For two days? Yes I'd imagine he has to do this, he should check his contract.
Excuse my geography and do correct me if I'm wrong, but it's not actually that far from Manchester to Leeds, is it? Sounds pretty good that his employer is paying for a hotel rather than expecting him to do a longer commute for the two days.
Not an unusual request and they're willing to cover costs, so unless the contract he has with him employer has specific wording on this, I'd say it's a reasonable request. As pp said, why doesn't he want to go?
Firstly I've just found out it is this week that his employer wants him to go this Thursday, I thought it was next Thursday.
To cut a long story short. He has worked at this branch before and hated it.
It is a national restaurant chain (not fast food). This branch in Leeds is having management issues, and has for a while. It has two managers and a supervisor who are all refusing to work evenings.
This has been on going for 6ish months. They keep on having staff from other branches go down to cover the evening shifts. I would love to know how they afford it, last time my son was there it was for four days and the hotel they put him in cost them £248).
Because of such disruptions within the store the staff are not exactly the most welcoming bunch of people, nor do they like someone coming in telling them what to do.
Where he works, my son is a supervisor, but they send him there to manage the place. Last time he was there one of the staff didn't like being told what to do and squared up to my son, threatening him, so he sent him home.
Personally I've told him showing willing to go and help out will help further his career, but I get the feeling he feels out of his comfort zone, he is a supervisor, and not had any management training and that the last incident unnerved him a bit.
I also feel it has something to do with being told and not asked if he will go. His manager (Manchester store) handed him an envelope with train tickets and hotel details to him yesterday and told him this is for Thursday as your off to Leeds again, without any prior warning.
Anyway Thank You all. I just was just wondering if his place of work could make him go.