Zero Hour Contracts / Agency Fees : School Holidays / Affordable Childcare : Juggling Work With Caring ?

All about money
Local rumour ... and a VERY old practice ... shop window ad in agency ... zero hour contract work available ... say £ 9 per hour ?

BE VERY WARY ... some agencies now ask for a " Finder's fee " ... once paid , it may well be several hours ... even
weeks before the RATE per hour climbs back to anywhere near the advertised rate.

In fact , you may well be earning LESS than the minimum wage for sometime !

NEVER FORGET ... said work is NOT guaranteed ... could be days / weeks before that phone rings !

For some , like buying a Lottery ticket and praying that it's a winner !

( Just ask a few of my immediate neighbours !!! )

Internet search ... ZERO HOUR CONTRACTS AGENCY FEES ... and DO YOUR HOMEWORK ... take advice from the legal
experts and trade unions who are revealed in said search !

Juggling work with caring ... even more balls in the air whenever zero contracts are involved ... and , of course ,
Universal Credit ... a beach ball sized one to add to that juggling act !

On manors like mine ... Worksop ... Hobson's choice !

( 1970s ... North West , London ... early morning ... unemployed labourers standing on a street corner in a crowd ,,, sometimes
a hundred or more ... transit van pulls up ... " Work for four at £ 5 per hour , what am I bid ? " ... five minutes later , van departs... four labourers in the back ... at £ 3.75 per hour ! "

2019 ... any real difference out there ??? )
Relating to this massively right now, I am studying a part time A level course in September but I have been trying to find a part time temporary job in the meantime, that balances the time caring for my Dad, not to mention the Hour/wage cap. I have had no luck whatsoever this past month.
Yep ... almost a return to the really bad old days in many areas.

Lincolnshire ... harvesting time ... traditional seaside resorts come the end of the summer season ... could be really " Interesting "
for starters.

My thoughts are with hundreds of thousands , if not low millions , of parents very shortly ... the start of the school summer
holidays ... all food banks on high alert ... work MAY be available but ... affordable childcare ( Assuming work during the day ) ?

Throw UC into the mix and ... a recipe for temporary disaster ?