Ask Annie

Be a manager and a temp?

March 13, 2009: 3:17 PM ET

It's a sign of the times. Employers who hesitate to add costly permanent jobs are increasingly looking for short-term talent - and plenty of highly qualified people are looking for work to tide them over until hiring picks up again, writes Fortune's Anne Fisher in her March 16 Ask Annie column. Does the idea of working at a series of interim jobs appeal to you? Why or why not? If you've ever done, or are doing, temporary work, how does it differ (for better and worse) from a permanent position? Any tips for those who are considering it?

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