This issue doesn't seem to be uncommon. Do consultants for recruitment agencies not have any manners? They act all polite and fake once you are registered. Once you're snared in, they think they can talk to you how they like! I am registered with two agencies now, and lately they have been very snappy and abrupt on the phone, and have been replying to emails in a very impolite demeanor. We practically pay their salary. I'm starting to think that they saw me coming. Where's the respect gone!? VENT OVER.