Pros: the hope of leaving
Cons: the company exists
I work as a cleaner in the Wakefield sainsbury's stores for Interserve.
I normally start at 5am, despite the fact buses don't run through the area in which I live until about 5:30am on a weekday, and thus I have to walk around 4.5 miles to get to work, and I have literally been shouted and bawled at by my area manger for daring to ask her to push my start time an hour forward. Bare in mind that I do work the weekends as well and have to walk through a sea of groups of drunk and often aggresive folk that pour out of the clubs, and have been jumped twice. I am currently covering at one of the stores at night, and finish at 12 at night, and thus have to walk 4.5 miles back (Local bus service ends at 11:15pm during the week) whilst again trying to avoid groups of drunk and often aggresive folk pouring IN to the clubs. Despite this, I receive no unsociable hours pay, work 6 days a week, have a minimal social life due to the ridiculous hours I have to sleep at, my body clock has gone haywire due to the fact my shifts have been altered between the two afroementioned time slots, and I do this for minimum wage. On top of that, I am not allowed to take ANY holidays during the enitre month of december, despite my family living on the Isle of Man, thus christmas USED to be one of the very few oppertunities I got to spend with them. The only good thing about this job is the fact it got me off JSA after months of relentless searching for a job.