Local rumour … and a VERY old practice … shop window ad in agency … zero hour contract work available … say £ 9 per hour ?
BE VERY WARY … some agencies now ask for a " Finder’s fee " … once paid , it may well be several hours … even
weeks before the RATE per hour climbs back to anywhere near the advertised rate.
In fact , you may well be earning LESS than the minimum wage for sometime !
NEVER FORGET … said work is NOT guaranteed … could be days / weeks before that phone rings !
For some , like buying a Lottery ticket and praying that it’s a winner !
( Just ask a few of my immediate neighbours !!! )
Internet search … ZERO HOUR CONTRACTS AGENCY FEES … and DO YOUR HOMEWORK … take advice from the legal
experts and trade unions who are revealed in said search !
Juggling work with caring … even more balls in the air whenever zero contracts are involved … and , of course ,
Universal Credit … a beach ball sized one to add to that juggling act !
On manors like mine … Worksop … Hobson’s choice !
( 1970s … North West , London … early morning … unemployed labourers standing on a street corner in a crowd , sometimes
a hundred or more … transit van pulls up … " Work for four at £ 5 per hour , what am I bid ? " … five minutes later , van departs… four labourers in the back … at £ 3.75 per hour ! "
2019 … any real difference out there ??? )