So... I get a call last week from a 'temp to hire' agency... sounds good... almost one of those things of too good to be true... you know the type... yea, it was...
Several years ago, I had applied at a 'nameless' temp agency, filled out all the happy paperwork, called multiple times, 'no ... haven't found anything, we will call you... then I get a note in the mail from said agency saying that I had put the wrong social security number... so they couldn't send me on any jobs, and would I please contact the agency to 'fix' the problem... I went to the agency, and questioned... as it turned out, they had transposed the number on their end, but didn't / wouldn't accept the responsiblity for it... so... I had no referals, no work ... and a whole lot of frustration! Today, I walked into this office, and alarm bells were going off in my head... I am surprised that the folks there didn't hear them! They told me to put in my social... and lo and behold... it doesn't work... (gee I wonder why!!!) so... I went and said ... its not taking the number?! "Oh... did you perhaps register w/___ (said nameless agency)... yes, but I was never activated... so they took care of getting me into the system, and then came the question of why did you call us... what do you want us to do for you... having had this happen before with a different agency... (also nameless) I told them... you called me... last Thursday... which confused the woman even more... and again I have the feeling of... it was indeed too good to be true...
but... on a bright note, I now have interview clothes! As I told my dau, I spent money on myself, as I had gone thru my clothes, and realized that 85% of my pants are jeans in various amounts of dis-repair... no, not toooo holey, but some are a bit more raggedy then others... and 80% of my shirts are logo style t-shirts from ren-faire and 15% are tye-dye... not quite interview material! I now have 2 suits, 3 office type nice blouses, 3 nice blouses, and a nice jacket all of which can be mixed and matched!
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