Blog: Temps filling in on coffee breaks
Dave Leggett | 17 November 2004
This news item caused me a moment's amusement on a dark and grey afternoon. Volvo wants temps to fill in for workers who are taking their coffee breaks (but not lunch) at the Gothenburg production plant. How does that work out in practice? 'We want you at the plant for a 15 minute slot mid-morning and then again mid-afternoon. Okay? We'll find you somewhere to hang around in the middle of the day or, wait a minute...how does litter patrol or a spot of landscaping sound? How are your sweeping skills? Handy with a broom?' But I guess there'll be an employment agency somewhere that will say it can do it and has the hapless workers who are all to ready and willing.
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