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DC temp work recommendations

Finding myself in financial straits in Washington D.C. Looking for current recommendations for administrative temp work in the D.C. area. [more inside]
posted by warm_planet on Jun 17, 2014 - 6 answers

Should I quit my temp job or am I just being fussy?

Last week, after 5 months of unemployment and desperation I managed to get a minimum wage temp job through an agency. On my first day I was incredibly excited to have finally found a job, but quickly realised that I hate it. It's a data entry position, inputting handwritten inventory data into a database. Basically the job is incredibly tedious, there is no variety, I'm doing exactly the same repetitive task for 7.5 hours a day. I'm basically working by myself in an office with other people and can't really talk to anyone because it distracts me. I can't really leave to take a break because the office door is locked and someone has to let me in every time. They are nice to me though and tell me to take regular breaks but there is nowhere to go. [more inside]
posted by fallingleaves on May 18, 2014 - 29 answers

I don't live there! I've never lived there!

The mailing address on my W2 is incorrect and the employer refuses to amend it. How big of a problem is this going to be when I file my taxes? [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Feb 13, 2014 - 8 answers

A Job Offer with a Fee?

I just received a job offer yesterday at the place of business that I temp at. It requires that I stay there for at least one year, or else I must pay a fee. I like the thought of having full-time work with benefits and am very thankful, but I don't feel that I fit in the city I'm in currently and didn't see myself staying for another year. But I have to be careful about any risks I take with leaving my job because I don't have a family (as they were abusive) or anyone to rely on financially should things go south. Is this a good deal? Should I take this job? [more inside]
posted by independence under the radar on Dec 3, 2013 - 28 answers

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

Good temporary agencies in NYC?

I am looking for recent, first-hand recommendations for good temporary agencies in NYC (beyond the three mentioned in this thread). I have a background in nonprofits, but I cannot limit myself to niche agencies. I would also (secondarily) welcome current insight into the temp world. Thank you! At least I know Excel this time around
posted by skbw on Aug 25, 2013 - 6 answers

How to I navigate this open-ended offer to expand my (entry level) job?

How to I navigate this open-ended offer to expand my (entry level) job? And which tasks would be appropriate. [more inside]
posted by winterportage on Aug 15, 2013 - 4 answers

Why can't I get a job with the temp agency?

I don't understand what I'm doing wrong. [more inside]
posted by winterportage on Jun 10, 2013 - 19 answers

Temp expectations - management-types, can you give me some insight?

I'm looking for insight about what is reasonable or "normal" expectations for a temp worker in an office situation. [more inside]
posted by Ouisch on May 8, 2013 - 23 answers

Who to use as a reference for a temp job?

Do I have to use my direct supervisor as a reference? [more inside]
posted by winterportage on Mar 10, 2013 - 3 answers

Help me figure out the best strategy around temping

I'm just finished a research masters, and I have been doing freelance work in my field throughout that to pay the bills. My plan was to go looking for temp work next week, but I'd love some advice on how you've balanced getting temp or other jobs when your other work needs occasional daytime availability. [more inside]
posted by carbide on Jan 20, 2013 - 6 answers

Temp agencies for investment banks?

In the late nineties/early aughts I was an editor at an investment bank that everyone loves to hate. I was a part-time consultant and, while hired directly, paid through a temp agency. I was laid off in 2002. I'd like to get back into it, but I have no record of the name of the temp agency. How to hook up with a temp agency that staffs investment banks? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2013 - 6 answers

Best crash course for general office software?

After a year off after graduating from art school, my friend needs to find a job and is contemplating a temp agency to look for general office work. I know that agencies typically run prospective hires through computer based proficiency evaluators, and we're wondering the best/quickest way to polish up these skills before hand. [more inside]
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear on Oct 6, 2012 - 1 answer

How to get another position at a company I'm temping at

I'm a temp/consultant at a Fortune 100 company. My project is ending soon and I to find another one. How do I do so? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Sep 28, 2012 - 3 answers

Job hunting in London - where do I start?

I'd like to work in London but I have no idea where to start! I'm a British citizen, age 30, but I've grown up in Australia. I'm looking for any kind of work that pays the bills. Policy work would be especially nice (I have some experience there) but temping/office jobs would be fine too. Can you recommend me some agencies and websites where I can start, and also any other hints and tips for first-timers to the London/UK job market! Thank you!
posted by EatMyHat on Sep 26, 2012 - 5 answers

Five year contract?

I applied for a job with a temporary agency and got a callback, which is good, but they mentioned a five-year contract with the employer. [more inside]
posted by amiableamy on Sep 5, 2012 - 10 answers

Best temp agencies in LA?

What are the best temp agencies in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by You Guys Like 2 Party? on Aug 6, 2012 - 4 answers

Dealing with a boss who won't take no for an answer

I'm being asked to engage in business practices that are probably bad for my company in the long run and driving me nuts personally. I'm also a new temp and not in a great position to rock the boat. Is there any way to make this situation more bearable? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2012 - 14 answers

How to tell my co-worker to stop working for free?

How to approach a co worker who is voluntarily working off the clock? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jun 18, 2012 - 40 answers

What kinds of problems are likely in software engineering temp contracts?

I'm a software engineer. I have a job lead that requires me to go through a temp/contracting agency. I have not done that before. Is this a good idea? Are there things I should be watching out for in the contract? Or is it generally clear sailing? Thanks very much for your help.
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2012 - 13 answers

Temping in LA

Good temp agencies in LA? [more inside]
posted by Bunny Ultramod on Feb 3, 2012 - 7 answers

Manhattan Temp Agency Reccomendations?

NYC Temp Agency Filter: Anyone have experience with AccounTemps, or reccomendations for good temp agencies in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Jan 27, 2012 - 3 answers

How to minimize fallout from work miscommunication?

A friend referred me for a dream job and I screwed it up really badly. Please help me fix things. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2011 - 14 answers

Good temp agencies in SE FL?

Are there any good temp agencies in the WPB, FL area for someone trying to get out of the service industry and into an industry that'll let me futher my education and hone my marketable skills? [more inside]
posted by FriscoBowie on Aug 5, 2011 - 2 answers

Should I tell my temp agency?

Should I say something about the temp assignment I was given? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 4, 2011 - 12 answers

I'm going for a temp agency skills assessment. What can I expect?

I'm going for a temp agency skills assessment. What can I expect? [more inside]
posted by Calzephyr on May 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Is this clause in my temp agency agreement fair?

Is it fair for my temp agency to prevent me from being hired on full time at the current business I'm contracted with? [more inside]
posted by bettershredder on Apr 22, 2011 - 11 answers

Possible 3 part-time jobs, or 1 fulltime job. What should my strategy be?

Possible 3 part-time jobs, or 1 fulltime job. What should my strategy be? [more inside]
posted by Like its 1997 on Feb 15, 2011 - 20 answers

A bad work reference for a temp application...

What to do about references for temp applications [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Interview questions for a temporary position

What questions could I ask in an interview to determine if someone will be a good fit for a temporary data entry position? [more inside]
posted by dormouse on Dec 28, 2010 - 11 answers

Let's make a tree and get outta here.

I need help getting temp work in Chicago. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2010 - 7 answers

Feeling physically cold, temp is good

I have a friend who is cold all the time. He is 86 years old and has been cold for the past 5 years. His core body temperature is fine and he has gone to specialists (MD) to have this condition checked out and they have found nothing. My feeling is that it is psychological and not physical but don't want to discount that. He in not averse to going to an alternative medicine person and would just like to get past this. [more inside]
posted by aisleofview on Jul 10, 2010 - 18 answers

How do I convince the temping agency that I am working for to let me reduce my work hours, but not fire me altogether?

How do I convince the temping agency that I am working for to let me reduce my work hours, but not fire me altogether? [more inside]
posted by Year of meteors on May 28, 2010 - 8 answers

head + wall = headache

Desk to Warehouse: Thinking about leaving desk job for warehouse for 1-2 years as I pursue my MSW. My desk job is sucking my life away. Benefits for warehouse job start on day 1. It's at an Amazon distro facility near me. I've done that work before as a temp and liked it. What am I not thinking about? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 13, 2010 - 12 answers

Can I priceline a hotel room for an entire year?

Let's say I wanted to disappear for a year to work on a personal project. Where would I go to make it as cheap as possible? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Feb 11, 2010 - 18 answers

How hot is too hot?

Is it possible for my CPU to have been running over 100c without any warnings at all? [more inside]
posted by lakerk on Feb 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Need money now thankyou.

What are some good tech-centric temp agencies in L.A.? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Oct 9, 2009 - 5 answers

Denver Temp Agencies

Best temp agencies in Denver? [more inside]
posted by moonroof on Sep 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Brrrrrr.

Is my perception of being increasingly freezing cold a sign of something wrong with me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2009 - 17 answers

BoiseNetWiz

I was looking in my TEMP folder in a wave of paranoia related to the conficker virus and I found these two files: BoiseNetWiz.his and BoiseNetWiz.txt. I didn't find the text file too illuminating nor did a Google search help too much. What is this file for? Should I delete it?
posted by Red58 on Apr 10, 2009 - 9 answers

How can I study for the OPAC?

Has anyone taken the Office Proficiency Assessment and Certification (OPAC) test recently, or have documentation on what exactly it tests for in Word and Excel? [more inside]
posted by limeswirltart on Mar 6, 2009 - 3 answers

Help with hot summer nights.

Why is my bedroom consistently 10 degrees warmer than the rest of the house, and what can I do to cool it off? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Jul 3, 2008 - 24 answers

Oh hai~I can haz umploymentz?

I just finished a 3 month temp assignment. I'm in the great state of Maine. Can I collect unemployment? [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Jun 5, 2008 - 6 answers

Finding a summer job in New York

What are good ways of finding temporary non-retail jobs in NYC? [more inside]
posted by goingonit on Mar 29, 2008 - 5 answers

Lend me your earbuds

I just bought my first MP3 player and I need some advice on earbuds and song selection. [more inside]
posted by bove on Feb 13, 2008 - 25 answers

...because no one is going to pay me to study. Temp or part-time?

Temp work 101: Is temp work just a part-time job on my own terms? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Jan 29, 2008 - 7 answers

Weekend War

I'm interested in finding weekend work in NYC. Can anyone steer me in the direction of a good temp agency that might have some sort of focus in that department?
posted by josher71 on Jan 28, 2008 - 2 answers

It's hard out here for a temp.

I’ve been at my current job – as a temp – for over a year. I want and need a more permanent job, but I’m concerned that my temp status might look bad to prospective employers. [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Jan 23, 2008 - 20 answers

Temp or retail

What do I do to tide myself over until my next real job? Shitty retail work or temp work? [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on Jan 19, 2008 - 28 answers

Yes, that's me, your friendly temporary employee!

Have you worked for a temp agency in New York City? Which one? [more inside]
posted by sondrialiac on Jan 3, 2008 - 14 answers

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