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    'I worked a five-hour shift and got paid nothing' - BBC News

    A 19-year-old woman has begun a campaign to ban all unpaid work trials after she worked a five-hour shift in a restaurant and didn't get paid.

    Ellen Reynolds, from Glasgow, had to buy a shirt and trousers for a uniform as well so ended up £20 out of pocket.



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    That is a rare worthy cause that I will actually sign up to.

    Even the petition wording is sensible.

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    Done, but I'm sure that ”At 10,000 signatures, government will respond with feck off".

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    I did it when I saw your link on the wrong board.
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    I demand to know which companies are using free labour.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zigenare View Post
    Nope.
    As in, you don't support a ban on unpaid trials?

    Like unpaid internships (something else I disagree with), there are many people who think an unpaid working trial is perfectly reasonable and it would be good to understand the rationale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    As in, you don't support a ban on unpaid trials?

    Like unpaid internships (something else I disagree with), there are many people who think an unpaid working trial is perfectly reasonable and it would be good to understand the rationale.
    There's a lad(17 years old) on LinkedIn at the moment who was furloughed, bored out of his tree so he went to see a local engineering firm and asked if he could work there for free as he wanted to learn and didn't want to spend all his time on his XBox. The MD of the company gave him a trial and has now offered to take over his apprenticeship.

    The lad didn't bleat to the press about not being paid, he got on with it.

    He also didn't post on LinkedIn, the MD of the company did.

    I think it's perfectly reasonable to spend a day seeing if you like a job and the company likes you. Anything longer unpaid is taking the piss imho.

    So "No, I won't be signing the petition".
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