Barry Asin's Blog

What's in a name?

I often chuckle when reading articles in the business press, or for that matter occasionally in our own publications, that refer to 'temporary jobs' versus 'permanent jobs.'  Just where exactly did the term 'permanent job' come from and how long will it take for it to die?  Sure, back when a job with IBM meant a job for life, the concept of a 'permanent job' might have had some meaning. ... More