Temping: An alternative to agencies?

Subject: Temping: An alternative to agencies?
From: geoff-h -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA
Date: Fri, 23 May 1997 12:20:30 -0500

It occurred to me that some freelancers may have an
interesting alternative to working with agencies. I haven't
tried this (I'm a fat and happy wage slave), but it seems
to be worth investigating. Feedback welcomed.

Why not list yourself with local "temporary office help"
agencies such as Kelly? I suspect that lots of small
businesses don't know the first thing about techwhirling
agencies, and immediately think "secretarial" when they
think about writing. (I've even met people who didn't know
that some yellow pages have separate writing and editing
sections.) If you leave your resume with the temp. agency,
you might get the occasional bite-size job to tide you over
between major contracts. Hope this helps someone!

--Geoff Hart @8^{)} geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
Disclaimer: Speaking for myself, not FERIC.

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