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How are the working hours?

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The hours could be better but I don't mind hard work

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>Back-to-back shifts: 14:00-23:00 and 05:00-14:00 next day
>Working at least four hours unpaid overtime after every shift
Requesting time off at any point for any reason will result in a full wage cut for the next eight months.

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Force you to work overtime when they want even if you made plans at home..Like

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If you are taken on as a deputy manager as I was you are contracted to 47.5 hours a week. 5 10 hour days with half an hour off.
The contracts are simply too Long for the nature of the work. It is hard graft. The tills is the only real escape and that can be full on too. A lot is expected of you and you have to live and breathe the company. The shifts are either 5-3 ( awful ) or 1230-1030 which is really post 11pm time your out. ( equally awful). This will vary per shop but the work life balance isn’t there. simply isn’t. I have a young family and the shifts make it unsustainable.

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Working hours are all over the place. You may be under hours which will effect your pay at the end of the month

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Within one week you can be given 5am-2pm shifts as well as 2pm-11pm shifts. Trying to create a sleep routine around this is impossible. After a while you become incredibly tired and will find your self mostly trying to sleep in your time off. However you’ll be lucky they don’t harass you to do extra time on your days off. In reality there is no work life balance what so ever.

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TOO EARLY
5am starts till 1pm or 3pm
or the lates
1pm or 3pm till 11pm

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Start at 7.00AM

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What are full time hours

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Unless you declare at interview or on starting date what you can and cant do its pretty open. Im on a 25 hour contract and normally get 29. Ok it can range some days from 6am to 14.00 or another day 14.00 to 10pm. But hey don't go for a job in an industry who's hours are retail related if you want a 9 - 5 lol.

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