Good bump Mr Facts . . .
LOL @OUTLAW on page 1 . . . k'nell I miss that guy.
I sold my business 14 years ago and joined a temp agency.
Since then I've worked in over 400 different capacities. From sheetmetal work, machine operating, specialist driving; trucks, dozers, forklift, tractors etc., construction, farmwork, excavation, automotive, timber industry, to name a few.
The longest assignment was about 9 months, the shortest 1 day. The average is about 1-2 months. Im usually assigned a fixed period . . . long enough to get bored and tired of the same old moaners . . . and then I move on. I'm never bored and sort of feel like a working-class superhero LOL.
My contract is with the agency. I can refuse an assignment without question, and usually have a choice of 3 or 4 when an assignment ends. I set them a minimum pay rate that I'll accept, but it varies above that. I add a few weeks of unpaid leave to my 4 week allocation . . . I need more time off than average. No problem.
I've never been out of work unless I want time off. The temp agency pays me sick pay, annual leave, with a medical plan and retirement fund. I'm usually paid around $2/hr more than the guy next to me which is nice. I have better job security than I've ever had.
It's the best jobs I've ever had LOL. I love it.