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So basically I go out and work every saturday, earning £10 a week. I used some of my money to buy herbal tea and then my dad decided to throw it out because apparently every time I make tea I make mess. I paid for that tea, completely with my own money and I'm 15. I had to buy my own butter the other day and then my Mum used it all up for cooking too. It's not like I'm loaded, I mean 7 hours, no breaks, for a tenner is just stupid.

I asked my Dad for the money back amd he said right after you pay me back for everything you've ever broken. They're my ****ing parents!

I know I'm just ranting but I mean wtf I get no pocket money from them or anything, yet they expect me to do loads.

What can I do? I can't just keep spending money for them to take it from me as they please!!

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Where are you working that they pay you that much for 7 hours of work?
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Where are you working that they pay you that much for 7 hours of work?
Some ****ty cafe.

It's awful but I'm saving up for bus fare to college.

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That does sound pretty unfair, but I don't think there's really a lot you can do other than trying to have a mature conversation about it :/
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(Original post by Obiejess)
So basically I go out and work every saturday, earning £10 a week. I used some of my money to buy herbal tea and then my dad decided to throw it out because apparently every time I make tea I make mess. I paid for that tea, completely with my own money and I'm 15. I had to buy my own butter the other day and then my Mum used it all up for cooking too. It's not like I'm loaded, I mean 7 hours, no breaks, for a tenner is just stupid.

I asked my Dad for the money back amd he said right after you pay me back for everything you've ever broken. They're my ****ing parents!

I know I'm just ranting but I mean wtf I get no pocket money from them or anything, yet they expect me to do loads.

What can I do? I can't just keep spending money for them to take it from me as they please!!

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http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/inf...ng-workers.htm

You should be getting at least a 30 minute break (probably longer if you're there for seven hours, that's after you've worked 4.5 hours).
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"Accidentally" break something of his.
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Explain to him that it's not really motivating you to work, that your meagre pay is being thrown away...

£10 for 7 hours pay... You'd be much better off with a paper round surely??
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Explain to him that it's not really motivating you to work, that your meagre pay is being thrown away...

£10 for 7 hours pay... You'd be much better off with a paper round surely??
They wont let me get a paper round.

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http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/inf...ng-workers.htm

You should be getting at least a 30 minute break (probably longer if you're there for seven hours, that's after you've worked 4.5 hours).
It's not 'contract work'.

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"Accidentally" break something of his.
Don't do this.
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They wont let me get a paper round.

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It's not 'contract work'.

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It doesn't matter whether its contract work or not, you're still entitled to a breakif you work so many hours

Simple solution with the tea... make sure you clean up after yourself properly.
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£10 for 7 hours jheeze i know illegal Romanian earning more
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Not even minimum wage...

If you were on minimum, you would get around £25 not £10.

EDIT: Just read that minimum wage doesn't apply for 16 and under.

Sucks to be you.
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why are you bothering to work for like £1 an hour?

just keep all your stuff in your room
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Keep your tea in your room in future/create a hiding space. I had to do this with my coffee You should see about getting a different job though, you are being seriously underpaid! At under 18 years of age you are entitled to 3.79 an hour, is it a cash in hand type job?
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Keep your tea in your room in future/create a hiding space. I had to do this with my coffee You should see about getting a different job though, you are being seriously underpaid! At under 18 years of age you are entitled to 3.79 an hour, is it a cash in hand type job?
Yeah and at 15 I am owed nothing. Do you know how hard it is to find work at all under 16?

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Yeah and at 15 I am owed nothing. Do you know how hard it is to find work at all under 16?

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I know exactly how hard it is... as a rule it seems it's all down to connections. My parents have no connections whatsoever lol. I asked around my friends etc to see if their bosses were hiring or needed extra help and ended up getting a trial run and then taken on for their company How long until you are 16?
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Talk to them about it!

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I know exactly how hard it is... as a rule it seems it's all down to connections. My parents have no connections whatsoever lol. I asked around my friends etc to see if their bosses were hiring or needed extra help and ended up getting a trial run and then taken on for their company How long until you are 16?
November

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