unsocial hours

unsocial hours

A UK term of art for working hours that are outside of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday.
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When these highly skilled people who work unsocial hours and receive only moderate pay say that the plans of the Fire Authority will jeopardise safety and are prepared to go on strike and lose pay, they deserve to be listened to with respect.
Often poorly paid workers such as shop and catering staff working unsocial hours were most exposed to the risks of passive smoking, he said.
Working unsocial hours can lead to abnormal heart rhythms and may explain why shiftworkers are more susceptible to heart disease than people who work in normal nine-to-five jobs.
The research document is very useful, because it has never been done before, and it bears out the resistance we get at the coal-face, largely because of the unsocial hours.
After all, many garages are convenience stores these days open during unsocial hours.
Most low paid jobs are precarious, temporary, part-time or have unsocial hours, but if you desperately need the work you can't be choosy.
Maybe Cristiano Ronaldo and Steven Gerrard are paid three times more a week than we earn in a year and train but two hours mid-morning, but others graft unstintingly over unsocial hours for much less money to achieve what they desire.
We were promised jobs for all by Mr Blair and all we got was lots more unsocial hours minimum wage jobs that were filled by the huge influx from Eastern Europe.
Many in the NHS work unsocial hours and need to live near their hospital so it is scandalous the government has not fast-tracked more affordable housing for them.
They say they are also owed 20 months' unsocial hours pay since the new regime came in.
I know it would cost more in unsocial hours payments, but what is that against the cost of disruption to the local economy once everyone is back at work?
Longer shifts could let bosses cut back staff by one-fifth and would save overtime and unsocial hours payments.