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Re: Additional Breaks
« Reply #25 on: 27-03-17, 06:14PM »
Tesco's and breaks it's a double edge sword. On one hand we have the 1.5 hour breaks placed into the shift. This is basically a split shift system to keep workers in the store longer.
On the other the company likes to tell you when to take the breaks. Unpaid. Some stores expect you to forgo them if they are busy.

3 shifts in rotation of 9 hours was 27 gave them a nice surplus on the day.
Now 3 shifts at 7.5 and a short day gave them less than 24 hours.a shortage to fill.

The new system of getting rid of night crews and closing shops give the company a 18 hour window of opportunity  so only 2 shifts required and don't forget 3 hours is completely unpaid in that window.

So 15 hours pay 18 hours cover. Dave Lewis entire system is based on this.
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Re: Additional Breaks
« Reply #26 on: 27-03-17, 06:25PM »
Do they not check peoples performance?  If people didn't achieve 85% or higher they weren't redeployed the next shift .

The manager doing deployment is often the 40% crew's manager. Things like this can't only happen in my DC.


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Re: Additional Breaks
« Reply #27 on: 02-04-17, 11:03AM »
Just grievance the process a forum rep and trainer did at our depot and the managers now let us do what we want most of us don't even swipe a card anymore


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Re: Additional Breaks
« Reply #28 on: 02-04-17, 11:18AM »
long time ago they tried to force us to clock for breaks. We pointed out that in the event of an emergency (fire etc), it would be impossible to know if these people were home for lunch or trapped in a burning room. Never asked us to clock for breaks since then.


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Re: Additional Breaks
« Reply #29 on: 02-04-17, 11:48AM »
.....Sounds like things are a little different in distribution - this was in a store.......