I often see the following messages:


  1. Telecommuting is OK
  2. No Agencies Please

I don't know the meaning of No Agencies Please.

I guess it means there is no realistic office space for you. Am I right?

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    @PeterMortensen the comma before “please” is entirely optional; it’s common in Europe but less common in the US. Jan 6, 2022 at 16:31
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    This is strictly about the definition of the word "agency", which you should quite easily be able to decipher with a Google search or two. Given that this is presumably on a job ad, you might Google something like "job agency definition" or "work agency definition", which should lead you to the answer straight away.
    – NotThatGuy
    Jan 6, 2022 at 21:37

1 Answer 1


No employment agencies offering to place someone in the position.

They want to be directly contacted by applicants.

  • An equivalent phrase that's also seen is "principals only".
    – CCTO
    Jan 6, 2022 at 16:05
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    @CCTO Unless you're applying to be a teacher ;p Jan 6, 2022 at 21:55

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