Temporary work leads to fulltime

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 11, 2001

Kim Frith wanted to ease back into the job market last year. Her conservative approach has paid off.

&uot;I had been a housewife for more than a year,&uot; Frith said. &uot;I had some reservations about what I should do because I wasn’t sure what was out there in the way of jobs.&uot;

Frith signed up with Westaff and took a temporary position at Belle Oil when her skills seemed to meet the company’s needs.

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&uot;I began working in October as a temp and remained temp until after the first of this year,&uot; she said. &uot;And they were able to explore my skills and abilities to see how we worked out together.&uot;

Earlier this year, the company’s owners Alton Ogden Jr. and Jeff Burkhalter offered Frith the permanent position. She accepted with enthusiasm, she said. &uot;I found I really enjoyed the work, like the family atmosphere at the company and enjoy the respect and understanding everyone has for each other.&uot;

Frith credits Westaff with making the match, which she said not only was a match of employer needs and employee skills but also a fitting of personalities that worked well together.

&uot;We have a lot of work to do, and everyone does what’s needed to be done,&uot; she said. &uot;Personalities have to click when you work in a situation like that.&uot;

Frith is happy doing a variety of jobs at the company. &uot;I do a lot of secretarial work and running of errands; I do whatever they need, and I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else.&uot;