It's come to the point in the season where the grey hairs are going away until November and businesses are looking to clean up their employee roster. Companies literally close down from Easter to Halloween because the population decreases. I witnessed it working for a big box retail store. I was originally hired for seasonal work - Thanksgiving until New Years and then hired on a more part time basis. Once April rolled around and people left, we noticed quite the dirt and dust accumulate while the staff of 8 stood around, useless. By June, even management sat on their laurels trying to think of busy work, and it wasn't even dusk yet.
So, a year later, I'm not at that retail store, I'm at another place. I started noticing the decrease in the intake jobs for my department, about a week and a half ago. Not that I'm really complaining, it's nice to have one project to focus on at a time, but the down time I have for the rest of the day is a killer. Compared to Christmas when I was so back logged with work, we were telling people 2 weeks for their video transfers, this is a lazy stroll in the park.
I need to get on the ball and apply to places. Having 6 months worth of work and then six months of nothing feels like a revolving temporary assignment somewhere. First you get a contract for 2 months and then it ends. Two months of sitting on your ass looking for work or the next contract. Then you get three months of solid employment and oops, contract's over. Now you're looking at five months out of service.
What do you think, dear readers???