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Old 03.04.2019, 20:49
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Re: Came for a trial work day in a restaurant and they refuse ro pay me

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Normally, unless otherwise specified, you don't get paid for trial days.

So, yes, it is correct.

Sorry.

Tom

P.S. Just asked my daughter, she confirmed this, and that it's true even if you do a one month trial (which she just did).
Sorry Tom but that is not correct.

If they are not willing to reimburse (other than expenses, e.g. travel to/from work), they need to say so specifically upfront. Otherwise it's implied that there is a compensation for hours worked.

Note that this applies if it's explicitly a "trial day" as in there's actual work involved. This is different from and has to be declared as more than a "Schnuppertag", also known as a very loose form of shadowing work, if you will, as well as to get to know the team.

There's a lot of grey zone here, unfortunately, and it is abused left and right in hospitality. Just because it's customary doesn't make it right (or legal) though.

Beyond that, to not pay for a whole month and declare it a trial month is absolutely ridiculous and in no way legal.
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