Magazine article Black Enterprise

Great Expectations. (Help Yourself)

Magazine article Black Enterprise

Great Expectations. (Help Yourself)

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Q I was fired from a temporary assignment, even though I was doing a good job. Since terminating a temp is done easilyand without notice, few people consider financial and emotional hardships on the temp. One day I had a livelihood; the next minute I didn't. I feel like I had been used as a convenience for the managers, who leisurely perused and cherry-picked my replacement while keeping me in the dark about their plans. Because of the covert manner of this recent and other past terminations, I find it hard to trust managers and to bond with my co-workers. I've been trying to get out of the temporary job market, but I haven't found anything to my liking. Do you have any advice?--A. Leach Long Beach, California

A You want: (1) satisfactory job performance to lead to job security, (2) to bond with coworkers, and (3) to be alerted by your employers of their intention to seek out a permanent hire for your position. …

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