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  • v. Present participle of temp.


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  • With redundancies no longer a myth, the notion of temping or waiting tables is becoming more and more of a viable option for those Celtic cubs who need to pay the rent or mortgage.

    Irish Blogs

  • In my experience with temping which is considerable, once you get work and get a good review, the work starts flowing.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • First, as Mr. Brand You, I do believe that "temping" (in many many formats) will be the way of the world for many more of us in the future than in the past-including for the Gray Tsunami.

    The Tom Peters Weblog

  • My years of primary infertility struggles were filled with difficult months of "temping," three years of (un-monitored) Clomid treatments (which eventually led to PCOS), followed by three IUI's, 3 IVF's, six "recorded" miscarriages, and a lot of pain, sorrow and loss.

    Rocks In My Dryer

  • "temping" was a bit of a fad in the 90s, the equivalent of this decade's outsourcing.

    Center for American Progress Action Fund

  • Mr. De Maeseneire said the U.S. and France markets, which account for 40% of Adecco's revenue, had shown double-digit growth in terms of temping.

    Adecco's Net Surges Despite Jobless Recovery

  • Julie Powell is trapped in a cubicle in post-9/11 Manhattan after spending several years temping, trying to get her half-written novel published.

    All Things Girl » All Things Girl » Blog Archive » Movie Review: Julie and Julia

  • He said he was temping in New York after graduating from New York University and now works for a catering company in San Francisco.

    Census Shows New York Exodus

  • She's living in a friend's flat in Croydon and will be temping while she applies for next year's round of graduate schemes in her chosen profession.


  • I took temping jobs in London, hoping that they would leave me time and energy to write, but I found myself sketching little circles for each hour in the day and shading in the minutes as they passed.

    Anna Lawrence Pietroni - An interview with author


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