Temp Agency Woes
Temp Agency Woes
So, they told me that the hospital had a hiring freeze on, but could I go and work at a local shop who needed a programmer.
So, I go to this local shop... I've been there for 3 months... and they pretty much love me. Which is great.
They want to hire me.
Now, here's the skinny.
PersonPower is paying me $15 an hour, and charging them about $23 an hour.
I'm not making it on $15 an hour.
The company wants to hire me, and offered me $43K a year to start.
The company then called PersonPower, and PersonPower told them that they wanted OVER $7000 for a buyout!
So, this is putting me in a quandary. I feel as if the temp agency (btw, I have not *cost* them a dime... I didn't take their insurance, I didn't take any of their training... for 3 months, they have made money off of me)... anyway... I feel that the temp agency is WAY out of line by wanting what works out to about 25% of my annual salary for a "buy out".
Meanwhile, to compound things, the temp agency just recently changed their policies on paid holidays, and expect me to work 1800 hours minimum a year to get holidays (Christmas, New Years day, etc) off with pay. That, in itself, would be enough to make me tell the temp agency to stuff it... however, if I tell them to stuff it, then go to work for the company that wants to hire me, they could be in breech of their contract with the temp agency.
The temp agency is hosing me from getting a good job... but they're not paying me enough to make ends meet. WHAT DO I DO?
Just my 2¢
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