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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The hiring of temps and not treating them with equal consideration negates the utopia of egalitarian workplace long parroted by tech companies including Google in terms of pay,  benefits, and perks.
Worse was the sense of constant competition among her fellow temps, many of whom were angling to be hired for a limited number of permanent positions.
Randi Busse, founder and president of Workforce Development Group, a training and coaching organization that focuses on improving the customer experience, emphasizes the interview in determining a potential temp worker's commitment level.
Once the temp industry had permeated the private sector (and, by 1985, the federal government), various temp agencies shifted their priorities to increasing their market share.
TUC officials say negotiations around the Temporary Agency Workers Directive have stalled in Brussels, depriving UK temps of decent pay and basic rights while almost all EU countries have already acted to protect their temps, with no adverse economic effects.
Temps are also entitled to the national minimum wage - although recent research shows that most are doing considerably better than that.
WELL DONE: Top temp April Owens, front, is congratulated by Supt Chris Lewis and Louise Bickley, of Arden Shields
To maximize these significant benefits, I suggest two enhancements to the way we generally implement the "temp solution."
Paulachak: Yes, it's true that the temp agencies have been very aggressive in the foreign companies and for a while after September 11th, we were frequently challenged by clients on price.
In other words, even though you are a temp, you want all of the benefits of holding a permanent position.
In general, this period was fruitful for day labor and temp agencies, an economic era characterized by privatization and devolution in the social services arena.