Temporary Work Programs: Nature, Conditions and Disadvantages


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The aim of this essay is to identify the nature of the temporary working programs. In order to
fulfil the purpose, the Seasonal Agricultural Workers (SAW) Programs in Canada have been
taken into account. In temporary work the working hours and the tenure of the workers are
decided by the organizations which provide employment. These are normally organized during
the summer and during the peak periods of the organizations. The essay describes the conditions
of the workers involved in these programs.
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Temporary work also called temporary employment is a situation where the hours of
work have been made limited according to the needs of the organization. The temporary
employees are sometimes referred to as “freelance”, “contractual” and “seasonal” (Pirani &
Salvini, 2015). Temporary workers work full time or part time depending on the requirements of
the organization. The temporary jobs are for a very short time which is usually not more than a
month which is the major disadvantage of these programs. Moreover, the uncertainty and lack of
social inclusions and interactions with the permanent employers are the causes why most people
avoid to work as temporary workers.
Most of the organizations provide seasonal employment. The employees have to work
during the peak period of the organization. The peak periods are often coincided with the
summer holidays or with other holidays. This results in the large number of workers to remain
jobless for the rest of the year. The temporary workers are mostly excluded and the permanent
workers are not very eager to contact with them. This results in social exclusion and the workers
feel alienated not only with the workplace but also with their selves (Gebel, 2013). The Seasonal
Agricultural Workers (SAW) Program in Canada brings the workers from Mexico paying them
nominal wages. The workers heave to for twice a year- once during the spring and again during
the fall. “If you want 100 Canadians, you have to hire 300,” said Sikking. (Amuchastegui,
There is much uncertainty in the temporary work programs. Though the temporary style
of working provides flexible timing to the employees, many professionals feel uneasy to do this
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