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[Jun. 3rd, 2007|08:57 pm]
Toshbaqa
Watching the Democratic debate with my folks at their house.  Damn, I wish Kucinich or Richardson had a chance!
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[User Picture]From: shantith
2007-11-20 02:02 am (UTC)
Hi completely unrelated to this post but more to the temping community site, thought I post here so you received my question 
I'm currently trying to suss out what its REALLY like being a temp...see I have one more year in my current city before I go back to uni, so no point on any major career developing next year and I don’t wish to stay in my current job partially cause I don’t enjoy some of the people I work with which given its not my career I don’t wish to suffer any longer, and I'm moving about 45mins away from the are and want to work closer to home...SOOOOO I thought of temping, How much down time does one really have (say temping reception or admin assistant ). I would appreciate your experienced expertise and appreciate the time it takes to reply, which incidentally if you don’t have I totally understand and thank you very much.
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[User Picture]From: toshbaqa
2007-11-21 06:16 pm (UTC)
Hi -- the amount of down time depends a lot on the situation in the area and on the temp agency you're with. It's best to sign up with as many agencies as you can (the ones that offer the kind of work you want to do, anyway), because sometimes one agency will have a strong connection to certain companies and will be in a position to offer you work when those companies need a lot of people. For instance, I was with Manpower when a large insurance firm in my former town needed dozens of data entry people for an annual project, so I had full-time work for several months there. Then I moved to my current town and because it's so small it took me about a month and a half to find a full-time assignment. Now I'm so busy teaching that I don't temp any more, but I may look for something next summer when there are fewer classes to teach. Hope this helps.
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