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Tansy_Gold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 08:08 AM
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3. No, it was a put-down of temporary employment.
Edited on Tue Mar-01-11 08:11 AM by Tansy_Gold
And I find that to be an insult. (I can't cut and paste, but I believe the OP said something like "I will have to lower myself to taking a temp job.") (On edit, the exact quote is ". . . it looks as though I will have to lower myself and take a job through a temp agency.")

I worked as a temp off and on for over 20 years in the Phoenix area. Some of the jobs were so terrible I could see why the employers couldn't hire full-time people. But for the most part, they were decent positions with decent pay. On three of the jobs I worked six months or more as "not a real person" -- a term used with humor and, I might add, affection. At two of them I eventually signed on as a permanent full-time employee, and was subsequently treated like shit. The third I refused to convert to being on their payroll despite numerous pleas, and when I finally left after almost a year, they threw a huge going away party for me.

The fact that the OP has been unemployed for an extended period and is just now "lowering" him/herself to temp work is something I find personally insulting. I could have let it go, but I chose not to.

Tansy Gold
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  -Well the crisis is hitting home! Jokinomx  Mar-01-11 07:22 AM   #0 
  - I'm so sorry  Tansy_Gold   Mar-01-11 07:42 AM   #1 
  - "One man's junk is another man's treasure"  siligut   Mar-01-11 07:51 AM   #2 
  - No, it was a put-down of temporary employment.  Tansy_Gold   Mar-01-11 08:08 AM   #3 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-01-11 08:14 AM   #4 
     - and if I were Union ... and out of work and had to take a non union job  Jokinomx   Mar-01-11 12:59 PM   #23 
        - You said you were "lowering" yourself.  Tansy_Gold   Mar-01-11 02:12 PM   #32 
           - Tansy Gold... I accept your reasoning....  Jokinomx   Mar-01-11 02:19 PM   #35 
  - I think the temping is relatively negative too. I don't feel like I'm "lowering myself" or whatever  TheKentuckian   Mar-01-11 09:42 AM   #8 
  - Well from my past experience it is lower myself.  Jokinomx   Mar-01-11 12:33 PM   #19 
  - I worked as a temp in 2003  lillypaddle   Mar-01-11 06:56 PM   #54 
     - That is great to hear.....  Jokinomx   Mar-02-11 03:39 PM   #60 
  - Thanks for the comment....  Jokinomx   Mar-01-11 11:49 AM   #13 
  - Sorry it's happened to you, but why this statement?  Dappleganger   Mar-01-11 08:15 AM   #5 
  - I disagree  Jokinomx   Mar-01-11 12:09 PM   #14 
  - Maybe I'm missing something, but...  Shadowflash   Mar-01-11 08:22 AM   #6 
  - Because they are idiots !  Jokinomx   Mar-01-11 12:11 PM   #15 
  - Not a problem.  Shadowflash   Mar-01-11 12:34 PM   #20 
     - I agree... and welcome to the DU ... I am happy that you found  Jokinomx   Mar-01-11 12:40 PM   #21 
     - Thanks.  Shadowflash   Mar-01-11 01:03 PM   #24 
     - Don't forget the children who had ZERO say in the fate that is  coalition_unwilling   Mar-02-11 08:17 AM   #56 
  - Because Democrats are the party of 'tax and spend'?  Enthusiast   Mar-02-11 08:09 AM   #55 
     - hey I understand your frustrations....  Jokinomx   Mar-02-11 04:06 PM   #62 
  - I wish you only the best and hopefully one of the temp assignments will lead  LaurenG   Mar-01-11 08:23 AM   #7 
  - I start tomorrow...:-)  Jokinomx   Mar-01-11 12:12 PM   #16 
  - Headstart = Democrats  BeFree   Mar-01-11 09:54 AM   #9 
  - 2011 tax cuts for the rich = ???  Shagbark Hickory   Mar-01-11 09:58 AM   #10 
  - Counterargument: NAFTA. nt  Romulox   Mar-01-11 10:07 AM   #11 
  - NAFTA was bush 1  dwilso40641   Mar-01-11 02:09 PM   #31 
     - Check your history book. Signed by Bill Clinton, voted for by many top Congressional Dems  Romulox   Mar-01-11 02:21 PM   #36 
     - Thanks for confirming my memory... n/t :-)  Jokinomx   Mar-01-11 02:24 PM   #38 
     - I believe it was Clinton who ulitmately signed NAFTA into law...  Jokinomx   Mar-01-11 02:23 PM   #37 
        - The famous debate in which Al Gore, in support of NAFTA, "trounced" Ross Perot happened in 1993  Romulox   Mar-01-11 02:32 PM   #42 
           - thanks for the links... I will check them out later...  Jokinomx   Mar-01-11 02:41 PM   #45 
              - And yet you can seem happy about 'lowering' yourself with a temp job. Imagine. nt  Obamanaut   Mar-02-11 01:20 PM   #58 
                 - Hey... I still don't like what staffing companies  Jokinomx   Mar-02-11 04:25 PM   #63 
  - Our recycled Republican governor (Iowa) wants to obliterate pre-school  Sal Minella   Mar-01-11 10:51 AM   #12 
  - Wow... I am sorry to hear that....  Jokinomx   Mar-01-11 12:23 PM   #18 
  - Yep... I agree...  Jokinomx   Mar-01-11 12:19 PM   #17 
  - If you firmly believe that temp work is beneath you, I'd ask if you are living beyond your means?  closeupready   Mar-01-11 12:48 PM   #22 
  - I understand what you are saying...  Jokinomx   Mar-01-11 01:28 PM   #25 
     - Actually, I disagree with several of your points.  closeupready   Mar-01-11 01:36 PM   #26 
     - i was an out of town temp in tech  Bardley   Mar-01-11 01:42 PM   #30 
     - Thanks for the imput... and welcome to the DU.  Jokinomx   Mar-01-11 02:25 PM   #39 
     - You make valid points....  Jokinomx   Mar-01-11 02:14 PM   #34 
     - 'There is zero say in how you are treated other than quit and find another company'  Bardley   Mar-01-11 01:37 PM   #27 
  - People at Head Start voted Republican?  Octafish   Mar-01-11 01:39 PM   #28 
  - The county we live in is heavy republican....  Jokinomx   Mar-01-11 02:27 PM   #40 
  - Then they'll blame their loss of jobs on some invented evil others  StarburstClock   Mar-01-11 01:41 PM   #29 
  - yep... that is exactly what they will do...  Jokinomx   Mar-01-11 02:28 PM   #41 
  - It doesn't have to be this way...  kentuck   Mar-01-11 02:13 PM   #33 
  - It's pretty disgusting isn't it.  Jokinomx   Mar-01-11 02:39 PM   #43 
  - k&r hope your wife keeps her job  Liberal_in_LA   Mar-01-11 02:41 PM   #44 
  - Me too...  Jokinomx   Mar-01-11 02:42 PM   #46 
     - congrats!  Liberal_in_LA   Mar-01-11 02:45 PM   #47 
  - My prayers go out to you both.  Mimosa   Mar-01-11 02:48 PM   #48 
  - we can only hope the same mentality takes hold again.  Jokinomx   Mar-01-11 03:45 PM   #50 
  - seems like americans just don't give a damn about it  upi402   Mar-01-11 02:53 PM   #49 
  - I agree....hopefully  Jokinomx   Mar-01-11 03:47 PM   #51 
  - Fight. They're fighting in Wisconsin for YOU. FIGHT. And I am happy to help you in any way  SusanaMontana41   Mar-01-11 03:50 PM   #52 
  - Thanks SusanaMontana41!!  Jokinomx   Mar-01-11 04:03 PM   #53 
  - Good luck  maxpower   Mar-02-11 08:21 AM   #57 
  - Good luck my Friend.... and as I have told my wife many times  Jokinomx   Mar-02-11 04:29 PM   #64 
  - "Words are inadequate....  IcyPeas   Mar-02-11 01:39 PM   #59 
  - Today....  Jokinomx   Mar-02-11 04:42 PM   #66 
  - The iconoclasts are rampaging through Congress  gratuitous   Mar-02-11 03:48 PM   #61 
  - well put....  Jokinomx   Mar-02-11 04:49 PM   #67 
  - In time this will lead to a lot of pain IN TEH STREETS  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-02-11 04:32 PM   #65 
  - We can only hope....  Jokinomx   Mar-02-11 04:51 PM   #68 
  - I asked my husband why we let it get to this point.  MedleyMisty   Mar-02-11 04:57 PM   #69 
     - MedleyMisty thanks for sharing your personal story......  Jokinomx   Mar-02-11 08:44 PM   #70 

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