Spherion / Insurance / paid holidays
I was led to believe that I'd have insurance, but after calling to register, was told that I'd missed the 30-day deadline--a small little detail conveniently omitted from the paper they give you. Talking with a co-worker, I discovered that his paperwork to obtain these benefits was mysteriously 'lost'. Further investigation disclosed their so-called 'paid holidays' to be complete b.s, because I asked someone who'd been with them for over a year if he'd received it, and the answer was no--big surprise. The temp worker is strung along (and goaded into tasks no one else wants to do) by the prospect of obtaining a permanent position, but it never seems to happen; some fellow workers had been w/ them for sixteen months or longer. But I think this shady company also provides a loophole for their clients, who are exempt from insuring their employees if they total 50 or less. If you're looking for stability, don't bother with these a-holes.