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Agency Tricks on Contractors
It’s unbelievable the agency tricks on contractors that they play.

Some of these include spamming references. Here agencies tell contractors that they have a contract for them but they need references from places they have worked previously.

So, the naive contractor tells the agency all the companies he has worked for on contract and the person who managed or hired him.
Spamming References
The agency then has the details of lots of companies who hire contractors and the people there who hire the contractors.

They then call them up to try to sell them other contractos that they have on their books

If they have asked the contractor when hs contract is up they may even put up candidates against him when it comes to contract renewal time.

It’s a nasty trick by the agencies but lots of them do it.

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