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Breaks is a sore point if you don't ask you don't get although you are expected to work over. When you work for co op you're not allowed a family life.

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The COOP rota suits them. You could find 2 hour shifts to 10 hour shifts. Basically your life will revolve around that rota. Back to back shifts are illegal unless you agree. Many staffers unaware or afraid of the consequences of refusing

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8 hours per night shift

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Not great. Store supervisor on a 24 hour contract and have been fighting for over a year for a higher contract as i need full time hours and overtime is not always available.
Work life balance isn't really a thing at Co-op.

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The hours were ideal for me as i have family commitments,which worked well with everyone.

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90% of the employees are on low contracts

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Low contract hours, many work up to full time. Saves COOP money. Full time staffers, paid holidays on contract hours only. Short shifts 2-3 hours, 10 hours, or whatever suits the COOP. Expect to be called in at short notice, or have sudden changes. Basically your life revolves around that rota.

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Flexible, or set hours..you can opt in or out of certain days

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Generally 5 shifts of 8 hours per week. Extra hours unpaid expected if you can't meet the onerous demands of targets.

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