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Say what you want about Supply agencies but....

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by fantastischfish, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. fantastischfish

    fantastischfish Established commenter

    ...mine sent me a birthday card! Doesn't take much to keep me happy ha ha!

    Eva xx
  2. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Firstly, happy birthday Eva....

    I've worked for the same two agencies for almost six years and have never had a card for birthdays or Christmas.

    I think your agency sounds like they know what they are doing in connection with business: it is the little details like that that make people feel good about themselves and then in turn about the agency.
  3. nearmiss

    nearmiss Lead commenter

    What, no voucher? Times are hard.
  4. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    Happy birthday, Eva! So far, I have had a card from one agency thanking me for all the hard work I've done for them, (hardly true as it has not found me any, this year) and a birthday card just after Xmas from another (my birthday is in September).
  5. fantastischfish

    fantastischfish Established commenter

    Ha ha, it's the thoughts that counts lol. My agency has also overpaid me this week - well the school has...quite a large mistake as well. Hmmm....I suppose I'd better be honest (damn!)

    My birthday card arrived a few days early and I set it aside thinking it was from my aunt who always gets the dates wrong by a few days one way or the other. Nice little surprise this morning. A classy touch and a small gesture that makes a difference.
  6. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Eva....you are right...it is the thought that counts.

    One time one of the agencies I worked for overpaid me by quite a substantial amount by mistake. They soon realised it! Someone had obviously entered the wrong amounts into the payroll system. No chance of me having an early bonus! I would have returned it anyway.

    I agree and you have put it well: a classy gesture that makes difference.

    Enjoy the rest of your special day.

  7. I do not return overpaid mistakes. They b*****ds get enough cash off me. Nice to 'rip them off' for once.
  8. fantastischfish

    fantastischfish Established commenter

    I think it's the school's mistake though. It's a glaring error, paying me for a full week by mistake. I think they've done it because there's another supply in the department who is doing five days.
  9. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    It is strange that when the boot is on the other foot, when we have worked for a school and not been paid, that the agencies are so much slower in rectifying the mistake, or even acknowledging that it exists!
  10. RaggyBull

    RaggyBull New commenter

    I got Christmas cards from both my agencies and one sent a chocolate bar, which was a nice touch!
  11. fennysnake

    fennysnake New commenter

    Mine sent me a bar of chocolate at Easter.

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