Having a night off.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Rhythm Thief, 26 Apr 2010.

  1. By the looks of it, unless the agency phone later and find me a job. I was doing regular work on tankers, but apparently booking a day's holiday with ten days' notice is enough to get you sacked these days.;) I'm hoping the bloke struggles to find anyone to cover what I was doing, then I can tell him to shove it up his arse when he phones and asks me to go back in. But I doubt that'll happen.
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Can't do that....surely....?
     
  3. Well, not "sacked" as such, but he's told the agency I work for that he doesn't want me back in. This despite 8 months on the job without putting a foot wrong ... he doesn't like me taking the occasional Friday off and that's all there is to it.
     
  4. Bad Company

    Bad Company The Next Stig !

    Location:
    East Anglia
    That's the drawback with freelance agency work. It generally pays better than normal employment but they can drop you whenever they feel like it.

    Bad luck.
     
  5. I wouldn't mind so much if it did pay better ... I was on £9.50 /hour for nights at 7 hours a night. His own drivers are on £32 000 a year. ;)
     
  6. ttcycle

    ttcycle Cycling Excusiast

    Jesus RT - what a knob. It's not like you called in on Thursday asking for Friday off.

    Complete tosser.
     
  7. That's what I thought. Granted, it's not the first time I've needed Friday off, but I always take it as holiday and I have a right to take my holiday whenever I like. I even offered to work Sunday to make up for it, as if I owed him that much. Oh well, I was getting bored with the job anyway: sitting around reading books for ten hours is all very well, but the working day doesn't half drag!
     
  8. ttcycle

    ttcycle Cycling Excusiast

    Nevermind RT- hope the agency sorts you out something better. BTW it might be written into your contract in that your holiday is to the discretion of the manager/company- often it's not the case that people can take annual leave when they want it- all that gumph about business needs.

    Good luck and to better things!
     
  9. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    Tough Luck RT. But if he's that difficult to keep happy, perhaps you're better off somewhere else. Meantime - get some pedalling done while the weather is good.

    BTW - what is it with R-on-W these days? Went there on Sunday and all the Cafes were shut. :blush:
     
  10. Mark_Robson

    Mark_Robson Senior Member

    I feel for you RT. I hope that something comes along for you quickly.
     
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