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13/08/2008 at 21:04
i hate work at the moment...
i work for a building society and the targets that we have to achieve are unreal.....
i have been told that if we don't volunteer to do a late night 'unpaid' that our dedication to the job will be in question.
i only work 14 hours a week for a reason I AM A MUM
Sorry for the rant but the are doing my head in at the mo ....... thanks for listerning
13/08/2008 at 21:17
14/08/2008 at 08:35
31/08/2008 at 21:03
they are putting the pressure on now
im working an extra 20 hour over 3 days paid though.... but i hate having to put on my mum all the time she works early morning and maisys dad works nights
its hard enough sorting my normal working days out without this extra. my sis has maisy thurday morning then my mum has her thursday afternoon ....but my sister is pregnant with twins so i dont know how long she is going to beable to do it for
so i wll probable have to sort my hours out again................ why cant i be paid the bring up maisy lol
01/09/2008 at 08:31
Rachel, I employ 9 staff and i know for sure that if i ever 'requested' that they should work some hours unpaid that they would quickly take legal action!
There is an organisation called Acas, should be able to find details on the net, we ring them when we want to check that we are sticking to the rules, so do our staff! Also, keep any e-mails or letters where your employers have incinuated this, if nothing has been written down, make sure you make a note of what, when and who said it.
Hope this helps,
Take care x
01/09/2008 at 08:33
01/09/2008 at 09:18
isnt it sad the world we live in at the moment..............
our mums probable didnt work because when they had children they just stayed at home (in most cases anyway)
in the newspapers parents being blamed for kids going off the rails and recently that parents probably spend about a hour a day interacting with there children bacause thay have to work long hour etc and with the price of everything going up most people dont have a choice
sorry for the moan again
01/09/2008 at 09:21
That's terrible treatment from your employer!
Good advice from Emma.
It would be lovely to be paid to bring up children wouldn't it?
01/09/2008 at 10:38
Thats so bad of them,i eventually left my job after going to my HO over my(at the time boss)but all they did was demote him and i never recieved an appology from him for the things he said to me.
the web address you need is www.acas.org.uk i also have check with them as adis boss was threating his job over the amout of time he needs off with his back,he knew all this when he employed adi so have no idea why his having a hissy about it.
Best of luck with it and stick to you guns.
14/10/2008 at 16:04
14/10/2008 at 16:50
OMG Shazza thats so not right. You have every right to be signed of work for this reason and your company have no right to sack you over it nor are they allowed to demote you unless you stay at the same pay(i do believe).
You need to check with the web address i posted above, acas,you will find all you need to no.
14/10/2008 at 17:04
Thats disgusting - when iw as pregnant our main consultant had the attitude the nursing staff worked until the patients left the building sometimes after 6.30pm when i live an hour away and start at 8 am- which for a while we did out of obligation until we stopped being paid for it - on the dot of 5pm if he had booked too many patients in and there were loads still in the waiting room we would get our coats and bags and go home. He 'threatened' us with action until we pointed out our contract was til 5 - if he wanted to pay the £35 an hour for private 'out of hours nursing' one of us would stay - but he didn't of course - they are all the same!
Stick to your guns Rachel, have you got a union? - or take the advise of both Emma's you have a child and they have to understand that!
I agree Wouldn't it be lovely to be paid to be a mum!!!
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