• Temp Life 08/08/2018  3:21pm

    Fellow temps, is it just me or has temping stopped being as good of a survival job? I’m with Beacon Hill and Glocap and I’m barely getting work, or my longer term assignments are getting cancelled. I get glowing reviews whenever I temp so it’s not me. I’m at my wit’s end and don’t know if I should pack it in and start over.


    I'm with Career Group and I love them. July was a little slow but been with them since early this year and have been working pretty steadily.

    iheardtheresfreecoffee 08/08/2018  3:43pm

    I'm with Atrium, and I LOVE them. Very understanding about the whole lifestyle, and just got an offer for a longer term job with a company that understands the need for flexibility and has given me the ability to control my own schedule (and the funds to make it possible). Maybe it's just that Atrium is particularly awesome, not sure!

    madelinepurr 08/08/2018  4:48pm

    And I've worked every week since April with pretty much no days off that I didn't choose!

    madelinepurr 08/08/2018  4:49pm

    Beacon Hill totally screwed me over once in the past. It’s not you, it’s them.

    ToFormAMorePerfectUnion 08/08/2018  7:56pm

    Signed up with several agencies when I moved here in February- nothing. Other than temp to perm work which of course I don’t want perm. I’ll have to try atrium tho thanks

    Rosecat 08/10/2018  9:03am

    I wasn’t going to say it initially, but I’m glad someone mentioned that about beacon hill. I guess if they work for you, great, but beware...I’m FAR from the only one with a “screwed me over” story. be careful with them as if you mess up, it’s possible they’ll never call again, and even if they do it’s gonna be a crap job.

    As for the temp work in general, frankly I’m not happy with the one I AM with. For the past year or more, I was always keeping on contact with them, but they still hardly called me even though I’d done great for them previously. For a bit I still kept in contact when I was near jobless earlier this year and still NOTHING. So I guess yes it’s slow, but I also haven’t contacted either of them since because I’m just not happy with them anymore.

    Showbizdreamer 08/10/2018  9:39am

    If anyone wants to try Atrium, send me a message on Insta, same username as here. I can give you a recommendation, they LOVE actors.

    madelinepurr 08/10/2018  11:40am

    Do you know if they have any reach in Connecticut too or just NYC? How flexible are they for train schedules etc?

    modblueberrypie. 08/10/2018  12:14pm