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lucgeo

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Re: Break issues
« Reply #175 on: 24-10-15, 11:26AM »
The managers really don't care if your on your break, got money on you during this time etc....they just want to tick the book to say they have done their allotted staff searches count for that day.

I was once on my break on the shopfloor with shopping and asked to go in to be searched I  refused at first as I stated that had I been taking my break in the rest room then they would not ask me to leave my food to be staff searched and as I had money on me it would be an issue? The manager quoted rights to search, been a manager for many years blah blah blah!!! So I went into the search room, straight away I asked for a rep to be present, then when rep arrived I asked for the issues to be filled in that I had been stopped on my break, was carrying money, phone etc, which made the search irrelevant also both managers were of the same sex which was against staff search policies. I then informed them I would be starting my break from scratch!! Blah blah manager hadn't learnt that in all those years!!!
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Re: Break issues
« Reply #176 on: 24-10-15, 12:53PM »
That's the nub of this whole thread AlexM this manager is an absolute moron and if he has been working for Tesco for as long as he has stated, then he should be managed out of the business in my honest opinion. :o :o :o 
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Re: Break issues
« Reply #177 on: 24-10-15, 02:48PM »
Sorry should clarify that managers of the same sex should not staff search colleagues of the opposite sex!!  :)
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Re: Break issues
« Reply #178 on: 08-12-15, 09:48AM »
Slightly off topic but regarding night shift workers is it OK for staff to have a sleep on their unpaid breaks as long as they r back on shopfloor in time our manager isn't happy about it but in another store I worked manager was fine and sometimes had a 'power nap' himself

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Re: Break issues
« Reply #179 on: 08-12-15, 10:11AM »
UNPAID BREAK ! That says it all , they are not paying you , you do what you like as long it is legal and does not bring th company into dis-repute. :thumbup:

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Re: Break issues
« Reply #180 on: 08-12-15, 10:13AM »
Are you allowed to take a s**t when visiting the WC or is it limited to urine?
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Re: Break issues
« Reply #181 on: 08-12-15, 10:14AM »
Thought that but still on company property so didn't know if that mattered

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Re: Break issues
« Reply #182 on: 08-12-15, 10:14AM »
Loki , :D :D :D :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Re: Break issues
« Reply #183 on: 08-12-15, 11:18AM »
If it is in an Extra store I can see them taking a dim view of kipping in the bedroom furniture department.
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Re: Break issues
« Reply #184 on: 08-12-15, 11:51AM »
I have a distant memory of a DC worker (shunter) avoiding dismissal when found asleep in a tug (slack time, nothing to do) because employment contract did NOT say it was forbidden to do so.
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Re: Break issues
« Reply #185 on: 08-12-15, 03:58PM »
monkey tennis

It's your unpaid break, as long as you are back on your department in time then your manager has no right to comment.

We used to have an old guy nearing retirement, that would fall asleep after his lunch and happily snore away until someone woke him when his break was over :)

We also have a colleague who regularly goes to his car for a kip on his lunch hour, but a couple did come instore once as they were concerned that we had a member of staff dead in his car ;)
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Re: Break issues
« Reply #186 on: 08-12-15, 07:06PM »
We had a union rep say it is illegal to go to sleep in ones workplace due to health and safety, she really seemed to believe it, no I've no idea where she got that one from either no doubt some genius of a Tesco manager told it her.
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Re: Break issues
« Reply #187 on: 08-12-15, 07:50PM »
monkey tennis, you can sleep if you want to, as long as you are no danger to anybody else.

Especially as you are a night worker and your natural body clock may require you to sleep.

I would ask for the MM to put this in writing, I bet that they will not. Infact i am sure i read somewhere maybe health and safety or some other publication, that it may be of benefit to night workers to have a nap.

the following is from a guide to Junior Doctors. (link given)
http://www.npsa.nhs.uk/EasysiteWeb/getresource.axd?AssetID=1244&type=Full&servicetype=Attachment

(note this is a link to a PDF file which contains the following)

'Developing a napping routine is an indispensable part of working safely
overnight. A ‘prophylactic’ afternoon sleep before you come on duty
will help keep fatigue at bay, but taking a nap during the night is
essential for maintaining vigilance and alertness. Naps are powerful
means of staying refreshed, both
before and while on duty, and even naps
as short as 20 to 45 minutes have been
shown to provide positive benefits to shift
workers.

The New Deal, agreed in anticipation of the Working Time Regulations
(the enactment of the EWTD in the UK), states that junior doctors
working full shifts should receive natural breaks of at least 30 continuous
minutes after approximately four hours of work. Taking a brief nap
during these times will refresh you more than simply taking a break, and
should avoid the groggy after-effects or ‘sleep inertia’ that you may
suffer if you rest for longer'.
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