My Friend :
Definetly, There is a lot of BS out there that doesn't have what it take to distinguish between who is doing the things good. Unfortunatly that kind of troubles start many times because of the bottom line. Anyway there are a lot of bullies which love to be like that just to make a flash in somebody else around too in order to gain or climb thruw the ladder to a higher level and to keep doing over and over until they gain power to much better position to keep up doing the same BS again and again many times more. I dont argue what you saying I do believe that is been the fashion for a while but due being so busy trying coping with theirs work loads demands we didn't got it before time, I wish I'd notice such trend before. I'd got a back injured few years ago and guest what? You have it. Bye Bye. That was it. (Some big story that I just will get mad if trying to tell.) Anyhow, it is comfortably to hear we have somebody else who understand what are we going througth. Well, congratulations for your good work and hopefully you'll get a much better opportunities next time around in your future position (s). Good Luck.
Happy New Year;
Perhaps your husband should apply for jobs with the federal government and/or some of their defense contractors. I can relate to his frustration because I received my accounting/data processing degree in 1982 and I'm having similar problems. In 2006, I completed another BS in computer information systems and graduated with honors. In order to pay my bills, I've been temping in my primary field of accounting and everybody makes promises they can't seem to keep. At this point, you have to concentrate on what you can "realistically" do to stabilize your situation. Your husband may also want to consider building a website to sell his services as a consultant. Eliminating the employment agency "middleman", may be worthwhile. I'm sure over the years, he's accumulated some solid business contacts that he could use as references. In fact, he may want to contact some of his former clients for a reference. From a company's point of view, hiring a temporary employee is very expensive and when they have to curtail discretionary spending, this is one of the first areas they cut. Employment agencies charge client companies at least twice the amount they pay your husband per hour to cover their expenses and realize a profit. Primarily depending upon employment agencies is not the answer. Self promotion is far more beneficial because your husband can negotiate with companies directly; offering them much more attractive rates and still make a profit.
I will keep you in my prayers.