That's shitty. I hope the pay rate makes it somewhat worth it.
For the current one? Unfortunately no. Minimum wage all the way. The education one is significantly better, if I get it. I also know the school, and it is a very
good school. Good enough that private school students are frequently enrolled there (it's a state school) to do their A levels. I would be working with students with behavioural and learning disabilities if I were there, but in conjunction with a teacher, which is something.
It sucks trying to have a life without a semi-stable schedule. Pretty much just end up living for vacation.
Yeah, exactly. And I don't get much say over that, either. Last time I had a week off, I didn't book it, wasn't given any say over it.
That's just rude. Are they using you to fill in shifts when the other employees call in sick or no-show?
In theory, no. In practice, probably.
Over here, we have something called "zero-hour contracts", which are an abomination. I'm not on one of those, but I am basically the next rung up - I have contracted hours, but not contracted times. Those contracted hours are not many, and basically I need to work overtime every single week just to pay my rent. And as one of the newer employees, I of course don't have any sort of social capital to influence the rota.