Sinistral, I'm not able to figure out exactly what you are asking. (It's 98 degrees in NYC - maybe my brain is fried).
Seriously, I'd like to help if I can. Now that we have some background, would you mind asking exactly what you need to know? Also, if you are not temping in office work, I probably won't have any answers for you so bear that in mind.
However, I can say that from what I know, people do get raises from temp agencies, but it's usually very little and only if you fight for it.
Are you asking whether continuing to work for a temp agency will hinder your prospects for permanent work?
I'm really sorry I can't help more. Your situation sounds so difficult. I hope very much that some more knowledgeable curlies will pitch in with good advice. I'll watch this thread and hope you get some good answers. I feel for you - I am so miserable about what is happening in this economy. I hope things change for you in a very positive way.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Protein treatment HG: Curl Junkie Repair Me
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers:Curl Junkie CCCC or CCCL
in combo with a gel, usually KCCC
Trying Curl Keeper - still experimenting
Every day is a gift