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Very Little Helps => All departments => Topic started by: Nomad on 25-05-22, 02:17PM

Poll
Question: Do/did you suffer 'unfair' treatment by management ?
Option 1: No votes: 34
Option 2: Yes votes: 139
Title: Unfair treatment
Post by: Nomad on 25-05-22, 02:17PM
Be honest, have you suffered unfair treatment from a manager ?

Not treated the same as others, been 'picked on', expected to do more than others or had treatment which you knew they knew was out of process but they persisted !
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: Hibobhi on 25-05-22, 02:53PM
Of course! I work for Tesco.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: lackofinterest on 25-05-22, 05:03PM
Quote from: Nomad on 25-05-22, 02:17PM
Be honest, have you suffered unfair treatment from a manager ?

Not treated the same as others, been 'picked on', expected to do more than others or had treatment which you knew they knew was out of process but they persisted !
they've tried it more than once. what they want and what they get are two different kettles of fish :P
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: lucgeo on 25-05-22, 05:39PM

OH YES!!! I think it's a common practice for newbies, until they know better!
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: Mark calloway on 25-05-22, 06:45PM
Definitely.  In fact it's ongoing.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: lucgeo on 26-05-22, 06:32AM
I would go as far as to state it has become a lot worse over the years, and a significant increase from senior team!

Lack of training full stop!! A lot of team managers don't know what their own policies are, and wing it most of the time!
The majority of senior team are oldies on good contracts, just biding their time to a good retirement plan! The new initiatives have passed over their heads, and they aren't interested in learning either, God forbid any young whipper snapper join the senior team and showing them up for their ignorance!!

The personnel managers used to keep them all in check, but when the cull came, the good ones left in their droves, and the ones that remained, well, they knew they were rubbish, and wouldn't earn that salary anywhere else as they weren't related to the big bosses!!
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: Mark calloway on 26-05-22, 09:14AM
I hit no instead of yes. Arrrggh. Management are horrendous at our store. Out an
d out bullies.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: NightAndDay on 26-05-22, 10:15AM
Quote from: lucgeo on 26-05-22, 06:32AM
I would go as far as to state it has become a lot worse over the years, and a significant increase from senior team!

Lack of training full stop!! A lot of team managers don't know what their own policies are, and wing it most of the time!
The majority of senior team are oldies on good contracts, just biding their time to a good retirement plan! The new initiatives have passed over their heads, and they aren't interested in learning either, God forbid any young whipper snapper join the senior team and showing them up for their ignorance!!

The personnel managers used to keep them all in check, but when the cull came, the good ones left in their droves, and the ones that remained, well, they knew they were rubbish, and wouldn't earn that salary a

anywhere else as they weren't related to the big bosses!!

Back in my day Personnel Managers were glorified tea ladies ex-dinner ladies, plenty of young, head strong twenty-something store managers ran stores as they see fit, chiller chats and paying less than minimum wage ahoy, one of the PMs even managed to get their sons a job in-store, they were on route for fast track to SM until they got arrested for dealing cocaine, senior management swept it under the rug and said they found better opportunities elsewhere, to senior managements credit though they aren't wrong, prison officers and wardens aren't as resistant to the law as Tesco, they'd have to worry more about getting caught while at Tesco, there is an understanding of the thin blue line by senior management and government/legal officials alike, provided Tesco doesn't overstep the mark, they have nigh-diplomatic immunity status to employment law, they will still get punished, but it will always be punitively so, the government and judges know not to muddy the waters.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: penguin on 27-05-22, 10:36AM
I never as I would stick up for myself, however in my express days I witnessed a lot of unfair treatment towards some staff from a shift leader who was a bully and a bigot, he was awful towards both CA's and his fellow shift leaders. The situation was not helped as the SM was very weak as a leader and she would sit in her office and cry when anything went wrong rather than rectify the problem. I did on several occasions try to challenge the shift leader in question but he just used to laugh his head off and say words to the effect of "I can do what I want as I am in charge" and what happened to the shift leader you might well ask, he left to go and work for Aldi and is now an SM for them.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: sunshineman on 01-06-22, 01:47AM
What is needed to be honest is undercover people to go into Tesco and look at some of the managers. We have a couple of managers who go on cig breaks three times an hour. Not sure where they find the time. Some managers to talk staff in such a shocking way. We had one person who was training to be a manager who decided to give it up as they did not like how some managers spoke to people.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: biggerpicture on 01-06-22, 09:30AM
Not all managers are bad. There are some very good managers out there. Same as colleagues.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: Redshoes on 01-06-22, 09:49AM
I had a colleague rant and rave about a manager yesterday. They were on rota for a certain time but had not turned up. They were angry because this meant manager was pleasing themselves about what shift they were doing. Turns out the manager had been asked to change shift due to an issue in managers rota. Some colleagues seem to think they run the store but these colleagues also tend to think that they work in the only dept that matters. They think they are the hardest workers in the store but expect support on a daily basis.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: lucgeo on 01-06-22, 09:59AM
I'm always intrigued when colleagues complain about managers going out for ciggie breaks?? If they're out there, you know where they are if needed, and they're not hassling you!!
When they're hiding in the offices, or wherever else their hidey holes are, you've little chance of finding them in a hurry!

With regard to being spoken down to by a manager, you just raise your hand, state that you refuse to be spoken to in a tone which is against Tesco core values, and walk away! Trust me, they will not know what to say :o
Every colleague has "a right to a voice" and by walking away you are demonstrating your wish to remove yourself from the situation, diminishing the risk of further confrontation, ( especially if it is in a public area)  as you were becoming " emotionally flooded"  ;)

The more you recite their own Tesco phrases and core values in your defence, the more they'll " treat others as you would wish to be treated"!

Just on an aside here...are the core values still displayed prominently in your store??
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: lucgeo on 01-06-22, 10:12AM
Quote from: Redshoes on 01-06-22, 09:49AM
I had a colleague rant and rave about a manager yesterday. They were on rota for a certain time but had not turned up. They were angry because this meant manager was pleasing themselves about what shift they were doing. Turns out the manager had been asked to change shift due to an issue in managers rota. Some colleagues seem to think they run the store but these colleagues also tend to think that they work in the only dept that matters. They think they are the hardest workers in the store but expect support on a daily basis.

Is it not the duty of the dept manager to inform their team of a change in their shift, by updating the dept rota ???

Whereas the colleague was incorrect in their assumption that the manager was turning up when they pleased, and in voicing that opinion, surely a simple update would have dispelled the frustration! Every dept is supposed to be run on communication, hence the use of communication books...or are these no longer in use??
It could just have been that an agreement had been arranged between the manager and colleague for a specific task or update during that shift, and they had been wasting time on preparation or putting time aside for agreed time etc..etc...

The only department's that "expect" support on a daily basis is fresh and checkouts and both get it in abundance!!
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: Tesla on 01-06-22, 08:40PM
Quote from: lucgeo on 01-06-22, 09:59AM
I'm always intrigued when colleagues complain about managers going out for ciggie breaks?? If they're out there, you know where they are if needed, and they're not hassling you!!
When they're hiding in the offices, or wherever else their hidey holes are, you've little chance of finding them in a hurry!

With regard to being spoken down to by a manager, you just raise your hand, state that you refuse to be spoken to in a tone which is against Tesco core values, and walk away! Trust me, they will not know what to say :o
Every colleague has "a right to a voice" and by walking away you are demonstrating your wish to remove yourself from the situation, diminishing the risk of further confrontation, ( especially if it is in a public area)  as you were becoming " emotionally flooded"  ;)

The more you recite their own Tesco phrases and core values in your defence, the more they'll " treat others as you would wish to be treated"!

Just on an aside here...are the core values still displayed prominently in your store??

Our night management couldn't give a toss about core values. It's do as I say not as I do. The old night lead was terrible and the current not any better.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: lucgeo on 02-06-22, 10:09AM
 8-) And they get away with it because the staff let them  8-)
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: NightAndDay on 02-06-22, 05:19PM
Staff are powerless, employment law is one of the areas where Tesco managers enjoy the privelege of near enough legal immunity.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: lucgeo on 02-06-22, 06:17PM
Staff are not powerless, a group grievance for bullying still holds weight...not everything only ends up in law courts! :-X
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: Tesla on 02-06-22, 07:33PM
Quote from: NightAndDay on 02-06-22, 05:19PM
Staff are powerless, employment law is one of the areas where Tesco managers enjoy the privelege of near enough legal immunity.

Powerless yes but there is only so many times the courts can side with Tesco before they will rethink. Let's be honest nobody needs to work at Tesco's anyway.  It's going the way of McDonald's where the majority are part time or don't give a toss.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: NightAndDay on 02-06-22, 08:54PM
There's an understanding between the courts and Tesco, because a significant part of the UKs GDP depends on Tesco, the courts and Tesco have an understanding, they can't punish Tesco egregiously as that would result in cuts at Tesco and money taken away from the tax man and a drop in GDP, thereby weakening the pound. And one of the first things the government will cut after civil servants will be from their legal infrastructure.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: Totot on 02-06-22, 09:44PM
If our government understanding about macro economy like that, we are already doom.
Just because tesco gross selling is about 1.8% of gdp, doesn't mean if tesco stop operated, we will lose that much. Market demand will be still there and other competitor will pick it up,  and supplier will make a different route of marketing chain. Even if few product completely gone, their subs will arise to certain level, not completely gone.

But if government way of understanding macro economy like this, maybe they should rethink to pay much less of them self, if the output are not significant, their pay should also not significant.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: horatiocain on 02-06-22, 11:08PM
Do you know how often Tescoblose at tribunal.
They've the precedent for bad handling of flexible working requests.
They've lost 4 large cases this year for disability discrimination costing them over £80,000 thisbyear just on these 4 cases, and it cost them 6-10k a day to defend each case that reaches tribunal, a driver got 20k and his job back after a 3 day hearing.
50k and they lost, and they lose all the time  they settle often because management are c**p, and their legal defence knows it, a rep at my store has helped several people sue and he's won everytime.

Tribunals are set up for the everyman, use them, if people do then head office will become tired of the matter and deal with problems, you have to highlight it to those who will do something, most Stores are corrupt and do everything in their power to make sure it never gets out.
Use the tribunal services.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: NightAndDay on 02-06-22, 11:40PM
All of these legal fines and compensations are punitive to Tesco however, they can lose these amounts every day for a year and it wouldn't equate to their legal budget

I hate Tesco and the government more than anyone, the way to hurt Tesco, and I mean destroy it from within is to do what I do and buy shares in the company every 3 months when the share price is lower in comparison, eventually you'll become a majority share holder and influence the decision making process.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: Redshoes on 03-06-22, 04:11AM
Quote from: lucgeo on 01-06-22, 10:12AM
Quote from: Redshoes on 01-06-22, 09:49AM
I had a colleague rant and rave about a manager yesterday. They were on rota for a certain time but had not turned up. They were angry because this meant manager was pleasing themselves about what shift they were doing. Turns out the manager had been asked to change shift due to an issue in managers rota. Some colleagues seem to think they run the store but these colleagues also tend to think that they work in the only dept that matters. They think they are the hardest workers in the store but expect support on a daily basis.

Is it not the duty of the dept manager to inform their team of a change in their shift, by updating the dept rota ???

Whereas the colleague was incorrect in their assumption that the manager was turning up when they pleased, and in voicing that opinion, surely a simple update would have dispelled the frustration! Every dept is supposed to be run on communication, hence the use of communication books...or are these no longer in use??
It could just have been that an agreement had been arranged between the manager and colleague for a specific task or update during that shift, and they had been wasting time on preparation or putting time aside for agreed time etc..etc...

The only department's that "expect" support on a daily basis is fresh and checkouts and both get it in abundance!!

Colleague was just annoyed that manager was not in when they expected them to be, they told me as much. I was only manager in the building and had lots to do, I did check to see if all was ok with manager and it was a change that had not been updated on the manager rota and I told colleague this, she was not pleased. I explained that as we are a small management team these changes do happen for us and sometimes it is last min. Between us we have to cover all parts of the day. I did not explain to colleague reason for change as I did not bother asking myself, I just checked in to ensure fellow manager was ok and was not ill or involved in an accident on the way to work etc.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: FarmerFred on 03-06-22, 07:11AM
Quote from: NightAndDay on 02-06-22, 11:40PM
All of these legal fines and compensations are punitive to Tesco however, they can lose these amounts every day for a year and it wouldn't equate to their legal budget

I hate Tesco and the government more than anyone, the way to hurt Tesco, and I mean destroy it from within is to do what I do and buy shares in the company every 3 months when the share price is lower in comparison, eventually you'll become a majority share holder and influence the decision making process.
Let's say that you manage to buy 40,000 shares every three months for 50 years - that's 200 purchases giving you a total of 8 million shares which represents..... less than 0.1% of the 9.7 billion shares issued. That's a great level of influence to have in the decision making process :D

As to your earlier post about the contribution of Tesco to the UK GDP... if Tesco got upset enough to pull down the blinds & shut the doors the other supermarkets would expand to fill the gaps in the market given that the majority of Tesco turnover is based around people purchasing essentials. It also ignores the fact that the majority of shareholders would be most unlikely to approve a course of action that would wipe out the value of their investments.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: Redshoes on 04-06-22, 08:25AM
Quote from: NightAndDay on 02-06-22, 11:40PM


I hate Tesco and the government more than anyone.

Any yet, you can't move on. It's just not healthy to live with that amount of hatred and as you no longer work for the company and have not done so for years you can let go. Just shop in other retailers.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: Nomad on 04-06-22, 11:00AM
[admin]Back to topic.[/admin]
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: NightAndDay on 04-06-22, 08:17PM
Quote from: Redshoes on 04-06-22, 08:25AM
Quote from: NightAndDay on 02-06-22, 11:40PM


I hate Tesco and the government more than anyone.

Any yet, you can't move on. It's just not healthy to live with that amount of hatred and as you no longer work for the company and have not done so for years you can let go. Just shop in other retailers.

I would if I didn't get a 20% discount shopping at Tesco.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: Jackwarda on 05-06-22, 08:48AM
I don't think the company gives 20% discount do they? It's 10% then on 4 days of pay day 15%, have I got it wrong ?
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: Redshoes on 05-06-22, 10:42AM
Company also only let colleagues retain discount if they retire or have been made redundant and the length of service and age add up to 80. If living in same accommodation as colleague you can have the second colleague card though.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: NightAndDay on 05-06-22, 12:40PM
My discount is different to the colleague discount in that it comes in the form of an e-gift card, I get 10% off the value I choose to buy (for example, I pay £9 to buy a £10 tesco e-giftcard,) what's great is that it stacks with my flatmates colleague discount (I have the 2nd colleague discount card) and for the 10% off from my portal discount, where I choose only to use that and not the colleague discount card as well for the 20% off I retain the full value of the clubcard points accrued (The colleague discount card gives 1 point per pound after deductions from the discount).

The reason I may choose to only use my discount and not my colleagues is that it's not excluded from certain products, meaning I can use the discount on things like tobacco, scratch cards, gift cards etc which I can't with the colleague discount, only exception is fuel.

There is also no personal use only clause in the t&c's of use, as long as I buy it from my own account, I'm free to forward the egiftcard to anyone who wants it.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: lucgeo on 06-06-22, 06:36AM
That's a lorra lorra effort just for a few bob in savings with Tesco, when you'd probably spend less with the discounters   ???
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: NightAndDay on 06-06-22, 12:55PM
Tesco superstore is just down the road, also discounters are cheaper for general goods after the 10% discount, not the 20% discount though.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: balaAsonibeta on 09-06-22, 11:12PM
Yes,, I am the youngest worker there, work till 12am and STILL have to do the hard working jobs like stay on self serv, even tho my body would be killing me on there for 7 hours,, no matter how many times i tell them that i need a break and still go on my break at the latest time
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: lucgeo on 10-06-22, 08:50AM
You cannot work more than 4 hours without a break!

If you have more than one break to take, they should be spread evenly throughout the shift, do you have a scheduler with your set break times written down ???
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: No1Angel on 29-06-22, 05:02PM
Not sure if this is the right place for this, but I'm at a bit of a loss! Earlier today my manager called me into a meeting  for lateness. I have severe ADHD, and the agreement made at my interview was that because this makes time management very difficult for me, I have 10 minutes leeway to get in to work 'on time'. Today, my shift started at 11am, and I clocked in at 11:04. My manager then promptly asked me to come with her to a private room, and then asked me why I am late and why I didn't not call the store to inform them of why i wouldn't be on time. I apologised and said that I didn't realise I was late today, when she told me I was 10 minutes late. At this point, knowing I clocked in at 11:04, I checked my watch to see that it was currently 11:07, as I'd left the clocking in room to start working on shop floor between clocking in and this meeting. I told her that it was 11:07 currently and my shift starts at 11:00, causing her to stare at me in disbelief, before storming past me and saying 'that's DISGUSTING what you've just done'.

I was certainly confused by this, so I carried on working the shopfloor and just tried to keep it out of my mind. Throughout the day she was very rude to me, not answering simple questions (I.e. 'would you like me to clear the cardboard cage?' Was met with a dismissive 'if you want'). When it came time to schedule breaks, she completely ignored me, and did not schedule me in for one! I had to wait until she'd left and another manager was in to get myself put on the break schedule, which ended up being half an hour before my shift finished.

Am I overreacting here? I do feel like I've been humiliated and victimised for my disability, and even if I wasn't disabled in this way I feel that she handled this very unprofessionally. Does anyone have any advice? The managers are very cliquey so I'm not too comfortable going to any of them, but I'd hate to potentially ruin her career by escalating too far. Help!
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: Nomad on 29-06-22, 05:25PM
Never go into a meeting with any manager without being accompanied by somebody you trust as being a reliable witness, and hopefully has some knowledge of correct procedure.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: Jackwarda on 29-06-22, 05:49PM
I quite agree with @Nomad. Never go into meetings unless you have a rep or someone you trust. Any incidents that you have, put it in a Diary [Yes, I know I keep banging on about diarys] but it comes in useful when you have to reflect or make notes for meetings etc. Report the manager! Further more, if a manager is rude to me, shouts, adopts aggresive behaviour, I will let them know and ask them why and to stop and follow up with reporting to SM and file a complaint. Never Give In, Never Surrender!
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: lucgeo on 29-06-22, 05:59PM
The only thing disgusting is her immature, unprofessional and vindictive behaviour  :o
Is she new? Is she aware of your interview agreement, and is the agreement in writing? Who interviewed you, and does that person work in your store? If so, ask for a "let's talk" with that person and ask if all the managers are aware of the agreement, as perhaps the manager in question is ignorant to the fact, which could explain her behaviour towards you as perhaps she thought you were being insolent? This is being passive aggressive...making your point, whilst innocently highlighting the pre agreement and the managers behaviour towards you! Don't forget to throw in that she probably isn't aware, as Tesco is renowned for management mental health awareness and the equalities act  (-*-)

The last thing you need is a stroppy manager! Regardless of whether they are a clique or not, there are codes of conduct, and Tesco policies that must be adhered to and Tesco will throw them under a bus if they get caught out on bullying or any discrimination under the equalities act!



Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: Redshoes on 01-07-22, 09:08AM
You need to fill out an adjustment passport. This is a formal document held in your file. It details what you will be like on your best days and on your worst days. It then details support you may need.
After the adjustment passport you can be referred to occupational health. They are impartial and give recommendations to help and support you. These recommendations to the store do not have to be followed but with us being such a big company it's expected that they should find a way to follow them. It's a phone conversation with either a nurse or a doctor. They are trained medical professionals that act as the go between.
Late clocking is currently being monitored as it generates an exception. Managers are being questioned about how many exceptions they have on a daily basis. That being said, if you have an agreement with your manager that is documented you both need to work together on this and try and resolve.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: lucgeo on 01-07-22, 11:34AM
Surely an adjustment passport is to acknowledge there is an adjustment needed from your agreed working conditions, as in support due to a change in temporary or permanent capabilities.

No1Angel declared their condition during their interview, and was duly offered the position and employed with their condition acknowledged. They should not then be subjected to fill in an adjustment passport or any referral to occupational health, as they already been diagnosed by medical professionals and declared it!

It is irrelevant to No1Angel, as to late clockings being monitored, and certainly should not be expected to explain their condition to every Tom, Dick or Harry incompetent manager, who fail to familiarise themselves with any possible reasons, before going full throttle!!

No1Angel doesn't have an "agreement " with anyone, they have a medical condition which was declared from the outset! It's certainly not a case of having to work together with any pompous, ill trained manager, to try to resolve  >:(
Resolve what for gods sake??? Are they suddenly expected to be cured!! The constant need to explain themselves and their condition, which incidentally is covered under the data protection act, to anyone who asks for an explanation, is insulting and demeaning! If they wanted it to be common knowledge, they'd have their doctor consultations in the waiting room!! >:(  >:(
And let's not get started on the Equalities act >:(  >:(

Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: NightAndDay on 01-07-22, 05:26PM
Kwasi Kwarteng doesn't very much like employees rights, he's therefore looking at allowing employers to use agency staff to cover striking members and to eventually dilute employment law even more in favour of employers.

Judges and the government already have to toe the line to Tesco management, this move would just give them more power to become Teflon to equality act claims.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: lackofinterest on 01-07-22, 06:06PM
who the f*** is he/she?? never heard of him/her.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: jgerry on 01-07-22, 06:20PM
NightAndDay, what are you smoking? Am I right that you no longer work for Tesco? Isn't it about time to move on?
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: NightAndDay on 01-07-22, 08:08PM
As of recently, I'm back in Tesco in a new role, but not in store, oh no, I'm now the head of software development at the London office.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: Tesla on 02-07-22, 12:37AM
Don't give too much away  :)
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: Teddybonkers on 02-07-22, 12:52PM
Quote from: NightAndDay on 01-07-22, 08:08PMAs of recently, I'm back in Tesco in a new role, but not in store, oh no, I'm now the head of software development at the London office.

God help us !
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: Redshoes on 04-07-22, 08:22AM
Quote from: lucgeo on 01-07-22, 11:34AMSurely an adjustment passport is to acknowledge there is an adjustment needed from your agreed working conditions, as in support due to a change in temporary or permanent capabilities.

No1Angel declared their condition during their interview, and was duly offered the position and employed with their condition acknowledged. They should not then be subjected to fill in an adjustment passport or any referral to occupational health, as they already been diagnosed by medical professionals and declared it!

It is irrelevant to No1Angel, as to late clockings being monitored, and certainly should not be expected to explain their condition to every Tom, Dick or Harry incompetent manager, who fail to familiarise themselves with any possible reasons, before going full throttle!!

No1Angel doesn't have an "agreement " with anyone, they have a medical condition which was declared from the outset! It's certainly not a case of having to work together with any pompous, ill trained manager, to try to resolve  >:(
Resolve what for gods sake??? Are they suddenly expected to be cured!! The constant need to explain themselves and their condition, which incidentally is covered under the data protection act, to anyone who asks for an explanation, is insulting and demeaning! If they wanted it to be common knowledge, they'd have their doctor consultations in the waiting room!! >:(  >:(
And let's not get started on the Equalities act >:(  >:(



An adjustment passport should be in place for anyone with ongoing health issues. If you are diabetic, asthmatic etc you should have one. At the beginning of Covid it was found that a lot of the vulnerable people did not have an adjustment passport in place. Did not matter if declared at interview. The health situation still applies. If documented properly there is security for colleague as it's not a verbal greenest with a manager who can later deny or move to another role.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: Nomad on 04-07-22, 09:28AM
So why was one not put in place by MM when No1Angel started the job.  MM negligence yet again no doubt.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: lucgeo on 04-07-22, 09:46AM
As always, Redshoes talks in red & blue.   8-)
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: madness on 05-08-22, 09:44PM
Quote from: NightAndDay on 01-07-22, 08:08PMAs of recently, I'm back in Tesco in a new role, but not in store, oh no, I'm now the head of software development at the London office.
So you are more useless than a MM making up new useless programs that don't work with the real world or on the shop floor.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: Bobmay on 30-08-22, 08:13AM
It is already happening especially now that tesco is looking to cut hours of some stores looking to remove night shifts. The manager wants to pit pressure on staff than they can leave without redundancy which is what will make them have bigger bonus.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: NightAndDay on 30-08-22, 11:45AM
Quote from: madness on 05-08-22, 09:44PM
Quote from: NightAndDay on 01-07-22, 08:08PMAs of recently, I'm back in Tesco in a new role, but not in store, oh no, I'm now the head of software development at the London office.
So you are more useless than a MM making up new useless programs that don't work with the real world or on the shop floor.

There are 2 things wrong with your comment.

1. Head of software development doesn't mean I decide the requirements and the use case of the software my team develops, the stakeholder for Retail operations would do that.

2. I don't make the programs, my team does, I do code reviews, document reviews, strategic meetings, forecasting, budgeting, training and coaching, Tesco operates in an agile way using KANBAN and CI/CD principles to execute their deliverables, it is very much a teamwork based environment with clearly defined roles and expectations in a devops environment.
Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: lordadmiral on 30-08-22, 04:55PM
And we all know theat stakeholders want all sorts c**p which is impossible to implement or will break something else beacuse implementation is over complicated.
Oh an better it would be done asap.
And code doesn't have documentation so no one know what does what.
And it takes days, sometimes weeks just to set-up environment before you ask that question, "ok, so what you want me to do".
Or being paid hundrets of £ a day to find that one bracket in the wrong place beacuse someone had an idea to write several hundreds lines long function with dozens nested if statement and no bloody comments.
Or 20k lines JS with global single character variables, and again no comments.

Title: Re: Unfair treatment
Post by: NightAndDay on 02-09-22, 07:59PM
A lot of these Retail management/director positions are non-jobs, extra to requirements. "Brand Managers", "Customer Engagement Director", far too much money invested into glorified marketing managers.

My job actually requires skill and knowledge in a concrete domain, we all know that Retail operations is mickey mouse, but it is in the structure for some reason, the role requires a common sense approach to processes, so many people are thrown into Retail operations even I fail to see the value. The fact they're paid more than my team of developers is also scandalous in my opinion.