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I went for an interview today. In the ad for the job it stated an hourly rate of £7.28 plus mileage and enhancments for weekends and bank holidays.


At the interview I was told the hourly rate was £6.25 for mon - fri and £6.50 for weekends. They also stated I would have to attend a 3 day course (unpaid) and shadowing (unpaid).


This may be common practice, any job I have had has been obtained through who I know and not what I know so I don't have any experience to compare.


I was taking a drop as it was with their advertised pay, if i knew if was even lower I wouldn't of wasted my time or theirs.


This is more of a rant than asking for advise. I would be interested in hearing anyone elses experiences :-)

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I know that job agencies have a knack of doing what you talking about here. Their job description is so generic. The job I managed to get states "Duties are: Dismantling IT Equipment, Data wiping hardrives (full training given),basic data entry on a keyboard, wrapping of pallets, any other general warehouse duties as and when they arise." Out of this the only duty I am doing is wrapping of pallets of computer equipment. I was under the impression I would be involved with dismantling and wiping of hard drives and only very little of data entry I've done is on my first day. :mad2:


There was another agency with the same job but was showing a bit more detailed job description and on the reflection what they wrote I might of not asked to be taken on. Going back to my agency I don't understand why they wanted my expertise with IT equipment and being so adamant with it when I don't need it at all.

It's actually costing me a good slice of my weekly wages to travel to and from the site. I could quit but I would have to face that stigma of being one of those people who "don't like working". It's a shame I was looking forward going back to work getting money again but now I am stuck.

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It seems they can say whatever they want and then just do whatever they want.


I have had 3 missed calls regarding the interview from yesterday. They caught me on the landline the forth time! They want to know when I can attend the training course.


I asked about the difference in hourly money she explained it was £6 odd an hour and the rest went into a holiday fund so you can take annual leave.


Even more confused now.

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rolled up holiday is not inline with the Working Time Directive, essentially they are showing the hourly rate with the holiday pay as a percentage to make it an more attractive rate.


Trying to sell a job this way is wrong in my opinion.

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