I can tell this story now my husband has finished working for this company. When he took the the job they misled him about what it entailed but by the time he found out he was trapped as he'd given up his previous jobs. The exceedingly long days (split shifts ...4.45am to 8pm) were too much to cope with so he started to look for another job.
After a few weeks he was invited for an interview and an email was sent to his company for a reference. It was sent to his line manager so there was no way it didn't arrive. She didn't reply so they sent a second request but still she didn't reply. My husbands shifts were also changed at short notice to try to prevent him going for the interview. The day after his interview the new company told him they wanted to offer him the job but couldn't unless he could supply another referee who would be willing to send a reference that day. Fortunately he was able to provide one.
He then had to work a weeks notice. He has been given the dirtiest, hardest jobs and his shifts have been different every day. On the last day they wanted him to return their property (phone etc) an hour after his shift finished. He refused saying he would no longer work for them at that point and all paperwork and returns should be sorted in their time. They weren't happy but grudgingly agreed because we'd contacted his union and he said as he wasn't employed he wouldn't be insured to drive their vehicle so at the end of his shift he would park it as securely as possible where ever he was and leave it as he had no intention of driving whilst uninsured.
I have never before come across such nastiness when someone is leaving a job.
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