Hiring a temp is getting popular here and they are placed in a status that have no promise of being permanent. Particularly in department stores, most of the sales people there are contractual in nature, i.e. they are hired for 5 months and relieved after that period. They have to wait for 1 month of rest before being taken in again for another 5 months. That is the life cycle of a temp here in order to avoid the law that says working for more than 5 months in a company will consider you a permanent employee.