Etiquette in quitting a temp job?
March 3, 2009 5:49 AM Subscribe
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note that it's probably OK to cut and run from your run-of-the-mill temp job. But given that I know exactly when I want my last day to be, is it worth giving at least a little bit of prior notice?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (14 answers total)
I'm obviously not that important. But should I give some notice to my staffing agent, at the very least? Employment is at-will, and my main concern is that they'll let me go the second they find out about my intent. I don't want to miss out on that last week or two of work -- and pay.
But at the same time, am I going to annoy someone at the temp agency if I only quit a day or two before? I'm filling one of dozens of the same temp-to-hire (the agency knew I wasn't going to be permanent) clerical position at the same company at the same facility in the same room, and I haven't seen anyone come and go for about a month now, given that new-hire training takes a few days. But I might want to go back to the same staffing agency (and maybe the same agent) for another job in the next few months. I really like this agency, despite the fact that it's, you know, an exploitative agency.
Would my last-second dash from my current job jeopardize those future opportunities (many are similarly temp-to-hire), or do staffing agents really care that little about temporarily flaky people like me?