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The Pros and Cons of Temping
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The temps and former temporary workers we talked to listed these pros and cons of temping for a living:
||Variety.||Occasionally treated as second-class employee; not treated the same as others in same job.||Exposure to new skills.||You are not a real worker -- not part of the company. You sit work there, but you are not part of any group.||Broad experience.||Having to leave a job right after you get to really know the others you are working with.||Exposure to different industries.||Lack of respect.||Meeting a vast array of people.||Extremely boring work that no one else wants to do.||Working with with various level of management.||Takes a long time to become eligible for benefits.||Learning about many different businesses and how different offices organize their files and duties regarding business procedures and policies.||Sometimes thrown into work situations without guidance or clear instructions on what needs to be done.||Ease of introduction to respected companies.||Fear and trepidation upon the first day of temping.||Working in some prestigious companies.||Uncertainty of consistent work.||Work only when you want; good for meeting sporadic money needs or in between jobs.||Insecurity of employment.||"Have learned more than any classroom can teach."||You are dispensable.||
||Your work is not important.|
-- Thanks to the temps and former temps who shared their pros and cons: Cynthia Cebuhar, Karen Hartman, Cecilia Hittle, Devorah Shoal, and Jacquelyn Ormsbee.
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