Should I go back to this temp agency?
May 26, 2014 6:42 PM Subscribe
I recently found myself unemployed for the first time in a year. Should I return to the temp agency that permanently placed me at the job from which I just got fired?
posted by pxe2000 to Work & Money (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
About a year ago, my temp agency got me a permanent placement as a receptionist at a well-regarded, locally-based company. I did really well there as a temp, but once I was placed there permanently things started to go sideways. I didn't fit in with the company as well as I thought I would, and a few months after I started working there as a permanent employee it became glarlingly obvious that this wasn't the place for me. Long story short, I got shown the door a few weeks ago, while I was looking for employment elsewhere.
I've started applying for jobs and going to temp agencies, and I've gone back and forth about whether I should go to the temp agency that initially placed me at the job from whence I got fired. I worked several assignments for them before I got placed at my last office job, and all the places where I got placed had good things to say about me. I am worried that the reasons I got canned from this last place will get back to the agency that placed me there, and they will refuse to send me out on any other assignments. Should I re-establish contact with them or not?