They expect you to invest everything but only agree zero hours back
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – East London, Greater London – 14 March 2018
I started as a Christmas temp in October and was told that we would work until early January.
Come January I was offered a temporary extension until February. When I was told the same thing for a third time, despite never being late, attending all shifts and working my backside off.
In the end I could not base my life on a zero hour contact as a year long Christmas temp. Thankfully, I was able to secure another job.
No consistency in hours, you are expected to spend hours of your own time to train, and health safety rules relating to lifting heavy objects is completely ignored.
On my second shift I was left alone in the upstairs warehouse in the middle of the Christmas rush.
As a temp you have no right to use a store discount.
Zero Hours, no stability, up to 6 months monthly probation