One of the worst kept secrets in the USA is the lousy treatment of temporary support employees by such giants as USPS, IRS, Walmart and Amazon. USPS is the worst. IRS is next to them. There are others, but the most available information involves these. Temp agencies handle this for private companies. The USPS and IRS does their own in house hiring and firing. They, also, are the shining example of dishonesty in employment recruitment and labor relations in America. Hence, the "pig in a poke" idiom as the move towards privatization creeps forward.
hint that permanent employment is a possibility as the carrot. All
promise prompt termination if over the top expectations are not
consistently met. The truth is that all are working to reduce the size
of their core of long term workforce. So, though hiring a survivor of
the years worth of temporary employment is a possibly a good move for the organization,
the odds of this happening are minuscule.
Comment: It's time to "let the
cat out of the bag". Temporary means temporary. Don't become a temporary
support employee unless you are ready and willing to either quit or be
fired at a moments' notice. And know that if you're fired, there are no
unemployment benefits / just as there were no health coverage -- so don't be afraid to quit if management
becomes insanely and irrationally demanding. You're on your own both coming and going.
Note: Management is
responding to "bottom line" pressure from their bosses who don't give a
rat's ass about them or the worker bees. The only ones who last in this
rat race are the ones whose life choices have them boxed in and are
forced to suffer the conditions. So, be smart --- save 10% of
everything you ever earn and never ever spend it until after you're
retired (put it in long term CDs or something FDIC safe).