In response to an article on the BBC website about zero-hours contracts, wherein an employee is paid only for the hours their employer needs them, twerkers nationwide are tweeting furiously. Their jobs no longer guarantee them twerk, new figures suggest -- and old figures get fewer paid hours of twerk every day. We contacted one of these old figures, who twerks under the name Nana Na Na.
Since losing her job as a lunch lady -- 'They wanted younger twerkers, isn't that illegal or something?' -- Nana has twerked in an adult nursing facility for contracted hours, and has always been paid a full-time wage for full-time twerk. But recently, her local council changed to a private care company. Nana and other seasoned employees were transferred to zero-hours contracts.
Between tired twerks, Nana responded to this tweeted question:
'Hey Nana, what's goin' on? What's it like to twerk on a zero-hours contract?'
Twerking mainly for elderly 'clients' suffering from dementia and incontinence, Nana claims the zero hours contract has affected her twerk, and that her salary was cut in half.
'Can't sleep, can't eat,' she tweets. 'I can't afford 2!'
Nana laments, in a further flurry of tweets: 'This is stressful twerk, U no? / Nonstop twerking 6 - 11:30am, only 2 B told "no more twerk 2-day". / No chance 4 freelance twerk on such short notice. / I still twerk, twerk my ass off -- but I've lost that jerk in my twerk.'
We contacted Nana's employer for their side of the story. In official tweets, P. Diddly, director of the facility where Nana twerks, had this to say: 'It all comes down 2 the bottom line. / And some bottom lines don't hold their ends up like they used 2.'