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  • Stevie Wonder Boy
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    Originally posted by fullyautomatix View Post
    In the list above I doubt Square One is India based. A mate of mine has been working there for a decade as an accountant. Perhaps their call centre is based in India?

    Also, Dabster in that list is a dodgy India based agency. They try all tactics to harvest your CV and you never hear back again. Avoid!!
    Square One do the shopping list adverts. blatant cut and paste, full of wide boys that ring you and try and rinse you for information. Once you cross the threshold and just don't deal with them at all it saves a lot of time and angst.

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  • Stevie Wonder Boy
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    Originally posted by SueEllen View Post
    You need to learn to put the phone down when they introduce themselves.

    Don't give them any information as it doesn't help you or any other contractor in the UK to be under cut.

    Also block their number on your mobile.
    My SOP. In fact I've stopped answering calls unless I recognise the number. If they won't leave a message, they will not get through. Also after my last contract, not applied to any agencies.

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  • HPsauce
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    Originally posted by SueEllen View Post
    You need to learn to put the phone down when they introduce themselves.

    Don't give them any information as it doesn't help you or any other contractor in the UK to be under cut.

    Also block their number on your mobile.
    Completed agreed, this is the best method - hang up on the outset. OR you can treat it as a bit of a wind up; however, these scammers have poor English and barely know anything about the role. Their main objective is to obtain rate-based information to price their work with clients.

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  • SueEllen
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    Originally posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Just got called from a lady at Avance. Would not state a rate. Asked me what rate I have been charging and when I told her she said she would speak to her manager and put the phone down...
    You need to learn to put the phone down when they introduce themselves.

    Don't give them any information as it doesn't help you or any other contractor in the UK to be under cut.

    Also block their number on your mobile.

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  • Hawkeye
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    Just got called from a lady at Avance. Would not state a rate. Asked me what rate I have been charging and when I told her she said she would speak to her manager and put the phone down...

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  • DeadEyedJacks
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    Indian recruitment consultancies operating in the UK

    My phone block list and email blacklist is now full from these 'agencies'

    All using the same opening line of "job opportunity for you", but with different names, numbers and companies.

    All for rates any self respecting UK contractor wouldn't work for.

    Guess it's just a scam to justify getting offshore, nearshore people in-place?

    Last edited by DeadEyedJacks; 21 February 2018, 14:47.

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  • Sausage Surprise
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    Originally posted by Yonmons View Post
    Did 18 months on a mail migration team working for a bank via HCL, bunch of cowboys. There were about 12 of us on the team, half would be paid, half not, lies untruths when asked why we hadn't been paid "the man that signs the authorisation is on holiday" I don't think they realised we all worked in one room. They subbed out a lot of work to Blackapple (I renamed Badapple) and some other cowboy Indian outfit whose name escapes me now. Ended up HCL got the order of the boot from the bank I worked for, and we had to go over to another agency en masse or walk. I still get calls from them in pidgeon English asking for updating company provided detailings ? They all work out of india despite coming through on UK numbers.
    For the record it's "pidgin"

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  • fullyautomatix
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    In the list above I doubt Square One is India based. A mate of mine has been working there for a decade as an accountant. Perhaps their call centre is based in India?

    Also, Dabster in that list is a dodgy India based agency. They try all tactics to harvest your CV and you never hear back again. Avoid!!

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  • Harry2017
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    Originally posted by CoolCat View Post
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    The other thing that really upsets me is the bullying, caste on caste racism, and so much more than the Indian workers brought in for these companies have to suffer.
    I've seen this too CoolCat! One of the guys I worked with when I was a perm was from a different caste than his 'Manager' (both brought in by one of the major consultancies Ac.......) yet wouldn't be given the opportunities because of his caste. I'd never heard of this at the time but wasn't impressed. That aside he was far more knowledgeable than his manager and despite me pushing for him to be given more opportunities was always blocked by their senior management team for various reasons. On the plus side I heard recently that he's excelling. His 'manager' meanwhile is now back offshore causing chaos and confusion wherever he goes.

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  • uk contractor
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    Originally posted by CoolCat View Post
    yea well Cognizant, Tata, Infosys, HCL are all regularly bringing plane loads of Indian nationals in to work, they get taxed less than locals, get subcontracted into other organisations for less than it costs to hire a local, and come in despite there being an oversupply of Brits with the relevant skills (when they bother to be honest about their skills). its big business and the leaders of these organisations were in Davos chatting to our supposed leaders and getting commitments to ongoing open doors.

    The political class *think* they have done a deal with India where we can sell them financial services, and they can import lots of cheap workers, ie IT workers being sacrificed in the name of selling pensions and insurance in India. Problem being of course that India is very patriotic and nobody there is prepared to buy financial products from a UK firm.

    And so much more. Yes it needs stopping. But no I have given up hope of our political class doing anything.
    I know its been going on for years & getting worse & way more blatant! Big vote winner as well if we had a single politician who either cared or was prepared to stop this blatant abuse. In US they stamp this out very fast when it suits them (lots of locals unemployed) as the tax take drops. Here in UK they appear to be encouraging it no wonder rates are nose diving across the board!!

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