I like much of the UK am currently looking for another job. Now I have never been unemployed as I'm still in work at the moment I can still say that! I've never used an agency before and didn't know what to expect.
So I get a call asking me to come over and talk to them so I arrange a date and time. I travel there (during works time) and like always I'm early for the appointment by 20 mins. So 10 mins to find the place exactly and 10 mins to turn up fashionably early. I then get a phone call.... Could I possibly come back in an hour as the womans late. OK I say (knowing work wouldn't be that happy with me having over 2 hours out of the office).
I turn up and press the buzzer. No answer so I press it again this time he door latch buzzes me through. Waiting patiently in reception no one came so I venture upstairs to find a woman smiling and saying my name and becons me up. I go and get sat in an office and given an application form. "fill out this and let me know when you've done".
Annoyingly I sit patiently and fill out the form duplicating everything thats currently in my CV (which they already have) into tiny, impossible to use boxes. So my writing gets tinyer to fit into tiny box until my writing becomes illegible.
Successfully I'm finished and walk back into another office from where she came and was told to take a seat again. I wait for 5 mins whilst they discuss locking up early and going for a hot chocolate and a movie. She comes in and sits down talks through my CV making me repeat whats already in my CV. Followed by we've got no vacancies for you at present that you may be interested in but we have a few companies who may be interested in your CV so we'll pass it on. Thanks and bye.
So I've spent the past couple of days getting everything ready including the advert I originally applied to ect trying to read inbetween the lines to find out exactly what their client is looking for. I put on a nice fresh suit to make a good first impression, I turn up early and have to wait over an hour for her to stop shopping (as it turns out). Spent 2 hours out of work for something that could of been done over the e-mail and by telephone. I could of spent the time applying for more jobs.
The whole experience has just really grated my cheese and I'm well racked off with it. Sorry for the long post I'm just really hacked off.