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Shift leader

Started by Sjm23, 01-08-22, 02:54PM

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Sjm23

Is the shift leader role in a superstore worth it? Job coming up in mine and I'm slightly tempted but would just like some thoughts and opinions.  Not going to lie with the cost of everything going up the pay rise is appealing but not if it would mean stress and no work life balance. 

NightAndDay

If you are going to go for it, try and go for it in a quiet express store, there is quite frankly a massively unjustified difference in workload for no additional compensation between a busy express store and a quiet one, to add, recent reports I've heard tell me that they've regressed back to not paying their shift leaders for not being able to take their break. So with that in consideration, they're actually paid less in busier stores as you can easily take your full break in a quiet neighbourhood 1.

Cartmanbra

Talking as a shift leader myself I would say its totally dependent on the situation they will place you in.

Shift leader is tescos way of hiring a manager without paying you a manager salary or giving you a bonus or pay rise when you meet targets.

You will have all the responsibility as a manager but without the payment. If you are working on a department without a manager or with a cardboard cutout as one you will be the one running everything.

You will have the screws put to you to hit target with no incentive /bonus.

You will be expected to work OT where staff don't have the correct hours contracted to cover your department.

You will do recruitment. Let's talks. E.c.t.

You will have the p**s taken out off completely. IF you have a manager that is doing the job correctly ubove you it's a bit easier.

Go into the job thinking they making me a manager but not paying me for it....if you cool with that you will be alright.

Yeahgreatidea

Today was my last day as shift leader and I'm telling you now, it is absolutely not worth a penny of the £1.86 difference.

Never felt so liberated than walking around the shop today.

A stepping stone? Of course. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth I suppose. If you are likely to be hired, it won't harm your CV. Just prepare to dedicate your life and soul to the job. 7 day flexibility, 5am to midnight in my shop. Have an out.

lackofinterest

Quote from: Sjm23 on 01-08-22, 02:54PMIs the shift leader role in a superstore worth it? Job coming up in mine and I'm slightly tempted but would just like some thoughts and opinions.  Not going to lie with the cost of everything going up the pay rise is appealing but not if it would mean stress and no work life balance. 
don't even consider it. tosco must be laughing at mugs doing a managers job for slightly above g.a rate. f*** em mate. you'll regret it if you take it. let another mug have it

Tesc0Wow

I'm a superstore shift lead with twilight fill. It IS a hard role, and it's not for the faint hearted. It is underpaid, as you are literally doing a a managers job for less. However do I enjoy my job, yes. It is a difficult job and actually it is very good experience if you can hack it, and puts you in good stead to progress.

However be prepared to stand your ground as if something isn't done you'll be the first to be questioned. Not everyone will like you, I'm glad I moved store to go into the role, as I'm not massively well liked but I get my job done.

In regards to pay, I do think it's wrong it's the same grade as Team Support, Fullfillment shift lead etc. The role is so much heavier, I've done team support before in a busy extra and this makes that job look p**s easy. I wouldn't be surprised if that changes somehow soon as they do struggle to recruit/retain SL's and I think pay is a problem.

For me it is a stepping stone job, if I can progress within Tesco in the next few months I will, if I can't I'll leave and progress somewhere else as the amount of responsibility the role puts you in is great to put you in good stead to become a manager.

Teddybonkers

#6
Its a great job - provided you're a brain washed Tesco numpty with no life. If the job was any good they wouldn't have trouble finding people to do it. Its the only step up I've ever come across where they have to look for volunteers to fill it.  As for the pay increase.....a p**s take by anyone's standards.





 

NightAndDay

In my experience as an ex-shift leader in over 10 Express Stores, It is 100x easier and less stressful in a low density/neighbourhood shop. Don't know what it's like in Superstore, but in Express you'd want to take the job in a low density low sales store if possible if you want an easier life.

General Thorn

No, no a million times NO. As for progressing, well very few will progress within Tosco. Shift leaders are taking over from managers, much less money and absolutely no life outside Tosco. On call at all times, called on to do whatever shifts have not been covered, holidays cancelled, promises broken, blamed for everything, shall I go on?

lucgeo

Quote from: Sjm23 on 01-08-22, 02:54PMIs the shift leader role in a superstore worth it? Job coming up in mine and I'm slightly tempted but would just like some thoughts and opinions.  Not going to lie with the cost of everything going up the pay rise is appealing but not if it would mean stress and no work life balance. 

If the replies haven't put you off already, you need to also consider the extra tax and NI contributions!
Having worked in a superstore, and seen how the hierarchy works, don't touch it with a barge pole! 
It's also getting close to silly season, so forget any sort of planned family festivities, you WILL be expected to cover at the drop of a hat, do all the worst shifts, get little help, but all the blame when it all goes pear shaped!!
Live for today. Learn from yesterday.

whatajoke2019

Someone I know of in another store was asked to "step up" as a shift leader because TMs came and went like there was no tomorrow.

They were fine with it at first but as time went on... the novelty soon wore off. They've been asking for the past two months now to step back down and despite being promised, several times, that it would be sorted ASAP, it hasn't.


Grizzly

#11
I was a shift leader a few years ago and my experience was I did all the work while the managers walked around the store in a big group collecting cardboard and talking about their weekend, plus I never got paid for any extra hours and if anything went wrong it would be my fault, so it didn't last long.  Not a roll I would recommend, but the choice is yours.

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