April 19, 2007

Not Happy About It - But I Got A Job

I just got the call from the contract firm which heard from the company I interviewed with last week.

I am not happy about this job at all, well actually it isn't the job I am unhappy about it's the contract firm ..

They are cheap bastards, plain as that.

Contract positions are bad enough to work at as you are treated as a second class citizen at the company but the contract firms are even worse.

This contract firm didn't tell me they don't pay holidays, sick days, or vacation days until after I agreed on a hourly wage.

Calculating it out I will lose almost $9k by taking this job, and it's only temporary as it is.

When I brought the fact upto the contract firm that I wasn't told about the no holiday, etc pay until after I agreed on a price and I want to rediscuss that they told it's a contract firm, they don't offer those benefits. I then mentioned that all the other contract firms I worked at all offered vacation, sick and holiday pay they were silent.

They called me back 5 minutes later and offered 6 holidays and 1 week of vacation after 1 year.

Cheap bastards.

I hope not to be working there very long as I still plan on finding a job at a company that won't F*$@ me up the a&&.

And please, don't patronize me and tell me is a job. Mr Weenie already did that and I am not happy at all. It's like I am being punished for something, first I get laid off and then I have to accept a job that is screwing me.

Did I mention I am not happy at all?

Oh and I don't get paid OT either.

Ya, not happy at all.

I start Wednesday, if I pass the drug test.

Posted by Quality Weenie at April 19, 2007 11:32 AM | TrackBack

I'm with you on the contract firms. Have never met one that didn't try and screw me.


But - it's somethin' to get up for in the morning. It's money in your pocket and additional experience.

Just keep reminding yourself it's the CONTRACT FIRM that is screwing you. Not the JOB. Dollars to donuts the JOB has no idea what your package is. It's not their fault.

I'm sure that doesn't help, and please....don't reach through the monitor and strangle me. I'm just doin' what I do....silver linings you know.....

Posted by: Tammi at April 19, 2007 11:38 AM

*leaves chocolate*

*flees to safe distance*

Posted by: Harvey at April 19, 2007 02:23 PM

No OT? I guess that means you work no more then 40 hours a week.

Posted by: Contagion at April 19, 2007 05:22 PM

Here's hoping you find something better in your continued search.


Posted by: Carmen at April 19, 2007 06:17 PM

Heck, if it's that bad... go smoke some rope, flunk the drug test, rinse, repeat as needed until you get one you like... ;)

Posted by: RedNeck at April 22, 2007 04:18 AM

My contract firm isn't like that. Its the only one I have found that isn't. Not only do we have all the perks, if your contract disappears, they retrain you and find you a place within the org if they can. So far they've been pretty good. (Since I'm part time, they may not be able to do that for me if my contract expires... but they're going to try.)

I'm pretty damn lucky though. The folks you're working with sound like one of our rival companies. It sucks bad... I'm sorry. I hope something else comes up.

Posted by: Bou at April 23, 2007 08:58 PM