Yahoo, define "temporary!
A temporary account is an account that is closed at the end of every accounting period and starts a new period with a zero balance. The accounts are closed to prevent their balances from being mixed with the balances of the next accounting period. The objective is to show the profits that were generated and the accounting activity of individual periods.
"Transient" = an event which is passing (Latin: 'across', beyond') "Temporary"= for a short period of time (Latin again: 'time' season') So 'transient' has the feeling of motion, whereas 'temporary' has the feeling of a situation which may change soon.
So far Yahoo has blown both of these definitions out of the park! How about all employees at Yahoo have temporary employment dependent on customer satisfaction, rather than CEO whines!