“What make this agency any different from any of the others out there?”
I’m sure that’s a question that a lot of people ask themselves before signing up with a new potential provider of temporary employment – I know I did.
Having seen a number of positive comments in some of the drivers’ chat pages on social media regarding TTS 24-7 and, with them being very local to me at the time, I thought I’d give them a try. All I can say is that I’m so glad I did.
Previous larger agencies I’d been with had produced mixed results. Some I never heard from again after my initial contact. Others got me out for a few shifts in the early days then it was as if I’d been pushed to the back of the drawer as newer candidates came along resulting in me having to be contacting them daily and virtually bullying them into giving me anything. Still others would never be off the phone, always trying to persuade me to take up all sorts of work offers that were totally unsuitable to my clearly defined requirements on the basis that “a job, any job, is better than no job”.
Then I walked through their office door and had my first contact with Nicola and her team at TTS 24-7. Right from the outset, I’ve been offered pretty much as much work as I’ve wanted week in, week out. Sure, there are times when extra drivers aren’t needed by the haulage companies but I knew that could happen and I’ve never been kept in the dark over it. If things are quiet, I’ve still received regular phone calls or texts “just keeping in touch” and updating me on the situation.
They listen to, and take note of, your preferences and likes and dislikes too. If there’s a particular sector that you’d rather not work in for instance, unlike some other agencies I’ve been with in the past, they won’t keep trying to push you until you feel obliged to work a shift for fear that otherwise you won’t be offered anything else in the future.
With some agencies, it feels like all you are is a means to boosting their bank balance; a necessary evil if you will. Rest assured that with TTS 24-7, nothing could be further from the truth. The whole team are great. It’s like you are part of one big extended family; you get treated as an individual, living, breathing human being who has thoughts, and emotions, and aspirations, and requirements, and the right to have a personal life. To them, you’re way more than just a number on a timesheet.
That’s why I’ve been exclusively with them now for almost 4½ years and have no reason or desire to go elsewhere.
So, if I had to answer my initial question, in one line, with regards to TTS 24-7 it would be:
“You’ve tried the rest, now try the best!”