verylittlehelps.com

Very Little Helps => Stores => Topic started by: Baker1961 on 05-07-19, 01:01PM

Title: Bakery ovens
Post by: Baker1961 on 05-07-19, 01:01PM
Hi everyone, we have just been told we are getting new ovens, no date yet but been measured up.  Do you guys think tesco are being crafty and preparing for us to be going  part bake, or has tesco suddenly realized they have to maintain their bakeries.  Any other stores getting new equipment like ovens as we are a little worried skilled bakers could be next on the hit list  :) :) :) 
Title: Re: Bakery ovens
Post by: kaled78 on 05-07-19, 01:53PM
with frozen dough on the horizon,I doubt they will be normal ones
Title: Re: Bakery ovens
Post by: oneboxwonder on 05-07-19, 06:07PM
I'd guess at part bake saving extra skills payments
Title: Re: Bakery ovens
Post by: Stevil on 05-07-19, 08:11PM
being measured up is no indication of it actually happening, our dotcom dept chillers and freezers were measured up to get changed over 6 years ago and still nothing has been done
Title: Re: Bakery ovens
Post by: Cuddlypup on 05-07-19, 09:26PM
Agree with Stevil, measuring up means nothing. The day the story leaked about Deli and restaurants going our store was busy installing all new counters and new hot and cold counters in the restaurant. That was money well spent  :)
Title: Re: Bakery ovens
Post by: Baker1961 on 06-07-19, 01:26AM
We only have one working revent the other went bang ,and the working one has four burnt out elements ,
Title: Re: Bakery ovens
Post by: forrestgimp on 06-07-19, 09:43AM
I think they send out people measuring up now and again to keep the people with the tape measures in work.
Title: Re: Bakery ovens
Post by: just curious on 06-07-19, 10:15AM
Or was it a case of the people with the tape measures could have been measuring the surrounding floor area / packing area and layout of bakery as most ovens would be a standard model - make - style with dimensions easily available from supplier etc , you never know what could happen with this company , This time next week you might have Gregg's / Pound Bakery renting the floor space with Drastic Dave in charge ?. :-X :-X
Title: Re: Bakery ovens
Post by: Baker1961 on 06-07-19, 10:34AM
No the guy told my baker colleague the name of the company that made the ovens as I was on a day off at the time I don't know it, I don't trust drastic that's for sure.  16 years with tesco means nothing to them.
Title: Re: Bakery ovens
Post by: fscer on 06-07-19, 10:57AM
Its business as usual until they decide to pull the plug, so you'll still get new oven etc etc.
Title: Re: Bakery ovens
Post by: hesketh on 06-07-19, 01:33PM
If Tesco instal new anything it will be as automated as possible.

They simply want to eradicate as many staff from the operation as they can. Machines and computers don't go sick or need holidays......

Unfortunately, as we have found in distribution, when the machines and computers do "go sick" everything grinds to a halt.

If I was an in store baker I would be seriously considering my options elsewhere :(
Title: Re: Bakery ovens
Post by: Baker1961 on 06-07-19, 03:26PM
and give up 16 years redundancy as a skilled baker ,I have to wait it out and see what happens
Title: Re: Bakery ovens
Post by: trolleyboy96 on 06-07-19, 07:13PM
Our ovens replaced just before Christmas pretty much a straight swap, nothing different or new about them, except they leak water like a bugger abs trying to get someone out to fix is impossible as it’s under warranty.
Title: Re: Bakery ovens
Post by: Mr Grumpy on 07-07-19, 05:00PM
There is a real possibility that you are getting more efficient ovens that uses much less electricity and will have a lower kWh value that your existing ovens.

Apparently they are leaving the bakeries alone for this year according to the press release when all the counter and stock control axing's were leaked.

That doesn't mean that Drastic's hatchet isn't going to attack the bakery's next year, nowhere and nobody is safe in retail, especially in the big T.

Like many of my friends still, you're left with an unenviable choice of stay and wait for the possibility of redundancy, or run for the hills and hopefully end up with a company where your loyalty and service is appreciated.

Not an easy choice to make, personally the massive long term stress of uncertainty in my department made me leave after nearly 15 years and i now do something complete polar opposite to what i did....
Title: Re: Bakery ovens
Post by: Baker1961 on 17-07-19, 10:36AM
Update: it's one new oven with the deck getting repaired and the revent having new parts as well, we were told at first all ovens being replaced. 
Title: Re: Bakery ovens
Post by: Lonestar1992 on 19-07-19, 12:43PM
We had our deck ovens replaced in our scratch bakery last month. Do exactly the same job. Guy fitting said they use 1/3 less power to do same job,  that’s the saving.