Business English word of the day: temp

a temp – (temporary worker) : intérimaire, vacataire

to temp (verb -regular) : travailler comme intérimaire

“When I first came to London, I couldn’t find a permanent job, so I worked as a temp for a few weeks.”

“Temping is a good way to get experience before looking for a regular job.”

Note also:

In French we have the initials CDI and CDD. These are best translated into English in very simple terms:

a permanent contract
a temporary contract or a short-term contract