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    Default agency ethical dilemma?

    I am in the unusual position of being able to sting my agency. Normally, I wouldn't dream of doing so, but this particular agency have been playing dirty tricks. Question is: how much should I take them for?

    1) The amount they ripped me off by?
    2) Their commission for the entire contract?
    3) The maximum possible (about twice (2))?

    A few years ago, I had a similar opportunity, but the agency then were playing fair so I didn't pursue.

    I recommend reading your contracts very closely - it can be profitable :-)

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    (1) leaves you with the moral high ground.

    Option (4) is to name and shame.

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    Whatever would clear your conscience and overdraft. That's probably (3).
    Go get them tigger!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobhope
    I am in the unusual position of being able to sting my agency. Normally, I wouldn't dream of doing so, but this particular agency have been playing dirty tricks.
    What sort of dirty tricks?

    If you want opinions from here, it would help to know how naughty the agency has been, in order to recommend the correct

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    I think you'll find most folk in here woul dopt for number 3 especially if they have been unscrupulous.

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    How much did they take you for by the way? Can you tell us the agency?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobhope
    I am in the unusual position of being able to sting my agency. Normally, I wouldn't dream of doing so, but this particular agency have been playing dirty tricks. Question is: how much should I take them for?

    1) The amount they ripped me off by?
    2) Their commission for the entire contract?
    3) The maximum possible (about twice (2))?

    A few years ago, I had a similar opportunity, but the agency then were playing fair so I didn't pursue.

    I recommend reading your contracts very closely - it can be profitable :-)
    Please explain ? I can't believe an agency has left themselves in a position were you are going to be able to claim twice their cut without one hell of a fight. What appear to be legal arguments in your favour when dealing with agencies are often irrelevant as they'll get nasty quickly and will stoop a lot lower than you in any fight.

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    Choose whichever option stops them coming and biting you in the arse in a few months/years time...


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