Icecream17- That sounds really interesting. I know that many receptionist jobs are offered on a temporary basis.
The company, Officeteam offers temporary assignments for administrative executive assistant jobs, executive administrative assistant jobs, accounting jobs, and all sorts of clerical positions.
Office Team is a division of Robert Half which is a well known staffing company that provides positions lasting a little as a week, to several months.
Some companies may like the performance out of a temporary employee so much that they might make an offer to hire the temp.
This is another advantage for the temporary employee because they get to test out the environment before they actually commit to a permanent position.