My fight song for the past few weeks has been "NO CONTRACT! NO CONTRACT! NO CONTRACT!" I want the freedom that can come from going on a day-to-day basis and picking and choosing my work; I don't really want to be tied down right now through the holidays.
Well, that didn't last long! I was so excited yesterday because they gave me an assignment for tonight. I spent time looking up the place on the internet and they looked great. I sorted out my work bag and have it sitting ready by the door. I'm ready to go my friend!
An hour or so ago, I spoke with my agency on the phone--the assignment was cancelled. *sigh* That is the definite risk of doing temp work, and it can actually be an awesome surprise once you're working there for a while. But when you've been out of work for a few weeks and and need to pay your bills? Not good. So what did I do? Did I stand firm and hold out for another assignment? Uh uh sister! Instead I said, "how soon can you get me an assignment? If you can get me December 24-26 off, I'll take it." They were pretty excited to here that and will get back to me as soon as possible.
Lord, I think I should just win the lottery and we can be done with all this!