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Do I stay or do I go?
I've been working for the same employer for just over a year and a half now. I asked them about having time off in June as I have my A levels and I've been told that I'm meant to be allowed time off for exams. I heard nothing so asked another member of management if they could find out for me. I tried to explain my situation and said that unfortunately I would be forced to hand in my notice if I didn't get some time off as my exams are more important than a job I'll be leaving come Sept anyway. When I came in the next day they said they were treating it as me threatening/blackmailing the company into giving me time off and they were still not sure if they would give me the time. They are taking the attitude of 'you may as well quit if that's how you're going to be' but are having a meeting this weekend to decide for sure what is going to happen. I offered to compromise ie work 1 day a weekend and not the other but they're not listening. Additionally I found out that they are taking me off my Fri night shift permanently as we 'aren't taking enough money' even though I have done this shift for a good 4 months longer than my colleague has even been working there (I think the fact that I've just turned 18 and they now have to pay me more may be a factor.) To top it all off, my line manager accused me of not pulling my weight with regards to cover but A) they knew I was in education when they hired me and I was covering on Mon and not getting any extra money despite it being a bank hol. If they wanted flexible staff they should not hire young people so they can get away with paying us peanuts as the majority of our young staff, who in themselves are the majority, are still in education of some form.Ragh, in short I am angry, upset and offended by the way this has all happened. Sorry for the rant but I'm confused as to what the best course of action is.Thanking ye greatly.xXx