I've been working 17 hour shifts a day, 6 days a week at work. I'm only on a break now because I told them I'm off and if they don't like it they can sack me. Short staffed, what will they do? :roll: So I think it's starting to affect my health: always tired, not getting a chance to eat, feet sore as fcuk from 17 hours a day on them without sitting down at all. Fitness: No time or energy to run, swim, go to the gym. It's bad times. I'm contracted to do 22 hours a week, and I'm doing at least 70, maybe even 90, hours a week. Here's the kick in the crotch... I'm doing it for Â£4.67 per hour and the lad I work with is on Â£7.50. We don't get time and a half for overtime or bank holidays either. Do you think I'd be acting rationally if I spoke to my boss, asked for my hours to be cut by about 35% and a pay rise to a fiver p/h? I've tried before but the manager doesn't seem to care, and the head chef/part-owner hates my guts ( :lol: ) Failing that, what should I do? I want to hand my notice in but I don't want to lose a job when I have no guarantee of getting another. My medical referall looks like it'll be another 3 months apparently. Should I go to a lawyer? Demand more breaks? I'm really at a loss, lads and ladies.