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Started by Nomad, 21-03-18, 10:49AM

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grim up north

https://prnt.sc/t-icgzmGIr50

Any excuse to use scan as you shop

lackofinterest

another pr**k in charge >:(


NightAndDay

I've always bought frozen, It's just so much cheaper that it makes buying fresh pointless except for the times I'm making a meal from scratch.

Nomad

Mum is 'repulsed' after biting into Tesco festive sandwich

Quote"I pulled into the prom to eat quick and was looking at the lovely scenery until my last bite. I thought it was bone but when I took it out of my mouth I saw what can only be described as wood.
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Cleaning cuts and chilly stores: the secret diary of a Tesco manager

QuoteI am terrified about what Christmas might look like in Tesco given the amount of hours we are provided with to run our stores. We cut, cut, cut on the pretext of our strategic aim to "save to invest", but the reality is the cuts destroy shops and management don't reinvest in anything..........
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General Thorn

Oh yes every word of that is truth.

Tesco as usual coming out with all their spin and platitudes but this is the reality that we all experience. Obviously in Tesco's eyes we are all in the wrong and don't know what we're talking about so well done that anonymous manager  :thumbup: shame it won't make the slightest bit of difference though.

Tesco still coming out with the 'our Save to Invest programme has allowed us to significantly invest in our competitive colleague reward package, with two pay increases this year, and in delivering great value to our customers.'

Uh minimum wage anyone  >:D

grim up north

The temperature is tropical in my local store. You see people arrive in big coats and jumpers and after going down the chilled aisle they are wrestling the top layers off because it's so hot. Uncomfortably hot

Nomad

Tesco shoppers' fury as exit barriers require barcode receipt to leave store

QuoteShoppers have taken to social media to express their dismay after a Tesco Express store introduced a measure that now requires customers to scan a barcode to leave. Posting on Reddit, one shopper shared a picture of a receipt that had a barcode printed on it. 

Customers are expected to scan the barcode at a turnstile near the exit to be able to leave the store - the only problem being that they'd need to buy something to get the receipt.

Tantamount to false imprisonment (illegal).

You are not required by law to have a receipt for your purchase.

Where do these people get their ideas from, The Beano.
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barafear

I just came back from a break in Bucharest, Romania - and experienced a similar thing in a Lidl store there. I used a self serve till - and as I went to leave met with a turnstile and had to scan bar code reader with my receipt to get out.
Presumably, if I didn't find anything to buy and simply wanted to leave, presumably I would have been allowed - although might have been subjected to a strip search!

I've also seen shops (my local Aldi for one) who have sliding doors - which open very very slowly - wonder whether that's to slow down wannabe thieves?

penguin

Quote from: Nomad on 09-12-22, 10:34AMTesco shoppers' fury as exit barriers require barcode receipt to leave store

QuoteShoppers have taken to social media to express their dismay after a Tesco Express store introduced a measure that now requires customers to scan a barcode to leave. Posting on Reddit, one shopper shared a picture of a receipt that had a barcode printed on it.

Customers are expected to scan the barcode at a turnstile near the exit to be able to leave the store - the only problem being that they'd need to buy something to get the receipt.

Tantamount to false imprisonment (illegal).

You are not required by law to have a receipt for your purchase.

Where do these people get their ideas from, The Beano.

Didn't a store try something like this last year, asking customers to present a receipt prior to leaving before the whole thing was stopped due to the backlash and the fact you rightly point out that one is not legally required to get a receipt for a purchase. Correct me if wrong but if a shop suspects someone has shoplifted its down to the store to prove it not the suspect to prove he or she did not.
Do not let anyone tell you there is not a decent job and life beyond Tesco.

fscer

Its quite common in other parts of the world.

Twinkeltoes1

Quote from: fscer on 09-12-22, 08:44PMIts quite common in other parts of the world.
In Tesco store in Roborough Plymouth, they stop people at random with large items and check the receipt.

NightAndDay

Quote from: penguin on 09-12-22, 07:36PM
Quote from: Nomad on 09-12-22, 10:34AMTesco shoppers' fury as exit barriers require barcode receipt to leave store

QuoteShoppers have taken to social media to express their dismay after a Tesco Express store introduced a measure that now requires customers to scan a barcode to leave. Posting on Reddit, one shopper shared a picture of a receipt that had a barcode printed on it.

Customers are expected to scan the barcode at a turnstile near the exit to be able to leave the store - the only problem being that they'd need to buy something to get the receipt.

Tantamount to false imprisonment (illegal).

You are not required by law to have a receipt for your purchase.

Where do these people get their ideas from, The Beano.

Didn't a store try something like this last year, asking customers to present a receipt prior to leaving before the whole thing was stopped due to the backlash and the fact you rightly point out that one is not legally required to get a receipt for a purchase. Correct me if wrong but if a shop suspects someone has shoplifted its down to the store to prove it not the suspect to prove he or she did not.

Depends on country, but most would legally have to operate on the "innocent until proven guilty" paradigm, there are countries that have a different legal system however and operate on Guilty until proven innocent.

Nomad

Tesco hit with coroner death report after waitress died the first time she took paddleboard out

QuoteThe coroner said he had a dual concern about educating paddleboarders as to the risks involved with the type of leash fitted to the board and about the advice that should perhaps be given by retailers involving safety equipment such as life jackets and correct leashing.
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Mum left absolutely disgusted after finding maggots in Tesco Bolognese sauce

QuoteThe tomato sauce stained image of what she believes to be several deceased maggots or fly larvae, was rapidly shared to social media in a bid to warn other people. She added: "They're dead in the jar, but it really does put you off your food doesn't it. I've asked Tesco to recall it, I don't want compensation, I'm asking that they make sure no one's kids eat that.
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#941
Staff work in 'freezing' Tesco for days after store heating breaks

QuoteA shopper told the ECHO: "All the staff were wearing their coats and clearly it was a proper struggle for them"

"All the staff were wearing their coats and clearly it was a proper struggle for them. They're such a lovely team and are always so helpful. No one should be working without heating in this weather."

Monday to Friday is NOT a short period of time when it is -4  >:(

No mention of extra thermal clothing or a monetary 'thank you' for keeping the store open and staffed  >:(

Me, I would have gone home and waited for the call to say it had been fixed. 
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gomezz

Although I do chuckle when I walk through the store to start my shift as a dot com driver wearing just a short-sleeved top and see so many in store colleagues in fleeces and gloves (this is during the milder Spring and Autumn conditions rather then the current cold snap where I am fully layered up to face the -7 degrees outside we have had in recent days.
"The progress of the kart is more important than its direction"

NightAndDay

Quote from: Nomad on 18-12-22, 12:40PMStaff work in 'freezing' Tesco for days after store heating breaks

QuoteA shopper told the ECHO: "All the staff were wearing their coats and clearly it was a proper struggle for them"

"All the staff were wearing their coats and clearly it was a proper struggle for them. They're such a lovely team and are always so helpful. No one should be working without heating in this weather."

Monday to Friday is NOT a short period of time when it is -4  >:(

No mention of extra thermal clothing or a monetary 'thank you' for keeping the store open and staffed  >:(

Me, I would have gone home and waited for the call to say it had been fixed. 

Poor play by Tesco there, if this happened in the office, we'd all be sent home, with pay until the issue was fixed, I'm fairly sure there's a legal precedent for health and safety around temperatures staff are expected to work in, no figures, but guidelines.

Redshoes

Office does not generate money. Stores pay for office workers, it's part of every store budget.

Nomad

#945
Workers in Thailand who made F&F jeans for Tesco 'trapped in effective forced labour'

QuoteBurmese workers that produced F+F jeans for Tesco in Thailand report being trapped in effective forced labour, working 99-hour weeks for illegally low pay in appalling conditions, a Guardian investigation has found.

What a choice, -4 or a sweat shop  >:(

Workers tell of sweatshop conditions at Thai factory used by Tesco, as supermarket says it knew nothing of claims about VKG
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Mickymouse1962

They turned all heating off to save money

kaled78

Anybody else,seen in the press,remaining fish and meat counters to close in the new year!

Nomad

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