Workers are 'begging managers for more hours' as millions struggle with flexible contracts, reveals study

‘Workers are begging their managers for additional hours in order to make a living as millions are forced into flexible working due to a lack of alternatives, a study has revealed.

Research by Cambridge and Oxford sociologists indicates that 4.6 million people are on flexible contracts, meaning they have minimal guaranteed hours that can be subject to last minute changes and reductions, often having a negative impact on their home lives and mental health.

The research revealed that precarious employment practices, most common among supermarket and care home workers, is leading to people begging for schedule changes to accommodate for commitments such as looking after their children or for more hours simply in order to earn a living.’

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