Best To Work Your Own Hours

| Essex, England, UK | Working | September 23, 2013

(I have been working a few months in the cleaning department of a hospital. I am 18, and it is only my second ever job. The senior supervisor is going through my hours and pay for the next month.)

Supervisor: “So, you worked Saturday and Sunday; that’s £10.50 an hour. £10.50 plus £10.50 is £21, so you should get £21.”

Me: “Uh, no, that’s not right.”

Supervisor: “Yes it is, look.” *begins typing it into calculator*

Me: “No, that’s right, but that’s just two hours.”

(My supervisor just gives me a blank look.)

Me: “I worked more than two hours on Saturday and Sunday. I worked six hours on Saturday, and six hours on Sunday, so it’s £10.50 times 12.”

Supervisor: “Oh… OH! Right. Lucky you spotted that!”

(This was five years ago, and the same supervisor still does the pay. Unsurprisingly, it is consistently wrong, and getting it corrected is usually like getting blood from a stone. Glad I’m only there until I graduate!)

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