We're familiar with the three-month probationary period, where an employer can work out if you fit the role and you have time to decide if your boss is a psycho. But how would you feel about "auditioning" for a tech job before you actually got offered it?
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The New York Times notes that tech companies are increasingly adopting the reality-TV-like audition approach, where staff are hired to work but only given a temporary role for between a week and 30 days. It's not a classic contracting position -- there's the promise of employment if you suit the role -- but it does make it much easier to get rid of you quickly.
Do you think that approach makes sense? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Uncertain About Hiring, Some Companies Try 'Test Drives' [The New York Times via Business Insider]