You go to a club and find you need a leak,sometimes you get more than you bargain for.
A toilet attendant trying to sell you a lollipop or after shave shot for a £1 after you have taken a leak.
On recent trip out with friends I came across what I thought was drug deal going down outside the toilets,so like a good reporter I looked and learned (a lot)
It wasn't at all about drugs,it was a guy who was starting work as a toilet attendant in a London bar/club
What made it so shady? He was being ripped off by a muscle bound boss because he only he was on a student visa and shouldn't have been working the long hours he was going to do.
Speaking to him after his boss left he told me somethings that I rang alarm bells in my head.
Here are some the facts he told me.
- There is no union
- Jobs come from word of mouth e.g cleaning companies
- There are no criminal checks
- The bosses set the rates
- There are no immigration checks
- You can make money selling other stuff
You may think there is nothing alarming there but if you had seen the man, he read exploitation at the highest level.
I would like to point out that on researching this story, I know there are organized well run companies all over the world