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I ought to have been on my way to my interview with the Belastingdienst by now, but clearly, I am not. Instead, I'm sat here at home, still in my jim-jams, with a cup of coffee looking out the window at the pouring rain.

Desmond, the agency rep, was supposed to have sent me confirmation of the appointment before close of business yesterday. When he spoke to me on the phone around 5pm, he said he was just sending me the details, and wishing me luck. I asked him what address, who should I ask for and what time were they expecting me, so he told me 7:45am (!) but said all further information would be in his e-mail...which when I looked in my inbox less than half an hour later hadn't arrived. There was no answer when I tried to call him back.

Just as well, really. I did my sums last night and the salary they're offering comes in at a whopping 1,000 euros less than my previous job. I know I'm jobless and times are hard, but this is ridiculous. The agency opens in half an hour, and I'll call and tell them thanks, but no thanks.


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Aug. 19th, 2010 08:16 am (UTC)
*hugs* How very unprofessional of them to not send the information. Keeping you in prayer that the right position comes along.

Aug. 19th, 2010 10:26 am (UTC)
How very unprofessional of them

Indeed, and it gets even worse: even though their opening times purportedly are 8:00-17:00 hrs, when I called at 8:00, 8:15 and 8:25, there was still no answer. I then sent an e-mail apologising for not showing up at the client and explaining that it was as a result of them not passing the information on to me, and do you think they've been in touch, either by phone or e-mail? Uh-uh.

If that's their attitude and level of support, I'm glad I found out before I signed with them.
Aug. 19th, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
I'd certainly look elsewhere! I imagine the jobs they might send you to interview for might not be the best either because if they treat you that way they treat the businesses that way too and will loose the really good clients!

Aug. 19th, 2010 11:03 am (UTC)
Your icon really sums it up!

Sorry about the disappointment, but I'm sure something suitable will turn up.

*sends hugs*
Aug. 19th, 2010 11:08 am (UTC)

It's taking its time, though, isn't it? ;-)
Aug. 19th, 2010 12:22 pm (UTC)
Jeebus. How irritating and frustrating. As someone said above, totally unprofessional.
Aug. 19th, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC)
Mindboggling, really. And not in a good way.
Aug. 19th, 2010 12:41 pm (UTC)
Bummer. That's too bad.
Aug. 19th, 2010 12:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm over it already. If they can't even do me the courtesy of acknowledging my morning e-mail, they can go poof for all I care -- and the job with them.
Aug. 19th, 2010 01:17 pm (UTC)
Wow. That is a serious case of fail. Better luck next time?
Aug. 19th, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)
Here's hoping!
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