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    Recently got a job and the pay displayed on the job listing was £10p/h. Now that I've agreed to accept the job they've just changed what I agreed to down to £5.06 an hour.

    I'm 20 so that's the national minimum wage for me, but are they allowed to do that?
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    Did you agree a contract before the wage went down? What was in the contract? What reason did the company give for the new wage?

    NMW for 20yo is £5.60 btw.
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    What was the agreed pay on your contract?
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    (Original post by Duncan2012)
    Did you agree a contract before the wage went down? What was in the contract? What reason did the company give for the new wage?

    NMW for 20yo is £5.60 btw.
    a verbal agreement. at the interview they did a debrief on the job and they pay.
    I literally have no idea why they've reduced it. I'm just about to send an email back asking why.

    5.60* sorry
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    (Original post by Elise213)
    a verbal agreement. at the interview they did a debrief on the job and they pay.
    I literally have no idea why they've reduced it. I'm just about to send an email back asking why.

    5.60* sorry
    It would be interesting to hear what they've got to say. Then it's up to you to decide whether you'd be happy working for someone who is prepared to act like that. Is it a large/well-known company?
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    (Original post by Duncan2012)
    It would be interesting to hear what they've got to say. Then it's up to you to decide whether you'd be happy working for someone who is prepared to act like that. Is it a large/well-known company?
    It's actually a start up company. Usually them that does bullsh*t like this. Sucks as I actually need the experience
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    (Original post by Elise213)
    It's actually a start up company. Usually them that does bullsh*t like this. Sucks as I actually need the experience
    I suppose the question is would you have applied for the job if it was advertised as NMW?

    Good luck however it pans out.
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    That scummy behaviour from the employers, so don't be surprised if they treat you like crap and are dodgey on the job.

    Ask them why it has been reduced.
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    (Original post by Duncan2012)
    It would be interesting to hear what they've got to say. Then it's up to you to decide whether you'd be happy working for someone who is prepared to act like that. Is it a large/well-known company?
    just an update. I've had no response so far and I'm meant to be going to an induction on monday lmao. typical
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    (Original post by Elise213)
    just an update. I've had no response so far and I'm meant to be going to an induction on monday lmao. typical
    I don't know how badly you need the work, but there's no way I'd start working until I had some clarity on wages from them, especially as they appear to be playing silly buggers.
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    (Original post by Elise213)
    just an update. I've had no response so far and I'm meant to be going to an induction on monday lmao. typical
    So they've not given you anything in writing and they haven't responded when you've asked for more info? Start-up or not, anyone who is that disorganised is likely to have other problems within the company (will they pay you on time? Will they be aware of health & safety laws and their responsibilities? Will they have good business processes and actually make money? Will they pay their taxes? etc) Personally I think I'd tell them to shove it.
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    Looks very dodgy that they'd reduce the wage by almost a half without giving a very good reason why, I'd avoid if I were yoou
 
 
 
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