I Got a Job

FredHD

Stunt Coordinator
Joined
Oct 8, 2000
Messages
176
After being laid off at the beginning of September, I have been on the job hunt. I have been working as a temp for the last month but I finally got hired. Granted it's a $4200/yr pay cut, but with the way things are right now I feel lucky. It's better than what I get paid temping and it has GOOD benefits. Just wanted to share the news with someone other than my fiance and family. I know a lot of folks on the board are laid off right now, but don't give up. Keep plugging. Two of the 3 places I temped at wanted to keep me, including they place that hired me. Obviously I recommend temping and be really nice and helpful. Good luck.
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Have good mosh-pitting!!
 

Kevin Coleman

Second Unit
Joined
Jul 3, 1999
Messages
495
Excellent news. I would love to be able to get a job at only 4200 a year pay cut.
I hope you enjoy it.
Kevin C.
 

Tom-G

Screenwriter
Joined
Mar 31, 2000
Messages
1,707
Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Real Name
Thomas
Congratulations, Jackson!

I was laid off back in August and I considered temping, but I didn't. I just keep thinking of the movie Clockwatchers. I guess doing temporary assignments can have an upside too.
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Aurel Savin

Supporting Actor
Joined
Nov 15, 1998
Messages
839
Congrats Jackson on the job!
Yes, temping is good for a few reasons.
1. you can feel out the place.
2. you really do not work for the company itself but rather for the agency that sent you, so I always look at it as more freedom.
3. if you like the place and you bust your chops as a temp the chances are good you're going to get hired.
A friend of mine has been at a company as a temp for 7-8 months now. He busts his balls and he still has a job, while his co-workers which were full time were laid off.
 

Scott-C

Supporting Actor
Joined
Jul 23, 2001
Messages
863
Congrats on the new job Jackson! It's great to hear of someone acquiring, rather than losing, a job. I really hope you enjoy it. The small paycut you're taking may not really be so bad - if you like your job and do well, you could make that up quickly.
All the best!
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Scott
 

Edwin-S

Premium
Joined
Aug 20, 2000
Messages
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---A friend of mine has been at a company as a temp for 7-8 months now. He busts his balls and he still has a job, while his co-workers which were full time were laid off.----
Something tells me busting his balls has nothing to do with it. Most likely he was working "cheaper" than his co-workers, therefore they were laid off. If management can ever get anyone to work "cheaper" than he does....he's gone.
 

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