27th May 2014

posted by AM_admin

Happy to go for zero

Retailers are being critisised for offering zero contract hours. But research suggests that most people are actually happy with the arrangement.

Retailers are being critisised for offering zero contract hours. But research suggests that most people are actually happy with the arrangement.

A survey, at the end of last year, has suggested that despite the criticism that zero hours contracts has received recently, it seems that people are actually happy with them. 

Zero hours contracts are employment contracts that do not guarantee a certain number of working hours per week. Many more of these types of contracts have been taken up as unemployment is high at the moment. Some people have opted to have multiple contracts of this type in order to have more working hours per week. However, some have made the choice to have a zero hours contract to have a more balanced lifestyle.

They have however been criticised when work is cancelled without sufficient notice and employees have been exploited to boost profit margins. In reflection, some 38% of those on zero-hours contracts wanted more hours but when compared to the average UK employee, they are just as satisfied with their job.

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