So I have been looking for jobs recently and was contacted by a place that I had sent my CV to. The company director asked me to come in and I had a informal 1-2-1 with him in which we just met and chatted for a few minutes.
Moving forward a week, I am asked to come in as they think I might be a good person for the job. When I enter the company building, I said to the main company director that I am not prepared to work anymore than that day until I get a contract with my employment Terms and Conditions in writing. The Director responses my saying that he will give it to me by the end of the day. By the end of the day I have not received the written contract and I speak to another member of management that I will not work another day unless I get the written contract, to which this member of management says that they will send me it shortly (which I assume to mean by the end of the next day.)
It has now the end of the week and the company director has recently phoned me to say that he has a written contract with terms and conditions, and will email me it by the end of the day. I told the director that I would like read over the contract and that I would contact him tomorrow (he asked that I would contact before 11am.) The director also asked if I could work on the weekend this week.
The phone call with the company director was at lunchtime today. It has been 5-6 hours and I have not received an email with the contract yet (it is the end of the working day.) I am temped to stop all efforts and look elsewhere as I do not want to be taken for a joyride and not be paid for my work - hence why I am persevering that I am given a written contract. Should I invest any more time in this job process or should I move on and look elsewhere for work? Is this what I should expect?
The job in question is a restaurant staff (e.g.-catering assistant/bartender) job that will run over the summer period.
As asked in comments, I do not currently have an arrangement in place yet for when I will work, the timings or the salary that I might receive. I have a policy that I will work for at the most a shift without a written agreement.