I came across your website since having some serious issues at my current work place. It helps to let it out!
The first month flew by as I put all my effort into being delightful and eager, with the chance that my hard-work could land myself a job. I managed to part-succeed, gaining a great relationship with my two bosses. So much so, they wanted me their full time.
As time went on, my honeymoon with London started to take its toll and after 3 months of unpaid work I was exhausted, both mentally and physically. The money issue also became a big problem. My parents were funding me to live with the hope of great things and it took all my courage to ask for a little bit of help from my boss’s. It was November at this point and my parents were struggling. I asked whether I could have a little bit of money for travel expenses or to work three days a week to try and get a paid part-time job.
After what I believed to have been a successful chat, two days went by and no change was mentioned, only criticism for having a few days off. I was tempted to say it was my exhaustion working for them that made me ill but decided against it. Eventually I was told that as of the end of January, I would be on the pay roll but paid low. Not even minimum wage.
I’m still here and completely stuck as to what to do. I’ve poured five and a half months of unpaid work into the hope of a great career at the end of it. Although I’ll be getting paid at the end of this month, it’s not much and if anything my boss’s are getting more demanding. First day back from Christmas and already they want me in an extra hour early.