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16/12/2013 at 12:53
G works in a pub and has been rota'd to work Christmas Eve 6pm til finish. Finish will be 1/2 maybe even 3am. She doesn't drive and a taxi fair home will be £60 as it's double fare from 6pm Christmas Eve.
So H and I have told her to let her manager know she can only work until 11pm when dad can go and pick her up.
That's a reasonable request isn't it?
16/12/2013 at 12:57
Unless they're willing to pay the extra cost of the taxi fare, then yes, sounds reasonable to me.
16/12/2013 at 13:15
I would say they take that option or they agree that she doesn't work the shift at all. £60 is mental!
16/12/2013 at 13:24
hope they agree.
16/12/2013 at 13:33
yes or they pay for a cab, simple.
16/12/2013 at 14:07
He's said if it's later than 11pm his mum will drop her home. H and I have decided to go for a late drink there and hopefully she can leave with us.
16/12/2013 at 14:42
I think you were being more than reasonable, tbh, I can't believe they'd expect her to work so late on Christmas Eve, am I right in thinking she's only 17?
16/12/2013 at 14:44
Yeah she's 17. I don't see anything wrong with the hours as that's the standard shift for an event night, it's just we live so far away that's the issue.
16/12/2013 at 17:52
Totally reasonable, hope they let her away when you leave.
16/12/2013 at 18:43
No I don't think it is reasonable because I believe those hours are inappropriate for a 17 year to be expected to undertake.
16/12/2013 at 19:55
Do you QI? The length of shift isn't extensive. Is it because it goes in to early hours? I used to do late shifts and nightshifts at a supermarket at that age and really enjoyed it.
16/12/2013 at 22:17
I used to waitress at a local hotel at that age and do similar hours that Belle has described, I don't think it's inappropriate as long as everyone involved is happy with it.
17/12/2013 at 01:10
It is because legally she isn't an adult, it is a 9 hour shift of which four is after 11pm. The local by laws may be different in each area but the hours they work as supposed to still be restricted until they are 18.
And yes we may have done different thigns when younger, but also we didn't use car seats when we were younger etc etc, laws change all the time. Now you have to continue in education past 16, we could leave at 16.
17/12/2013 at 08:46
QI the more she works the more she gets paid that's all she cares about!
17/12/2013 at 14:10
See i'm with QI on this one. I think she's too young to be doing those kind of hours? Does she work behind the bar Belle? Or is she just waitressing or something?
17/12/2013 at 14:49
Its part of the job though isnt it, if she cannot do unsocialable hours they might try and get someone else. She wants the money.
17/12/2013 at 15:34
I suppose, I just would have thought that there would be some law or something to say that children under the age of 18 can only work between certain hours.
17/12/2013 at 15:37
She's waitressing and pot washing Chids
She's 17 and earning a decent wedge the hours are irrelevant we jus want to know if the request is reasonable
17/12/2013 at 15:40
Apparently there is a law about it:
There are special limits on the hours you can work at night. You cannot usually work between 10pm and 6am. If you are contracted to work after 10pm, you must stop work at 11pm and not start again before 7am. There are some exceptions for young people who work in hospitals, agriculture, retail, hotels and catering, bakeries, post/newspaper deliveries, or in connection with cultural, artistic, sporting or advertising activities. You are not allowed to work between midnight and 4am, except in the most exceptional circumstances.
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