CHAMBERSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA -- I'm gonna try to keep this as clean and as short as possible. I had my resume on a job seeking site and was contacted by a recruter for Aerotek staffing in. He said I fit the criteria for a job opening for a company (1hr.45min. away from my home) I said right away that the max hourly wage for the job would not cover my overnight stay and/or per diem. Which he said he would look into. After trading contact and scheduling info, an interview was established, 2 and a half hours away. I made it clear I didn't want to waste anyones time. He called me the day before the interview and said the "client" was willing to pay a "significantly higher wage than the one posted on the add". That gave me the incentive to go to the interview, during which the "client" had no idea I was coming from so far away and that I was looking for overnight accomidations and/or per diem on top of the hourly wage posted. I was very angry and I still am since I was basically told what I wanted to hear so I would go to the interview.
The client was also misinformed but the only thing he lost was 5 minutes of his time. Figuring my time, mileage, gas and food, the trip cost me aroung $170. All because a recruter lied to me. DO NOT TRUST AEROTEK.