My girlfriend works for a small business which sells items. She started there two months ago and did not sign any papers. When she applied, she was told that she would be getting a 12-hour work week. However, her manager (the owner of the business) seems to randomly drop her hours in times in which there seems to be no demand (e.g., when there is bad weather, and no one probably will come by to buy anything). This has gotten to the point where the amount of hours my girlfriend worked in the last three weeks were 8, 6, and 3 hours respectively.
Needless to say, she is applying for jobs. But should she at all bring this concern of a lack of hours to her employer's attention?
Furthermore, she has stated in her applications that her "reason for leaving" is a lack of hours. If she gets an interview, she probably will have to explain why she isn't getting hours, but the reason is unknown. There is no evidence that the manager thinks that my girlfriend is doing a poor job. How would you suggest explaining such a situation?