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    Default Agent sleaze number 107

    Agent: So we want to put you forward for this role but your availability is a problem.
    Me: Well, as I said to your colleague I'm currently contracted till the end of December. I've committed to stay to the end of this project. This new role sounds great, and you'll have a hard time finding those niche skills, but if they can't wait two months then I'm not interested.
    Agent: Well we can look at your current contract for you. There are always loopholes. Even if you are under contract they'll never sue if you leave early.
    Me: ...
    Agent: And you don't want to be looking for a new role round christmas. You'll find it hard to find anything at all.
    Me: ...

    It's depressing dealing with these kind of people.

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    Don't let it get to you. Explaining that you have loyalty or a desire to see things through to the end will not really translate to that type of agent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DieScum View Post
    Agent: So we want to put you forward for this role but your availability is a problem.
    Me: Well, as I said to your colleague I'm currently contracted till the end of December. I've committed to stay to the end of this project. This new role sounds great, and you'll have a hard time finding those niche skills, but if they can't wait two months then I'm not interested.
    Agent: Well we can look at your current contract for you. There are always loopholes. Even if you are under contract they'll never sue if you leave early.
    Me: ...
    Agent: And you don't want to be looking for a new role round christmas. You'll find it hard to find anything at all.
    Me: ...

    It's depressing dealing with these kind of people.
    Unfortunately there are many contractors that will jump at the drop of a hat so unfortunately our community is the cause for this attitude. It isn't always the agents fault.

    I don't see what you are moaning about here.
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    I agree we do now live in age where morality, commitment and your word ain't worth jack tulip

    if there is money to be made and the contract has a loop hole then it is done.

    fck morals

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Unfortunately there are many contractors that will jump at the drop of a hat so unfortunately our community is the cause for this attitude. It isn't always the agents fault.

    I don't see what you are moaning about here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    WNLUKS

    I've been asked before to jump - just say "How much".
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    WNLUKS

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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    I agree we do now live in age where morality, commitment and your word ain't worth jack tulip

    if there is money to be made and the contract has a loop hole then it is done.

    fck morals
    unfortunately its an attitude that comes from many employers as well.
    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    unfortunately its an attitude that comes from many employers as well.
    Exactly so. I've seen how my kids have been treated by employers. I used to think it was shocking that young people would take days off without phoning in sick, leave a job not by resigning but by stopping showing up, generally skive. Now I think that what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, i.e. treat people like tulip, expect to be treated like tulip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Platypus View Post
    Exactly so. I've seen how my kids have been treated by employers. I used to think it was shocking that young people would take days off without phoning in sick, leave a job not by resigning but by stopping showing up, generally skive. Now I think that what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, i.e. treat people like tulip, expect to be treated like tulip.
    I've read this twice and I'm still not sure - are you defending such behaviour by employees?

    If so, doesn't it breed unprofessionalism, and moreover, the next generation of bad employers?

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