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Today, after working my ass off for 2 months, receiving perfect reviews, and going out of my way to take on extra work to get a job offer from the location where I temp, I finally got an offer for a permanent position. Included in the offer was a $3.00 an hour pay cut and no insurance. FML
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  species4872  |  19

That's because with temp or casuals as they are known they don't have to pay holiday pay, sick days plus it's easier to get rid of someone.
Over here it's almost impossible to get fired if your permanent and do your job properly.

  tounces7  |  27

The thing is - Temp agencies charge an employer extra on top of their hourly wage.

So if you're making $10 an hour as a Temp, they're charging the Employer $15 an hour for you to work for them.

So the employer is just a cheapass.

By  Goblin182  |  26

That's not unusual. Temps often get paid more then newly hired employees, the company doesn't have to pay your social security (in the U.S.) workers comp insurance and other cost associated with permanent employees. That's why more and more companies are using temps.

  Goblin182  |  26

The only thing that they "are not paying" is insurance. They will still pay SS matching and workers comp insurance. Maybe some vacation time and paid holidays also.

There is also the possibility that OP mist-understood and she will get insurance after a period of time. Some employers don't put new employees on insurance plans, or other benifits until after a certain "grace period" length of time.

By  robbiemad  |  7

If you go through a temp agency. Then the company has to buy out your contact with them. Making the permanent job unable to pay you full rate. The temp agency gets more then you do. Your better off applying outside the temp jobs.

By  AyeJay101  |  25

This is when you negotiate. I'm not sure of the position, but agreeing to all others above that temps get paid more, but it's up to you to close that gap; work for X amount of time and get a raise/promotion. Good luck out there. Either that or find a temp job with no end assignment date.


Companies don't like to give raises anymore or promote you to a different position. They'll hire an outsider and have you train them. Then they will be your new boss. If you do a good or great job they don't want to go through the trouble of replacing a sure thing.

  AyeJay101  |  25

There's also a learning curve that some companies don't want to pay for, especially their mistakes. But it could be either or, depending on the position.

By  species4872  |  19

They are then going to take that three dollars and buy three more people.