By temp - 21/10/2016 00:36
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Temp jobs often pay more than their permanent equivalent. It sucks sometimes but that's the way it is, at least in Australia anyway
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.
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.
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.