There's little argument that we all have different ways of working. Every employed person across New Zealand is likely to have their own preferences about the best way to get their job done – what works well for one individual may seem completely counterproductive to another.
The same can be said of our tastes regarding the timespan of our occupations. While society and the education system may have pushed most of us to work out what it is we want to do, in reality having a more flexible approach towards a career is simply a better option for some.
Figures from Statistics NZ show that, particularly for young workers and those aged 65 and over, temp jobs are a preferable option. There can be a number of benefits from making this decision, so let's take a look at three common reasons people choose the temp life.
Temporary construction jobs can offer great flexibility.
Depending on the industry you have chosen to work in, freeing yourself from the notion of settling in one place can be of enormous benefit. Those looking for construction jobs, for example, may find that the ability to go where the work is can prove very lucrative.
Whether that's relocating to Christchurch to participate in the rebuild, or shifting north to capitalise on the Auckland apartment building boom, leaving options for movement can pay big dividends for temp workers.
Leaving relocation options open can pay big dividends for temp workers.
Open up your learning sources
As anyone who has ever started a new job would know, much of what happens in the early days and weeks of a role is based around training – learning the ropes and benefiting from the experience of others.
As a temporary worker, you can cast a wider net when it comes to your learning experiences. Taking a number of short-term assignments will bring you into contact with a wider network, and allow you to pick and choose from a variety of working styles that you may not encounter in a permanent position.
Optimise your work-life balance
Obviously making temporary work your only form of employment takes some careful financial management, but for those able to save some of their earnings from each job, the leisure benefits can be terrific. Feel like taking some time off? Simply wait until the end of your temp assignments and step out of the market for a short recreational period.
Our workers are paid weekly by Tradestaff so there isn't any financial management needed. Most of our workers if they are able to work want to work. That's what our job is at Tradestaff is, to keep people working.
When you're ready to jump back into employment, or are considering a transition to temporary work, get in touch with Tradestaff.
about 5 years ago by Will Percy