Contract help

Please help. 
I interviewed for a job with a 5/2 pattern which was confirmed to be MON-FRI. This is stated in the contract without the flexibility working clause. 

My first day I was told I had the weekend off along with Mon/Tues as my working pattern is Weds-SUN (never having weekends off) I brought up with management what my contracted stated. They advised I was wrong and was told it’s 5/2. 

Last night I decided to write a formal email as I have no life right now and having to pay for double child care at weekends. My life has turned upside down. I haven’t seen my husband and I’m genuinely becoming depressed. After the email, I received a response this eve CONFIRMING that I was right, the contract was wrong. “Administrative error” they thanked me and said I’ll sign the new contract tomorrow….. 

Really? I signed the contract I interviewed for. 

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  • I'm not sure what your question is. 
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  • Are you in a union? If not try ACAS.
  • Dakta
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    edited 26 September 2023 at 5:48PM
    I'm not sure what your question is. 
    Well let's take a complete random guess on this shall we, it's totally contextual but I think I can have a go

    'given the above described scenario, what are my options because I don't want to do the shift that's been forced on me'


    I don't think the answer is a right lot, if they won't flex but I think you've been treat quite poorly. 

    I'd second ACAS for a second opinion, they're generally useless but you won't need to spell it out. 


  • Dakta said:
    I'm not sure what your question is. 
    Well let's take a complete random guess on this shall we, it's totally contextual but I think I can have a go

    'given the above described scenario, what are my options because I don't want to do the shift that's been forced on me'


    I couldn't see that because they said the original contract was correct? "After the email, I received a response this eve CONFIRMING that I was right"

    So.. unclear what the issue is.


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  • Marcon
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    After the email, I received a response this eve CONFIRMING that I was right, the contract was wrong. “Administrative error” they thanked me and said I’ll sign the new contract tomorrow….. 

    Really? I signed the contract I interviewed for. 

    Sounds like they are very confused. Wait and see what tomorrow brings - and make sure you have access to their reply confirming you were right (print it out if necessary and take it with you).
    Googling on your question might have been both quicker and easier, if you're only after simple facts rather than opinions!  
  • Hi,
    Helpme88xxxx said:
     After the email, I received a response this eve CONFIRMING that I was right, the contract was wrong. “Administrative error” they thanked me and said I’ll sign the new contract tomorrow…..
    I think that means you'll be signing the new Wed/Sun contract.

  • Please help. 
    I interviewed for a job with a 5/2 pattern which was confirmed to be MON-FRI. This is stated in the contract without the flexibility working clause. 

    What exactly does the wording say? 5/2, to me at least, means you work 5 days then get 2 days off, it doesn't say if that's mon-fri or Wed-Sun etc
  • Andy_L
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    Please help. 
    I interviewed for a job with a 5/2 pattern which was confirmed to be MON-FRI. This is stated in the contract without the flexibility working clause. 

    My first day I was told I had the weekend off along with Mon/Tues as my working pattern is Weds-SUN (never having weekends off) I brought up with management what my contracted stated. They advised I was wrong and was told it’s 5/2. 

    Last night I decided to write a formal email as I have no life right now and having to pay for double child care at weekends. My life has turned upside down. I haven’t seen my husband and I’m genuinely becoming depressed. After the email, I received a response this eve CONFIRMING that I was right, the contract was wrong. “Administrative error” they thanked me and said I’ll sign the new contract tomorrow….. 

    Really? I signed the contract I interviewed for. 

    1. An employer can change shift patterns with relatively little effort

    2. With <2 years service than can just fire you if you don't agree with the change
  • Undervalued
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    edited 27 September 2023 at 9:41AM
    Andy_L said:
    Please help. 
    I interviewed for a job with a 5/2 pattern which was confirmed to be MON-FRI. This is stated in the contract without the flexibility working clause. 

    My first day I was told I had the weekend off along with Mon/Tues as my working pattern is Weds-SUN (never having weekends off) I brought up with management what my contracted stated. They advised I was wrong and was told it’s 5/2. 

    Last night I decided to write a formal email as I have no life right now and having to pay for double child care at weekends. My life has turned upside down. I haven’t seen my husband and I’m genuinely becoming depressed. After the email, I received a response this eve CONFIRMING that I was right, the contract was wrong. “Administrative error” they thanked me and said I’ll sign the new contract tomorrow….. 

    Really? I signed the contract I interviewed for. 

    1. An employer can change shift patterns with relatively little effort

    2. With <2 years service than can just fire you if you don't agree with the change
    ^^^^^^

    Is pretty much the bottom line. If you don't agree and can't negotiate a compromise they can dismiss you just by giving or paying you for whatever notice the contract you have signed provides.
  • Hi,
    so what did you agree/sign for?
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