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Re: Stock control
« Reply #25 on: 22-07-19, 10:27PM »
There was a recent update saying capping shelves needed looking at........ just to make your day a bit more unpleasant but hey that’s tosco the gift that keeps giving.

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Re: Stock control
« Reply #26 on: 23-07-19, 06:25AM »
If they want you sorting capping shelves, then they need to ensure the airport ladders haven't rotted away in the back of the warehouse ??? Policy being that the loading and unloading of capping shelf stock should only be done using an airport ladder. A manager once refused me an airport ladder to unload a shelf, ( yes I was being awkward) stating no ladders are allowed on the shopfloor for H&S reasons, so "just do it" :o I found it extremely hard to conceal my smug look when I presented the written rule under his pompous snotty nose  ;)
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Re: Stock control
« Reply #27 on: 26-07-19, 12:37AM »
If they want you sorting capping shelves, then they need to ensure the airport ladders haven't rotted away in the back of the warehouse ??? Policy being that the loading and unloading of capping shelf stock should only be done using an airport ladder. A manager once refused me an airport ladder to unload a shelf, ( yes I was being awkward) stating no ladders are allowed on the shop-floor for H&S reasons, so "just do it" :o I found it extremely hard to conceal my smug look when I presented the written rule under his pompous snotty nose  ;)


Do you know where i can find this rule please? My store manager and stock control manager have asked us to start doing capping shelves but i only get a step stool. I'm not the tallest so sometimes i feel a tad unsafe shifting the boxes around on top of shelves

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Re: Stock control
« Reply #28 on: 26-07-19, 05:14AM »
If you don't feel you can do it safely, don't do it. your safety comes up top and don't let them try to claim otherwise.
 

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Re: Stock control
« Reply #29 on: 26-07-19, 05:38AM »
Speak to your H&S rep who should be aware of this, or an USDAW rep. it was a section in a monthly newsletter that USDAW sent to reps years ago, which I produced to the manager.
It could also be online in Tesco policies for people section, which I am no longer able to access.

Maybe another poster can point you in the right direction...but no one should be lifting above waist height, and certainly not from overhead. :-X
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Re: Stock control
« Reply #30 on: 26-07-19, 08:25AM »
Surely with the cut to stock control hours you don’t have time to do cappers.  ( we did these as part of scheduled areas, ).  These jobs where made redundant.  Over the last few weeks the workload is gradually creeping back up.  We are now expected to do all the jobs done by 5 people and there are only 2 of us.

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Re: Stock control
« Reply #31 on: 26-07-19, 10:40AM »
My apologies that should have read "wrist height" not waist height  8-)
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Re: Stock control
« Reply #32 on: 26-07-19, 07:56PM »
Yeah jobs are creeping back......and my hatred is growing.

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Re: Stock control
« Reply #33 on: 26-07-19, 09:14PM »
If they want you sorting capping shelves, then they need to ensure the airport ladders haven't rotted away in the back of the warehouse ??? Policy being that the loading and unloading of capping shelf stock should only be done using an airport ladder. A manager once refused me an airport ladder to unload a shelf, ( yes I was being awkward) stating no ladders are allowed on the shop-floor for H&S reasons, so "just do it" :o I found it extremely hard to conceal my smug look when I presented the written rule under his pompous snotty nose  ;)


Do you know where i can find this rule please? My store manager and stock control manager have asked us to start doing capping shelves but i only get a step stool. I'm not the tallest so sometimes i feel a tad unsafe shifting the boxes around on top of shelves


Do the latest training on health and safety  its on the training thing on the computer I just did it and it specifically states that to utilise capping shelves you have to use airport ladders and nothing else. It even shows you what they are and how to use them in the video. If the manager insists tell them its against company policy and you will be complaining.

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Re: Stock control
« Reply #34 on: 27-07-19, 09:01PM »
Oh interesting. I can’t reach capping at full stretch on a kick stool. Have to remember this rule.

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Re: Stock control
« Reply #35 on: 28-07-19, 08:10AM »
Next time I'm in work I will find out the exact training module its in for you, but it's a 2019 one I do know that much.

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Re: Stock control
« Reply #36 on: 28-07-19, 09:36AM »
Thanks for that verification Forrest  :thumbup:

Or colleagues could just say no, as they felt it was an unreasonable request and they felt it would be unsafe...with a bit of luck, the manager will be so excited to suspend someone for refusing a reasonable request, ( because you've subliminally put that phrase in their head ) making themselves look all so important, that you'll be escorted off the premises, in full view of everyone and get a fully paid little holiday out of it  ;)

Week later, after long drawn out meetings, adjournments and moving onto disciplinary, you happen to mention the policy and where it can be found.

Manager gets bollocked, has to apologise or you'll grievance for dignity at work, which goes out of store RESULT!!
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Re: Stock control
« Reply #37 on: 28-07-19, 05:06PM »
I'm pretty sure it was in the original briefing pack, if anyone still has a copy
 

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Re: Stock control
« Reply #38 on: 29-07-19, 12:04PM »
Ex-stock controller here. Left not super long ago, long enough to see the new restructure however. Wish they'd made me redundant but new job offer and filling in the availability form didn't quite come together at the right times - ah well. Looking at the way things were going, I knew they'd start putting jobs and routines back on the agenda, despite the new routines not working very well in our larger store as it is.

Friends have commented to me that my former store is looking progressively worse in terms of stock availability, probably a combination of the "simpler" routines, nights not really stepping up and delivering, and the planks they replaced my experienced colleagues and myself with, and I knew that head office would start asking more and more from within the scope of the new hours. First it's the capping shelf, then they'll start to see shrink getting wildly out of control and mismatch will return, with the poor sucker doing gaps that day expected to do that extra job too.

Stock control used to be an interesting if underpaid role, but the people you worked with made it worth it. Now it's just cut to the bone, heavily focused on the most boring job, and you hardly see anyone on your team, especially when 4/5 of your days have been slashed down to 3 hours with no break. To add insult to injury most of the stock controllers are not seeing a pay rise due to "protected pay" and losing their bonus to boot, and it makes it one of the worst jobs to have in store nowadays.

Glad I got out when I did. There's life after Tesco and I'm much happier now.

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Re: Stock control
« Reply #39 on: 29-07-19, 12:22PM »
Why do you have stock on the capping shelves that was rid of ages ago.  Best thing the company has done, as stock is more accurate less in the building etc.

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Re: Stock control
« Reply #40 on: 31-07-19, 12:42PM »
Yes i find jobs are massively creeping back in and it's alarming.
In an 8 hour shift I'm expexted to do a full grocery gap scan, a full fresh gap scan, grocery counts for the day, fresh counts for the day, osi the capping shelf boxes that don't have labels printed on them and I'm still getting asked whether i can do this or do that

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Re: Stock control
« Reply #41 on: 31-07-19, 03:16PM »
Siwel I’m much the same. I do my OSI until its all stickered, then Grocery Gaps, then counts but don’t get them finished so I leave a stack of counts and the Fresh Gap Scan everyday. Hand over to duty and go home.

In between that are constant checkout calls and arguments with the team leaders that want me on there because they couldn’t manage a p**s up in a brewery.

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Re: Stock control
« Reply #42 on: 31-07-19, 03:36PM »
I've not been chased about osi yet so I don't do it, simple as TheAnonymousWorker, until I'm formally told what to do I act stupid.

I do both my gapscans then try do my counts but I normally leave a quarter of fresh and all my grocery counts.

I agree 100% with the call outs, I love the guys on there but I can't do both and each side gets in a hissy if I respond or don't respond.

If it continues like this I'm just going to tell my manager I refuse to work the Sunday I'm contracted to do all this and tough s*** find someone else.

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Re: Stock control
« Reply #43 on: 31-07-19, 03:42PM »
Thanks for that verification Forrest  :thumbup:

Or colleagues could just say no, as they felt it was an unreasonable request and they felt it would be unsafe...with a bit of luck, the manager will be so excited to suspend someone for refusing a reasonable request, ( because you've subliminally put that phrase in their head ) making themselves look all so important, that you'll be escorted off the premises, in full view of everyone and get a fully paid little holiday out of it  ;)

Week later, after long drawn out meetings, adjournments and moving onto disciplinary, you happen to mention the policy and where it can be found.

Manager gets bollocked, has to apologise or you'll grievance for dignity at work, which goes out of store RESULT!!

Then the managers are gunning for you because you've made them look stupid, petty, childish and incompetant incompetent. You get another paid holiday and allowed back to the funny farm. Then slip in a sick line here and there and after all those holidays you realise you've only worked 1 month of the year. When is the investigatory/disciplinary being held

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Re: Stock control
« Reply #44 on: 31-07-19, 08:11PM »
"because you've made them look stupid, petty, childish and incompetent"

I think you'll find they manage that task on their own, at regular intervals.

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Re: Stock control
« Reply #45 on: 31-07-19, 10:27PM »
You are always right Nomad.

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Re: Stock control
« Reply #46 on: 07-08-19, 01:40AM »
How is everyone still finding the new routines?

Today was good to be honest, there was 3 of us in so we smashed through a backlog of stuff, grocery gaps got done, fresh gaps done, all counts done, long life on yoghurts and 2 other areas that have slipped my mind and low line on a couple of aisles.

However this was a lucky day with 2 of us in as overtime or extra hours on our shift. No way could a colleague have got a gap, counts, a low line and a long life date scan done by herself whoch is what she was down for

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Re: Stock control
« Reply #47 on: 07-08-19, 05:04AM »
Get done what we can past caring it’s soul destroying, no one give a s*** star lines, stickers this ain’t stock control.

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Re: Stock control
« Reply #48 on: 07-08-19, 07:05AM »
Dont kill yourself trying to deliver tasks that are impossible to complete in the time allowed.  Just do what you can and as long as you work productively there is little they can do about it.

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Re: Stock control
« Reply #49 on: 07-08-19, 03:03PM »
This week? With two of us in 6-2. OSI in the mornings goes to 10am and sometimes after. Getting hammered because the stores availability is s*** and apparently its our fault as we havent been doing low lines. One of us do Grocery gaps, other fresh gaps then counts. Then the Grocery gaps person jumps over to counts too. 535s not getting completed. Checkout service calls constant. Really losing the head now, keep getting told i’m “making excuses” when the jobs not done, nothing to do with large levels of stock decked and dropping time to checkouts. The attitude I get from managers as well when I hand over that SC counts aren’t finished is shocking too.