Judy Crouse

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Thinking of Working as a Temp?

Posted by Admin on April 27, 2011 at 9:30 PM

     If you’re thinking of working as a temp because you’re having difficulty finding a permanent job, consider the long term implications. If you are looking to further your career is the position one that would aim at getting your long term goals accomplished? Is it at a company you would be proud to work for, is there an opportunity for advancement? You could be stuck in a dead end job and lose months or even years after realizing you took a position just because it was an easy remedy in this cash strapped economy.

     Do you need benefits? These days most agencies offer health insurance, retirement savings accounts, and vacation. The benefits will not be of the caliber of a full time job you might otherwise find on your own. Often vacation benefits require an employee to work a high number of un-interrupted hours that are hard to acquire. Trying to land a job or being a temporary employee can be a challenge and stressful on so many levels.

     Never sell yourself short. You’re worth the wage YOU require. Don’t let an agency push you into taking a job at a lower rate of pay. If you can’t negotiate a pay rate you require, go to another company, there are plenty of them out there. Don’t be bullied, stand up for yourself and claim what you’re worth!

     Just check out some of the stories of my experiences in Temp Tales, and you will know what I mean.

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