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Take temp to perm job or keep current stable job ?

Okay here's the situation I'm currently working as a police dispatcher and I absolutely hate it. I've been with this employer for about 6 months, my hours suck (3pm to 11pm) there is constantly mandatory overtime, and I rarely get to see my new husband because we work totally different hours So one day I work I was looking to try to get into a new career and I ran across a ABA Paralegal school. So I decided to enroll in the program and jump start my new career. The only problem is my work schedule if I stayed at my current employer I would have to get up around 7am, be to class by 9:30am (it's about 30 min drive but when you add in morning traffic it's about an 1 drive) get out of class at 12:30pm rush back home, change into my uniform drive to work & then work 3pm to 11pm and hope no one calls out for the next shift. I would be doing this 5 days a week, there' s no way I would be able to keep on top of my class work So I had start sending out my resume to different law firm trying to get an entry level position as a legal secretary/receptionist. My school suggested this upscale temp agency that places many of their graduates in law firms as paralegal. Even though I won't graduate until next year, I decide what the heck the most the temp agency can say is "No, you don't have the qualifications we are looking for". But to my supraise the President of the temp agency wanted me to come in for an interview today, so I went & she took a liking to me for whatever reason. So she does have job available for me as a entry level receptionist (temp to perm) in a law firm, I'll be making a little less money than what I am now, but I kind of figured that because I have no formal experience in the legal filed (just law enforcement) the law firm is pretty big & after graduation providing they hire me , they then will hire me as a full time paralegal starting salary 55k a year. Oh yeah one little thing the job is in NYC and I'm from Jersey so I would have to take the train & subway to work each day. I know a lot of people do it, but believe it or not I have never been on a NYC subway. What should I do? I mean I kind of know what I going to doing (leave my current job) but how are temp agencies? I know they all have different reputations but in general are they pretty good? When they say temp to perm do they usually hire you or let you go?

Asked By: willncan - 9/8/2008
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I'll give you one piece of advice that I think is very important. Working in a place you hate, is just going to keep you down in so many ways... More
Answered By: boxmaker40 - 9/8/2008
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from my experience if you do a good job, they usually hire you, so I would take it. You would be foolish not to, just my 2 cents.
Answered By: bellasuccesscoach - 9/8/2008
 
Take the new position... More
Answered By: PatV - 9/8/2008
 
I say keep your stable job even if you hate it there because temp agencies are scams. No one ever gets hired through a temp agency because the way they charge the rates to the client is outrageous so the job seeker will eventually be a temp still. My advice is finish school and try to find the position on your own.
Answered By: kit - 9/8/2008
 
it's yo choice, what do u want to do, only u can decide, don't ask us, we don't know u
Answered By: Lil' E. - 9/8/2008
 
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