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    You're not going get any job if that's your attitude. The job market is tough, you'll go to interviews and many times not be offered a place, it sucks but that's the way it is. Normal people just get on with it and keep trying, instead of being bitter.

    Wow, you have a degree from a good uni... so do all your course mates, and the people who graduated before you and graduate after you. You're nothing special, unless you can show it to your potential employer. Grow up and stop being entitled.
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    (Original post by sationti)
    As you will have seen, I have a 2:1 degree in an academic subject from a very good university

    You mean, like everybody?
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    I wouldn't assume this is a troll/joke by the way. You'd be surprised at the small minority of people who feel it's appropriate to communicate like this. I'd say I experienced it at least every 4-6 months over my career. This is in fact a mild version of some of the correspondence I've seen.
    Obviously he's been a little bit over the top here, but I don't think there's anything wrong with him telling them to go stuff it (which is essentially what he did). Obviously he gains nothing, and from a job finding POV it's not a great choice, but that aside he's perfectly in his rights. They lied to him which led to him travelling quite far at his own expense for the agencies potential gain - why should he tell them to take a jump off a high place?

    If more people made a fuss maybe this kind of nonsense would stop.
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    (Original post by Josb)
    You mean, like everybody?
    To be fair, not everybody has "2:1 degree in an academic subject from a very good university"

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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    The irony of this is that the actions describe a decent agency that see a decent candidate (or did initially!).

    A cheap agency that is just interested on volume applications to retail jobs doesn't bother to call people in and no agency that thinks your CV/application is weak is going to waste it's time calling you in.

    However, a decent agency, that thinks it has the sort of jobs that your CV might be good for, will usually call candidates in for an initial interview, just like the OP described. They want to check a) the technicalities, like right to work, hence the passport check, and b) that the person behind the paperwork doesn't have two heads, is coherent and is as good as they look on paper. That way, they can be sure that putting this person forward will reflect well on them.

    It doesn't matter for MacD type jobs, but the money in recruiting tends to come from creating strong relationships with employers and becoming their agency of choice, and that means not just finding them the one successful candidate, but consistently putting decent, competitive candidates to them for interview.

    So a decent agency, if it gets a decent looking candidate, will invite them in and give them a mini interview, with no specific role in mind. If the candidate handless themselves well and looks good for them to pass on, then the agency will much more actively 'pitch' them to employers. Instead of just being picked out by a word search on their database, they will be actively proposing you to employers. Phrases like 'I met Louise the other day and she's charming, really enthusiastic and looks a really strong contender, I really recommend you short list her' will get you to many more real job interviews. They can't and don't say that about people that are just database filters.

    So well done on completely missing the point of what was going on there, and turning a potential win into a massive fail.
    All good and well, but in OP's defence they mislead him to get him there. If this is what they wanted then they should have been clear about it, bringing someone in under false pretences is very unprofessional. You can understand his frustration if he was led to believe he was going for a job interview for a role he was keen on, only to find he was basically there for agency admin - that's disappointing!
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    Lol at all the people falling for this
    Nice trolling OP, subtle with a touch of humour
    Most have taken the b8. I r8 8/8
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    Also adecco and manpower aren't "good" agencies, they're just "volume" agencies with lots of random roles.
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    It appears that 'he's/she's a good chap/lass' is a common reason to hire someone.
    Equally, being a d*** will lose you many opportunities.

    As for your time... that's like 3-4 hours? You could spend an entire year unemployed.
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    (Original post by Anfanny)
    Should be in the humour section bud you are a joke for writing something like that. I guarantee the first companies they'll forward your email to is adecco and manpower.
    More of a warning for everyone else that sending stuff like this to people just doing probably tough jobs will get you nowhere fast no matter who you are.
    You guarantee it? So in your mind the first thing a little local recruitment company is going to do upon receiving this email is go out of their way to warn Adecco and Manpower to benefit their main competitors? Smart - this is how all successful businesses operate.
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    2/10.
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    a 2.1 and you speak like a spoilt teenager/brat? Yes I believe you. Millions wouldn't though?!?

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    Come on guys, you really believe this guy has any kind of graduate qualification? He probably doesn't even have a levels ffs!
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    (Original post by Profesh)
    2/10.
    Generous. Though I did appreciate "poopy-pants".
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    (Original post by M1011)
    You guarantee it? So in your mind the first thing a little local recruitment company is going to do upon receiving this email is go out of their way to warn Adecco and Manpower to benefit their main competitors? Smart - this is how all successful businesses operate.
    It's not uncommon for rival companies to talk.ie Hitler sat in front of many opposition officials before the 2nd world war started. Not a war but they'll still do that if they feel someone's being nasty to them just to get one back... You are right that it may not happen but I think there's enough people on the planet that they need to worry about numbers.
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    (Original post by Anfanny)
    It's not uncommon for rival companies to talk.ie Hitler sat in front of many opposition officials before the 2nd world war started. Not a war but they'll still do that if they feel someone's being nasty to them just to get one back... You are right that it may not happen but I think there's enough people on the planet that they need to worry about numbers.
    Whilst I disagree with your point, I do enjoy your comparison of recruitment agencies to Nazis.
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    (Original post by john2054)
    a 2.1 and you speak like a spoilt teenager/brat? Yes I believe you. Millions wouldn't though?!?

    Come on guys, you really believe this guy has any kind of graduate qualification? He probably doesn't even have a levels ffs!
    Are you joking? The amount of total morons with degrees these days is mind boggling. Like seriously you get people that you wouldn't trust to feed themselves with degrees in all kinds of crap.
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    (Original post by M1011)
    Are you joking? The amount of total morons with degrees these days is mind boggling. Like seriously you get people that you wouldn't trust to feed themselves with degrees in all kinds of crap.
    And what degree do you have, just to be honest? include subject, grade, year and university thanks. Or don't tease if you can't back up>?
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    (Original post by john2054)
    And what degree do you have, just to be honest? include subject, grade, year and university thanks. Or don't tease if you can't back up>?
    I'm sorry, is your implication that I don't have a degree?

    1) What relevance does that have to the conversation? Whether I have a degree or not has no bearing on the subject?
    2) What would me naming a subject (knowing the f'in obvious), grade (10), year (3000) and university (Atlantis) prove?
    3) Wouldn't take you long in my post history to realise what a moronic statement you're making.... but for what it's worth... yes I have a degree, no it wasn't particularly hard and no having a degree does not generically imply intelligence, aptitude, ability, work ethic or anything else.

    OK?
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    (Original post by M1011)
    I'm sorry, is your implication that I don't have a degree?

    1) What relevance does that have to the conversation? Whether I have a degree or not has no bearing on the subject?
    2) What would me naming a subject (knowing the f'in obvious), grade (10), year (3000) and university (Atlantis) prove?
    3) Wouldn't take you long in my post history to realise what a moronic statement you're making.... but for what it's worth... yes I have a degree, no it wasn't particularly hard and no having a degree does not generically imply intelligence, aptitude, ability, work ethic or anything else.

    OK?
    That doesn't answer the question. I'm sorry but when you ask someone for their degree title, grade year and university, and they reply with 'yes i have one', it doesn't inspire confidence does it?!?
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    (Original post by M1011)
    I'm sorry, is your implication that I don't have a degree?

    1) What relevance does that have to the conversation? Whether I have a degree or not has no bearing on the subject?
    2) What would me naming a subject (knowing the f'in obvious), grade (10), year (3000) and university (Atlantis) prove?
    3) Wouldn't take you long in my post history to realise what a moronic statement you're making.... but for what it's worth... yes I have a degree, no it wasn't particularly hard and no having a degree does not generically imply intelligence, aptitude, ability, work ethic or anything else.

    OK?
    Also the reason why i'm asking, but i don't know what mickey mouse university you did your degree at, but
    intelligence, aptitude, ability, work ethic

    these are exactly the qualities that my degree not just taught, but required. As did everyone else at my university.

    So unless you are an a grade student, who walked uni like you did you a levels, or went to a very poor university which doesn't require excellence from their students, or went thirty years ago, when the standards were generally lower. Or as i suspect, are just making it up.

    If you still think you have a degree, tell me these details. Any one with a real one, would be prepared to reveal this information. The reason why you don't is because you can't, because you don't have one, or you think you went to 'Atlantis in the year 3000'.
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    (Original post by UWS)
    That's an extremely arrogant and insulting email and there's more chance of Elvis Presley coming back to life than getting the job
    So there is a chance
 
 
 
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