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Title: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: Victor on 12-03-19, 07:06PM
3 Working days left. So long, suckers!

Fed up of the idiot in charge of the department.
He hasn't got a clue what he's doing.

Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: Happy Days on 12-03-19, 07:53PM
We also have a very poor manager. Can't remember when she said good morning to me.
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: WorkingMummy on 12-03-19, 08:02PM
At least that will mean there’s one more vacancy for people who actually want to keep their jobs.
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: oldfashionedplayer on 12-03-19, 08:29PM
  8-);D ;D ;D

if it's anything like ours and others, the more that leave the less that get replaced, so wouldn't be another vacancy, they'd put it down to too many staff, it would be extremely rare for that to happen workingmummy
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: lackofinterest on 12-03-19, 08:30PM
having a decent line manager makes a hell of a difference. have had so many clueless managers in the past, where ive been on the verge of leaving. thankfully our current one is good and knows what he's doing which makes working there more bearable
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: Victor on 12-03-19, 08:53PM
We also have a very poor manager. Can't remember when she said good morning to me.


19 year old in charge of the drivers. Only had his license a year and failed his assessment first time around. He was given the boot last year when we went to the union about him and because someone up high likes him, he was put back in.

I've never hidden my feelings about it and told him straight up he's being a tit. Others dislike him but are a little too complaisant and accept whatever s*** gets jammed down their throats.




At least that will mean there’s one more vacancy for people who actually want to keep their jobs.

Yeah? Don't know anyone like that.
No ones job is safe, more and more people are leaving.


having a decent line manager makes a hell of a difference. have had so many clueless managers in the past, where ive been on the verge of leaving. thankfully our current one is good and knows what he's doing which makes working there more bearable

You ain't wrong there! The manager before this one was spot on. Got on well with him and everyone respected him, even if not everyone liked him.
I said I'd leave DotCom if he stayed...but I fancied just getting away completely.


Anyway, my resignation letter is attached.
Some may appreciate it more than others...
He was moaning to others that I only gave 6 days notice, so I'm going to offer to work 20 minutes on Sunday to make it a full 7 days.
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: optout on 12-03-19, 08:56PM
@Victor
This one goes out especially to you, may your escape give hope to many more.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISWOrI0WaLs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISWOrI0WaLs)
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: T2019sackallmanagers on 12-03-19, 08:58PM
Let's be honest tesco has a habit of employing a**holes in management positions! Complete and utter waste of space, time and money!
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: Victor on 12-03-19, 10:09PM
@Victor
This one goes out especially to you, may your escape give hope to many more.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISWOrI0WaLs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISWOrI0WaLs)
Why thank you!
I had three interviews in the first week of my holiday. First day back, I handed in my notice.
It's easy to forget how many jobs there are out there.

Let's be honest tesco has a habit of employing a**holes in management positions! Complete and utter waste of space, time and money!

Aye, loads of f****ng useless and lazy managers who love to delegate and sit on their phones.


Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: spike_pkh on 13-03-19, 12:25AM
We also have a very poor manager. Can't remember when she said good morning to me.

When was the last time you said good morning to your manager? Manners work both ways
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: lucgeo on 13-03-19, 05:58AM
@Victor

Bloody brilliant  :thumbup: send a copy to Dave Lewis, headed, " the real WMTY results"
Good luck in the future, you'll go far my son  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: forrestgimp on 13-03-19, 05:28PM
We also have a very poor manager. Can't remember when she said good morning to me.

We have a manager like that, I honestly believe he was raised by wolves and is unable to communicate in anything but grunts I have yet to hear him speak after 3 months.
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: specialgravy on 13-03-19, 07:38PM
good luck victor!
i left 6 weeks ago, was a shift leader in express,the definition of a dead end job! had enough of being taken advantage of. was a great place to work 10 years ago, now its just horrible. working straight days now, early finish on a friday and take home more ££ :D life is good
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: NightAndDay on 13-03-19, 07:49PM
I left 9 months ago, progression at Tesco is a joke.
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: Victor on 14-03-19, 07:01AM
@Victor

Bloody brilliant  :thumbup: send a copy to Dave Lewis, headed, " the real WMTY results"
Good luck in the future, you'll go far my son  :thumbup:

I'm wondering if I'll get any of my requests...  :D

We have a manager like that, I honestly believe he was raised by wolves and is unable to communicate in anything but grunts I have yet to hear him speak after 3 months.

Most of the managers aren't too bad in that sense. There are a couple that won't give you the time of the day but a lot will be nice to your face and bitch behind your back.

good luck victor!
i left 6 weeks ago, was a shift leader in express,the definition of a dead end job! had enough of being taken advantage of. was a great place to work 10 years ago, now its just horrible. working straight days now, early finish on a friday and take home more ££ :D life is good

My hourly at Tesco is £9.75 including location pay (45p). I've seen others post that their base pay is lower than mine so I'm assuming that it differs from store to store?
Anyway, the job I have now is a tiny amount less but Monday to Friday, which I'm happy with for now.

I left 9 months ago, progression at Tesco is a joke.

Unless you're willing to kiss some serious ass. Don't get me started on the laziness of team supports and managers lol
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: tumshie on 14-03-19, 11:48AM
Bon voyage, Victor!
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: Nomad on 14-03-19, 02:09PM
Good luck to you Victor, and thank you for supporting the continuance VLH.
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: stackintheshelves on 15-03-19, 08:16AM
good luck!! there is life after the sh1thole!!

been gone myself almost 2 years now....in a job with much less work, only 1 week of nights in 3, and coming out with about as much as a mid level line manager for being just a lackey
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: an_anon on 15-03-19, 09:15AM
I unofficially left the company when my wages were reduced in the last round of cuts to premiums. I still go in and get paid but do the bare minimum and couldn't care less about the company or the customers. Myself and a colleague who both have 15+ years experience were promised extra hours on our department when they came up to make up the shortfall, but when they did and even with agreed shifts, at the last minute they gave them to flexi new starters. No chance of extra hours or different roles within the company now unless willing to move to a flexi contract, which for some people isn't an option.

As soon as I can get a suitable role elsewhere I'll happily join the exodus. Anybody going in with a smile on their face thinking their job is safe, their income is secure or that they'll be looked after for arse-licking the company and management is kidding themselves.

Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: BakerBum on 15-03-19, 01:49PM
if you get wound up about working with incompetent people, tesco ain't for you.  You have to get used to it and just do your own bit and go home, the ' I don't give a  s*** attitude' is the only way you can work in this forsaken place lol it's a joke these days.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: NightAndDay on 15-03-19, 10:29PM
I really don't understand why people choose to remain at Tesco, it's the 3rd lowest paying retailer out of the supermarkets and the culture is just s***, working in most other industries will yield better pay and don't get me started on managers pay, running a shop for less than 20k a year? Somethings not right there. Do yourselves a favour and get out of retail, failing that, work at any other retailer.
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: Slimjim51 on 16-03-19, 01:51AM
I resigned from the dump that is tesco several weeks ago.Fed up with working for a  lying, spineless manager and basically a shite company in general. What a crock of s***. So, in the words of Edith Piaf Non je ne regrette rien.  >:D
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: Victor on 16-03-19, 08:45AM
I spent the most part of yesterday joking around, asking for a drug test, saying I was drunk and to be suspended so I can watch the six nations over the weekend. (last day was meant to be today, unitl 6pm)

So, apparently I went too far when I wrote on the whiteboard with van defects "f***ed" in the defect section.

My manager saw it and I jokingly blamed my colleague. Obviously, it wasn't him. He said he knew it was me and I said "please suspend me". (he can't he's only step-up) He went and complained to the store manager and so our old lead manager told me to go home. He's a good guy, only doing his job and one of the few I respect. Obviously, I wouldn't have done that had I not be leaving today.

Well, c'est la vie!

I'll probably pop back now and again for a laugh.
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: Nowanexmgr on 17-03-19, 01:37AM
Your manager is weak and soft.

I would have happily summarily dismissed you today, no questions asked, no references given. I've done it before when a smart Alec started wearing his big boy pants after handing in his notice. He not only lost his Tesco job but also his new job once they found out he'd been dismissed for gross misconduct.

Last seen crawling back asking for his job back. He didn't get it 🤣🤣
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: lackofinterest on 17-03-19, 02:06AM
what a hero!!! ??? don't think victor gives a s*** to be honest. neither would i  >:D
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: Victor on 17-03-19, 11:43AM
Your manager is weak and soft.

I would have happily summarily dismissed you today, no questions asked, no references given. I've done it before when a smart Alec started wearing his big boy pants after handing in his notice. He not only lost his Tesco job but also his new job once they found out he'd been dismissed for gross misconduct.

Last seen crawling back asking for his job back. He didn't get it 🤣🤣

Got to watch the rugby, don't care.

Why on earth would anyone crawl back to Tesco, I don't know!

People still ask for references?  :D
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: NightAndDay on 17-03-19, 08:28PM
Your manager is weak and soft.

I would have happily summarily dismissed you today, no questions asked, no references given. I've done it before when a smart Alec started wearing his big boy pants after handing in his notice. He not only lost his Tesco job but also his new job once they found out he'd been dismissed for gross misconduct.

Last seen crawling back asking for his job back. He didn't get it 🤣🤣

Got to watch the rugby, don't care.

Why on earth would anyone crawl back to Tesco, I don't know!

People still ask for references?  :D

It's illegal to give a bad reference, all you can do is refuse to give a reference, unless of course they found out by some other means if he was clued up enough he could sue Tesco for defamation of character and GDPR breach.
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: Walker on 17-03-19, 09:48PM
It's not illegal to give a bad reference as long as the content of the reference is truthful.
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: specialgravy on 17-03-19, 10:00PM
Your manager is weak and soft.

I would have happily summarily dismissed you today, no questions asked, no references given. I've done it before when a smart Alec started wearing his big boy pants after handing in his notice. He not only lost his Tesco job but also his new job once they found out he'd been dismissed for gross misconduct.

Last seen crawling back asking for his job back. He didn't get it 🤣🤣
why you are an ex manager? unable to correctly follow process, dismissive and confrontational, no empathy or knowledge of your legal obligations? you sound like a lot of tesco managers i have had the misfortune to work with...
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: Pochin123 on 17-03-19, 10:21PM
Specialgravy - You have just described 75% of the managers in the business.
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: Welshie on 18-03-19, 01:50AM
Most references nowadays are a questionnaire, most important question , would you employ this person again ?
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: lucgeo on 18-03-19, 08:03AM
The only reference tesco gives is acknowledgement from HO that you were an employee....they have never given personal references, as far as I am aware ???
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: Redshoes on 18-03-19, 11:32AM
I have seen many people leave over the years, some with redundancy and some not. I have also seen many come back. I have seen manager leave at senior level and come back but take a line managers job. I have seen CA's leave with full time hours and come back accepting part time. I have worked in six stores and I have seen this in every store I work in. We are not perfect but sometimes it's the matter of the devil you know. Some have done ok leaving but seem to still find it hard to break away, I can't understand why they would still monitor what goes on via this site for instance. Staying in touch with people you used to work with is different. Then there are those who have left, moved on and broken away. They stay in contact with people, not the company.
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: Nomad on 18-03-19, 12:03PM
I have seen a great many leave and be extremely glad that they did so, and not once considered returning.  Some leave and still monitor/visit this site it's not unusual to escape the fire but continue to wonder if it is still burning, and is it as bad as it was when you escaped.
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: mexicopete on 18-03-19, 01:00PM
@Nomad...I couldn't agree more with your post :thumbup: :thumbup: I left in February as I got to the stage where it was only a matter of time before I gave a manager a clip..it really was getting so bad in our dept. The only thing I miss is the banter with my workmates and I am now sleeping better and I have got my whole life back on track. Work became such a drudge and after discussing things with my wife I retired...she was really worried as to how I would cope with not going to work... but you can't just go to work coz you like the banter. Over the years I have kept in touch with those who have left Tosco be the young or old and I have yet to hear anyone of them say they regretted bailing out from the company. So there you go after nine years I am free... it feels so good. :) :)
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: Nowanexmgr on 18-03-19, 01:06PM
Your manager is weak and soft.

I would have happily summarily dismissed you today, no questions asked, no references given. I've done it before when a smart Alec started wearing his big boy pants after handing in his notice. He not only lost his Tesco job but also his new job once they found out he'd been dismissed for gross misconduct.

Last seen crawling back asking for his job back. He didn't get it 🤣🤣
why you are an ex manager? unable to correctly follow process, dismissive and confrontational, no empathy or knowledge of your legal obligations? you sound like a lot of tesco managers i have had the misfortune to work with...

I'm an ex manager as I took redundancy the other year and was invited back 6 months and one day later with my length of service reinstated also. So strictly No longer an ex manager but couldn't be bothered changing my user name.
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: just curious on 18-03-19, 06:53PM
Most references nowadays are a questionnaire, most important question , would you employ this person again ?
The only reference tesco gives is acknowledgement from HO that you were an employee....they have never given personal references, as far as I am aware ???

So what kind of reference would a person get from Tosco if they got the sack or resigned from the company during an investigation - would this not be mentioned on the reference ?
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: NightAndDay on 18-03-19, 07:28PM
As someone who resigned for a government job, I did my own reference, I was a Shift Leader in Express. The SM said just put what you want, I put that I was the best employee Tesco ever had , suffice to say they gave me the job.  ;D
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: Welshie on 18-03-19, 10:22PM
In my pre-tesco life 15+years ago I did the references, most companies then sent a  tick yes/no questionnaire.

Questions generally were:

Was employee good timekeeper ?
Did employee have good sickness record ? Etc etc
Final question was usually would you employ this person again ?
If you left during an investigation, I would be ticked NO !
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: Redshoes on 19-03-19, 12:44AM
When wages process you as a leaver there is a box to tick or not. If they tick this box any reference you request will state you left during an investigation.
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: flakpanzer on 19-03-19, 10:23AM
can anyone tell me who can sack you,ie, store manager or lead manager
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: Red65 on 19-03-19, 10:42AM
Can be either store or lead, in ours it is store and fresh lead who are signed off to do it
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: Walker on 19-03-19, 07:31PM
It can actually be any manager who has the right training (solving problems #3 I think it is) who is considered impartial. In practice it's highly likely to be lead manager or store manager.
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: Lost on 19-03-19, 08:07PM
training :D
impartial ;D
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: NorthWave on 26-03-19, 06:29AM
It can actually be any manager who has the right training (solving problems #3 I think it is) who is considered impartial. In practice it's highly likely to be lead manager or store manager.
  :) Walker are you ok ? Are you sure ? Where did you get that idea of  " Training & Impartial " ?
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: Walker on 26-03-19, 09:59AM
Note I said "considered impartial" not impartial.

The training to do these consultations will take less than an hour... I didn't say that it would be good.
Title: Re: Handed in my notice on Sunday
Post by: Victor on 02-04-19, 04:29PM
@Nomad...I couldn't agree more with your post :thumbup: :thumbup: I left in February as I got to the stage where it was only a matter of time before I gave a manager a clip..it really was getting so bad in our dept. The only thing I miss is the banter with my workmates and I am now sleeping better and I have got my whole life back on track. Work became such a drudge and after discussing things with my wife I retired...she was really worried as to how I would cope with not going to work... but you can't just go to work coz you like the banter. Over the years I have kept in touch with those who have left Tosco be the young or old and I have yet to hear anyone of them say they regretted bailing out from the company. So there you go after nine years I am free... it feels so good. :) :)

In the case of Tesco, the grass IS greener.