I have come to conclusion that I don't trust the people I am employed by, my agency. And it's making me pretty depressed! How do you feel about your agency? My consultant is lovely, they find me lots of work, and the pay is average for the area. But I just don't trust them. Recently all their supply teachers' pay was shifted to an umbrella firm. I refused to claim expenses, so the umbrella firm pays me PAYE. I didn't get a payslip this month, so phoned the umbrella firm, to find they hadn't bothered to tell me my username and password for online payslips. I shouldn't have to chase them up for a record of my earnings! The payslips don't itemise my holiday pay (which is actually wrapped up pay), so I have to guess what has been deducted. I'm left guessing each month if I've actually been paid what they said they were going to pay me, or whether I've been short changed. My agency tell me my GTCW CRB which they accepted was portable last May, when it was brand new, only lasts a year. I thought it was 3 years. Now the cost of a new one is £52 with them, but £44 direct with the CRB. Oh, and even though I've emailed, texted and phoned my agency no-one will tell me how to apply for one through the agency. I am paranoid that my CRB will expire, and then work will dry up. Every time I have contact with my agency, it leaves me feeling highly dissatisfied, and just a little depressed. If I could find a job outside agency supply, I'd jump at it. How do you all cope with the shady nature of the supply agency world??