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holiday requests
« on: 03-10-17, 06:11PM »
Hi, what action if any should or could be taken against management Consistently not returning holiday request replies to employees who request holidays, I had confirmation (appropriate head office dept email) a couple of years ago that any requests which don't get answered within 7 days are automatically granted, is this still the case. And lastly, best way to prove a holiday request was made ?
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Re: holiday requests
« Reply #1 on: 03-10-17, 06:17PM »
Text your request to your manager's works phone

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Re: holiday requests
« Reply #2 on: 03-10-17, 06:42PM »
You need to fill holiday form out, date it and photo copy it or take pic on your phone.  I always would keep photo copy though for reference.

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Re: holiday requests
« Reply #3 on: 03-10-17, 09:00PM »
Wait until the 8th day and go to the store manager....

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Re: holiday requests
« Reply #4 on: 04-10-17, 09:11AM »
Just keep a copy and hand into line manager on the shop floor, with a witness and say that you require an answer within 7 days, after 7 days if no reply then that holiday is yours, end of.......

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Re: holiday requests
« Reply #5 on: 04-10-17, 09:38AM »
What about sending the initial copy as a Facebook messenger image ?
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Re: holiday requests
« Reply #6 on: 04-10-17, 10:03AM »
In this day and age there should be an app to request and agree holiday requests.

Where I used to work we were able to do this from our desktop computers since the 80s in an application which also lets us check for ourselves what hours were recorded as us having worked.
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Re: holiday requests
« Reply #7 on: 04-10-17, 06:27PM »
The Oracle, or whatever its called is coming in the future. All colleagues will be able to see their pay etc online, request holidays etc online.  See the virtual holiday diary of whats available I assume.
 

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Re: holiday requests
« Reply #8 on: 04-10-17, 07:32PM »
Hi, can anyone tell me if its OK to book holidays for the future while off sick? I'm currently off with an injury and have been looking at holidays because of all the free time I have at the minute. I have messaged my manager to ask if the dates I want are available,  8-) and the reply was “we’ll look at holidays when you’re back in work” I'm unsure whether this is awkwardness on their part because I'm off sick, or whether I can’t ask about dates available while off sick?

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Re: holiday requests
« Reply #9 on: 06-10-17, 01:54PM »
It’s just him being awkward. Tell him you need it sorted now.

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Re: holiday requests
« Reply #10 on: 07-10-17, 09:28AM »
Sheepy
Your manager is correct in this instance sick overrides holiday, you can't be sick and on holiday at the same time. There is nothing to stop you going away to recuperate providing it does not agrevate your sickness, an example being if you are off with a sore leg and you go hill climbing. If you go away for a few days then watch what you post on social media

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Re: holiday requests
« Reply #11 on: 07-10-17, 12:40PM »
You ask for a holiday in my store and nobody gets back to you. They think they can just ignore people because they aren't allowed anymore staff. Sickness is high at the moment but it has been all year. It looks like no staff are going to be in on the last months of the year. If you need a holiday just go sick the place is a mess.

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Re: holiday requests
« Reply #12 on: 08-10-17, 09:41AM »
Think sheepy is wanting to book holidays in the FUTURE, and not take a holiday whilst off sick ???

sheepy

Are you on long term sick? Do you have an expected return to work date?

You should not be denied booking future holidays, on the basis that you are off sick at present ??? To deny your request could be a detriment to you, as holidays are booked on a first come basis, and if you have plans and wish to book future dates, for when you will be back in work fully recovered, then they should allow you the same opportunity as others in your department.
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Re: holiday requests
« Reply #13 on: 10-10-17, 06:59AM »
Wait until the 8th day and go to the store manager....


Good advice but do it on the ninth as I have seen it argued, successfully I might add, that they do not start counting the days until the day after it was handed in. Yes as ridiculous as that sounds it has happened.

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Re: holiday requests
« Reply #14 on: 11-10-17, 08:48AM »
Thanks for your replies everyone. It’s sorted now after a bit of date tweaking. As apparently another member of staff my dept had asked for the exact same dates! 8-) who’d of thought it! After all this is like 10 months off! Anyway eventually they “changed” their dates a bit, think there was a tad of favouritism involved as this person has probably covered a few of my shifts while I’ve been off. :-X I’m hoping to be back in work in the next few weeks, so it’s not long term sick. Bring on the AR! :o

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Re: holiday requests
« Reply #15 on: 12-10-17, 12:24PM »
Im possibly one of the minority who books his holidays a year in advance. This way i have dates to save up for.

But i always take a photograph of the completed form on the date its handed in, in case it goes ‘missing’ as the photo is date stamped too

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Re: holiday requests
« Reply #16 on: 12-10-17, 01:13PM »
Rage

It is the trustful Tesco managers they would never lose your holiday request  ;D

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Re: holiday requests
« Reply #17 on: 12-10-17, 06:46PM »
I like to book my holidays around motorsports events I am interested in but the calendars for those tend to be only firmed up in the New Year.
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Re: holiday requests
« Reply #18 on: 18-10-17, 09:36PM »
I don't know how to create my own posts on here for my issue! but I put in a holiday request 2 months prior to my pre booked holiday ( booked in secret by my other half as a gift) 18-20th of December. 2 days, both of which are not my contracted days. we cant get a refund, it was a gift and my boyfriend is furious! my manager told me to ask the hotel to move our room to January !!!! impossible!!! any advice? I'm on dot com as well.

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Re: holiday requests
« Reply #19 on: 19-10-17, 02:54AM »
If there not your contracted days then you don't need to book them

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Re: holiday requests
« Reply #20 on: 19-10-17, 03:45AM »
No matter what your manager tells you if it's not your contracted shift you do not 'have' to work. You've given them plenty of notice you are not available on those dates enjoy your holiday

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Re: holiday requests
« Reply #21 on: 19-10-17, 06:54PM »
I don't know how to create my own posts on here for my issue! but I put in a holiday request 2 months prior to my pre booked holiday ( booked in secret by my other half as a gift) 18-20th of December. 2 days, both of which are not my contracted days. we cant get a refund, it was a gift and my boyfriend is furious! my manager told me to ask the hotel to move our room to January !!!! impossible!!! any advice? I'm on dot com as well.

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Why are you booking holidays for days you don't work?

I don't understand 'Hey boss I don't work Sundays or Mondays can I have them off'

'Can you buggery you lazy sod'

Mate tell your manager you wont be on on the days you are not contracted for and leave it at that.

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Re: holiday requests
« Reply #22 on: 19-10-17, 07:21PM »
You should only be booking holidays for contracted days. Tell your manager you'll not be in on days you are not contracted for at beck and call. If Tesco want people to be flexible they can start to be as well. There is a Morrisons and Aldi not to far away.

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Re: holiday requests
« Reply #23 on: 20-10-17, 10:13AM »
whats the deal with them getting back to you within 7 days? is them verbally saying you can't have them enough? or does it have to be in writing on the slip?

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Re: holiday requests
« Reply #24 on: 20-10-17, 11:45AM »
If you gave a holiday form in then they should refuse it on that form