I received a call one day by a different agency I had contacted months before. Keep in mind I checked almost daily with some of the agencies to check to see if anything new was available, because they say if they have you in mind, you're more likely to get the job. So this was nearly out of the blue. She asked if I was working now. I was, I said, but if you have something that pays more than $10/hr, I would be willing to speak further. This one is $17.25/hr she said. I was glad I spoke up.
She said I would start the next day. I asvised the current temp agency then I advised the people that I was working with there. I explained the reason and I was told, if I was offered $17 for a job I'd leave too. I laughed, but not heartily. We all know its the truth.
I worked temp until I job came open for which I was easily qualified, which I gained the knowledge of by being helpful to the right people. You never know who will help you, so be kind to everyone.