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magicbuttons
27th October 2010, 09:25
I have just been introduced to someone at my client site as "the temp". I don't quite know how to feel about this.

Mich the Tester
27th October 2010, 09:27
I have just been introduced to someone at my client site as "the temp". I don't quite know how to feel about this.

Emotions are strongly related to the invoice you can send at the end of each month.

Zippy
27th October 2010, 09:28
Outraged? :rolleyes:

Put a brave face on it and think of the money.

Boudica
27th October 2010, 09:28
I have just been introduced to someone at my client site as "the temp". I don't quite know how to feel about this.

you can take the marilion fan path to customer service and snot him one, or, quietly smile to yourself knowing that you probably get paid x times the average 'temp'

MaryPoppins
27th October 2010, 09:33
Smile sweetly and think of the money.

TimberWolf
27th October 2010, 09:33
Sounds like they aren't planning on keeping you? This almost guarantees you will be there forever.

kandr
27th October 2010, 09:34
Would you rather be introduced as a permie? You are temporary.

gingerjedi
27th October 2010, 09:34
I was once introduced to the boss as the expert consultant who was going solve all the clients problems. :eek:

See, it works both ways.

Mich the Tester
27th October 2010, 09:36
Sounds like they aren't planning on keeping you? This almost guarantees you will be there forever.

Yep. Find a problem, make yourself 'problem owner' and explain you'll need a team of specialists to solve it. Alternatively, find some weakness in the organisation due to the only person who knows a particular app or essential but complicated interface having left, learn that app or interface and you'll be unmissable.

Remember the consultant's motto; if you can't solve a problem, there's good money to be made prolonging it.

F**k the job title; what's the rate?

magicbuttons
27th October 2010, 09:43
I took the professional route, smiled sweetly then complained about it on the internet. Of course I know I'm not permanent, but the word "temp" brings up images of teenage girls packing envelopes and making coffee.

TimberWolf
27th October 2010, 09:47
I took the professional route, smiled sweetly then complained about it on the internet. Of course I know I'm not permanent, but the word "temp" brings up images of teenage girls packing envelopes and making coffee.

Actually to me "the temp" conjures up an image of a film title, with Jim Carey playing the part a temporary IT worker who constantly flips up, or maybe has some calamitous flirtations with office totty.

Ravello
27th October 2010, 09:52
I took the professional route, smiled sweetly then complained about it on the internet. Of course I know I'm not permanent, but the word "temp" brings up images of teenage girls packing envelopes and making coffee.

Nothing wrong with that image... So long as they're late teens of course.

HairyArsedBloke
27th October 2010, 10:01
Just respond with, "It's your pound, I'll be whoever you want me to be honey."

Lay back and think of England.

Disclaimer: Other countries and currencies are available.

Mich the Tester
27th October 2010, 10:07
Just respond with, "It's your pound, I'll be whoever you want me to be honey."

Lay back and think of England.

Disclaimer: Other countries and currencies are available.

Good disclaimer.
I once met a girl from Heidelberg who said 'lay beck ent sink of Deutschland'.

Ignis Fatuus
27th October 2010, 11:15
Good disclaimer.
I once met a girl from Heidelberg who said 'lay beck ent sink of Deutschland'.It was a Mayday call from a French ship: "Le bateau is sinking off Germany!"

TimberWolf
27th October 2010, 11:18
Good disclaimer.
I once met a girl from Heidelberg who said 'lay beck ent sink of Deutschland'.

Makes a change from 'Ach meine himmel, ya, ya, ya'.

AtW
27th October 2010, 11:25
I have just been introduced to someone at my client site as "the temp". I don't quite know how to feel about this.

Make discrete inquiries as to what happened with the previous guy in your job...

Platypus
27th October 2010, 11:38
I was once introduced to the boss as the expert consultant who was going solve all the clients problems. :eek:

Scary! I prefer my clients to have low expectations. That way, they're not disappointed :laugh

Boudica
27th October 2010, 13:56
Actually to me "the temp" conjures up an image of a film title, with Jim Carey playing the part a temporary IT worker who constantly flips up, or maybe has some calamitous flirtations with office totty.

i'm enjoying 'calamitous flirtations'

NickNick
27th October 2010, 13:56
I've always thought of myself as a temp.

Consultants work in hospitals, Contractors build houses, so I'm definitely a temp.

MaryPoppins
27th October 2010, 14:30
I've always thought of myself as a temp.

Consultants work in hospitals, Contractors build houses, so I'm definitely a temp.

I said I was a consultant once, when asked what I do. The guy then asked, what, like as in - medicine? So I just said yeah, cos I couldn't be arsed explaining.

Mich the Tester
27th October 2010, 14:32
I said I was a consultant once, when asked what I do. The guy then asked, what, like as in - medicine? So I just said yeah, cos I couldn't be arsed explaining.

To which he replied 'Oh, well you might be able to help me; I've been having these pains you see...'

MaryPoppins
27th October 2010, 14:46
To which he replied 'Oh, well you might be able to help me; I've been having these pains you see...'

I was snapping my latex gloves on in glee behind my back, but alas - he didn't ask a thing.

TimberWolf
27th October 2010, 14:52
I was snapping my latex gloves on in glee behind my back, but alas - he didn't ask a thing.

:spel putting the stethoscope in the fridge

mudskipper
27th October 2010, 17:21
I said I was a consultant once, when asked what I do. The guy then asked, what, like as in - medicine? So I just said yeah, cos I couldn't be arsed explaining.

IT Contractors pretending to be doctors? Whatever next? A hike to the North Pole maybe?

AtW
27th October 2010, 17:36
A hike to the North Pole maybe?

That's already been attempted on here :eyes

Zippy
27th October 2010, 18:01
That's already been attempted on here :eyes

No. It wasn't.

AtW
27th October 2010, 18:35
No. It wasn't.

How about Chasing that Aurora? :eyes

Zippy
27th October 2010, 18:42
How about Chasing that Aurora? :eyes

A load of Borealis :smile