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Title: Job role change
Post by: LucyJ on 04-01-19, 02:45PM
Can anyone tell me that if you have worked in Tesco a number of years,and applied for a different role. If you didn't like it,do you have to be in it 6 months before you apply for another role. Apparently the jobs are interview based and managers know who gets the jobs,if the face fits. I totally disagree with the new procedure as i know from experience the jobs are fixed with who they want in their department before some people even get interviewed. Was wondering does this go on in other stores?
Title: Re: Job role change
Post by: Extrastore on 04-01-19, 02:56PM
Yes certainly goes on like that in my store. Jobs are not even advertised for some positions
Title: Re: Job role change
Post by: LucyJ on 04-01-19, 03:36PM
Same in ours,the new system is a joke@ It's very disheartening,deflating and wrecks your confidence to be putting yourself through the interview process to be told someone's all ready got it but still put people through the interview process knowing all along who they have lined up the jobs.
Title: Re: Job role change
Post by: lackofinterest on 04-01-19, 04:41PM
happens in all sorts of jobs not just retail. it used to happen years ago in the factory i worked in
Title: Re: Job role change
Post by: Fair play on 04-01-19, 07:05PM
That’s life not what you know but who . I know very unfair just depends if your face fits
Title: Re: Job role change
Post by: 1 on 04-01-19, 07:17PM
Tesco is just one big factory churning out inbreeds.
Title: Re: Job role change
Post by: captain on 05-01-19, 05:28AM
Been on the receiving end of a "token" interview a few years ago.
Happens all the time
Once again another box ticking exercise and an excuse for managers to sit in their cozy offices instead of doing something productive
Title: Re: Job role change
Post by: forrestgimp on 05-01-19, 03:59PM
Tesco can give an internal job to whoever they please without interviewing, If they do interview it seems a bit churlish to allow people to get their hopes up knowing full well they wont get the job.
Title: Re: Job role change
Post by: madness on 05-01-19, 05:24PM
Lol at the above comments. Managers are usually trying to poach good staff from other departments and offload their poor ones from their own department. So if you are not getting the job it is because someone better got it over you. They will most likely take into account sickness, then how many domestic issues someone has, how hard someone works and lastly how well they get on with them.
Title: Re: Job role change
Post by: londoner83 on 05-01-19, 10:19PM
The other thing people need to take into account is the hours the job needs. If it requires Sat Night and you don't/can't do weekends you are unlikely to get it.
Title: Re: Job role change
Post by: lucgeo on 06-01-19, 09:56AM
@forrestgimp

I thought all internal vacancies had to be advertised, so to give a position to someone without interviewing all who applied would be a T&C's grievance  ???
Title: Re: Job role change
Post by: forrestgimp on 06-01-19, 10:28AM
@forrestgimp

I thought all internal vacancies had to be advertised, so to give a position to someone without interviewing all who applied would be a T&C's grievance  ???

Its supposed to be policy but its not illegal, So the only recourse is an internal grievance.
Title: Re: Job role change
Post by: Chojac2412 on 06-01-19, 10:43AM
It's only policy to advertise in the majority of cases. It used to be the case that they can agree with Union to not advertise but this was years ago so not sure if it still stands. Sometimes by advertising people apply who are a surprise and I have seen them get the job over the one that was expected to get it and sometimes it does feel like they are going through the motions. Then there are the times when someone deserves to get the job, for example someone has covered for someone who is long term sick and when this person decides to leave is it only fair that it goes to the person who has been covering and doing a good job. That person has exceeded expectations and has done a fantastic job of covering but gives a poor interview, some people are just not good in the interview setting. Things are not always black and white.
Title: Re: Job role change
Post by: spike_pkh on 06-01-19, 01:23PM
Why shouldn't a manager give a job to someone they like with or without an interview. If I was a manager I'd only give a job to people I like. As I like hardworking and trustworthy people
Title: Re: Job role change
Post by: LucyJ on 06-01-19, 07:43PM
Well so glad ur not a manager Spike! U seem a rite tw*t!
Title: Re: Job role change
Post by: mexicopete on 06-01-19, 09:56PM
Why shouldn't a manager give a job to someone they like with or without an interview. If I was a manager I'd only give a job to people I like. As I like hardworking and trustworthy people

That must have been how you got your job....what Pr**k you are. :-X :-X :-X
Title: Re: Job role change
Post by: Pochin123 on 06-01-19, 10:11PM
Haha Spike. Your the people that i consider the most dangerous to work with in the business.  :D
Title: Re: Job role change
Post by: spike_pkh on 07-01-19, 10:32AM
A pr**k and a tw*t for wanting good people on my team.  If you have worked in a store with someone for 20 years, know they are hard working, honest and friendly then why should you have to interview them before giving them a job on your team?
Title: Re: Job role change
Post by: Nomad on 07-01-19, 11:15AM
Administrator Comment Can I remind members that is against VLH rules/guidelines to flame/insult other members.

While a manager may give the job to the person he believes will be the best performer, the problem is when he has already pre-chosen that person and yet interviews others knowing they have no hope of obtaining the vacant position.  that is sooooo wrong.
Title: Re: Job role change
Post by: forrestgimp on 07-01-19, 05:54PM
Why shouldn't a manager give a job to someone they like with or without an interview. If I was a manager I'd only give a job to people I like. As I like hardworking and trustworthy people

No reason at all other than policy says thats not how its done.
Title: Re: Job role change
Post by: LucyJ on 07-01-19, 06:45PM
So i take it ur a manager Spike??? Think ur in the wrong job!
Title: Re: Job role change
Post by: spike_pkh on 07-01-19, 07:35PM
You obviously cannot read Lucy as I state in post I am not. And Forrest, it's that policy that means the managers have to waste everyone's time by interviewing when they already know they have someone perfect for role.

In my store we had 3 or 4 staff from days who helped us over an Xmas period on nights, 1 was an amazing filler who got the job done, the rest did F all. After Xmas one of our long term staff retired so they offered job to the good filler. But due to ridiculous policy the others had to be interviewed aswell, whilst the decision had already been made. What a waste of time
Title: Re: Job role change
Post by: alf on 07-01-19, 07:59PM
You're deliberately being naive, either that or you live and work in a fairy tale.
Title: Re: Job role change
Post by: lucgeo on 07-01-19, 08:44PM
spike_pkh

Your way of thinking is why there is so much crony-ism and nepotism in Tesco....in some stores you dare not speak in case you upset Fred, whose aunt Sheila is a manager and she's best friends with George who's the area personnel manager who happens to be married to Freda the SM....not to mention Fred's six siblings and their mates who all work in the same store.....it was always policy not to have managers family working in the same store, certain departments were prohibited from having family working on other departments e.g. Cash office and checkouts...all colleague's have different strengths and weaknesses, it's not just about building up a sweat, which is all well and good until they are asked to work another department which requires different aptitudes and abilities, that may be beyond the grafters understanding.
Title: Re: Job role change
Post by: 1 on 08-01-19, 12:47PM
Then you have the ones who pretend to have friends and family in the ivory tower.