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temporary

adjective acting, ad tempus, brief, changeable, deciduous, elusive, ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting, fugacious, fugitive, impermanent, interim, limited, makeshift, momentary, monohemerous, nondurable, perishable, provisional, shifting, short-lived, stopgap, temporal, transient, transitional, transitive, transitory, unstable, volatile
Associated concepts: temporary restraining order
See also: acting, brief, ephemeral, interim, interlocutory, provisional, tentative, transient, transitory, vicarious

TEMPORARY. That which is to last for a limited time; as, a temporary statute, or one which is limited in its operation for a particular period of time after its enactment the opposite of perpetual.

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Next on my list is providing the agency with an approximate schedule of what the temp worker should be expecting.
But the largely unchallenged success of the temp industry could not last forever.
Agency workers are being asked to contact the TUC with their experiences as it asks if temps receive the same pay as non-agency staff.
A temp needs to know where to park, whether it's OK to eat at his or her desk, where the bathroom is, what the dress code is, where the designated smoking area is, and so on.
In Los Angeles County, the Employment Development Department reports temps held 112,200 jobs in March - the latest available statistics - up from 111,700 a year before.
While millions of Americans were forced off the welfare rolls, the temp industry burgeoned.
Labor's answer will determine not only how (and how many) temp workers are organized but also the extent to which unions wield power and control work in an increasingly temp-dependent economy.
CPAs may take temp work because they feel free to try exciting new projects after a lucrative success, they want to balance lifestyle and professional goals in early or mid career or they simply have to deal with having been downsized.
The nation's 7,000 temp agencies employ more than 2 million people annually.
Few managers disagree that there's less long-term damage to the organization - and to top management's hold on the remaining shreds of worker loyalty - when all the anger over layoffs, firings, or a department's elimination leaves with the temp who executed them.
Apart from the numbers game, the contingent work force myth becomes even more apparent when you look closely at who fits into the categories of part-time, self-employed, business services, and temps.
This case involved a temp who was placed by Brook Street with Wandsworth Council.