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    You will probably know those agencies always saying we will pay you £500 or whatever amount for a successful referral. Anyone here actually ever received such a referral payment? I never refer anyone as I'm 100% convinced they will never ever pay this, if there is a role and I know someone who might be available and suitable I just let that person know, but never the agency. Am I missing out on cash here?

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    I referred an ex-colleague (after making my colleague aware I was doing it) once but they argued they already had his CV so wasn't a new referral. Spoke to my colleague later and the one they had was 4 years out of date. Can't win sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eirikur View Post
    You will probably know those agencies always saying we will pay you £500 or whatever amount for a successful referral. Anyone here actually ever received such a referral payment? I never refer anyone as I'm 100% convinced they will never ever pay this, if there is a role and I know someone who might be available and suitable I just let that person know, but never the agency. Am I missing out on cash here?
    I have done this and they will give what ever excuse they can come up with not to pay you anything.

    I always get an excuse and then they try to sweeten the blow by saying we will take you out for lunch/drink (to somewhere nice).

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    I referred an ex-colleague (after making my colleague aware I was doing it) once but they argued they already had his CV so wasn't a new referral. Spoke to my colleague later and the one they had was 4 years out of date. Can't win sometimes.
    Similar thing happened to me once, CBA with chasing referral bonuses ever since. I wonder if this can even hamper the chances of the person you are referring as successful placement is usually a condition and the greedy bitches might drop him/her if they have other suitable candidates, only to avoid paying the referral fee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    I referred an ex-colleague (after making my colleague aware I was doing it) once but they argued they already had his CV so wasn't a new referral. Spoke to my colleague later and the one they had was 4 years out of date. Can't win sometimes.
    My CV has been sent to probably every relevant agency in the country over the past 8 years or so and my guess is that's the same with most contractors.

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    I got a massive hamper from Fortnum and mason when I referred someone last Christmas
    It was lovely
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    I was asked to refer someone for a role I rejected once and was promised £250 on signing of the contracts.

    Obviously, it didn't materialise (cause agents lie !). Hassled the f**k out of them for six months and eventually got £250 in Virgin vouchers (when they still had shops).

    As my old granny used to say, it's not the principle, it's the money.
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    Nope. That's why I tell agents I never refer anyone because you never effing pay up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fizzy View Post
    I have done this and they will give what ever excuse they can come up with not to pay you anything.

    I always get an excuse and then they try to sweeten the blow by saying we will take you out for lunch/drink (to somewhere nice).
    Lunch with an agent. That's the kind of gift money can't buy.

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    Yes, received a large sums worth of M&S vouchers - the missus was happy.

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