Besides, the pocket money I currently pay her also goes into her bank account and if she's going to be paid not much, then I'll continue to give her pocket money. If the pay was more generous then she'd possibly get less as pocket money and I'd put the rest into the account that is saving up towards her 18th/Uni etc.
Primarily have a bit of a reputation for poor treatment of workers
That was not my DSs experience. He had a very positive experience, such that he went back earlier this year in his uni town. He gave that up as hours were longer than he could manage doing an almost fulltime science degree, otherwise he would have kept on.
Never had a shift cancelled, never forced to work overtime but could if it suited him and overtime was available.
DD on the other hand has just started an xmas job with a big food retailer. Already been booked on for an overtime shift she knew nothing about until she got a 'why aren't you here' phone call. She was worried, as Contract say they have to do extra shifts at 24hrs notice, if she says no too often it is looked on negatively.
So she booked an extra shift later this week herself, but just had a phone call to say that is cancelled. It is more money, but so far not as positive an experience as DS had at Primark.