfare food stamps and having to freeze my ass off in a house with no heat in the winter, ok.

If no one would give me a chance for a job when I graduated college with fresh skills 7 years ago when I was only in my 30's, what makes you think any amount of additional education will land me a chance for a job now that I am over 40 with a significant work history gap?

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Anne in Littleton, Colorado

79 months ago

Jacqueline Homan in Erie, Pennsylvania said: I have no money at all...I am facing ending up out on the streets. I can't afford anything. I can't even afford to get my gas turned back on and I am without heat except for a kerosense heater (which I can't afford kerosene to refill). I have NO money. If I had money to pay for more schooling, I wouldn't be in foreclosure and I would not be getting welfare food stamps and having to freeze my ass off in a house with no heat in the winter, ok.

Check with your local Dept. of Labor. They may be able to get you some FREE TRAINING. How about retail?

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OrganicFarmer in Bulls Gap, Tennessee

78 months ago

I totally understand where you are coming from. What did you get your degree in? The only jobs available right now are in the medical field or teaching. I know pell grants will pay your college if you are in the low income bracket and you could go back? If you don't want to go back then I would suggest you join the Amish. If you can grow your own food and get your income from trading labor with others that might get you out of the situation you are in. I realize that may sound harsh but we are up against the New World Order and if you aren't willing to fight or go to Washington, DC to kick those bums out then it is only going to get worse.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=25yhygUkecE&feature=related

If we don't band together, these Satanists will win. I suggest you contact a local CSA farm and see if you can volunteer your time in exchange for food or other assistance.

www.localharvest.org/

Good luck to you and there are jobs in the San Francisco Bay Area for Legal Secretaries that pay good money. Go to craigslist or The Specialist Group on Sansome.

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Jacqueline Homan in Erie, Pennsylvania

78 months ago

You are only allowed a maximum amount of total student aid in your life, period. Plus, if you ened up in default in your student loans after exhausting the last allowable deferrment becuase of a long, fruitless job search and *still* are unable to get a job, you are then ineligible for any further education/retraining assistance - period...which is what happened to me.

Anne, you say "get more education or get more training"... How? I can't get any funding becuase of having defaulted student loans. And what would be the point anyway if nobody will hire me because I'm a disabled woman with health problems in my 40's, with ruined credit, NO employment references within the last decade, and *NO* chances to get any kind of job that does not require lifting or standing and that pays more than federal minimum wage of $5.85/hr?

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Jacqueline Homan in Erie, Pennsylvania

78 months ago

To Organic Farmer in Tennesee:

I don't know about this "New World Order" stuff...but I can say this with irrefutable proof: The problem is all the "haves" and "have-mores" who don't give a damn about anybody else...Everything is all about them. They didn't care 20 years ago when they voted (twice)for a B-rated ham movie actor for president who began destroying the middle class with trade policies that hurt the average person in this country with the off-shoring of all our manufacturing jobs and then recently, even off-shoring the high-flying computer and finance jobs as well.

They didn't care when they voted for Congresspeople and a president who only look out for the rich and multinational corporations who hold no allegience to anyone or anything except their own wallet.

Where does this leave the average person? When I say average, I mean average...NOT computer genius, NASA scientist, brain surgeon or whatever...folks like me that aren't extremely talented or brilliant, but who know how to show up on time regularly and be responsible and honest employees that do the best they can - if only given a chance; people who learn by being shown...people like me who are just trying the best they can with what they have...I'll tell you exactly where this leaves the average person: out in the cold with nothing.

Furthermore, because of a very real lack of enough jobs that pay a living wage to go around for everybody that needs and wants to be able to work, those like me with no recent employment references who are middle-aged or disabled (or both) have ZERO chances for getting adequate, gainful employment in our Serengeti economy.

Check out a new book called "Classism For Dimwits". Should be available through Amazon.com, I think.

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OrganicFarmer in Bulls Gap, Tennessee

78 months ago

Jaqueline, I know about the references and past jobs situation. I really feel for you. I think it is great that you are reaching out on this forum for help. I am sort of in the same situation jobwise except I have a husband to fall back on that happens to have a good job, catering to the rich. I have been blacklisted for my anti-war, anti-Bush views although there aren't many jobs here in east Tennessee that I would want either. With regards to the student loans, if you are disabled, you are supposed to be able to get your student loans written off. Have you contacted the loan guarantor to apply for a write-off? I'm curious to find out what your disability/health problems are, maybe I can help. When my son was diagnosed with asthma 5 years ago, I began searching for alternatives to the pharmaceutical/inhalers that didn't work and had too many side effects. I would suggest you visit this website, www.mercola.com and start educating yourself about how the food you eat affects health and what foods you can begin eating to cure yourself, especially organic. If you have a Whole Foods or other natural food store nearby, I would suggest going and asking for help with your illness. Linda Page wrote a book called Healthy Healing and I use it as my Bible. My son is 100% cured and goes to the doctor once every 3-4 years.

The job situation is only going to get worse, and therefore, if you can begin to become more self-sufficient (grow your own food) you can escape control of the globalists who are specifically trying to enslave us and wipe us off the face of the planet. As long as we continue to shop at Walmart for cheap Chinese-made products and not shop or support local businesses, we will degrade our dollar. There is another book, called Rich Dad, Poor Dad which helped me get my finances together so that we could see where our money was being wasted every month. Also, Feng Shui really works! Money frogs & fountains. I hope your situation gets better.

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Anne in Littleton, Colorado

78 months ago

You can always get a FRIEND to FAKE A REFERENCE FOR YOU. :) It can be a made up home-based business (or whatever).

Employers lie and deceive to get what they want; why shouldn't you too?

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OfficeTeamOrphan in Monroe Township, New Jersey

77 months ago

I worked as a temporary employee for Office Team. When my assignment was over and I found a job on my own, THEY WOULDN'T GIVE ME A REFERENCE!!!

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