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Re: 2019 Structure Changes
« Reply #4325 on: 19-05-19, 11:09AM »
I would unload lorries and fresh would help drag it into the chiller same as milk sometimes. But when i left to move to distribution not one replaced me.
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Re: 2019 Structure Changes
« Reply #4326 on: 19-05-19, 04:08PM »
Over the last two weeks I've seen a lot of good friends lose their jobs. And I'm not stupid enough to believe for one moment my own is safe. Especially when I've had so many customers tell me they won't be shop in my store any longer because they can't get fresh fish and meat.

Yesterday morning was freezing cold and raining. I couldn't have a hot breakfast because the microwave is broken. And all this so Dave Lewis could gouge another few million in bonus.

Well, Mr Lewis, what goes around, comes around. For you and those you love. I'll leave you with a quote from my favourite Game of Thrones character,

"The day will come when you think you are safe and happy, and your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth. And you will know the debt is paid". >:D


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Re: 2019 Structure Changes
« Reply #4327 on: 19-05-19, 04:14PM »
Over the last two weeks I've seen a lot of good friends lose their jobs. And I'm not stupid enough to believe for one moment my own is safe. Especially when I've had so many customers tell me they won't be shop in my store any longer because they can't get fresh fish and meat.

Yesterday morning was freezing cold and raining. I couldn't have a hot breakfast because the microwave is broken. And all this so Dave Lewis could gouge another few million in bonus.

Well, Mr Lewis, what goes around, comes around. For you and those you love. I'll leave you with a quote from my favourite Game of Thrones character,

"The day will come when you think you are safe and happy, and your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth. And you will know the debt is paid". >:D
Good post.

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Re: 2019 Structure Changes
« Reply #4328 on: 19-05-19, 04:25PM »
Sadly I fear your favourite quote is just what it is............fantasy!
Lewis will leave next year with £20million+.
He will take on his dream job as Unilever CEOwhich he's been waiting for all along.
We'll be left to pick up the pieces and rebuild tesco. If there's anything left by then 🙄

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Re: 2019 Structure Changes
« Reply #4329 on: 19-05-19, 05:38PM »
Sadly I fear your favourite quote is just what it is............fantasy!
Lewis will leave next year with £20million+.
He will take on his dream job as Unilever CEOwhich he's been waiting for all along.
We'll be left to pick up the pieces and rebuild tesco. If there's anything left by then 🙄
This is a good post

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« Reply #4330 on: 19-05-19, 06:03PM »
Sadly I fear your favourite quote is just what it is............fantasy!
Lewis will leave next year with £20million+.
He will take on his dream job as Unilever CEOwhich he's been waiting for all along.
We'll be left to pick up the pieces and rebuild tesco. If there's anything left by then 🙄

Sadly, you're probably right. But then again, even the greatest wealth is no guarantee of health and happiness. Look at the poor bugger who lost three children in the recent terror attack; he's a Billionaire who could buy Lewis with his small change. All that money couldn't keep the people he loved most in the world safe.

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Re: 2019 Structure Changes
« Reply #4331 on: 20-05-19, 11:39AM »
Sadly I fear your favourite quote is just what it is............fantasy!
Lewis will leave next year with £20million+.
He will take on his dream job as Unilever CEOwhich he's been waiting for all along.
We'll be left to pick up the pieces and rebuild tesco. If there's anything left by then 🙄
Unfortunately for him a new CEO was put it place at Unilever just after Christmas so he won't be getting that job. If he had waited another couple of years instead of getting impatient and joining the business he would be running Unilever.
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Re: 2019 Structure Changes
« Reply #4332 on: 20-05-19, 11:50AM »
Why would he go back he slaughtered that company long ago just like he is doing now.

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Re: 2019 Structure Changes
« Reply #4333 on: 20-05-19, 02:43PM »
In our store we don’t have a night backdoor man and never have. The produce and dairy team are expected to unload and reload lorries (3 fresh deliveries a night in busy periods) and are still expected to fill the milk then work backstock and delivery on multiple aisles each by 7am.. One of the managers usually unloads the milk and bread deliveries, and depending on what company it is decides how long it takes...I.e Warburtons always takes longer to scan in than hovis.

My old store still had night fill. The backdoor person would support the aisles with the biggest delivery (produce and drinks a favourite) inbetween deliveries. The security guard would keep an eye on the backdoor for incoming deliveries and phone/tannoy the person assigned to backdoor for that shift to attend. Most of the time a team manager did this when they were not busy washing dishes in the canteen and filling aisles on £15 an hour.  >:D

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Re: 2019 Structure Changes
« Reply #4334 on: 20-05-19, 04:16PM »
The vending machines in my store have been completely empty for the last 3 weeks. must be nice for those working sunday afternoons when the shop is shut to not be able to get anything to eat.

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Re: 2019 Structure Changes
« Reply #4335 on: 20-05-19, 06:34PM »
Still waiting to refurb the canteen so we have "fresh" fruit and more than one microwave to use. Told it could be some weeks away yet. Best to bring in cold food so you dont spend half your break waiting to heat up.

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Re: 2019 Structure Changes
« Reply #4336 on: 20-05-19, 07:09PM »
Best to bring in sunglasses when it does get refurbed.....psychedelic colours going in....memories of Mary Quant, the 60's and frothy coffee came to mind when they did ours.
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Re: 2019 Structure Changes
« Reply #4337 on: 20-05-19, 08:12PM »
Also no need to reserve a seat in ours - now have multi coloured seating for over 100 people despite the fact now its closed the most you get in there is 10 people eating their packed lunch.

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Re: 2019 Structure Changes
« Reply #4338 on: 21-05-19, 12:40AM »
Our S.M has said all the unhealthy stuff is going from our venders soon due to company healthy living policy, this from an S.M who goes over the road to either Greggs or KFC for his lunch everyday, practice what you preach springs to mind.
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Re: 2019 Structure Changes
« Reply #4339 on: 21-05-19, 10:48AM »
Sadly I fear your favourite quote is just what it is............fantasy!
Lewis will leave next year with £20million+.
He will take on his dream job as Unilever CEOwhich he's been waiting for all along.
We'll be left to pick up the pieces and rebuild tesco. If there's anything left by then  :)
Or it will come out that this fella part owns another supermarket chain,  Soon to be the leading supermarket

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Re: 2019 Structure Changes
« Reply #4340 on: 21-05-19, 11:16AM »
Our S.M has said all the unhealthy stuff is going from our venders soon due to company healthy living policy, this from an S.M who goes over the road to either Greggs or KFC for his lunch everyday, practice what you preach springs to mind.
Companies and individuals who work for those companies are allowed to have different opinions on life and lifestyle choices.

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« Reply #4341 on: 21-05-19, 05:44PM »
Our S.M has said all the unhealthy stuff is going from our venders soon due to company healthy living policy, this from an S.M who goes over the road to either Greggs or KFC for his lunch everyday, practice what you preach springs to mind.
Companies and individuals who work for those companies are allowed to have different opinions on life and lifestyle choices.

1984 springs to mind.....its a pity the mental health of staff isn't a priority.

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Re: 2019 Structure Changes
« Reply #4342 on: 21-05-19, 06:07PM »
Yes companies and those working for them can have different views on lifestyles, but when someone keeps lecturing people on healthy months, and making out removing crisps from the venders is wonderful thing, you really do have to find it a bit funny to see him half and hour later demolishing a big bucket full of fried chicken and chips. Hard to take his preaching on health as anything other than a joke under the circumstances.
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Re: 2019 Structure Changes
« Reply #4343 on: 21-05-19, 08:30PM »
One thing I have noticed with regard to Tescos culture is that they change it based on market position and employee perceptions, for the past few years when Tesco has gone from being the best paying big 4 retailer to 2nd from the bottom and worst of the big 4, (I don't know about Coops ca level pay, but their shift leader equivalent position now pays more than Tesco.) And have been making all these cuts and redundancies, senior managers were quick to realise they can't capitalise on the floor staff morale, so now we have stores where there is no discipline among staff (even managers) area managers are now very flimsy and lax about standards.

I think Amazon go will have a profound impact on the future direction of Tesco. Tescos pilot test version of go was a failure, but I think Amazon will have found the best way to achieve the till-less shopping experience, Tesco will then likely trial a format for these types of stores before eventually making all stores like this, making cash admin obsolete.

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« Reply #4344 on: 21-05-19, 08:36PM »
Structure changes...... Does anyone know what’s coming around the end of summer? As something is! No manager or lead manager recruitment allowed?? Are managers getting restructured? Are store managers going satellite? So we go back to deputies? Or are managers getting culled and sorted get shift leaders? Somethings coming!

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« Reply #4345 on: 21-05-19, 09:31PM »
They'd be playing a dicey game if they make current Team Managers positions Shift Leader positions, they aren't really getting away with it in Express (common consensus is that being an Express shift Leader is equal to if not greater than team managers responsibility in superstore) and due to the workload and environment, SL's in Express get paid for not taking their breaks (which, if they work Sundays every week, they're paid the same/a small amount more than 22k a year TMs).

I think DL said he was going to make one more round of cuts in other areas of the business to achieve his savings on operations budget spend, but it's difficult to see where he can make the cut. Probably have one group people partner per area rather than one in every superstore would be feasible.
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Re: 2019 Structure Changes
« Reply #4346 on: 21-05-19, 10:36PM »
Shift leaders only get paid breaks if no other shift runner or sm in during the duration of the shift leaders shift, one of the current checks the area team do on visits is review the shift leader rota to ensure SL paid breaks are kept to a minimum.
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Re: 2019 Structure Changes
« Reply #4347 on: 22-05-19, 08:45AM »
Structure changes...... Does anyone know what’s coming around the end of summer? As something is! No manager or lead manager recruitment allowed?? Are managers getting restructured? Are store managers going satellite? So we go back to deputies? Or are managers getting culled and sorted get shift leaders? Somethings coming!

Heard a while back that all Team Managers were going to Shift Leaders, all SMs would be in charge of multiple stores and Leads would deputise for the SM when not in store. Heard nothing about freeze on recruitment. Some of the TMs get paid more than SMs at other retailers. There is still far to many TMs in large Extra stores.

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« Reply #4348 on: 22-05-19, 10:55AM »
Shift leaders only get paid breaks if no other shift runner or sm in during the duration of the shift leaders shift, one of the current checks the area team do on visits is review the shift leader rota to ensure SL paid breaks are kept to a minimum.

Yes, the area team try to make sure that shift leader paid breaks are kept to a minimum, but in busy expresses, that simply isn't possible, in my store the shift leaders get paid their breaks at least 4 out of 5 days in the week. This is due to resourcing issues.

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Re: 2019 Structure Changes
« Reply #4349 on: 23-05-19, 06:46AM »
The canteen refurb was a waste of money....it now looks like an isolation waiting room...very few sit together, even less talk....t.v. on in the background and all heads down looking at their phones, not even a paper to read. No vends, only coffee machine, and they did try getting the staff to run any build up of dirty cups through the dishwasher after their break. Well that was until a certain person (can't think who ???) pointed out that people had to be trained and signed off to use the dishwasher  ;)
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