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Started by Nomad, 25-05-22, 02:17PM
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Quote from: Redshoes on 03-12-22, 01:01PMNot using a phone whilst fuelling is a rule because you need to pay attention to what you are doing and a mobile is a distraction. A passenger in a car is allowed to use a mobile phone. If called to give support at pfs a vape on the way is not appropriate. There is no such thing as a smoke/vape break.
Quote from: lucgeo on 04-12-22, 08:35AM@ Meh19923Did you have a union rep at any of these meetings? The fact that you had worked excessive hours, and it was being accepted by managers overriding the exceptions, should have been brought in as mitigation?How can you be disciplined at prior disciplinary meetings, when they have broken the rules? 16 continuous days without a break with 60+ hours per week, and they blame you for allowing it?? No follow up support meetings as agreed? They failed to follow the support guidelines, which should have voided the prior warning before the warning the senior retracted. Were you getting the full breaks during your excessive shifts? Having a draw on your vape en route to the PFS could have been you taking a 5 min break, due to lack of breaks during your shift! Until you actually walked into the kiosk, you were not technically in a Tesco building is it written anywhere, either in the policies for people or on signs in the PFS specifically regarding vaping? If not then it's an assumption, not a binding rule! Vaping is not smoking, there is no naked flame at the end of the vape to ignite any fumes!If you are a union member, I would suggest you ask them to appeal the sacking, due to the previous warnings not being complied with, and the overriding of the exceptions! It would be the area rep that came in to rep you.If not, I'd suggest you contact ACAS for advice, either way, you're not losing anything and it will use up Tesco time at a busy trading period! @ Redshoes, there IS such a thing as a smoke/vape break, it's what some choose to do on their breaks! Also how many colleagues slip out to the smoking area during their shift for a quick ciggie, and get away with it, as they're out there amongst some managers, so is overlooked!
Quote from: Nomad on 04-12-22, 01:04PMRedshoes."There is no such thing as a smoke/vape break." then you need to tell MM, the biggest offenders."I have seen smoking breaks in previous stores." so you have knowledge of their existence and acceptance by MM.
Quote from: Redshoes on 05-12-22, 08:07AMI did not say I did not try to stop it and had accepted it.
Quote from: Redshoes on 05-12-22, 07:57AMJust trying to be clear.Were you staying back beyond your finish time or were you being asked/pressured to do so?
Quote from: Nomad on 05-12-22, 10:33AMQuote from: Redshoes on 05-12-22, 08:07AMI did not say I did not try to stop it and had accepted it.You also did not say 'However smoke breaks are widely practiced, and accepted by some management.'Some may say in some stores it has become custom and practice.Redshoes, always best to tell the full picture.
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