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Originally Posted by ascend
Didn't George try that on Seinfeld?
Yeah, that's probably where the idea came from. It was just buried in the recesses of my mind somewhere.
But the idea of temping is a good one. That way, you actually get legitimate clearance to help out. You also get exposure to companies that may hire you full-time.
I've done a lot of temp jobs over the years, and I've loved it. I've always had my "main job" with benes, security, etc. But the temping provides extra cash and an additional sense of security. The best part is that you work when you want, and don't when you don't. I still get a little postcard each year from a seasonal job that I work, and it always comes at the right time.
Even if I don't need the money, I work and stash it away.
I've got another one that I haven't worked in a while, but I enjoyed that company, too. The director there said that she loved all of her temp workers because we were "like gold" to them. Sometimes, she'd send me on harder assignments and pay me more than the standard rate.
I also worked one where the company was looking to hire temps on a full-time basis. They already had an arrangement with the temp agency. I wasn't interested in full-time employment with that company, but many others treated the job as an extended interview and got what they wanted.
Last edited by recumelectric; 05-17-09 at 04:15 AM.