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Pros And Cons of Temp Jobs Vs Permanent Jobs

There are many different viewpoints on whether or not accepting a temp job is a good idea. Some individuals think of a temporary job as a terrible idea, while others think of it as a perfect answer and a great alternative to unemployment. A permanent job, on the other hand, can be full-time provides greater benefits but less flexibility.


The only way to truly understand the benefits and drawbacks of temporary and permanent jobs is to have a clear picture of both – and that’s what I am going to do! Below, I will break down the PROS and CONS of each with bullet points to be easy for everyone to read and understand.


However, before we do so, we need to have a clear understanding of what Temporary and Permanent means.



TEMPORARY JOBS

Temporary work refers to an employment situation where the working arrangement is limited to a certain period of time, which is based in the needs of the employer.


PROS

  • Employers can sometimes be more flexible with temp workers in terms of their working hours.

  • Gives you the flexibility to jump from one position to another and experience different company cultures and meet new professionals.

  • Temporary jobs are ideal for filling in the gaps between long-term positions. Not only will you be able to earn money while looking for your ideal job.

  • Can sometimes be more rewarding in terms of salary than a permanent role.

  • Temp positions tend to lead to permanent contract.

CONS

  • If your coworkers suspect you won't be working there for long, they may be less inclined to form a bond with you – equally, you may feel the same.

  • You may be excluded from a lot of business/team related meetings or social gatherings.

  • You likely won't be eligible for the employer's benefits and perks.

  • The majority of temporary assignments are designed to assist businesses with immediate, short-term needs — you might be asked to leave after a certain time.

  • High pressure as you have only a specific amount of time to deliver a service and results.



PERMANENT JOB

Permanent work means that there isn’t a predetermined end date to an employees contract.

PROS

  • Permanent jobs frequently come with health insurance, dental insurance, and other benefits that are not accessible in temporary positions.

  • In comparison to temp work, permanent positions can provide a better financial security and peace of mind.

  • With a permanent job, you can establish a foundation for a successful and fruitful career with a single company. If you do well in a permanent position, you can advance up the corporate ladder—thereby developing your career and earn more money.

CONS

  • Permanent work may become monotonous. It may make you feel trapped in a routine, especially if you perform the same tasks on a daily basis.

  • Permanent employment is highly restricting, especially for people who desire to continue exploring other fields, working in other positions, and obtaining additional knowledge and skills.

  • People that are into permanent work are more likely to become too comfortable and never take the next step in their career or professional development.


When it comes to temp vs. perm hire, the truth is that both have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Temp employment, as you can see, provides a lot of benefits, but they may not be suited for everyone. It's up to you and your LIFESTYLE to decide which one is most ideal for you.

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