temporary work

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temporary work

employment which is of a less than permanent duration, i.e. where the employees are on fixed-term contracts or where they take jobs for a limited time. The reasons for employing temporary workers are that the job duties may themselves be temporary, or that the employer is uncertain about the future prospects of the organization and wishes to retain the flexibility to adjust employment levels downwards. Temporary work can be unsettling for those seeking long-term employment since it is difficult to plan for the future. However, some groups, for example students wanting holiday jobs, actively seek such employment. The amount of temporary work has increased substantially in recent years. In universities, for instance, a high proportion of staff are now on fixed-term contracts. See LABOUR FLEXIBILITY, PART-TIME WORK.
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He had a temp job at Sports Direct and moved to Cardiff with his aunt to work as a night porter at Clayton Hotel.
She has to move in with her parents and take a boring temp job.
It is a far cry from her PS8-anhour temp job and two-bed flat she shared with her mum.
But in Laurel Springs, she takes a temp job at a quilting store that puts her in close contact with elderly owner Eugenia, her grandson Connor and his rebellious teen daughter, Sunnie.
Meanwhile, after losing out on a dog food commercial, Jack takes a temp job as drama teacher in the Bronx and despite her best efforts Karen befriends a 12-year-old girl.
Meanwhile, after losing out on a dog food commercial, Jack takes a temp job as drama teacher in the Bronx and, despite her best efforts, Karen befriends a 12-year-old girl.
Receptionist Nicola Thorpe was sent home from a temp job at top accountancy firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers because she arrived in flats and refused to go and buy a pair of heels.
The agency's office was opposite my temp job and my boss saw me doing the interview, so when WCRS offered me the job of team secretary on BMW, I thought I'd better take it.
Growth in the temporary jobs space is said to have eased with slower increases in billings and temp job vacancies recorded.
"I would love if CEOs would go in and say 'I view this as a temp job for just 4-5 years, and after 5 years you get to evaluate me and see if I shuffle off.' Why not take the elected official approach?
Her temp job's bearable, it's nice spending time with her granddad and there's even a distraction in the shape of hunky landscape gardener Gabriel.
She was trying to get her financial life in order again and had just landed a temp job through connections of her sister's, but the bill problems persisted.