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Re: Time off for mental health
« Reply #25 on: 01-01-18, 09:33AM »
The whole company runs illegal they honestly do not give a monkeys about anything until it goes wrong. Then all close ranks and blame you. How many express stores have enough staff to unload a lorry with two people as Tesco policy. Low and behold if you have an accident there response will be why was there not two people unloading. Answer the shop is running one and one again makes a mockery out of there own policies.Over Christmas my shop has had CAs running the shop no management in at all again totally illegal but who cares management don’t until it goes t*** up.

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Re: Time off for mental health
« Reply #26 on: 02-01-18, 08:58PM »
1st post so please be gentle.
I'm desperate for any advice. I am currently off work due to depression for the second time in about 8 months, the first time I was off just over 4 months & I returned to work for 10 weeks before being told my job role didn't exist anymore. I was given no consulation period I just came into work one morning & I was informed that I was being moved elsewhere. They knew I'd recently returned to work from depression & all the upheaval massively set back my recovery & I initially was in worse shape than I was after the first absence. I don't think they handled it well at all & I wrote and told them so. I have a meeting scheduled with personnel & wanted to know if anyone else has ever had a similar situation. Thank you

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Re: Time off for mental health
« Reply #27 on: 03-01-18, 01:03PM »
When you are off for extended periods of time you will always get invited into personnel for a meeting or they may offer to see you in your home. They will probably just be trying to see if there is anything they can do to support you in your return to work. If you write to them they may want to discuss this with you. take care.

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Re: Time off for mental health
« Reply #28 on: 09-01-18, 11:35AM »
Hi, I’m currently of sick with stress due to stuff out side of work, been off for 6 weeks got a meeting with the pm coming up just wondering if I should mention what it is that’s is giving me the stress I've been accused of something.

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Re: Time off for mental health
« Reply #29 on: 09-01-18, 11:56AM »
Don't be specific, just say you have personal problems causing your stress.

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Re: Time off for mental health
« Reply #30 on: 09-01-18, 04:29PM »
Got the letters in, my meeting is tomorrow.

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Re: Time off for mental health
« Reply #31 on: 09-01-18, 06:57PM »
@jatbaws

good luck, and let us all know how it goes. :thumbup:
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Re: Time off for mental health
« Reply #32 on: 10-01-18, 11:20AM »
Got a phone call it's postponed till Friday.

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« Reply #33 on: 12-01-18, 05:48PM »
Well, had a meeting today just told them everything that’s happened to me in the last year,  they seemed sympathetic but who knows.

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Re: Time off for mental health
« Reply #34 on: 13-01-18, 09:55AM »
Hopefully they are sympathetic but from what I've seen in the past happen it is hard to take the managers at face value. They tend to find out all your business and use it against you. Don't get me wrong there is the odd supportive manager but it is very rare nowadays. Say as little as possible. The managers are often quick to blame people without establishing facts. The sickness rate is through the roof in many stores and we have all seen new starters and old hands walk out due to poor treatment. They should be aiming to keep you informed to minimise stress. Instead at Tesco they seem expert in the opposite.

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« Reply #35 on: 13-01-18, 02:08PM »
I have only seen one instance of Tesco caring for staff with stress/personal problems and it was related to an issue in the local news, they must have simply been covering their backs on the PR front.

Aside from that, they effectively put you on trial.
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Re: Time off for mental health
« Reply #36 on: 30-01-18, 12:13AM »
I have a friend going through a very very bad time at work and is off with stress.They have reported problems put grievances in which are ignored even had CA’s trying to find things on cctv to try and get him in trouble for and not one manager has addressed these things. Is this an acceptable way for the company to treat somebody.ive told him to report things to head office but can’t find any information anywhere to help him address these issues.

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Re: Time off for mental health
« Reply #37 on: 30-01-18, 12:29AM »
Well, had a meeting today just told them everything that’s happened to me in the last year,  they seemed sympathetic but who knows.

don't be surprised if eventually everyone in your store knows about your problems :-X

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« Reply #38 on: 30-01-18, 12:45AM »
Some manager who thinks hes respected will go round having a joke about you to the rest of the team because he has not got anything to fill his shift. Sympathetic at Tesco!  ;D

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Re: Time off for mental health
« Reply #39 on: 22-02-18, 12:00PM »
What is someone supposed to do when they are depressed about work and their shifts? I've been putting a brave face on for so long now that it's getting to me and I have seen the GP who advises to go through the Occupational Health system in place at work. But that means having yet another chat with my manager who then has to contact OH, when all the manage has to do to help me is to move my shifts around to hours I can work.

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« Reply #40 on: 22-02-18, 12:20PM »
^Is the reason you are stressed just that you are working shifts that do not fit with your life? Did you take these shifts to start with or were they forced upon you?

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« Reply #41 on: 22-02-18, 01:33PM »
Well, had a meeting today just told them everything that’s happened to me in the last year,  they seemed sympathetic but who knows.

don't be surprised if eventually everyone in your store knows about your problems :-X

They do in ours mainly due to the soon to be departed PM, LM.s. and the union rep. all have extremely slack mouths. :-X :-X :-X
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Re: Time off for mental health
« Reply #42 on: 23-02-18, 04:34PM »
^Is the reason you are stressed just that you are working shifts that do not fit with your life? Did you take these shifts to start with or were they forced upon you?
The hours were forced on me when I transferred from one part of the country to another. At the time it was a case of take what I could, since then family commitments have changed and the kids are growing up wanted to do things at weekends when I can't be there for them.

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« Reply #43 on: 23-02-18, 09:12PM »
Tbh I can't see that going as unreasonable from your store you wanted into that store they had a vacancy of x etc. You are free to move to another role instore as it comes up. As for stayng in your current role if it is something like dot com picking or checkouts there would be  a decent chance of a move being worked out for you with someone else who wants to swap. If it is something a little more specialised or lighter on staff count like merchandising or stock control then less likely.

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« Reply #44 on: 23-02-18, 09:24PM »
What is someone supposed to do when they are depressed about work and their shifts? I've been putting a brave face on for so long now that it's getting to me and I have seen the GP who advises to go through the Occupational Health system in place at work. But that means having yet another chat with my manager who then has to contact OH, when all the manage has to do to help me is to move my shifts around to hours I can work.

Seems you are having a bad time of things  and hope fully things will be sorted ,

A few things , You say you are depressed about work ,,and shifts ,, that's 2 things does that mean you don't like the job as well ?

also you say you was forced to take the hours , well it was not the store that forced you was it ? In fact you was helped by them to transfer from another store to this one , and as to all the store manager has to do is move,,, well what makes you think it is so easy that every time someone asks it can be done, If you can find a shift that is open to you to move into then ask them for it , if not then what you have is you asking the manager to move others around so they can give you the hours you want , could just be that the hours you want are not around , or that those that are doing them do not want to move  to the hours you are doing,

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Re: Time off for mental health
« Reply #45 on: 24-02-18, 11:24AM »
Does anyone know when the sick leave resets for managers ?
Is it in April when financial year ends or when we finish a year in the company ? For example if I joined on 1st of feb will my sick leave reset on the 1st of Feb every year ? I have used up my 6 weeks paid sick leave in October  2017 and was wondering when it resets ? Thanks for the help .

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Re: Time off for mental health
« Reply #46 on: 24-02-18, 12:53PM »
Iamcompletelymad

Enjoy your next 6 weeks  >:D

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Re: Time off for mental health
« Reply #47 on: 24-02-18, 02:17PM »
Can anyone help with my question ?
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Re: Time off for mental health
« Reply #48 on: 24-02-18, 02:41PM »
Sick for staff runs from your start anniversary date so if you lets say started today you have six weeks to use before this date next year when you then get 6 more. Cant see it being different for managers but you could check the people policies to be positive. Hope this answers your query.
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« Reply #49 on: 24-02-18, 07:10PM »
Does anyone know when the sick leave resets for managers ?
Is it in April when financial year ends or when we finish a year in the company ? For example if I joined on 1st of feb will my sick leave reset on the 1st of Feb every year ? I have used up my 6 weeks paid sick leave in October  2017 and was wondering when it resets ? Thanks for the help .

Cheers

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