First, let me start off by saying the person at Spherion hounded me for days at a time trying to get me into this position. I must have over 50 e-mails from him begging me to take this job. Since it was close to my house and the client was IBM, I figured I would go for it.
The recruiter promised continued work, a possibility from temp to perm and they 6 people were placed full time here last year. I finally started to work at IBM, doing excellent work, being told by my peers how well I was doing and that they are very happy to have me aboard.
Fast-forward a year later. I never taken off a day sick, I showed up on time, and stayed late when needed. I went above and beyond my job responsibilities. I was told by my IBM manager that "My contract was approved for the following year". I was hoping they would hire me, but at least I had another year to look forward to. That is up until a week later when out of nowhere, some guy calls me from Spherion on a Friday evening to tell me not to show up to work on Monday. Add to this he could not be any more rude.
I first tried to see if I could at least clear out my desk, however this resulted in IBM threatening to call the police on me. I tried contacting my manager, but she would not even return my e-mails. This later resulted in police showing up to my house telling me to stop e-mailing her (as a note, I only sent two-three e-mails) I also received a call from IBM security threatening me as well, just for showing up to try and clear out my desk. (They still have my laser mouse, CD and mouse pad by the way).
Now, here is the kicker. I only received one of my two final paychecks. I did not want to contact them since doing so results in them calling the police, so I filed a complaint with the wage and hour department of NY. I also filed a complaint with the BBB.
I went from loyal employee to criminal in one day for no reason at all. I promise I did nothing to deserve this sort of treatment. I strongly suggest staying far away from Spherion as well as IBM. I cannot even get into the things I heard IBM employees say about IBM. Anyway, I hope this does not fall on deaf ears.
Ringwood, New Jersey