Working for a variety of companies as a temporary employee, working with new and interesting people
Pros: variety of assignments, meeting new and interesting people
Cons: short term assignment are not conducive to forming lasting friendships, "down time" between assignments
As a temporary employee, I was assigned to a variety of companies requiring a wide range of skills. Job responsibilities ranged from basic data entry to payroll auditing and assisting with annual budget development. Overall, the management and co-workers of the assigned companies were professional, friendly, helpful and made me (as a temp employee) feel welcome. Because the assignments were usually short term, it was difficult to form lasting friendships with the permanent employees. Conversely, it was enjoyable to meet new and interesting people and to meet new challenges while learning new skills.