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Are You Stuck in a Job You Swore Was Temporary?

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Advah Advah 7 years
Same as hiptobesquare! And yes - my job was always permanent, but when I started I panicked at the idea I'd be there more than three months. It's been a YEAR and three months, and I haven't been able to get even a single interview. I'm so desperate I even started applying at temp agencies, but they won't even get back to me. :(
hiptobesquare hiptobesquare 7 years
It's miserable, but some money is better than no money
bengalspice bengalspice 7 years
i so desperately want out
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 7 years
yes- i came back to a job i'd worked while through university as a favour to them while i was looking for work and they'd just had to fire someone. a year later i'm still here ..... i swore i wouldn't be!! by this time next year if i'm still here then i need to have serious words with myself as it's really just a job and not a career. i'm just counting my blessings to be in work at the moment though and sitting tight till i find something else that's worth while going for. ♥
Triste3030 Triste3030 7 years
Yup, it's going on two years too long! LoL
jelibeann jelibeann 7 years
i actually left my company for a change, came back after a year into what i thought would be a temporary job that would help out my old boss, as well as plan was to take on a nice 9-5 job and work on my own business ideas...but i get restless easily and continued to add more and more responsibility to my position until i got promoted! now i have no free time and still haven't set my entrepreneurial spirit free...someday...
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Congrats kscincotta ! to answer the question: nope. I interviewed with the State's Attorneys' Office knowing that if I got the job, I would be here for... well, possibly forever, definitely for a while !
kscincotta kscincotta 7 years
Technically yes, but that's only because my PhD has taken about two years longer than intended. But the end is in sight!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
My current job is permanent, but I was on assignment for a temp agency and it was supposed to last about 6 weeks. It turned out to last around a year. It was frustrating because I couldn't get the company's benefits package and I was stuck getting paid what the temp agency was paying me. I really thought at some point they would hire me on full time, but then they did a huge re-org and a lot of positions were eliminated and my boss got fired, so they ended up not needing me anymore.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 7 years
No, actually I started out as a temp and was promoted and made permanent shortly after starting so that was amazing. HOWEVER, I had an experience where I was temping at this AWFUL company as a receptionist and a few people that I got to know during my time there joked that I could potentially stay as they were temps who were on 5+ years and counting. *shudders* I couldn't have spent another DAY there!
mek123 mek123 7 years
My assignment was supposed to be 3 months and it's going on 3 years.
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