After a little bit of advice really, the girlfriend is back from uni for the summer. Took her CV around various local businesses asking for summer work.
One woman at a very expensive independent woman's clothing store offered her a bit of work here and there, with agreed times of 10-5 (shop hours) at £50 a day. Which seemed fairly reasonable.
So my missus works for this woman doing afternoons/mornings/ few odd hours etc.. It then comes to the stage where she's wanting payment, so she's ringing the store owner who's reluctant at best to answer the phone, and calls into the shop to find out what's happening.. The owner then says you'll be paid on the 25th, of last month, which she was, but upon payment found she was short of what she was actually owe by almost half.
At this point she's already done a bit more work for this woman, she they have a discussion where the owner promptly says - you're on £5something an hour which is minimum wage, which we agreed on, (this is a complete lie), as this is not what was agreed verbally to begin with.
Now there's another girl that works in the shop that gets paid the full £50 a day because 'she's experienced', which is a bit odd to say the least, as 90% of the time the shop is completely dead.
So basically my other half is down quite a considerable amount of money due to underpayment, which it looks like she will not be getting paid, the phonecalls about any-more hours from the woman have stopped and it's all a little suspect whether she's getting paid what she's owed.
I'm tempted to go in myself and make a bit of a scene an demand what she's owed as my other half is a lot softer than me, especially when it comes to money, and it doesn't look like she'll be getting any more work/ paid t the min.
Basically I think the woman who employed my gf is taking the piss. What would you do?
Sorry for the massive story, over to the wisdom of STW for some opinions and advice please!