Skip to comments.Temp jobs become a permanent way of life for some
Posted on 08/03/2012 3:19:17 AM PDT by tobyhill
When Kenneth Foreman had "a decent job with a decent company," he did the things that most people with a strong, steady paycheck do.
He and his wife bought a house close to his elderly parents in Hopewell, Va., and lived what he describes as a normal middle-class life.
You know, work was good, family was good, kids were good, he said.
But since he was laid off in December 2006 from the technology job he held for nearly six years, Foreman, 49, has only been able to string together a series of temporary jobs, often with months of unemployment between gigs.
Although he feels grateful for the paychecks, he is well aware they could stop anytime.
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I can relate to this one.
This is the new normal; for the longest time (until recently) Europe didn’t allow temps. Who would ever start a family or buy a home under these conditions?
Fortunately enough people still remember the “before-times”; it certainly should be enough to sink Obama in November.
With the exception of Pontiff and US Supreme Court Justice, what jobs really are ‘permanent?’
True. People essentially have to create their own job security by proactively managing their own careers. They should view themselves as Me, Incorporated.
Many people reading this are one bad quarter away from this situation, particularly if you are older.
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