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MamaMootz

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Re: Thank you note error?
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2013, 10:53:37 AM »
Turns out I was way too insecure and over analytical as I received a job offer today.

Happy dance, happy dance, happy dance.

Just goes to show a thank you is never wrong.
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Re: Thank you note error?
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2013, 10:56:13 AM »
Congratulations!
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Re: Thank you note error?
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2013, 11:07:19 AM »
Congratulations!  :) 

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Re: Thank you note error?
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2013, 11:11:39 AM »
Yay, Mama!  It may have been the agency wanted to wait to contact you after salary negotiations were completed.

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Re: Thank you note error?
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2013, 09:53:45 PM »
You did the right thing don't worry about it and good luck!, LilacRosey

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Re: Thank you note error?
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2013, 10:25:27 PM »
Yes, congratulations by all means!

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Re: Thank you note error?
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2013, 10:57:34 PM »
As someone who worked in temp staffing for several years, I want to differ a bit.  In a normal interviewing situation, I wholeheartedly recommend that people send a thank-you note, but when there is a third party involved in blurs the line a bit.  Is this a temp-to-perm situation or is it a direct placement with the company?  I do think it makes a difference especially if the agency is going to be paying your salary for a while.

Going by the response of the person who received the note, I do think you overstepped a bit by sending a card directly to the company.  I would contact the person at the recruiter at the agency and explain what happened.  I don't think it's a major deal, but like I said, sometimes the lines are blurry in this situation.  Some employers were very much against having too much contact with temporary employees because of potential legal issues.

I worked in the same industry and agree with you 100%.  It is not proper protocol to contact the potential employer.    This is why they go thru an agency.