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Baker1961

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Bakery ovens
« 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  :) :) :) 

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Re: Bakery ovens
« Reply #1 on: 05-07-19, 01:53PM »
with frozen dough on the horizon,I doubt they will be normal ones

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Re: Bakery ovens
« Reply #2 on: 05-07-19, 06:07PM »
I'd guess at part bake saving extra skills payments
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Re: Bakery ovens
« Reply #3 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

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Re: Bakery ovens
« Reply #4 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  :)

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Re: Bakery ovens
« Reply #5 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 ,

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Re: Bakery ovens
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Bakery ovens
« Reply #7 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

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Re: Bakery ovens
« Reply #8 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.

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« Reply #9 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.

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Re: Bakery ovens
« Reply #10 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 :(
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Baker1961

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Re: Bakery ovens
« Reply #11 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

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Re: Bakery ovens
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: Bakery ovens
« Reply #13 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....

Baker1961

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Re: Bakery ovens
« Reply #14 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. 

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Re: Bakery ovens
« Reply #15 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.