How Hard Is It Out There For a Temp?
January 15, 2013 8:56 AM Subscribe
For those who are currently working as a temporary employee (preferably in customer service or admin/office positions) -- are you able to find steady work as a temp? How are things in your area for temp work?
posted by speedythepolkaboy to Work & Money (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm currently in a permanent position, but am planning on moving out of state in two years. The job I have now is stable, the work is tolerable, and I'm not likely to be fired or laid off anytime soon, but I'm kind of sick of it, frankly, and it's fairly low-paying so my motivation to keep the job isn't that strong. Basically, the only thing keeping me here is fear of not finding another job.
Since I'm only going to be in this state for another couple of years at most, I find the idea of temping attractive (I've temped many times in my life and enjoyed it overall). However, the economy being what it is, I have no idea what the prospects are right now for temp work. So I'm seeking feedback from people who are temping (I live in New Mexico, but welcome info from anywhere in the country), and/or opinions on whether or not it would be foolish to leave the job I have now. Thanks for your help.