I've been a temp agent for 2 yrs at a major oil employer. Over the course of 2 years, I am absolutely 100% sure, Kelly Services does not care for its employees.
I've been here 2 years, and over those 2 years its been nothing bad headache. But lately, I'm not sure what to do about this situation.
Our standard chairs are horrible for my back, in my case, I've tried countless emails, I spoke to my other supervisor, the ergonomics agent, and aKelly Services rep for another chair. Nothing, they won't acknowledge me, the ergonomics assessor was RUDE, and prejudice. Kelly Services wouldn't return my emails, I had to hound and keep following up with her. I asked her to send me in writing why I'm not allow to have another available chair that suited better for my back. Never heard from her again, she gets another rep to call me now.
I've spoken to my doctor about this, how any other given temp agent is given a chair, mouse, keyboard, everything, ... yet nothing for me. She provided me a note, to which I brought to the attention of Rep, completely disregarded it and said no.
When I first started this job, its was drilled, imperative that safety and health was the biggest factor here. As of now, I have a pinched nerve in my left shoulder, massive migraines for every shift I work, my joints throb, and carpal tunnel starting.
I did mange to find a free chair that was perfect for me, I used it one weekend, first time in a long time I had a great weekend of shifts. I come in the following week to find out the ergonomic assessor took the chair and gave it to someone else... not a temp agent.
I don't know what to do, when your temp agency, the contractual employer, and ergonomic assessor will not help you.