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Re: The Hub
« Reply #225 on: 06-12-19, 11:07PM »
To record audio the store would have to ask permission from high up the security head office lot and have a dam good reason. Then it can only be used for a tiny amount if time. Same with covert cameras. Only place audio is norm recorded is search rooms but theybwill tell you if its in record etc first

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« Reply #226 on: 07-12-19, 01:03PM »
May I ask my VLH friends how they would feel and what they would do if to their great surprise they were to discover a microphone in their small stockroom?  This stockroom could also be right next to the area where staff take their breaks.

I would take a photo of the microphone, then I would say in a loud clear voice, " is that a mic? I'm going to report  this illegal covert recording!!"

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« Reply #227 on: 07-12-19, 02:08PM »
Perhaps a dumb question, but are you sure it's actually a microphone.

I mean is it literally a microphone a singer would use, or is it something more covert?

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« Reply #228 on: 07-12-19, 05:40PM »
Unless the correct approval has been given in writing from head office to record in this way whoever is doing it could well end up facing gross misconduct proceedings, although what's the betting once someone raises the issue the microphone either gets moved or taken away all together. Or Tesco deny all knowledge and try to blame it on someone doing it off there own back.
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Re: The Hub
« Reply #229 on: 21-12-19, 06:15AM »
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« Reply #230 on: 22-12-19, 11:49PM »
Unfortunately, they do know. Our security lectern 2 has access to the summary/map page and has an ‘activity’ box which flashes up with alerts on high-value transactions, rare transaction types (e.g. signature verification), etc. Surprisingly able system for Tesco…

Just had an investigation myself, they read the statement from the hub, which gave my log in number which then was linked to my name. I asked how they would know that, and was just told it's very clever. (Which I took to mean they don't know). It wasn't related to a till short, or anything else to do with working on checkouts.

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« Reply #231 on: 22-12-19, 11:53PM »
We’ve had no services manager for over a year now. Moved to another store and wasn’t replaced, with checkout manager taking over all responsibilities (supposedly). Also not heard of anyone having a staff search for quite some time. No cameras in the confidential, so they can just forge some signatures between themselves, surely?

Leading on from a comment on another thread.
What about staff searches and the hub, are they still done?
Is the introduction of the hub related to speculation of some of the manager roles being reduced? Service manager role has been talked of in past few days?

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« Reply #232 on: 23-12-19, 06:38AM »
I have wondered about services manager and the hub.  There have been rumours about services manager role for a long time but mostly for the stores without PFS.
A while ago the company said they were doing away with the checkers of the checkers. A lot of the service manager reports are just this. Will the hub take over with till investigations?
Leading on from this, what about the audits? A lot of the financial audit could be done from random checks via the hub, little need for an actual auditor to visit the store. Same fir S&L audit, can check if routines being completed randomly via the hub, see if books are being signed etc.

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« Reply #233 on: 23-12-19, 09:10AM »
Why do people here waste time speculating about who’s getting the chop next. It’ll happen when it happens and there is f all you can do.

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« Reply #234 on: 23-12-19, 09:56AM »
Unfortunately, they do know. Our security lectern 2 has access to the summary/map page and has an ‘activity’ box which flashes up with alerts on high-value transactions, rare transaction types (e.g. signature verification), etc. Surprisingly able system for Tesco…

Just had an investigation myself, they read the statement from the hub, which gave my log in number which then was linked to my name. I asked how they would know that, and was just told it's very clever. (Which I took to mean they don't know). It wasn't related to a till short, or anything else to do with working on checkouts.

does a lot more than that mate let me tell you.

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« Reply #235 on: 23-12-19, 12:38PM »
Forrestgimp

Tell us what then

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« Reply #236 on: 23-12-19, 01:42PM »
I have wondered about services manager and the hub.  There have been rumours about services manager role for a long time but mostly for the stores without PFS.
A while ago the company said they were doing away with the checkers of the checkers. A lot of the service manager reports are just this. Will the hub take over with till investigations?
Leading on from this, what about the audits? A lot of the financial audit could be done from random checks via the hub, little need for an actual auditor to visit the store. Same fir S&L audit, can check if routines being completed randomly via the hub, see if books are being signed etc.

SRMs were made redundant in Express and Express esso alliance stores with the DSMs.

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« Reply #237 on: 23-12-19, 05:19PM »
Forrestgimp

Tell us what then

It tells us when somone is opening the waste cage, it tells us when someone is wasting a product at customer services it tells us if people are taking things off the shelf like makeup and other sundry items. We can watch live or rewind a sale to see the POS go up the till. There is a shed load of stuff it can do however its not there to check people going for a fag or having a crafty 5 mins extra on their breaks or talking or using their phones.

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« Reply #238 on: 23-12-19, 05:54PM »
The hub and similar systems are the future of work, like it or not, and anyone who thinks its just a Tesco thing to spy on the staff should be under no illusion other companies are bringing in similar systems as we speak.
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