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Author Topic: Going the toilet - where do you go?  (Read 4672 times)

treehugger1965

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Going the toilet - where do you go?
« on: 05-08-19, 12:48AM »
I went to a OneStop store and asked to use their toilet and was refused.

OneStop is owned by Tesco - you can even use your discount there. Why on earth can't we use their toilets?


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Re: Going the toilet - where do you go?
« Reply #1 on: 05-08-19, 01:02AM »
Youre a member of the public when not working, members of the public cannot use them so why do you think youre an exception to the rule? you shouldnt be even using the express sites, how entitled do you have to be to think you have a right.

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Re: Going the toilet - where do you go?
« Reply #2 on: 05-08-19, 01:09AM »
Ah, I perhaps should've clarified that I meant while working. If you're out delivering and need to go the toilet - where do you go and can Dot Com drivers use OneStop toilets.

I wouldn't ask to go to a toilet of any shop while not working.
« Last Edit: 05-08-19, 01:10AM by treehugger1965 »

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Re: Going the toilet - where do you go?
« Reply #3 on: 05-08-19, 12:40PM »
Just buy a cheap flask or similar and go at your leisure.

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Re: Going the toilet - where do you go?
« Reply #4 on: 07-08-19, 01:19AM »
When I'm in pfs drivers are welcome to use our staff only loo as they should be, they can refill their bottles, help themselves to our biscuits etc. I don't see any reason dot com drivers should be refused use of any tesco stores staff area, they're on the clock working for tesco so should be treated the same as all tesco employees.

Personally i can see why onestop didn't let you, they're owned by tesco group but they're a different company, however bit of a dick move if it's a one off

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Re: Going the toilet - where do you go?
« Reply #5 on: 07-08-19, 05:47AM »
Not all one stops are owned by Tesco

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Re: Going the toilet - where do you go?
« Reply #6 on: 07-08-19, 07:14AM »
If you're on company business, then you can do your business, if not no!

So if you're not delivering to the store, and the toilets aren't in the public area, you should not be allowed access to a staff area. Anyone allowing you access to a restricted area could face disciplinary action for gross misconduct.

I still have old uniform, that I was told to bin when I left, but I use for home D.I.Y. so what's to stop me donning that uniform and gaining access? Or if I binned it and some unscrupulous individuals took it to gain access in back areas of Tesco. I have seen old uniform in charity shops.
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Re: Going the toilet - where do you go?
« Reply #7 on: 07-08-19, 07:21AM »
So if you're not delivering to the store, and the toilets aren't in the public area, you should not be allowed access to a staff area
I take it you have not done the dot.com driver training.  Or were not paying attention.
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Re: Going the toilet - where do you go?
« Reply #8 on: 07-08-19, 07:36AM »
Indeed I have not gomezz, and I'm happy to be corrected if giving wrong advice.

All store training I have received, clearly states that no access to restricted areas unless business is in the store, signed in, and documentation checked.

However, if dot.com driver training specifically covers this, then unsure why treehugger 1965 hasn't been made aware of this right ???
« Last Edit: 07-08-19, 07:41AM by lucgeo »
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Re: Going the toilet - where do you go?
« Reply #9 on: 07-08-19, 08:11AM »
Often when I need to go the loo, I'll pull up at an Express store. They're everywhere, normally have good parking and you're welcomed to use their toilets.

However, I went to a OneStop store and asked to use their toilet and was refused.

OneStop is owned by Tesco - you can even use your discount there. Why on earth can't we use their toilets?

Does anyone know whether we're allowed to use OneStop toilets normally?

Majority of one stop shops are franchises. They do not need to allow you. Yes it may be under one stop but actual shop isn’t owned by Tesco.

treehugger1965

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Re: Going the toilet - where do you go?
« Reply #10 on: 08-08-19, 04:22PM »
Ah, thank you for clarification. I didn't realise One Stop is sometimes Franchised.

I still have old uniform, that I was told to bin when I left, but I use for home D.I.Y. so what's to stop me donning that uniform and gaining access? Or if I binned it and some unscrupulous individuals took it to gain access in back areas of Tesco. I have seen old uniform in charity shops.

The Tesco Van the staff could see outside the window was probably the giveaway I was working. I don't think wearing a uniform automatically gives right of access.

Just to clarify, the point I'm making here isn't that I think I'm deserving to use their toilets or that I should be allowed I'm merely asking.

All store training I have received, clearly states that no access to restricted areas unless business is in the store, signed in, and documentation checked.

So does that mean Dot Com drivers now need to have their documentation checked (not sure what this would be, manifest maybe?) and signed in AND rumble an aisle on their way out so they're technically 'doing business in store' should they go to an Express to use their toilets? Or have I got this totally wrong and we're not even meant to go to Express stores to use their toilets while out delivering?

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« Last Edit: 09-08-19, 10:18PM by tumshie »

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Re: Going the toilet - where do you go?
« Reply #11 on: 08-08-19, 06:49PM »
Oh here we go  8-) 8-)

Comments taken out of context are pointless when making your statements of reply. You asked, I answered, with my VIEW on the question posed. I.e.you want to use any Tesco staff toilet as a Tesco employee during your shift....now you decide to put in the van, for what purpose I'm unsure.

Second paragraph, again taken out of context, was in reply to Gomezz' statement of dot.com training, which seemed to suggest that drivers have a right to use any Tesco staff toilets.

Documentation for any jobs to be undertaken instore by external companies, and a permit to work signed by duty manager...business in store by reps or visiting Tesco personnel on "Company business" any other visiting Tesco employee would be required to sign in, whilst instore, even if it is just to do "their business" and trust me my ex manager would have you rumble an aisle if you were around long enough.
« Last Edit: 08-08-19, 06:51PM by lucgeo »
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Re: Going the toilet - where do you go?
« Reply #12 on: 09-08-19, 09:42AM »
All store training I have received, clearly states that no access to restricted areas unless business is in the store, signed in, and documentation checked
It does not surprise me that the left hand is told one thing and the right hand is told something different.  When coming up with store procedures then it is often the case that the needs of dot.com drivers are not considered.

As it happens I think I have asked to use an Express loo twice in 15 years.  Once without raising an eyebrow and once with a bit of huffing and puffing.  Luckily we deliver to a few corporate customers so can use their staff loos or enjoy the benefits of our area being partly rural.
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Re: Going the toilet - where do you go?
« Reply #13 on: 09-08-19, 12:36PM »
All store training I have received, clearly states that no access to restricted areas unless business is in the store, signed in, and documentation checked
This is the training I've also received.