Alright so heres my problem. I started working at my current job 7 months ago. I was hired on as a temp and told that after 6 months I would either be hired onto the company or I would be fired. I still havent heard any news from HR about anything. When I was hired there were already several other temps working, and a few more were hired on after I was. I believe before me there were 6 other temps. After 6 months from when they were hired, as a temp, one of them was hired onto the company, and 5 were given an extension to their temp status. Now, after serving 6 months as a temp, with no benefits mind you, if you are hired on you have to go through another 6 months as a probationary employee, also without benefits. Our boss keeps giving us mixed signals. Telling us that this is all in HR's hands and he has no control over it. We were told that two weeks ago we would all be hearing as to what will become of our occupational status, then we were told it was going to be last week, and this week we heard nothing. So now there are about ten temps waiting to find out from HR if we are being hired onto the company. My concern is that because we have to go through another 6 months of probationary work where they could still fire us at any time and we would have no benefits, is that now I will have to go a year and a month without insurance instead of just a year. The company preaches day in and day out that they want quality employees who can do their job correctly and blah blah blah and yet here I sit, waiting on HR a month overdue to tell me if I have MY shit in order. My question is do you think its a good idea to go above my bosses head, just start attacking the problem at the source and emailing HR about this, or do you guys think that will only give HR provication to extend me in my temp status. I'm not sure exactly what is going on with this situation. If the company is doing this on purpose to save money on insurance, or if my boss is jerking us around giving us bullshit excuses, or if HR is really just backed up and too swamped to handle this. Its my impression that this process should all take about ten minutes out of someones day. "Is he a good employee? Can he do his job? Does he miss a lot of work?" Thats it. Anyway. Your thoughts? think its a good idea to start getting on HR about this shit, or should I just keep waiting and hoping one day they get around to it.