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FredBassett
FredBassett
01 Aug 2013 19:16

With lots of discussion re benifits and scroungers etc , check out the following job vacancy one of the pi** taking agancies in Exeter sent me.

Bear in mind we as an area have the higest cost of living outside London and the recent government dribble about £28,000 being the average salary. Also as a member of the European community whos working time directive states a 38 hour week as the maximum anyone should be expected to work.

And what are we expected to find acceptable - THIS

 

Rental/ Workshop Administrator Required For Commercial Dealership

 

Monday To Friday 8-6 (1 hour lunch) +Saturday mornings on a rota

£17,000 - £18,000

 

Rental/ Workshop Administrator urgently needed for a fast expanding Commercial Dealership in the Exeter area.

 

Great opportunity for a fully experienced motor trade administrator able to work to high standards, for this company dealing with the repair and service of a fleet of vehicles in a timely manner

 

50 hours per week plus alternate Saturday mornings for £17,000 per year. What a Bloody joke

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Brazilnut
Brazilnut
01 Aug 2013 19:26

and a lot of people with skills are only getting 14000 per annum, now do you understand why families need hb top up

Lynne
Lynne
01 Aug 2013 19:30

and tax credit top up

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Cassandra
Cassandra
01 Aug 2013 19:36

You need to get paid a decent wage to pay the damn water bill. It's the highest utility in our house. How is it that these companies can get away with paying less than minimum wage? They certainly don't seem to make any secret about it.

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flo
flo
01 Aug 2013 22:16

They get away with it because there are so many people desperate for work and will work for that money.  I know of plenty of people whose contract hours are less than that are working more than they should be to keep their jobs.

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Lynne
Lynne
02 Aug 2013 07:31

Don't forget though that 'we are all in it together'.

(As both HB and tax credits have been mentioned above and as both are funded by the tax payer, perhaps we should have a discussion about them and why they are, effectively, tax payer hand outs to landlords and employers.)

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Paul
Paul
02 Aug 2013 09:39

There is a poster in the window of Coop asking for staff.

Lynne
Lynne
02 Aug 2013 11:31

There is also a poster in the Wee Shoppe bakery advertising for staff. 

Brazilnut
Brazilnut
02 Aug 2013 13:01

Caught a bit of Jeremy Vine earlier discussing zero contracts, did you know that if you are employed like this you cant work for anybody else, and you could have weeks of not earning nothing, or you can be rung up and told we need you to work 12hrs tomorrow. How disgusting is that, how can people live with being paid like that and they cant claim jobseekers, is this where IDS gets his figures from (ie come off of jobseekers)

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Brazilnut
Brazilnut
02 Aug 2013 16:25
FredBassett
FredBassett
30 Aug 2013 20:54

Can anyone tell me if it is legal in the care industry for them to roster a staff member to a 14 hour day with only short breaks and no extra money.

In the 70s and 80s we had unions who's members battled for less hours and fair wages seems the  following generation have no respect for the rights of employees that we fought for and gained.

Do todays youngsters actually care about anything besides money, or is fighting for your rights just to much trouble for them.

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Lynne
Lynne
31 Aug 2013 07:53

Suggest you contact Unison.

They represent care workers in the public sector (what is left of it) and possibly some in the private sector. Private sector not very unionised. 

ken
ken
31 Aug 2013 21:41

Working time directive says not allowed, must have minimum 11 hours between shifts. So 14 + 11 = 25 and there are only 24 in a day.

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