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    As the title says really, What are your opinions on 0-hours contracts? And why?
    Are they, good, bad or alright for some?
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    I think they’re not ideal since they are not secure permanent jobs but they are better than nothing. I’d rather be on a zero-hours contract than have no job at all. I don’t think banning zero-hours contracts would be a good idea since they are a temporary solution that can help people struggling to get a full-time job by offering them experience and income.
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    Was good for me, let me adapt my work shedule to what I wanted to do the next week.
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    I think they’re not ideal since they are not secure permanent jobs but they are better than nothing. I’d rather be on a zero-hours contract than have no job at all. I don’t think banning zero-hours contracts would be a good idea since they are a temporary solution that can help people struggling to get a full-time job by offering them experience and income.
    I totally agree.
    They arent ideal for people in full time employment, but obviously its better than no job at all.
    They can be useful to people like students though.
    But i do think that employers are quick to use them. Mainly for their own advantage, in that they can give people less hours, send people home early etc if its quieter.
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    (Original post by Emma:-))
    I totally agree.
    They arent ideal for people in full time employment, but obviously its better than no job at all.
    They can be useful to people like students though.
    But i do think that employers are quick to use them. Mainly for their own advantage, in that they can give people less hours, send people home early etc if its quieter.
    I find employers are quick to use other contracts with fixed daily/weekly/monthly hours.

    The last four jobs I've been offered the employer has requested contracted hours.
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    (Original post by Quady)
    I find employers are quick to use other contracts with fixed daily/weekly/monthly hours.

    The last four jobs I've been offered the employer has requested contracted hours.
    I think it depends on the place. Quite a few want contracted hours. And quite a few others are quick to go down the 0 hours route.
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    Are there even salaried jobs available as zero hour contracts?
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    (Original post by Quady)
    Are there even salaried jobs available as zero hour contracts?
    Salaried jobs arent 0 hours (as far as im aware).
    Some places that tend to do it are places like restaurants, fast food places, a few shops or factories might do it etc.
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    (Original post by Emma:-))
    Salaried jobs arent 0 hours (as far as im aware).
    Some places that tend to do it are places like restaurants, fast food places, a few shops or factories might do it etc.
    I guess some places have flexi time systems which work similar to 0-hours contracts.
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    Depends on the person needs and the situations. For instance, I like the thought of being able to do something as and when to gain some experience in a different sector whilst working full time Monday to Friday. At least if the second job is of something of strong interest, not just any old job.
 
 
 
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