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Where's the Profit?

August 11, 1985

Saving company money with temporary employees at lower rates and fewer benefits ("Temporary Employee Business Is Here to Stay," July 8) undoubtedly appeals to the textbook administrator. The real world, however, knows the true cost.

Other employees must spend time training temporaries, and expensive professionals must learn procedures in other departments to assure they get what they need to keep functioning. Paper work can be tangled at every level by temporary staff who do not know what is necessary and have no incentive to find out. Eventually, the whole company may achieve a widespread reputation for inefficiency and bad credit. Where then is the profit?

ALAMADA B. BARRETT

Sherman Oaks

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