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Previously on "Slippery agent behaviour."

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  • NotAllThere
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    Originally posted by Eirikur View Post

    Only start celebrating after ALL your invoices have been paid
    KUATB

    Originally posted by SussexSeagull View Post

    Best make it the last one. Can never be too careful.

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  • Eirikur
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    Originally posted by NotAllThere View Post

    Start celebrating when your first invoice is paid.
    Only start celebrating after ALL your invoices have been paid

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  • WTFH
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    Originally posted by pr1 View Post
    Did they cover your costs / pay any interest or did you ultimately just have to take a 14 month wait & initiating legal proceedings on the chin?
    Sorry, I didn't spot this post to reply to it...
    1. They paid my costs. (£12k ish)
    2. They paid most of what they owed.
    3. They paid interest.

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  • SussexSeagull
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    Originally posted by NotAllThere View Post

    Start celebrating when your first invoice is paid.
    Best make it the last one. Can never be too careful.

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  • NotAllThere
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    Originally posted by SussexSeagull View Post

    As with all these things start celebrating when you are sitting at your desk (or at home, depending on working arrangements).
    Start celebrating when your first invoice is paid.

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  • PCTNN
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    I wasn't celebrating, I was just stating the fact that I got an interview, fact which looked like you had missed. No biggie.

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  • SussexSeagull
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    Originally posted by PCTNN View Post

    Move on to what? Did you read the point where I said I had an interview for the role yesterday?

    I'm still waiting for feedback but chances are I'll get an offer.
    As with all these things start celebrating when you are sitting at your desk (or at home, depending on working arrangements).

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  • PCTNN
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    Originally posted by SussexSeagull View Post

    This. Move on to the next opportunity.
    Move on to what? Did you read the point where I said I had an interview for the role yesterday?

    I'm still waiting for feedback but chances are I'll get an offer.

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  • SussexSeagull
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    Originally posted by northernladuk View Post

    Without the shadow of a doubt. You've got away from a situation than could easily have ended badly and can still. Keep your head down and walk away as fast as possible.
    This. Move on to the next opportunity.

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  • northernladuk
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    Originally posted by PCTNN View Post

    now deciding whether to do the classy thing and just leave it at that or writing a snappy email to agency A. Probably the former.
    Without the shadow of a doubt. You've got away from a situation than could easily have ended badly and can still. Keep your head down and walk away as fast as possible.

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  • PCTNN
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    Originally posted by PCTNN View Post

    If you find the role is advertised by another agency (agency B), would it be worth getting in touch with agency B and ask them hey can you check with end client if I was submitted by agency A? They should be able to find out. Whether they would bother it's another question
    Right, so I did the above: I got in touch with agency B, they asked the client which confirmed they never saw my cv submitted by A (the bastards) so:
    - I sent an email to agency A withdrawing from the role and withdrawing my right of representation
    - gave my right of representation to agency B
    - got an interview with client yesterday

    now deciding whether to do the classy thing and just leave it at that or writing a snappy email to agency A. Probably the former.

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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by jmo21 View Post

    That is the "honest" scenario for Agent B.

    If you aren't trusting Agent A to have submitted, how can you trust Agent B to tell you the truth.

    They might be happy to try and remove you from the equation as a duplicate CV - eg they don't even ask the client if you are already in, they just submit you anyway. Client can't be bothered with a tug of war, even if A got your CV in first.

    It's all ifs and buts, and some may see that as mega paranoid. That is why I would always stick with Agent A.

    If I have been submitted by Agent A, and I don't want to tell Agent B, I might say I'm not interested in that client because "reasons".
    Ah I see where you're coming from.

    I guess it depends on many factors - how keen you are on the role, how much you trust agent A, B, etc., what your relationship is like with the agents / client, blah blah

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  • jmo21
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    Originally posted by PCTNN View Post

    yeah you can't 100% trust agency B either but if say agency B manages to check with the client and comes back saying "agency A didn't submit you so send me your CV and we'll do it" you now can assume for sure that agency A did you dirty and you weed them out with a good reason if that's what you want to do.
    That is the "honest" scenario for Agent B.

    If you aren't trusting Agent A to have submitted, how can you trust Agent B to tell you the truth.

    They might be happy to try and remove you from the equation as a duplicate CV - eg they don't even ask the client if you are already in, they just submit you anyway. Client can't be bothered with a tug of war, even if A got your CV in first.

    It's all ifs and buts, and some may see that as mega paranoid. That is why I would always stick with Agent A.

    If I have been submitted by Agent A, and I don't want to tell Agent B, I might say I'm not interested in that client because "reasons".

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  • SussexSeagull
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    Originally posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Sat on a Zoom meeting, wearing a tie waiting for the interviewer to join. I had previously been offered the role but didn't take it after they took too long to make an offer, so I was feeling confident.

    About 5 mins after the start time I text my friend who works there to ask why no-one has joined.

    Agency (Salt) didn't bother telling me the interview was cancelled as "I was asking for too much money".

    The "too much money" amount was more than 50% over the rate I asked for.

    Never heard from the agency again.
    I have sometimes walked out of interviews that I know for sure I have absolutely nailed to have a brief period of excitement from the agent before they disappear off the face of the earth and wondered if it is the agent not being able to make the deal (although to be fair end clients can be as bad).

    (or it's me being deluded, before anyone says!)
    Last edited by SussexSeagull; 21 July 2022, 12:21.

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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by PCTNN View Post

    yeah you can't 100% trust agency B either but if say agency B manages to check with the client and comes back saying "agency A didn't submit you so send me your CV and we'll do it" you now can assume for sure that agency A did you dirty and you weed them out with a good reason if that's what you want to do.
    I agree. It's not in agency B's interests to claim agency A didn't submit your CV and then offer to submit for you, if your CV has already been sent to the client. Some clients take a dim view of seeing the same CV multiple times and that would hinder rather than help your chances

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