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09-16-2008, 05:10 PM
Have any of you out there worked for a temporary service before being hired?
Seems like some of the HVAC companies around here have started using them. I find them rather impersonal, however I see the advantage of an easy fire if it doesn't work out....what say the masses?
09-16-2008, 07:19 PM
Being a union member, and now business owner, I consider the union as a big temporary service. The employees hired via a union hall are typically well trained, show up prepared to work each day, and come with a prenegotiated package of pay and benefits. There are even specialized guys out there who do nothing more than say, orbital welding, or instrumentation. Typically the guys in the construction side of the business are very used to hiring on, and being unemployed, it goes with the territory. The service guys typically end up working full time. Each has its own benefit. As a small busines owner, it helps me tremendously to be able to hire a qualified guy for short periods of time and at short notice sometimes. I think this type of thinking is a good thing, but I have tried to keep each guy that I bring on as permanent, and so far have been able to do so.
09-19-2008, 05:03 PM
In Florida I have seen it a lot the last few years.
For the owner a great way to control the cost of labor, used to be rent a drunks and ditch diggers only, more and more trades now.
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