Hello, my name is Ben and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today.
What are they expecting you to do exactly - serve a long notice period?
They want me to contact the girls mum and get her to confirm that I quit. Surely I contacted Essex Pass and the mother and quit, why do I need to contact the mother?
the mother has refused my resignation three times before. now that the work is effecting me financially that I am working for in effect £1.88 per hour i cannot even afford to get the car maintained
no one can reject your resignation - if you resign that becomes automatically valid as soon as it is submitted. Who you resign to depends on who the employer is - if your employer was the company then you would have to to resign to them, otherwise if the employer was actually the individual, you would be resigning to them. The notice period you need to give would depend on whatever is in your contract, in the absence of anything in there you would be expected to give a week's notice though. That should not generally be an issue as there is not much the employer can do to pursue that apart from pursue you for any losses incurred, which would be minimal and hardly anyone actually makes such claims. There is no harm in contacting the mother herself and informing her you have quite, remembering that she cannot reject your resignation
I have not got a copy of my contract. so have nothing to go on, i have asked on numerous occasions to have it and she won't give me a copy.
if that is the case then the risks of walking away are rather low to be honest
I have contacted the office who say they just pay the wages. I did email the girls mother (employer) saying I am quitting. the office said they have not got a confirmation and that I need to contact the mother and ask her to give them confirmation.
sorry what do you mean
sorry my signal will go any minute I will respond this eve as soon as I get it back, thanks b
I have emailed the mother (employer) and the office that pays me surely that is good enough that I quit?
if you have informed both parties then that would be sufficient for your resignation and as mentioned once it has been submitted it would be valid, it is not possible for anyone to reject it and force you to continue working there.
Hope this clarifies your position? If you could please let me know that would be great, thank you