As economic conditions change the nature of work and increase the trend towards on call hours, being a temp employee may be a better choice for you. See how working with a temp agency can help you to achieve more predictable hours and income.
Many companies have converted part time positions that used to have fixed hours into on call arrangements. Schedules change daily and at the last minute. Employees get sent home from work early. There’s no guaranteed number of hours a week.
Naturally this wreaks havoc for workers who have to scramble to find child care or worry about who will pick the kids up after school. It also makes it difficult to attend school, work a second job, or carry on a job search when you don’t know your hours day to day.
While temporary work naturally includes fluctuations as well, there are major advantages:
More control: As a temp employee, you let the agency know when you’re available. Being flexible and staying in touch may help you to get more assignments, but it’s your decision when to work.
More predictable hours: Many assignments are full time and long term. You’re even encouraged to let the agency know if that’s your preference. For as long as the assignment lasts, your hours are likely to be regular overall.
Ability to take time off: Many part time workers hesitate to turn down any hours because they fear being replaced. With a temp agency, you can notify them when you have a conflict and return when you’re free again. Some people work with agencies for years while scheduling breaks to go to school, care for their families or travel.
Flex-Team, Inc. specializes in providing temporary personnel for a broad range of jobs to businesses in the Akron and Canton, Ohio region. Contact us for superior customer service.