Why Temping ROCKS!
Why temping ROCKS!
The old adage of a job for life rarely applies these days.
Gone are the days you can start work and remain in the same place 40 years on – although some people still do.
But times change, as do people’s priorities, which is why temporary work provides such a tempting opportunity for many.
Sure there are some amazing permanent jobs out there with even more amazing salaries and benefits but, for many, temp work is now becoming the norm in a society which likes to mix business and pleasure in equal measure.
Temp work is no longer seen as the easy option anymore (not that it really was) as the diverse nature of the industry is such that temporary work now features in various industries. The work has evolved as many businesses take a more strategic approach to the workplace.
Previous blogs have touched on why employers should be looking at employing temps as an alternative to permanent roles. This is all about the temp worker (or the person thinking of dipping their toes into the temp pool).
Work gets in the way of life, doesn’t it? While temporary work is just as important – and should be taken as seriously – as permanent working, it allows the employee to take time out. If you have the capacity to balance working and exploring, then temping is seen as a natural fit. While careers are important, a career in temp work gives you the freedom to enjoy life in other ways. So long as you have the means to do so, of course.
Leaving for sunnier climes
Moving on from the first point, temping can also lead to leaving your home shores to see what other worldly experiences you can have in your career choice. If you have gained experience in your chosen temp work here in the UK and a position opens up abroad then you are perfectly placed to jump on a plane and experience work in a different culture. If it doesn’t work out then the follow your heart home, what have you got to lose?
Being a temp means you are entitled to the majority of rights as your permanent colleagues. Changes in employment law have seen temporary workers entitled to sick pay (depending on the company’s rules), holiday allowance and regular pay. Many temp workers receive weekly, fortnightly or monthly salaries depending on the business.
Bored at work? Looking for something different? Tired of the same old, same old? Temp work might just be the choice for you. Some careers don’t pan out as you’d like, there might be something happening in your current career which might have an impact on your job so temping can be an attractive stopgap for you to explore and find a better fit.
One of the attractions of temp work is the invaluable skills you gain. From accounting to content marketing, from social media to social services, the world of temping offers a variety of new skills. You might even get some life skills out of it!
Too many career choices tie you down to a job which is the old nine-to-five, five-days-a-week with minimal benefits. Temping doesn’t work quite like that. Its beauty lies in its flexibility as you can take control of your own destiny. It’s your choice.