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  • Submitted: Sat, July 29, 2006
  • Updated: Tue, March 29, 2011

  • Reported By:Scottsburg Indiana
Manpower
790 White St Scottsburg, Indiana U.S.A.

Manpower promised job but did not deliver ripoff Scottsburg Indiana

*General Comment: manpower stinks.

*Consumer Comment: manpower sucks if you ask me.

*Author of original report: Yep

*Author of original report: Update

*Author of original report: Update

*Author of original report: Update

*Author of original report: Update

*Consumer Comment: YOU DON'T TAKE A VACATION IN THE MIDDLE OF A JOB SEARCH

*Consumer Comment: Employment agencies

*Consumer Comment: placement agencies

*Consumer Comment: manpower or I have another word

*Author of original report: It was just an example

*Consumer Suggestion: don't work at mcdonalds

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Update

*Consumer Comment: Try going directly to Multicolor

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It all started in April of this year (2006). I left a somewhat low paying (but stable) job, that was thirty miles from my home, because I was offered a temporary position at a local factory (Multicolor). The job was two weeks long, starting on March 13 and ending on March 24. I spoke with the ladies at Manpower and told them that I was interested in a permanent position at Multicolor, and asked if my chances of getting a permanent job were good. I was assured that, if I stuck out my two weeks, they would make absolutely sure I got a job at Multicolor. Toward the end of the two weeks, I explained to Manpower that my parents wanted me to go on a family vacation to Tennessee the week after my two week assignment ended. It was understood that I would leave for Tennessee the next week, and call them the following Monday after that (April 3).

Before I left, I checked in with Manpower to see if they had any office type jobs open. I wanted an office job due to my typing and computer skills. I was told they did not have anything open, but they did have the perfect job for me. They said it would be a mixture of factory and office work. They told me to type up a resume to apply for a lab position at Multicolor. They said there was a very good chance I would get the job, and to simply drop my resume off at their office before leaving for my vacation. They also made it very clear that I should not tell anyone they were trying to get me the position. The reason they gave was that other Manpower employees might become jealous, thinking I was receiving special treatment.

I left for my vacation expecting to have a job when I returned home. Once I returned home, I placed a call to Manpower only to be told that the position had been filled. I was told at that point that, since the Multicolor job fell through, they would try to get me on as a Q.A. at a food canning plant, Morgan Foods. They promised me that, if I couldn't get on as a Q.A. then they could definitely get me a job as a forklift operator. They told me they would have to forward my resume to the person in charge of hiring for the Q.A. position, and they would contact me as soon as they heard something.

Over the course of about two weeks, I kept calling and asking about the status of the Morgan Foods job. I was told the same thing every time. I was told that they were still waiting on their contact at Morgan to call them to set up my interview. Finally, after waiting somewhere between two and three weeks, I was contacted to go in for an interview. I got up early and arrived at the factory with time to spare. I went to the guard shack and told the guard who I had an appointment with. The guard called my interviewer and was told to relay a message to me. That message? Something had come up, and I would need to call to schedule another interview.

By that point, I had had enough. I stopped bothering with Manpower and decided to go out looking for work on my own. After almost two months without any luck, I caved and decided to try them again. I walked in, told them who I was, and asked if there were any job openings. They pulled up my record and said, "the only job openings we have are at Multicolor, but we can't send you there since you have already worked for them".

I don't possibly see how they can say that after what they previously told me. Not only was I told to submit a resume AFTER my two weeks were up, but I was also told to call them the very next Monday after I returned, and they would work on getting me a job at Multicolor. If I am not allowed to work there again, after working there one time (and leaving in good standing), then why would they have had me submit that resume before leaving?

If the job was to be filled directly by Multicolor, and not by Manpower, then I would have had no need to call Manpower when I returned. I would have simply had to wait for Multicolor to contact me for an interview. Because Manpower told me to call them, it is obvious that the job would have been filled through them. That leads me to believe that they would have no problem at all getting me another job with Multicolor. I feel they are simply being difficult, and I would not recommend them to anyone at this point.

Robert
Scottsburg, Indiana
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/29/2006 07:53 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Manpower/Scottsburg-Indiana-47170/Manpower-promised-job-but-did-not-deliver-ripoff-Scottsburg-Indiana-203503. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 General Comment

manpower stinks.

AUTHOR: D - (U.S.A.)

I don't wanna give away what i'm in college for due to I don't want to risk being sued by Manpower. I'm due to graduate in August. I applied at Manpower due to the fact a lot of companies are having Manpower and other temp agencies do their Hiring and "finding."

RIGHT ON MY RESUME SAYS I'm in college until August of this year. the gentleman calling was Very rude on the phone. He said HOW THE HELL ARE YOU GONNA GO TO WORK PLUS GO TO COLLEGE. I said millions of people do it everyday sir. I also said to him i started applying early due to the economy sir. a lot of times if they like you they will hold a job. and really 4-5 months out isn't that far. I said sir is this a Temp to hire or perm. Placement.

He said Temp to hire. I hung up. I didn't go to college for temp to hire bull****. they can "rotate you out" if you sneeze wrong. Plus the company (you are working for) has to pay a "finders fee" last when i heard its over 3000 dollars PER PERSON if they hire you. so if they let you go and rotate you out they don't have to pay that 3000 dollars. so do you really think they are gonna keep you?
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#2 Consumer Comment

manpower sucks if you ask me.

AUTHOR: Jim - (U.S.A.)

I tried going thru manpower temps They Suck dude! and as for telling that margret lady to screw off.. GOOD JOB!! there are so many rip offs in scottsburg its not funny. take Jefferys Auto for example they do not honor their deals
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#3 Author of original report

Yep

AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

Hey Margaret...screw off. Manpower promised me a job AFTER I got back from my vacation. I suppose I should have left out the part about going on vacation as it really wasn't entirely relevant to my story. I was told I would have a job when I got back but they also promised to find me a job with a different company a couple of weeks after I got back...and they didn't follow through.

Also, why are you even bothering to comment on a report that's over a year old? Do you have nothing better to do than attempt to belittle me on a website? Have you ever gone through a temp agency? I don't suppose you go on vacation if you're going after a job that can pay for a trip to Europe. I, unfortunately, will be working jobs that can barely pay for a trip to the next state until I can find the time to finish college. Until you've experienced this situation, don't tell me what I should and should not do...especially after the fact.
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#4 Author of original report

Update

AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

Okay...first of all, I can't believe people are still commenting on this as this report is over a year old.

Anyway, after having a steady job, that I didn't like, for some time now, I decided to go back to Manpower to get a better job. This time, I am working for a very stable manufacturing company. This company only hires through Manpower and this is a temp to hire position. I went to a different Manpower office this time and everyone was very helpful. One of the women from my local office is now working at the office I am going through now and she is very helpful as well. I've never had a problem with her and I wouldn't be surprised if her coworkers were the reason she transferred. I still believe something wasn't quite right with my local office when I posted this report, but I can honestly say that what happened is not a reflection of Manpower as a company. I have had a great experience with Manpower this time around.
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#5 Author of original report

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AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

Okay...first of all, I can't believe people are still commenting on this as this report is over a year old.

Anyway, after having a steady job, that I didn't like, for some time now, I decided to go back to Manpower to get a better job. This time, I am working for a very stable manufacturing company. This company only hires through Manpower and this is a temp to hire position. I went to a different Manpower office this time and everyone was very helpful. One of the women from my local office is now working at the office I am going through now and she is very helpful as well. I've never had a problem with her and I wouldn't be surprised if her coworkers were the reason she transferred. I still believe something wasn't quite right with my local office when I posted this report, but I can honestly say that what happened is not a reflection of Manpower as a company. I have had a great experience with Manpower this time around.
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#6 Author of original report

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AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

Okay...first of all, I can't believe people are still commenting on this as this report is over a year old.

Anyway, after having a steady job, that I didn't like, for some time now, I decided to go back to Manpower to get a better job. This time, I am working for a very stable manufacturing company. This company only hires through Manpower and this is a temp to hire position. I went to a different Manpower office this time and everyone was very helpful. One of the women from my local office is now working at the office I am going through now and she is very helpful as well. I've never had a problem with her and I wouldn't be surprised if her coworkers were the reason she transferred. I still believe something wasn't quite right with my local office when I posted this report, but I can honestly say that what happened is not a reflection of Manpower as a company. I have had a great experience with Manpower this time around.
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#7 Author of original report

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AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

Okay...first of all, I can't believe people are still commenting on this as this report is over a year old.

Anyway, after having a steady job, that I didn't like, for some time now, I decided to go back to Manpower to get a better job. This time, I am working for a very stable manufacturing company. This company only hires through Manpower and this is a temp to hire position. I went to a different Manpower office this time and everyone was very helpful. One of the women from my local office is now working at the office I am going through now and she is very helpful as well. I've never had a problem with her and I wouldn't be surprised if her coworkers were the reason she transferred. I still believe something wasn't quite right with my local office when I posted this report, but I can honestly say that what happened is not a reflection of Manpower as a company. I have had a great experience with Manpower this time around.
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#8 Consumer Comment

YOU DON'T TAKE A VACATION IN THE MIDDLE OF A JOB SEARCH

AUTHOR: Margaret - (U.S.A.)

If you needed/wanted the position that bad you should not have run off on a family vacation. Now you can ask your family if they plan on supporting you and paying your bills. If they do, then by all means take all the vacations you want, if not then you need to get back into the job search and not run off again during a very important time in your life.
I was laid off last year from my career of 15 years due to downsizing. Before this downsizing I had tentative vacation plans for a trip to Europe. As soon as I found out about the downsizing, I cancelled my plans.
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#9 Consumer Comment

Employment agencies

AUTHOR: Tallulah-phoebe - (U.S.A.)

I have been employed through agencies before, and one thing is clear among ALL of them -- jobs are considered TEMPORARY and are NEVER guaranteed. Perhaps you should have read the contractual statements you signed when you filled out your application. While they may have had a position for you at one time, things may have changed and said position became unavailable. Suck it up and move on. If you require stable, permanent employment, may I suggest you not seek work through a temporary agency.
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#10 Consumer Comment

placement agencies

AUTHOR: A|ex - (U.S.A.)

i have never worked for manpower but i have worked for other placement agencies.
for one, their clients dictate the rules. you don't know what the contract with multicolor and manpower was. the contract may not allow previous workers to be rehired.

and it is common practice for the placement agency to sell your contract to manpower if you decide to work for them without the agency (there is usually a one year limit after leaving the agency).

leaving on vacation when a spot opens is not a good thing. that spot will be filled asap. account managers will go down the list for anyone to fill that spot. if he doens't fill the spot, then he doesn't get paid. account managers aren't lazy, they spend their time looking for recruits to fill job openings. that is their bread and butter.

-a|ex
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#11 Consumer Comment

manpower or I have another word

AUTHOR: Carl - (U.S.A.)

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#12 Author of original report

It was just an example

AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

By stating that I would work at McDonald's before working for Manpower again, that was my way of saying I would never work for them again. McDonald's would be a last resort for me, as I would most likely look for another factory job or office job.
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#13 Consumer Suggestion

don't work at mcdonalds

AUTHOR: Jennifer - (U.S.A.)

you'll only start out at 6.50 at the most! i worked there as a manager for a while and it is not at all what you think that it is. trust me, mcdonalds she be at the tail end of your options
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#14 UPDATE EX-employee responds

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AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

I have since gotten a better paying job than I ever would have gotten through my local Manpower office. Even though it is not great pay (I am still working on a degree and hope to make quite a bit more in the future) I am still making almost $13.50 an hour starting out. My Multicolor job through Manpower would have started out around eight dollars per hour until I actually got hired on by the company.

If I am in desperate need of a job in the future, I will work at McDonald's before I will go to Manpower.
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#15 Consumer Comment

Try going directly to Multicolor

AUTHOR: Joe - (U.S.A.)

I work for Manpower on the IBM account, and I know for a fact that people have been laid off here and brought back later. It sounds like you have a recruiter that is lazy, or Multicolor may not be using them any more. I'd try going directly to Multicolor and see if you can get something directly with them. Since you've already done some temp work with them, they've already had a chance to evaluate your performance-so as long as that was good, that should give you the upper hand in getting hired.
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