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6.7

People don’t worry about getting enough hours

Excellent
18% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

Based on information from 22 job reviews

Why this matters

At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

Most people find it easy to change shifts

Good
71% of people report that it’s easy to change shifts if they need to

Based on information from 17 job reviews

Why this matters

A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

Not great
  • 30% report getting one week notice or less
  • 6% report getting two weeks notice
  • 0% report getting three weeks notice
  • 30% report getting four weeks notice or more
  • 33% report having a fixed rota

Based on information from 33 job reviews

Why this matters

At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Most people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work

Not great
45% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

Based on information from 29 job reviews

Why this matters

A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

Good
29% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

Based on information from 31 job reviews

Why this matters

If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

Most people work the same number of hours they’re contracted for

Good
41% of people report working 8 hours or more than they’re contracted for each week

Based on information from 17 job reviews

Why this matters

At a good job, you should expect to work about the same number of hours that your contract guarantees you, most of the time.

It’s useful to pick up or drop a few shifts here and there, but if you often work a lot more hours every week than you’re contracted for, a good job should guarantee them.

This means you’re more likely to know when you’ll be working and how much you’ll earn in advance.

Most people get proper breaks

Good
71% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

Based on information from 42 job reviews

Why this matters

When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

This employer mostly uses full time contracts

  • 5% report having zero hours contracts
  • 95% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on information from 22 job reviews

People find it easy to book holidays

Excellent
87% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

Based on information from 39 job reviews

Why this matters

A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

People find it easy to take sick leave

Excellent
81% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

Based on information from 36 job reviews