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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieDigger View Post
    Add Tek Systems to that list.

    Can't communicate with you
    can't communicate with the client
    can't tie them both together
    rediculously long, error prone, inflexible, unlawful due diligence process (no, you can't force a contractor to opt into regulations - thats THEIR choice, no you can't force them to dissolve their limited company because their spouse is a director, etc)
    Unable to follow up on agency references and lie about it
    Cause delays to contract start

    In the end its all about them and their risk - they don't care about yours at all.

    Best to avoid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieDigger View Post
    Add Tek Systems to that list.

    Can't communicate with you
    can't communicate with the client
    can't tie them both together
    rediculously long, error prone, inflexible, unlawful due diligence process (no, you can't force a contractor to opt into regulations - thats THEIR choice, no you can't force them to dissolve their limited company because their spouse is a director, etc)
    Unable to follow up on agency references and lie about it
    Cause delays to contract start

    In the end its all about them and their risk - they don't care about yours at all.

    Best to avoid.
    Have you had a bad experience of them or something ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieDigger View Post
    Add Tek Systems to that list.

    Can't communicate with you
    can't communicate with the client
    can't tie them both together
    rediculously long, error prone, inflexible, unlawful due diligence process (no, you can't force a contractor to opt into regulations - thats THEIR choice, no you can't force them to dissolve their limited company because their spouse is a director, etc)
    Unable to follow up on agency references and lie about it
    Cause delays to contract start

    In the end its all about them and their risk - they don't care about yours at all.

    Best to avoid.
    everyone in Tek? Or just one agent?
    Experience tells me that all agencies have some idiots and some good 'uns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance View Post
    everyone in Tek? Or just one agent?
    Experience tells me that all agencies have some idiots and some good 'uns.
    Maybe. Unfortunately past experience has taught me that any dialogue with Rocsearch, Opus and Computer Futures is likely to be a complete waste of time and energy to the point that I actually just tell anyone ringing me from one of those 3 that I do not deal with them.

    Bloody minded? Maybe, but I don't have time to waste. I get all my work from known individuals at agencies through whom I have contracted before. That and LinkedIn / networking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance View Post
    everyone in Tek? Or just one agent?
    Experience tells me that all agencies have some idiots and some good 'uns.
    Quote Originally Posted by Big Blue Plymouth View Post
    Maybe. Unfortunately past experience has taught me that any dialogue with Rocsearch, Opus and Computer Futures is likely to be a complete waste of time and energy to the point that I actually just tell anyone ringing me from one of those 3 that I do not deal with them.

    Bloody minded? Maybe, but I don't have time to waste. I get all my work from known individuals at agencies through whom I have contracted before. That and LinkedIn / networking.
    It can sometimes be a cultural thing within an agency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiser78 View Post
    It can sometimes be a cultural thing within an agency.
    Yeah, some agencies don't have any

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance View Post
    everyone in Tek? Or just one agent?
    Experience tells me that all agencies have some idiots and some good 'uns.
    It's partly the individual agent but a lot of it is down to the company eg the change of contract terms, high turnover of admin staff, the agency having lots of meetings on a Monday so it's near impossible to get hold of anyone to sort out problems, the relationship with Allegis which adds an extra communication link into the mix etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by javadude View Post
    It's partly the individual agent but a lot of it is down to the company eg the change of contract terms, high turnover of admin staff, the agency having lots of meetings on a Monday so it's near impossible to get hold of anyone to sort out problems, the relationship with Allegis which adds an extra communication link into the mix etc
    Oh. So there are 2 agencies taking a slice of the cake.
    That's always difficult. Are you contracted to Tek and they then whore you out to Allegis, and then to the client?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance View Post
    Oh. So there are 2 agencies taking a slice of the cake.
    That's always difficult. Are you contracted to Tek and they then whore you out to Allegis, and then to the client?
    Tek Systems is some sort of subsiduary of Allegis. Tek Systems seems to handle the sales relationship with the client and Allegis handles the contractual/payment side. This all adds to the confusion. I remember the agent saying he didn't have visibility of either the work order or purchase order, I forget which.

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    Been speaking to an agent about a couple of opportunities through Empiric.

    Has anyone contracted through them before and what are your thoughts if so ?
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