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Old 03-24-2012, 07:10 AM   #21
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Glad to hear that you have something going Ken !

I never have thought much of "Kelly's" way of doing thing's but if it put's $$ in your pocket that's a good thing.
I'd still keep an eye out for something that is not through a "SERVICE" though.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:40 AM   #22
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Well, (and that is a deep subject) I accepted a contract position with Dow Chemical for about 3% less than i was making. It is through Kelly Services and they have full benefits, matching 401K and paid time off. I start to work on April 2nd.

They have an extensive screening and background check that will take a week to complete.

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WOW. That was mercifully short and the cut livable. I have had a contract with Kelly before and they seem to be a good company to work for. And I haven't heard too many complaints about Dow Chemical either.

This might turn out well. But that is a deep subject.

How is the wife?
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John, Kelly Services is not a service company. They are a staffing agency. My wife had worked for them in the past and they seem to do pretty good by the people working for them.

Seems a lot of companies are going the temp route now. They don;t have to worry about any of the staffing issued, less human resources and headaches. The client company pays a flat rate to Kelly for my services it is a tax advantage for them.

They have a few folks that have been there for 6 or 7 years now.

I really only work for another 1-1/2 years and then cut back to part time and get to enjoy life. Hope we can hit the road in a couple of years at the most.

Thanks for the well wishes.

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John, Kelly Services is not a service company. They are a staffing agency. My wife had worked for them in the past and they seem to do pretty good by the people working for them.

Seems a lot of companies are going the temp route now. They don;t have to worry about any of the staffing issued, less human resources and headaches. The client company pays a flat rate to Kelly for my services it is a tax advantage for them.

They have a few folks that have been there for 6 or 7 years now.

I really only work for another 1-1/2 years and then cut back to part time and get to enjoy life. Hope we can hit the road in a couple of years at the most.

Thanks for the well wishes.

Ken
You folks call them a "STAFFING" company ,,, up here we call them a service company because they provide a staffing service and usually take a cut for doing so until such a time as the person THEY provide becomes a FULL HIRE to what ever company they provided their service to in the first place and even then if I remember they get a commission of some sort.

Really doesn't matter much, your back to work and that's what count's !
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Yes Ken, as Wade said, please keep us updated on your situation. I don't think you answered the question on how your XYL was? If you did, I missed it. Hope she is doing OK?

This thing about the new employer checking you out before the hire. If they find out you are a member of this group, you may never get passed security.

Good luck to you Ken. Keep us updated.

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Glad your back to work Ken. Starting April 2, well that gives you piece of mind.

Had it been start on April 1, well that would be suspect........

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The XYL is getting around on one crutch and goes back to the ortho DR on Wednesday, hopefully to get a shorter walking cast.

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