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    Today, I started my work experience. I went to Pets at home.
    I'm there from 10 to 3.
    I was told that I would be working 5 hours straight.
    Is that legal?

    When i went to other work placements I had a lunch.
    My father said that it's not right what I was told.

    I understand why i was told that because I'm not there long.

    I don't want to complain in case I cause an issue.

    I don't know if I should bring lunch in tomorrow or for the rest of the week.
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    (Original post by AutisticMew)
    Today, I started my work experience. I went to Pets at home.
    I'm there from 10 to 3.
    I was told that I would be working 5 hours straight.
    Is that legal?

    When i went to other work placements I had a lunch.
    My father said that it's not right what I was told.

    I understand why i was told that because I'm not there long.

    I don't want to complain in case I cause an issue.

    I don't know if I should bring lunch in tomorrow or for the rest of the week.
    How old are you? If you are 18 it's perfectly legal, 16-18 and you should have a half hour break if you worked over 4.5 hours.
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    I think you have to work 6 hours before they are required to give you a break. I would definitely take in some food.

    Edit: If you're 18+
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    (Original post by AutisticMew)
    Today, I started my work experience. I went to Pets at home.
    I'm there from 10 to 3.
    I was told that I would be working 5 hours straight.
    Is that legal?

    When i went to other work placements I had a lunch.
    My father said that it's not right what I was told.

    I understand why i was told that because I'm not there long.

    I don't want to complain in case I cause an issue.

    I don't know if I should bring lunch in tomorrow or for the rest of the week.
    If you are over 18 you are not entitled to a break unless you work more than 6 hours. As your shift is only 5 hours you won't get a break. Eat a big breakfast and then maybe take some food for you to eat as soon as you have finished work.
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    (Original post by AutisticMew)
    Today, I started my work experience. I went to Pets at home.
    I'm there from 10 to 3.
    I was told that I would be working 5 hours straight.
    Is that legal?

    When i went to other work placements I had a lunch.
    My father said that it's not right what I was told.

    I understand why i was told that because I'm not there long.

    I don't want to complain in case I cause an issue.

    I don't know if I should bring lunch in tomorrow or for the rest of the week.
    It's 6 hours when you're entitled to one. My old job used to schedule 5hr 45min shifts for this reason.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    How old are you? If you are 18 it's perfectly legal, 16-18 and you should have a half hour break if you worked over 4.5 hours.
    I'm 22.
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    (Original post by AutisticMew)
    I'm 22.
    Yeah you aren't entitled to a break. I work 6 hours without a break in my job I make sure I get a decent brew and breakfast before I leave in the morning .
 
 
 
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