McDonalds uniform

My eldest has finally.got a job at Mcdonald's, done all the stuff needed to start. 

They were meant to start in the store last week, but said they had not got their uniform so no need to come in. 

Was down for a shift today, but again they called and said they still not not have a uniform and not to come in.

Can they do this?  Because McDonald's cannot order his uniform in time, my child has lost over 8 hours of pay.  This is their only job and needs to earn money, they did their induction nearly a month ago, so has not earned a penny in this time due to mcdonald's incompetence.

He is quite laid back so does not seem bothered, I have told him to go in and talk to them, but he has just gone back to bed!! 
If the world is a stage... I want better lighting!

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  • Andy_L
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    What does his contract say?

    I suspect he's on a "zero hours contract" so McDs can totally dictate what hours of work (including zero) he gets offered.
  • breaking_free
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    He is quite laid back so does not seem bothered, I have told him to go in and talk to them, but he has just gone back to bed!! 
    So your boy has got a job (well done) and is not letting life's minor bumps in the road get him down (also well done). Sounds like a well-adjusted kid to me.

    You, on the other hand, are getting wound up like a helicopter parent. Relax - these things happen and yes McDonalds can do this. It's annoying but there's nowt you can do so I'd take a leaf out of your son's book and have a lie down. Best wishes.
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    He is quite laid back so does not seem bothered, I have told him to go in and talk to them, but he has just gone back to bed!! 
    So your boy has got a job (well done) and is not letting life's minor bumps in the road get him down (also well done). Sounds like a well-adjusted kid to me.

    You, on the other hand, are getting wound up like a helicopter parent. Relax - these things happen and yes McDonalds can do this. It's annoying but there's nowt you can do so I'd take a leaf out of your son's book and have a lie down. Best wishes.
    No so...

    I did not mention his age, he is 19 and spent three years at art college to then tell us he does not want to do art anymore so will not look any further at that career. 


    He knows he has to pay his way in life now. We wanted him to get a full time job, but he decided a part time job is better. He is meant to pay board now at only £100 a month, he currently is not paying anything to contribute to his huge food bill.

    When he was at college for 3 years he did not get any part time jobs, we covered him.
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  • breaking_free
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    edited 25 July at 11:27AM
    Would have been better to put that info in your first post so that I can other posters can make informed comments.
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    He is quite laid back so does not seem bothered, I have told him to go in and talk to them, but he has just gone back to bed!! 
    So your boy has got a job (well done) and is not letting life's minor bumps in the road get him down (also well done). Sounds like a well-adjusted kid to me.

    You, on the other hand, are getting wound up like a helicopter parent. Relax - these things happen and yes McDonalds can do this. It's annoying but there's nowt you can do so I'd take a leaf out of your son's book and have a lie down. Best wishes.
    No so...

    I did not mention his age, he is 19 and spent three years at art college to then tell us he does not want to do art anymore so will not look any further at that career. 


    He knows he has to pay his way in life now. We wanted him to get a full time job, but he decided a part time job is better. He is meant to pay board now at only £100 a month, he currently is not paying anything to contribute to his huge food bill.

    When he was at college for 3 years he did not get any part time jobs, we covered him.
    Whilst that provides some background it is irrelevant to the original question which has been answered.

    Even if a careful reading of his contract meant that they are obliged to pay him for the missed hours (unlikely) he has zero job security. So it almost certainly would not be a good idea to rock the boat, unless or until he has a better alternative lined up.
  • theatretony
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    Would have been better to put that info in your first post so that I can other posters can make informed comments.
    Apologies, thought I had. 
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  • Marcon
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    edited 25 July at 1:20PM

    He is quite laid back so does not seem bothered, I have told him to go in and talk to them, but he has just gone back to bed!! 
    So your boy has got a job (well done) and is not letting life's minor bumps in the road get him down (also well done). Sounds like a well-adjusted kid to me.

    You, on the other hand, are getting wound up like a helicopter parent. Relax - these things happen and yes McDonalds can do this. It's annoying but there's nowt you can do so I'd take a leaf out of your son's book and have a lie down. Best wishes.
    No so...

    I did not mention his age, he is 19 and spent three years at art college to then tell us he does not want to do art anymore so will not look any further at that career. 


    He knows he has to pay his way in life now. We wanted him to get a full time job, but he decided a part time job is better. He is meant to pay board now at only £100 a month, he currently is not paying anything to contribute to his huge food bill.

    When he was at college for 3 years he did not get any part time jobs, we covered him.
    This is a parenting issue (one all too many parents have faced!), not an employment issue.

    If he's clocking up a huge food bill, then cut it down - no luxuries or treats, just basic, boring (but nutritious enough to satisfy your parental instincts) food. A reality check won't do him any harm, any more than a mundane diet will.

    At present what he knows is that he doesn't have to pay his way in life now, because his parents aren't going to take any action other than having a grumble if he doesn't.

    You've indulged him enough. Time for a bit of tough love to prepare him (and possibly his parents...!) for the real world. 
    Googling on your question might have been both quicker and easier, if you're only after simple facts rather than opinions!  
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