Chris Thomas Alpha
Actually isn't far off really. They take a lot of money and rarely get anything right. They'll pay people £6 an hour and up these days. Though if you're lucky you'll clear 8. Of course there's no sick pay when someone on twice your wage (costing her company half much) sits down and breathes swine flu all over you. (Because you'd only be off a day or three with a mild bout of flu).
I'd say the language is a bit strong really. It's not quite that grim, most of the saving is due to the gaps between working, because the same agencies control 90% of the perm jobs too. And they have nothing.
It's great that your fate is decided by someone based on a test they made you do 3 years ago. Which doesn't cover a lot. And their own opinion of what you "want" in a job.