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Taking temp job can bring many pitfalls

RE “TAKE charge of your career, don’t get left behind” (On the Hot Seat, Money & Careers, Jan. 13): Staffing professionals regularly promote the idea of taking a temp job. But I can think of a few reasons why one should exercise caution.

The temp position may not end when you expect it to, leaving you in an ongoing position without benefits. If you had previously been on unemployment, and you try to end the assignment when it’s supposed to end, you will technically have quit, thus becoming ineligible to collect. If you are on MassHealth, this can wreak havoc with your benefits.

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