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Title: Work related stress within tesco
Post by: optout on 16-04-18, 03:22AM
How many people in your place of work have taken time off due to work related stress since drastic and chums took over?

Would you say that the cases where all genuine?

Were they mainly GAs or Managers?

Is the figure more, or, less than the previous years, in the BD (Before Dips***) era?

What were the main causes (are they store specific {because of local management}, or more company specific)?

What are the possible cures?

Were these people treated with the sensitivity and dignity that they deserved?

Does tesco as a company cope well with mental health conditions?

Are management and GAs treated equally when it comes to Mental health conditions?

Is the situation going to get better, or, worse, and Why?

Anything else that you care to add to the debate on work related stress within tesco?
Title: Re: Work related stress within tesco
Post by: lordadmiral on 16-04-18, 04:42AM
We had few people. GAs, managers, we could have more but most of them simply left. As I am aware before Tesco crisis there was no problems.
My manager w**ker just laughed when I told him that people are stressed, very low morale in store, people burned out without energy or incentive to work.  And I am fed up working for two and him coming and asking if I can later help elsewhere.  He doesn't even look that I need help with my work and he wants time from me.

I am short fused person and I am surprised I didn't cut his face with a broken bottle.  They can sleep two hours in canteen while everyone is working and all is great.  He makes no effort to deal with those who do not perform.

Title: Re: Work related stress within tesco
Post by: GreenGrocer on 16-04-18, 10:20AM
We lost some of our night shift to days due to this. The managers would have a cheek to question anyone's performance when they cannot perform themselves.
Title: Re: Work related stress within tesco
Post by: DJS1949 on 16-04-18, 10:43AM
I’m actually off work for work related stress and mental health issues and the company have done nothing to help me whatsoever. They don’t even respond to my emails anymore I’ve actually given up trying to ask them for help any longer as they do not care one bit.Tesco Mental Health Awarenesd week they are just jumping on a bandwagon to try and look good in the public eye.There totally clueless.
Title: Re: Work related stress within tesco
Post by: blutopia on 16-04-18, 10:48AM
Managers believe only themselves work under any stress.  CAs claiming work related stress are just shirkers in managers' minds and they won't recognise the condition because a) it may imply they are responsible for causing it, b) it would require them to change (improve/correct) their management style, and c) there is no need for them to change because there is no accountability for how managers treat their staff - in case of complaint/grievance, managers always defend managers.
Title: Re: Work related stress within tesco
Post by: Duracell on 16-04-18, 11:02AM
Hard to answer the topical questions in the opening post.
It's all individually confidential, or at least should be.

I’m actually off work for work related stress and mental health issues and the company have done nothing to help me whatsoever. They don’t even respond to my emails anymore I’ve actually given up trying to ask them for help any longer as they do not care one bit.Tesco Mental Health Awarenesd week they are just jumping on a bandwagon to try and look good in the public eye.There totally clueless.


Is the reason you are off given as  'stress' or 'work related stress', I ask because I believe in the later situation where the stress is caused at work the company have a duty and process to refer to OH or so I have been led to believe,  If your absence has been defined as work related stress I find it worrying that you haven't  recieved any support or communication.

To be fair managers can think what they like, once  "Work Related Stress" refrain from work is on your fit note, it's very hard to ignore or dismiss.
Title: Re: Work related stress within tesco
Post by: madness on 16-04-18, 01:27PM
The s*** managers in our store are under stress you can see it and they put that onto their departments.  Which then stresses out their colleagues and thus more sick days/ stress on those that are in. So it becomes self fulfilling. The good managers who have looked after thier staff have staff willing to pick up overtime for them and swap shifts making the workload easier and less stress for both colleague and manager so again self fulfilling.   
Title: Re: Work related stress within tesco
Post by: GreenGrocer on 16-04-18, 02:15PM
All the managers are under pressure in my place with the new SM. Fresh have a lazy TM who few want to work overtime for. Then you have grocery which has the same clueless manager as always who can't do anything for himself who is trying to operate on half numbers. No fun atoll! 
Title: Re: Work related stress within tesco
Post by: DJS1949 on 16-04-18, 02:35PM
I’m off with work related stress.
Title: Re: Work related stress within tesco
Post by: Disappointed 64 on 16-04-18, 03:36PM
I'm writing on this subject as I don't know how to create posts but I feel it is my duty to let everyone know what has happened in our store. A hardworking Nightshift worker went to his manager a few nights ago and told him he felt unwell and had pains running up his arm, the manager was unsympathetic and told him to finish packing out his cage. The night shift worker ended up in hospital with a heart attack and needed two stents put in, unfortunately he took another attack last night and very sadly died, you can imagine how everyone is feeling both angry and upset.
Title: Re: Work related stress within tesco
Post by: GreenGrocer on 16-04-18, 04:42PM
Dissapointed64

That's terrible what store you at?
Title: Re: Work related stress within tesco
Post by: DJS1949 on 16-04-18, 04:54PM
Disappointed 64
Condolences to all concerned hope the gentleman’s family can cope at this very difficult time.  This shows exactly where we are at no compassion for anyone at all.  No respect for the staff in their time of need, hopefully the manager feels ashamed that he took no notice of the gentleman concerned.

RIP fellow colleague.
Title: Re: Work related stress within tesco
Post by: baldeagle on 16-04-18, 04:56PM
Disappointed 64  sorry to hear this .But please do not mention the store you work at
Title: Re: Work related stress within tesco
Post by: lucgeo on 16-04-18, 06:22PM
I have to agree, do not mention the store...it could be unhelpful should, and I hope do, the family wish to take legal action against that manager and store.

My deepest sympathies to the family, and also his colleagues. I dare say that manager is not in work?? He should have been suspended whilst an investigation is ongoing ???
Title: Re: Work related stress within tesco
Post by: GreenGrocer on 16-04-18, 07:20PM
Someone should complain to Dave Lewis about the managers incompetence
Title: Re: Work related stress within tesco
Post by: Nomad on 16-04-18, 07:46PM
My condolences to the family and friends of the gentleman.
Title: Re: Work related stress within tesco
Post by: Equalizer87 on 20-04-18, 05:10PM
My condolences to the Gentleman's family, I'm horrified that something like this was allowed to happen.

It's sad reality of Tesco now, they paint themselves as a "People Company" yet an occurrence like this prove them to be very different in reality.
Title: Re: Work related stress within tesco
Post by: lucgeo on 21-04-18, 11:06AM
Sad as it is, this is not an isolated incident....similar scenario in a nearby store in my group. Hardworking, reliable TM, never off sick, denied a request, over two thirds into his shift, to go home as feeling unwell, even though he looked terrible. Wthin a few days he had a major life changing health incident, resulting in permanent disability, unable to work now and sc**ping by on disability benefits  :-X :-X
Title: Re: Work related stress within tesco
Post by: GreenGrocer on 21-04-18, 12:01PM
Hearing people stories it is no surprise people end up hanging from the rafters and committing suicide. The MM are clueless. Only interested in filling shelves on half numbers and getting staff backs up who are essentially on minimum pay.  Sadly it take incidents like these now before they will take a step down from there high horse which is often short lived.  Then they are back to there their bully boy tactics.
Title: Re: Work related stress within tesco
Post by: optout on 21-04-18, 11:28PM
@GreenGrocer :thumbup:

unfortunately those 'step downs' are only temporary,and then the 'sick-pathetic-game' continues.

Remember one of the key attributes of 'tesco' managers is supposed to be 'RESILIENCE', which they think, is akin to 'The Terminator' going forwards whatever happens and most importantly 'without empathy'. And after 3 years of the current executive I have seen no change in that requirement, so it is, and will remain tesco culture.