How to cope with a temp job: Become a "tempreneur"

Temporary employment is on the rise as companies beginning to grow again opt to hedge their bets. According to workplace consultant Lynn Taylor, author of "Tame Your TOT" (Terrible Office Tyrant), this trend offers advantages and hazards to employers and employees alike.

"Both sides have gotten what they wished for," Taylor tells Walletpop. "Employers wanted more agility in their workforce and employees eyed independence as a luxury."