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Help me become a temp

I'd like to leave my relatively stable (but likely dead-end) job for temp work, with the hope of landing in a position with more potential to be a career--or, at least, the potential for occasional promotions. If you've done this, I'd like to hear what worked well for you, what didn't, and what you wish you'd thought of ahead of time. [more inside]
posted by pullayup on Nov 5, 2013 - 24 answers

Benefits, my ass.

Is there ANY way I can cash in my "commuter benefits" debit card? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Aug 9, 2013 - 35 answers

He's actually very nice.

We have a close friend who needs a job solely for the benefits. The catch: he has been out of the work force for five years and isn't particularly social or skilled. Any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Mar 20, 2012 - 13 answers

Money money money...or benefits?

I'm expecting a formal job offer soon, but the salary is well below market. What "soft" benefits should I ask for instead? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2012 - 10 answers

Inclusion of benefits in employment contract?

Should health benefits and who will pay those health benefits be included in an employment contract? [more inside]
posted by Diplodocus on Dec 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Where is Flo when I need her cheery optimism???

I'm in the open enrollment period (also newly married) and am considering switching health insurance -- for the first time ever. I understand the fill-out-the-forms part, but I can't wrap my head around what that means logistically. What's the process? What should I look out for? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Oct 20, 2011 - 6 answers

New employer misrepresented vacation in job offer - now what?

My new employer misrepresented my vacation time in my offer. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2011 - 9 answers

Unemployment Post-Staffing Agency

Am I likely to get unemployment from a staffing agency? [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on Mar 23, 2011 - 7 answers

Quit now, or wait to be laid off?

My friend has been in a job in NY State for close to 2 years. From the start her salary was substantially lower than she felt she should be paid and she was verbally promised a bonus which never materialized. Nevertheless she stuck with job. Now, the company is going down the tubes. Many people have been laid off. She's been hoping for many months to be laid off herself so she can get unemployment benefits to aide in a transition. But, for a variety of reasons -- mainly that she's a very efficient employee -- she hasn't been let go. This stressful climate of layoffs and, with it, an increase in workload for her, has made it a very inhospitable workplace. She wants to quit ASAP. But she also doesn't want to miss out on unemployment benefits. What are her options? More inside... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2009 - 7 answers

Educate me (and mine).

Which colleges or universities still offer free tuition to children of employees who get accepted to the school? [more inside]
posted by mds35 on May 14, 2009 - 51 answers

Do I have to show my tax return to my employer?

Is it legal for my employer to ask for last year's tax return in order to verify my dependents for benefit purposes? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2008 - 14 answers

My boss/employer has been avoiding me for a month in regards to my benefits. I've been a full timer for 3 months without any benefits.

My boss/employer has been dodging me for a month in regards to my benefits & raise. How can I get him to do his job before I quit while walking out the door? I have been working full time for 3 months and I have not been offered ANY benefits even though I requested a meeting with him four times. Is there anything legal I can use to my advantage? [more inside]
posted by cheero on Jul 6, 2007 - 17 answers

Can't we negotiate?

After only a week or so of job search, I've been offered a software development position at a little startup that does almost exactly what I want to do. Seriously, I cannot imagine a more ideal group to work for. I'm supposed to contact them next week to discuss terms and salary. However, during the interview, some of the statements seemed to imply that they didn't have the budget to satisfy my requested salary. I really want to work for these folks, but don't want to sell myself short. Can you think of creative suggestions I might make during negotiations to make up the difference? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on Oct 27, 2006 - 19 answers

Verizon Health Benefits?

My current employer is being acquired by Verizon. I am what would typically be considered a "management" employee (non union). My current employer does not provide opposite sex domestic partner health benefits and there has yet to be any formal contact with Verizon's HR department to obtain the answer from there. Before extending my girlfriends current private health insurance coverage I'm interested to know if anyone has any experience with Verizon's current healthcare benefits and if the benefits package extends to domestic partners, opposite sex primarilly, but also same sex as a matter of curiosity.
posted by iamabot on Jan 3, 2006 - 6 answers

Part-time w/benefits??

Where can I work part-time and get benefits? [more inside]
posted by crapulent on Oct 11, 2005 - 25 answers

Lies and the lying employers who tell them.

Lies and the lying employers who tell them. Many workers at my small company were given written assurance at the time of our last pay review that we would be enrolled in a health insurance plan on a stated date. Six months later, the promised benefits have not materialized. Do we have any legal recourse? [more inside]
posted by 12XU on Dec 15, 2004 - 5 answers

Employee Benefits

Is there an easy way to find out what companies provide their employees with a pension and medical benefits after a certain period of time working there? I am looking for a centralized list or such that would tell me all those companies that are local-as I want to look at working at a company like that. A centralized list probably doesn't exist. How do you find out if there isn't a centralized place?
posted by aacheson on Jun 3, 2004 - 2 answers

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