My girlfriend is currently 18 and in her final year of college, and hoping to get into university. She works in a supermarket clothing department at the weekends, and 3 evenings a week, those are her contracted hours. She has many exams in January and beginning of February, but has no holiday left at work. So she has asked her manager politely if she can have some time off (unpaid obviously) to make it to some revision sessions, the manager said no, so she asked if she was able to swap shifts with people, the manager said no and she finally asked if she could have the evenings off the night before her exams, and guess what, the manager said no!
Now I think this is totally unreasonable, after all, it's working 6-9 in a clothing department during the week, not going to be the end of the world surely!
I was just wondering what people thought her options were? (besides quitting as she has to be completely independent financially to pay for all her outgoings)
Thanks for any help, and sorry about the rant! =)