Dont do it to yourself...
Library Assistant (Former Employee) – Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh – 7 May 2018
I worked a contract for the Edin Council at the libraries. Worked it for about 2 years before Pertemps took over from Adecco. The work was fine, challenging but also very rewarding. There are some really lovely people working at the libraries, which really kept me going.
Sadly, the agency is generally full of people with little or no people skills and generally quite arrogant. They never or rarely respond to a phone call/email even if they reassured me they will, never apologised for losing my documents and quite a few of other very similar events. Generally, I found contacting them to be a bit of a chore as its never pleasant.
The worst is trying to confirm shifts. Once I had to call the actual library to check if Pertemps confirmed me working there. They said yes! It was good to know. Another time I volunteered for working on the bar at the Usher Hall. Never heard back so picked up work somewhere else till Pertemps called me 2h before the gig and demanded that I turn up.
Generally, it's not worth it. Don't do it to yourself.
the agency treats people like trash, cant communicate in a respectful way or any way for that matter
lovely people working at the libraries, interesting job, steep learning curve