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Security

 

Knowing that you will still have a job in six weeks or six months contributes to your sense of economic security. This is an important aspect of a ‘good job.’ Unstable employment, where you don’t know from one month to the next if you will be able to pay the bills, makes future financial planning difficult and can have a detrimental effect on a person’s, or family’s quality of life. Recent cuts and tightened eligibility requirements for government income support programs, such as Employment Insurance and provincial welfare programs can make the time between jobs increasingly difficult and may contribute to the economic anxiety that many in temporary, seasonal or contract jobs often feel. What effect does temporary employment have on job satisfaction? Are temporary workers as satisfied as their permanent counterparts with their pay and benefits? Is temporary work generally chosen or is usually accepted involuntarily?

 

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