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Returned to my old team in a new role but it's going badly. What's next?

I joined a temp agency in January 2016 and was given a six week-long assignment at a foreign consulate. Six weeks turned into six months following several extensions. I left in July on great terms and in October, my former manager offered me a new assignment from November to April, covering some of a departing colleague's responsibilities. Unfortunately, things just aren't going as well as they did the first time. How should I discuss my concerns? I'm not even sure if I should stick it out until April... [more inside]
posted by aerofuturist dance on Jan 15, 2017 - 6 answers

To Temp or Not to Temp?

I'm currently applying to grad school and working a couple part time jobs to make ends meet while taking the last set of pre-requisite classes for grad school. I'll be finishing up my classes by the end of this semester, leaving me with a 6-9 month chunk of time between finishing up class and potentially going. I'd like to be able to save a bit of money before starting grad school if that happens. Do I look for a temp job to fill that time or something else? [more inside]
posted by astapasta24 on Nov 6, 2016 - 7 answers

Is my plan to change careers feasible? If not, how can I improve it?

Objective: Career change to technical writing. Obstacles: My current demanding job. Needing to relocate to place that actually has technical writing jobs. **Please help me determine the feasibility of my plan to relocate and change my career. Details inside.** [more inside]
posted by glass.hourousha on Aug 16, 2015 - 9 answers

From perm to...temp?

I'm wondering if it would make sense to quit my permanent job in order to temp, given my circumstances. Also, any information about what it's like to temp in 2015 would be helpful. [more inside]
posted by silly me on Jul 10, 2015 - 9 answers

Temp/freelance jobs for programmers/web developers who can't design

I want to make money with my web development/programming skills, but my main thing is standup comedy so I do NOT want a 'real', full-time job. I also have zero design skills. What should I pursue? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2015 - 4 answers

Are staffing agencies worth it?

I've never dealt with a staffing/temp agency before and it seems like I've mostly read negative things about them. However, I'm wondering if they'd be a good service to use while I look for a job in my "real" field. [more inside]
posted by modesty.blaise on Nov 11, 2014 - 17 answers

What are your favorite temp/staffing agencies in NYC or NJ?

Hey MeFi. Had a great experience at a temp or staffing agency in NYC or NJ? Please tell me about it. [more inside]
posted by topoisomerase on Sep 1, 2014 - 3 answers

Temping in Toronto

Tell me about temp agencies in Toronto. What are the best ones, how do they work, and how can I tailor my pretty specific skills to a more general employment audience? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Feb 11, 2014 - 3 answers

Help Me Find Some Temp Work

Hello Metafilter. Please help me identify quality temp/staffing agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am a non-technical worker who is especially interested in non-profit placements but am extremely open-minded. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Jan 6, 2014 - 4 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 Hard Is It Out There For a Temp?

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? [more inside]
posted by speedythepolkaboy on Jan 15, 2013 - 7 answers

Temp Agencies in NYC: Bring resume in or email it?

Temp Agencies in NYC: Bring resume in or email it? [more inside]
posted by NYC-BB on Dec 10, 2012 - 7 answers

I do have some pretty stationery...

Do I need to write a thank you for the interview note under these unique circumstances? [more inside]
posted by Jess the Mess on Dec 3, 2012 - 7 answers

Temping: Ur Doing it Wrong

What are the best practices for getting steady temp work through an agency? What can I be doing now to get more consistent and varied jobs? [more inside]
posted by ActionPopulated on Sep 8, 2012 - 8 answers

N is for Neville who died of ennui while working a $10/hr temp job

How can I entertain myself at a super boring temp job? [more inside]
posted by Jess the Mess on Aug 29, 2012 - 19 answers

Brother can you spare a job?

What's the real way to get through to hiring managers? I know that its a tough economy right now but I feel as though I've tried everything that the "experts" say to do but to no avail. How can this recent college grad break into the field of her dreams? [more inside]
posted by lovelygirl on Feb 1, 2012 - 41 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 do right by my friend, and myself?

A friend helped me to get a temp position at her office. If a better and permanent offer for another position comes along before my temp contract is up, what would be the ethical thing to do? [more inside]
posted by sorrysockpuppet on Nov 2, 2011 - 11 answers

Last Hired, First Fired

What happens if I get fired from my job in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2011 - 3 answers

Stuck in retail hell

Should I apply for a temp agency to kickstart my stalled career? Snowflaking inside. [more inside]
posted by OrangeDrink on Mar 16, 2011 - 11 answers

Play the field or play the odds?

Multiple brand new jobs opening at my company. Was planning to apply for all of them, as they're fairly the same. However, was just told there's a particular job coming open, and supervisors want to sponsor me as the applicant of choice. Apply for one job, or apply for all? Specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by Ys on Nov 4, 2010 - 9 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

What's the temping market like in Philly?

I have some time between the end of my residency and my new job. I'm not really interested in going back to the world of coffee-slinging for a few months. I'm curious about the temping market in Philly right now. Are there jobs? What temp companies do folks recommend? Is there enough temp work right now for someone to sustain a living?
posted by itsonreserve on Nov 12, 2009 - 7 answers

Creative temping in Denver

Can anyone recommend a Denver temp agency for "creatives" or for "information professionals"? [more inside]
posted by scratch on Jul 6, 2009 - 3 answers

I want to fire my temp agency

I work through Kelly Services in a long-term temp position at a huge multinational. I got a phone call today from Kelly Services saying they were giving all professional employees at the MNC a 5% pay cut, effective June 29. What can I do -- besides walk? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 17, 2009 - 17 answers

Please tell me about temping

Need a briefer on all things temping, how to get a temp job when your office experience is minimal (but not your knowledge), and recommendations for staffing agencies in the Moorestown/Collingswood/Philly NJ suburbs area. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Jun 3, 2009 - 10 answers

Etiquette in quitting a temp job?

Answers to a previous question 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? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 3, 2009 - 14 answers

Applying to multiple temp agencies: List on resume?

JUST started at one temp agency. Should I put it on my resume for the next one I apply at? [more inside]
posted by raygan on Feb 24, 2009 - 6 answers

What is it like to work for an agency?

What are your experiences of working with a UK temp agency? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Jul 29, 2008 - 6 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

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

Reality bites.

[Law Job Filter] I don't have a lot of options, help me pick the one that is the least likely to ruin my career and make me default on my loans! [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Dec 9, 2007 - 23 answers

Help Me Hunt a Headhunter

I'm a post-Ph.D. (not computer science, alas, but history) and have decided to seek my fortune outside academia. I have lots of experience organizing and researching and analyzing and presenting and teaching all sorts of things in all sorts of contexts, and have made my CV into a resume that shows I'm not just another egghead. Unfortunately, I'm coming up empty handed after several months of a full-court press, and I'm thinking it's time to contact headhunting/recruiting agencies that might be interested in someone like me. I'd love your thoughts and suggestions on which firms to contact in the New York area. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Nov 14, 2007 - 9 answers

Temping in Chicago?

Temping in Chicago [more inside]
posted by AceRock on Jul 23, 2007 - 9 answers

What's up with floaters/internal temps in companies?

What can you tell me about "internal temps" or "floaters" at large companies? [more inside]
posted by staggernation on Jan 26, 2007 - 13 answers

Would leaving New York allow me to break the temp trap?

Would leaving New York City allow me to escape the temp trap and get a permanent position in my field? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Jun 30, 2006 - 3 answers

Getting temp work

Why can't I get temp work? [more inside]
posted by IshmaelGraves on Jul 18, 2005 - 12 answers

Temping agencies in London

Can anyone recommend a temping/job agency in London? Also, any advice on how to approach finding a job when you're a new graduate with zero work experience (and a crummy degree) would be gratefully received. [more inside]
posted by cillit bang on Jul 14, 2005 - 13 answers

What's the best way to approach a temp service for work?

What's the best way to approach a temp service? Walk in? Call? How to dress? etc.
posted by drezdn on Jan 19, 2004 - 8 answers

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