Applying for other jobs while working for temp agency?

Right now I'm working a temporary job via a temp agency. They aren't sure when the job will be ending and I've been given different information from different people at the agency. Does it look wrong to continue looking for full time employment while currently being employed through a temporary agency?

Right now I'm working a temporary job via a temp agency. They aren't sure when the job will be ending and I've been given different information from different people at the agency. Does it look wrong to continue looking for full time employment while currently being employed through a temporary agency? I've only been here a month it's not a permanent full time job. Also, since it's via a temp agency I don't get time off so how do I take time off to interview?

Best Answer:

Devoreal: No. It is called a temp agency for a reason.

My company uses temps a lot and it is not unusual for one of them to get a full time job offer somewhere they interviewed while working for us. Then they quit and the temp agency sends someone else to work that schedule until we do not need them.

Other answer:

Devoreal:
you request time off at your place of work, not the temp agency. Ask your direct manager, not the temp agency if this position is "tempt to hire" or just a short term contract. I was a tempt and promised by my direct manager that full time after 6 months as a tempt, 6 months became 15 months and only then I got a job offer from the COMPANY, not the TEMPT AGENCY.

Remember, tempt agencies are just there as a liability shield for the short staff companies. These companies can legally fire these tempts (by not extending contract) for no reason and without paying any severance package.

The contract could be for 3 months and get extended indefinitely, basically tempts work as an employee but without benefits.

anonimitie:
Look wrong to who?

And no, it isn't wrong. Temps are the guerilla agents of the modern work force. They don't owe anyone anything and are paid for every hour they work. Feel free to look for full-time work; no reasonable person could blame you. And if you're within a month of the end of your contract – don't hide it: "I'll be in late on Tuesday. I have an interview." No reason to be ashamed of trying to avoid downtime in your regular pay check.

babyboomer1001:
Ask if you can interview at a time when you are not working. If you accept a job, be sure and finish the current assignment at the agency.
Judy:
tell them you have an appointment and need to take some unpaid time off
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