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Indian recruitment consultancies operating in the UK

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  • cojak
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    Originally posted by PCTNN View Post

    I would have said late and broken
    Yep, lesson learned for the future PS.

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  • PCTNN
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    Originally posted by PerfectStorm View Post

    Got marked down in the interview for saying that I'd rather deliver something late but working, over on time but broken ("which is our company's philosophy")
    I would have said late and broken

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  • eek
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    Originally posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    Recently encountered "Blackcode" which would appear to be a British recruitment front end for "Photon", an Indian services company.

    Went along to an interview, it was only when I saw the time zones in the interview invite (well, and the names) that I figured out what was going wrong.

    Got marked down in the interview for saying that I'd rather deliver something late but working, over on time but broken ("which is our company's philosophy")
    But you forget how much money is made from support and projects extensions...

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  • PerfectStorm
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    Recently encountered "Blackcode" which would appear to be a British recruitment front end for "Photon", an Indian services company.

    Went along to an interview, it was only when I saw the time zones in the interview invite (well, and the names) that I figured out what was being arranged.

    Got marked down in the interview for saying that I'd rather deliver something late but working, over on time but broken ("which is our company's philosophy")
    Last edited by PerfectStorm; 16 August 2022, 15:15.

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  • PCTNN
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    Originally posted by ConsultingTechArchitect View Post

    This forum is trash.
    and you keep coming back because...?

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  • ConsultingTechArchitect
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    Originally posted by malvolio View Post

    Our Indian friends are pathologically averse to saying "No"... Makes life difficult at times.
    Originally posted by malvolio View Post

    Bollocks. Our Indian friends are perfectly capable of saying "No, you're wrong"; they've done it to me many times. You just have to understand the body language.
    ok......

    I agree with you, I said the same things with slightly worse English was called racist. This forum is trash.

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  • malvolio
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    Originally posted by ConsultingTechArchitect View Post

    I got hammered for suggesting India has a certain culture when it comes to hierarchy, saying yes all the time etc.

    This post is fundamentally racist. OP said he doesnt' want to be represented by the Indians that contacted him because they don't look professional.... just because their English isn't good.

    Other people claiming that Indians just say yes all of the time. Some guy smashed me for saying that, something to do with being 50 years old and he didn't recognise that behaviour amongst Indians.

    Maybe you can only speak the uncomfortable truth if you're part of the 'in crowd' on this forum?
    Bollocks. Our Indian friends are perfectly capable of saying "No, you're wrong"; they've done it to me many times. You just have to understand the body language.

    Failing to get your head around a different culture's mores and habits is not racist, making sweeping generalisations based on your own culture's equivalent is.

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  • ConsultingTechArchitect
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    Originally posted by malvolio View Post

    That's a cultural thing. Our Indian friends are pathologically averse to saying "No"... Makes life difficult at times.
    I got hammered for suggesting India has a certain culture when it comes to hierarchy, saying yes all the time etc.

    This post is fundamentally racist. OP said he doesnt' want to be represented by the Indians that contacted him because they don't look professional.... just because their English isn't good.

    Other people claiming that Indians just say yes all of the time. Some guy smashed me for saying that, something to do with being 50 years old and he didn't recognise that behaviour amongst Indians.

    Maybe you can only speak the uncomfortable truth if you're part of the 'in crowd' on this forum?

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  • malvolio
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    Originally posted by PCTNN View Post
    I know it sounds racist but I don't normally apply for roles if I see the person advertising it has an Indian sounding name. I'm not an English native speaker so I struggle a lot to understand what they say over the phone.

    Pretty much all the email exchanges I've had so far with them go along these lines:

    Ramesh: hi we have a role for you paying £500 a day. are you interested?
    PCTNN: yes but I want £1000 a day.
    Ramesh: client can make 750.
    PCTNN: mmm...ok sure 750 will do.

    1-2 days go by

    Ramesh: hi client really likes your CV and wants to invite you for an interview. Day rate is £500 a day. When are you available?
    That's a cultural thing. Our Indian friends are pathologically averse to saying "No"... Makes life difficult at times.

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  • PCTNN
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    I know it sounds racist but I don't normally apply for roles if I see the person advertising it has an Indian sounding name. I'm not an English native speaker so I struggle a lot to understand what they say over the phone.

    Pretty much all the email exchanges I've had so far with them go along these lines:

    Ramesh: hi we have a role for you paying £500 a day. are you interested?
    PCTNN: yes but I want £1000 a day.
    Ramesh: client can make 750.
    PCTNN: mmm...ok sure 750 will do.

    1-2 days go by

    Ramesh: hi client really likes your CV and wants to invite you for an interview. Day rate is £500 a day. When are you available?

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