I read a message posted in a group on LinkedIn in which the writer was angry with the placement service she was using because they stopped working with her. In her angry missive, she wrote many things that made me, as a recruiter, sympathize with the person who had tried to help her get a job.
The most damaging thing she did was contact the client directly. As if that weren’t bad enough, she called the client to discuss money and benefits.
Most recruiters would have dropped her right then and there. But there she was ranting and raving online under her real name, clearly unaware of her business world mistake.
The client company hires a placement firm for a reason. No matter what the job, the circumstances, the situation, the weather that day, how much you want the job, how confused or frustrated you are or how difficult your month has been, you never get in the middle of someone else's business relationship.
If you do, you lose. So does everyone else.