The 21 Harsh Realities Of Being A Temp

Although you are benefiting your future with a job you don’t like in a company you hate and all that, there are some facts you need to face before venturing off into the deep, twisted woods of Templand. (Idea from Luis Pontillo)

1. You have no benefits

 

You don’t get paid for holidays, vacations or sick days

2. No one knows your name

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You will be called “the temp” behind your back for at least 6 months

3. You are scared to make friends because you’re only temporary

 

This is just a pit stop on your road to success-ain’t nobody got time fo friends

4. Your food in the community fridge WILL get eaten

 

You thought people cared that you put your name on it? Cute joke.

5. The crappiest cubicle belongs to you now

 

You’re either sharing it with someone you don’t like or it is in a horrid location.

6. No one offers to get afternoon Starbucks for you

 

Sorry, only for full time, permanent workers, buddy.

7. You are basically your bosses assistant

 

Write down where they get their dry cleaning done and how many sugars they take in their venti latte.

8. You cannot dress as casually as your coworkers

 

You want to be offered a full time job, don’t you?! Casual Friday doesn’t apply to you…it’s more like Wear-A-Blazer-With-Expensive-Jeans Friday.

9. You are simply the King of the Copy Machine

 

Building a copy machine would be no problem considering how many times you’ve taken it apart to unjam it

10. Your only true friend is the janitor

 

Everyone else is the corporate enemy stealing your thunder.

11. Others WILL steal your ideas

 

There is no such thing as “credit where credit is due” in Templand…

12. Everyone will forget to invite you to the bar

 

It’s fine…you didn’t want to go out with them anyway….

13. You are now the master of filing

 

You could name every person in the company after the hours you’ve logged in the filing cabinet.

14. Attending awkward out-of-work work functions is mandatory

 

You can’t say “I am busy” because you are expected to go and kiss ass on your Friday night

15. You have mastered the art of pretending to work

 

Sometimes you aren’t given anything to do but sit there and pretend to type things

16. You constantly feel slightly out of place

 

Everyone knows their distincitve jobs and needs…but what are yours?

17. The company you are working for does not interest you in the least

 

You want to work at a magazine? Then please remind me why you are working for a plumbing company then…

18. You have learned what a “working lunch” means

 

In those short sprees where you have a lot to do and it was due yesterday, you don’t have time for lunch.

19. You can’t just sit around and eat all day anymore

 

So when you do eat…you eat A LOT

20. You started with the “first in, last out” moto…

 

But now it is more like “not ridiculously late, out at 5:01”

21. You may just end up being “let go” after a while

 

It’s not your fault, but the company feels your talents would be best suited in a different business

It’s all good. They couldn’t handle your skills anyway

 

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