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gibby2433 Donating Member (96 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 11:10 AM
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97. I work for GE through a temp agency
I can't speak for the entire corporation but in my town 95% of the workforce at the plant are temp labor. You work for 12 months, are forced to leave for 3, and if they want you you can go back for another year. All of this is strictly temporary. About 5% of the temps get full-time employment at the plant. It's truly a constantly revolving door of temp labor, but the occasional hiring of a half-dozen people is the "dangling carrot," so to speak.

Temps are paid 12 dollars an hour. Permanents, who often are working right beside you, start at 22 dollars an hour.

Pretty much all us temps agree it's a shitty way to work, but we also all agree jobs are tough to come by and we have to do what we can.

Needless to say I'm not "psyched" that this guy is Obama's new right-hand-man. Full-time jobs with benefits are already playing a disappearing act in this country.
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