So much for my Temp-To-Perm job offer...

@hezoid (2147)
May 21, 2007 11:44am CST
...some of you may have read other discussions of mine saying that my temp job changed a while ago with the offer of a 12 week temp to perm, and that it was well after 12 weeks and it still hadn't gone perm. Well guess what, it hasn't gone anywhere, i'm finishing Friday, though i'm 'allowed' (how kind of them) to leave straight away if i get another job off the agency requiring an immediate start. So much for the 12 week temp to perm. What gets me is that it's not becuase i wasn't suitable, it's becuase it turns out my job itself it being gotten rid of! They are apparently merging department and some other c*appy excuses. But why did they offer me the tmep to perm in the first place? I reckon they knew all along that the job wasn't going to go perm and wanted a long term temp, and probably thought they'd get me to work harder if i thought there was a perm job on offer. I'm suspicious anyway, but then maybe i'm just cynical? Well i just hope i can find work elsewhere through the employment agency to keep the pennies coming in, and for the long term i've decided i am going to try and get a Training Contract (as a Trainee Solicitor, since that's what i'm trained as) and stop putting things off! At least it's given me a push i perhaps needed, if nothing else.
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@icehut (508)
21 May 07
it's sad that they had no intentions to turn your position in to a permanent one, and to dangle that carrot in your face... however, this should be regarded as a lesson learnt in that nothing is guaranteed unless it's on paper... if you have no contract or written guarantee you should expect their words to be just that... we have our ideals but, unfortunately, that's the way it is in the real-world... hope your luck changes for the better.
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30 May 07
I'm sorry to hear that they treated you this way. Its pretty disgusting for a company to take advantage of an employee like that! I suppose now you know it wouldn't have been a very nice company to work for, so you can go and be your fabulous self elsewhere. x
@student7 (1002)
• United States
29 May 07
I had that happen to me. I was working at a hospital and it looked like I was going to be there in the long run, but one day, I came to work to look at my schedule and I wasn't working anymore. I tried to get in on a different unit and was unsuccessful. Thank god. Right now I have the greatest job in the world. Granted I have to work nights and I only see my family a few hours a day before I have to leave for work, but I get paid a fantastic wage and I really work only about an hour to three hours in an eight hour shift. My point is that that job was not meant to be. There will be a better job that you like better that will come around. I know that I was pretty upset that I was losing that job, but luckily two weeks after I left, I found this wonderful job. Just remember that it wasn't meant to be.
@Willowlady (10665)
• United States
22 May 07
I worked as a temporary for a good number of years. Even bought a house while working as a temporary. Each job you successfully do just adds to your resume. It is paid training often times and it is good experience too. Jobs do change all the time and perhaps this company had to let some folk go and I am glad you were linked with the temporary employment agency since they will be good for you. Good luck in your future assignments.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
21 May 07
I'm so sorry hon. But keep your spirits up. Something much better will come along...I just know it. This one just wasn't meant to be, as the saying goes. Cheer up sweetie.
@mamacathie (3929)
• United States
21 May 07
You just keep your head up and keep pushing. You are doing great! Maybe it did give you the push you needed to pursue what you were trained for. God bless you.