“I love your blog and really appreciate your insights and advice. I had a question for you and wondered what your opinion would be.
I am a dynamic, successful EA with 2 long term business relationships spanning 26 years. I recently found myself out of work and started my search. After only 2 weeks, I found a great company through a staffing agency and the position was full time working for a wonderful CEO. I did very well on my interviews and it's down to me and one other EA who already has a full time job.
The staffing agent asked if I was open to temp to perm, even though the position was for a full time EA, he feels the CEO may need time to see if it is a good fit. It feels like a bait and switch and there are no guarantees.
What would you do? I'm tempted to say yes because I want to be open and I can really show them what I can do, but part of me is slightly insulted, especially with my impeccable background. I have no idea how long "temp" is considered before they would offer the permanent position. How long do you think is fair? One month?