I work 2 days a week, Monday and Thursdays, both 10am - 3pm. I get paid 4.00 per hour and no national insurance or tax is organised to be taken out. My employer is on holiday for 2 weeks starting tomorrow and has got a man who has worked there before to operate the shop and told me that come in as usual on Monday, but on Thursday just come to check if Gordon needs you if the shop is busy. If not then go home. He said this on Thursday! Such short notice I will be coming home with next to nothing and I'm praying Gordon does need me on Thurday or I will be sooo broke! Is he taking the piss by reducing my hours like that for just 2 weeks? Should I look for another job really quickly? He does work me hard in the shop, but I love meeting and serving the customers.
first of all arent you earning less than the minimum wage anyway? and secondly if you are contracted to work 2 days then Im afraid I would go in for 2 days or at least make sure they know they have to pay you for them
Yep, I am on the minimum wage unfortunately didn't think to ask before I started, assuming it would be the minimum wage and that goes up to 5.05 in October anyway, so thought it would be ok. I don't have a contract but yes, we agreed on 5 hrs monday and 5 hrs thursday. And yes, he has asked me to pop in on Thursday just to see if Gordon will need me. I live about a 20 min walk from the shop, so not far and I get the bus anyway, but all the same i'm a bit angry that he can just tell me he might not need me on that day. I do have bills to pay and a bus ticket to buy. I'm thinking of going in Thurs anyway and just making myself busy?