I have been working a supposedly 6-month Contract-to-Hire C2H position on W2 for an agency for about 8 months now. Coming into the position having previously been a full-time permanent position with a smaller company was a risk for me but I was promised many exciting things and a bigger company, some of which turns out to have been BS.
I have received great feedback from my peers and leadership relating to my performance, but have not received any offer to convert to a FTE. I have been told on more than one occasion it'll be happening in weeks, but after months of waiting, nothing has changed.
While this is a frustration, I am left in something of a limbo as the contract I have with the agency has no end date. It reads like I am a permanent employee. Relating to Term and Termination, the contract states
"The term of this Agreement will begin on the Effective Date, and will terminate when either the Employee or the Company terminates the employment relationship (the “Term”)."
It feels like I am not getting the benefits of contracting or the benefits of being an FTE.
So - what are my options here? Can I reasonably request a definitive end date to the contract-to-hire from the agency? Should I request more money from them as a stop gap until the company pull their finger out and hire me? Is it advisable to get a permanent job offer in an attempt to force an offer from this company?
From what I understand of others who have been in this position, it is typical for an end date to be included in the contract, at which point a decision is made to hire full time or to pass.