Beware what you sign………………..
My previous post mentions contacts, but I was already working on that so it doesn’t count.
However, there are contracts for work, a contract for utility bills, contracts for phone, and loans to buy our homes, a car, or our next holiday.
Sign on the dotted line, but did you bother to read the small print?
It’s the zero hour contracts that get me, and as far as I know, our leaders haven’t done much to quash them apart from talk about it. Those on them are considered to be employed, and thus don’t qualify for benefits, even if they work ZERO hours and get paid absolutely nothing by their ’employer’. They are also unable to work for anyone else for fear of breach of contract.
Hubby was working security on the port when some big wig firm undercut his boss and he lost the contract for the job.
Those employed were invited to join the new company of course. There were catches like payment for new uniforms being deducted from wages, shifts could not be guaranteed, and zero hour contracts were the norm. Some signed up, most to their regret.
The port authority got caught though, as what was covered in the contract they accepted was not what was delivered by Hubby’s boss. By the time they’d added on the ‘extra services’ to come in line with what they were expecting, costs added a further 50% to the bill and were now well in excess of the rejected quote.