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I am asking on behalf of a friend regarding a problem they are facing.


She was working in a job on days but it was quite a distance to travel so she sought employment elsewhere for similar hours but more local.


whilst still employed she was interviewed for a job position by a different company but only 5 minutes from their home.


The job she originally went for was not offered but they was given the option of a different position on days with the view on progressing to the position she first went for.


they asked my her how much notice they needed to give, she told them a week, She was told she would then be able to start after the weeks notice.


She had messages stating the new job offered was for days with the possibility for progression within the company.


She was told part of the job meant she would be working every other weekend, she gave them a list of booked holidays and was told that would be fine.


Upon her notice ending she went to the new job to and was given a rota containing 4 days and 4 nights alternating and she was on shift every weekend for the 8 week rota.


Also none of here requested holidays were given.


She questioned this but was asked to continue with training and speak to the manager in a few days after training.


When she went in to see the manager she instead was greeted by the regional manager who was acting manager as the manager had been removed from her position!


The regional manager stated that they only have night shifts available and that this is the only position available (even though they had my friend on 4 days every other week on a rota)


My friend has therefore put her notice in at the request of the new employer, left her old job, was offered a position which after starting found isn't available.


Is there anything she can do, it looks like the only 2 options available is leave the company with no job or just accept what the employer has told her that she has to work nights.


She would not have left her old job and taken up the new position if it was stated nights were only available.


Since starting her new job she has found that a couple of new staff members went for the same position she originally went for. They to was told they were unsuccessful but they had a different position available!


It seems that the company are using the job description to lure people in with the promise of a high paid job, then offering them something different just to try and fill other rolls!


any advice would be greatly recieved


thank you.


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unfortunately they are not here at the moment but as far as i know the original job was for a deputy manager position


the interviewer contacted her around 5 days after the interview said although she was extremely knowledgeable and easily qualified for the job she didn't know enough about the ethos of the company. But the had another position for a nurse, she told the interviewer that that was not what she wanted to do and told them she would have to decline their offer.


for 2 to 3 days the manager contacted her via email / text saying that if the position was for 4 day shifts a week would she reconsider. all these 'offers were in text and emails. She agreed to see the manager who seemed to rush her into signing a contract which she believed to be exactly what was offered via messages.


The paperwork she signed just stated it was a contract for 48 hours with no mention of days or nights. She made clear from the start she didn't want nights, and as the messages before stated they would offer her 4 day shifts a week she saw no reason to question it.


the previous manager did not even send her a job offer letter (just the messages) it all seemed to be rushed as to just get someone to fill a position.


Now they are telling her there are only the night shifts available yet out of the next 8 weeks on a rota they gave her after her training they had her on 4 day shifts every other week. It seems they have offered her one thing, changed it after the training and now yet again they are wanting to change it just to have her working night shifts as they are struggling to employ anyone to work them.


She has shown the regional manager what was offered but all the regional did was apologize but claimed they had nothing else to offer her.

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That sounds complicated, hopefully our employment experts will be along to advise later.


I've edited some paragraphs into your post. If you could space things out, it will make your posts easier to read for the advisers. :)



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what are they hoping for? It is my opinion that the contract was sunstantially different to the one negotiated so they can walk away from the job but they cant force the company to create a new position

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