balance or benefits
Last week, I spent time looking at the staffing industry through different eyes. I discovered the life of a temp isn't bad at all and detailed the industry in a Miami Herald article. Like me, temps who really aren't looking for permanent work choose balance over benefits.
Typically, temps don't get benefits. If they do, they are not very favorable. But temps do make higher than minimum wages. The median pay rate is $11.80 an hour. I spoke with temps in Miami that earn as much as $35 an hour. Some staffing companies offer health insurance but the premiums are high. Unlike part-time jobs which offer reduced hours, temp positions usually are full days. You may be able to work a few full days a week, or a few weeks at a time. It's a good alternative for people who don't want to commit to a traditional schedule. Just don't expect the perks of a traditional full time job.