Restaurants’ unethical practice?

On several occasions, she has gone to restaurants on a trial evening for 3-4 hours’ work and has been very happy to do so. At the end of the evening, she is thanked for all her hard work but is told someone else would do a trial evening the following night. The owners would let her know.

She has also been told she will be put on a list for when someone is sick and the restaurant will call her.

She is looking for full-time employment.

On speaking to several friends, they have said their relatives have faced the same situation.

Therefore, my question is whether this is normal practice.

The restaurant owners are getting staff to work one night free all the time, so why would they employ paid staff to do the same job for the same hours?

It seems wrong to use job seekers in this way.

RITA COOK, Hillarys