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    I've just recently gotten a job in a crappy convenience store, and since I'm under eighteen the employer hasn't bothered putting me 'on the books' and just pays me cash-in-hand for £3.15 an hour, which is his 'non-tax rate' minimum wage. At the moment I'm working a total of 12 hours, 10-to-5 on Saturdays and 12-to-5 on Sundays. Is this too much work to be taking on at this vital period?
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    (Original post by BabushkaMan)
    I've just recently gotten a job in a crappy convenience store, and since I'm under eighteen the employer hasn't bothered putting me 'on the books' and just pays me cash-in-hand for £3.15 an hour, which is his 'non-tax rate' minimum wage. At the moment I'm working a total of 12 hours, 10-to-5 on Saturdays and 12-to-5 on Sundays. Is this too much work to be taking on at this vital period?
    I reckon so, I'd stop now-or by the end of Easter-your exams should come first....
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    (Original post by BabushkaMan)
    I've just recently gotten a job in a crappy convenience store, and since I'm under eighteen the employer hasn't bothered putting me 'on the books' and just pays me cash-in-hand for £3.15 an hour, which is his 'non-tax rate' minimum wage. At the moment I'm working a total of 12 hours, 10-to-5 on Saturdays and 12-to-5 on Sundays. Is this too much work to be taking on at this vital period?
    Just so you know, doing 12 hours a week at the minimum wage of £3.64 wouldn't put you past the tax bracket. So really, his excuse of non-tax rate is absolute rubbish.

    12 hours isn't too much, but if you aren't already performing at a high level, it'll damage your results. Tell him to pay you minimum wage or leave; if he says no, just leave anyway as revision is more important!
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    (Original post by BabushkaMan)
    I've just recently gotten a job in a crappy convenience store, and since I'm under eighteen the employer hasn't bothered putting me 'on the books' and just pays me cash-in-hand for £3.15 an hour, which is his 'non-tax rate' minimum wage. At the moment I'm working a total of 12 hours, 10-to-5 on Saturdays and 12-to-5 on Sundays. Is this too much work to be taking on at this vital period?
    surely this is illegal?
 
 
 
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