Interesting Fact - Work in the UK

According to the ONS (Office for National Statistics) there are 1.4m jobs in the UK offering zero hour contracts.

(Companies are, not surprisingly, attracted to the idea that they can hire staff without guaranteeing a minimum number of paid hours. 

 These "contracts" (emphasis on "con" deliberate), often tie a worker to a single firm, but do not guarantee any employment from week to week.)