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Unformatted text preview: Cl-mprerl Principles, Practices, and 131011191115 "mm-gay15a; ." lU '- FD Ten years ago I took a job stuffing envelopes It IW'a'sI a necessary I had juSt-i-I'f graduated from college and had no idea What I wanted to ”do With my life . but the lenders who had financed my college education Wer'e'n It sympatheti : to my existential crisis. The job came th'ro'uinI a temporary employment agency, which paid me $7. 25 an hour to cram manila envelopes .W'1tIhI. aI_I company s pap. I lasted one day Since then the t'e1'11pI 'WorId has changed-II;- dramatically. . - - .. ., Temporary employment has groWn in part because employers are 'm'or¢.:_;_ cautious about committing themselves. ”They Want to 113/ people out" .bfiII‘5I fore hiring them ” said James Essey, president of 'tl1e'Ten1pos'i'tIi __ __'G_1I'o_ 'Ip ”arc-3. Companies in Manhattan [New Yor EL} Many Companies also prefer temps-.3_-__ because they may 1101 have to give them 11,111 {acnefits or any benefits at all. "_--_' But it is not oniy employers Who are fickle ManY young people Iet'r'gaIgIIeI_I;__ in serial workplace monogamy, refusing to enter into serious relanonsl'upsifiI until they have sowed their corporate oats “You t'e'st each ”other out; like IaII-Ifj trial marriage "said Georgia Eilis, a vice president at Fifth Avenue Tempo— I: rary Services in Manhattan "And it doesnt' 1001}: had” on your] resume“ because it doesn 1 look like you 've gumped from piace to place you have”? :3? an excuse You' re a temp.” - Kristin Robinson 29 has morphed 51110 What is' lrInoWn as 'Ia "permanent '= ‘I at temp” mone with a long— —term assignment 11011111211;thyearning-.3; 75' Robinson, who IS also an actress has had a continuing temporary posmon '3' as a graphic artist three days a Week“ at Andersen Consulting 111 Manhattan _..' She freelances the other two days from connections made'I at" other 16111pr jobs. The freedom she said, is invaluable: "I ay- to be respectful and gnaw notice, but if I need to leave I leave. And I don 1 take Work. home. _ , Most young corporate nomads, some of Whom are actor's, "musicians; .' 11— and writers want to focus on their "real" careers Without having to ask .- 1" "Do you want fries with that?” They thrive on the" flexrbflity and often use-i; 11g their day jobs as floating otfice spaces for managing the 'res't “of their lives. _ And ii they re unhappy in a job they can simply walk aIWay. Suzanne'II “d Lynn, 27 said she left a Greenvilie, South Carolina law firni'for lunch and Ik“ angry about being yelled at didn 1 come back; Her- agency understood and-"'II 'E' handed her another assignment. With that kind of freedom and uncondn :; tionai love temperary work might be the wave of _the future ' ' - 11d M - est Source: Abby Elfin. New York Titties, April 18, 1159‘). eir Ila .. 135' I Changing Technology and Skills nd A radical change in the workplace stems from advances in microelectronics—in an : Word processors, computers, and industrial robots. Work environments large and ers small have become automated, With sophisticated equipment taking over func- :he j tions once performed by humans. The majority of office workers today use word— processing or data-processing equipment that eliminates clerical jobs requiring ...
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