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heavychox

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Re: Pandemics & Tesco's policy
« Reply #650 on: 23-01-21, 07:12AM »
In keeping with the topic of safety and Covid 19, on Click and Collect at our store, customers are encouraged by signage to stay in their cars and tesco workers are directed by management to put shopping in the boot.


We don't know if the occupants of the car have any symptoms contaminating the inside of their car and feel that they should load up themselves. When they get home, they have to unload with no tesco worker to help them so i'm unsure why we are encouraged to perform this unsafe procedure during this pandemic.

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Re: Pandemics & Tesco's policy
« Reply #651 on: 23-01-21, 09:57AM »
Pretty sure most customers don't sit in their boot.

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« Reply #652 on: 23-01-21, 10:12AM »
As long as you can open the boot without using your hands (use elbows or use the receipt as a barrier covering on your hand) then you are in the same position as on the road delivery drivers who have to deal with gates, knock on doors etc.

Note that you have to guard against both air-borne infection and surface infection.
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heavychox

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« Reply #653 on: 23-01-21, 01:49PM »
Aah, Biscuit tin, you are hilarious and quick of wit but I was referring to airborne as well as physical contamination.
I also deliver and upon being asked to step inside to put the shopping down, I politely refuse, I don't see why I should play Russian roulette with my health in any situation to be honest.

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Re: Pandemics & Tesco's policy
« Reply #654 on: 23-01-21, 05:40PM »
A manager die of covid yesterday at our store. Yet again today Store was packed couldn’t move at times. They really don’t care about the staff 1 bits.

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Re: Pandemics & Tesco's policy
« Reply #655 on: 24-01-21, 08:42AM »
Himynameus, sadly, the store manager who passed away due to covid is a stark reality to how contagious and deadly this disease is.
We, as workers have to put ourselves and our family's first. We are not immune because we wear a uniform. Please keep safe people.

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« Reply #656 on: 24-01-21, 12:47PM »
People are worried sick about this deadly virus and still managers find it appropriate to have a team fill with dotcom pickers in fresh. Its no better than those organising a house party. There is no excuse for team fills. Maybe the police should issue everyone worker with a fine if caught at a team fill and the duty manager responsible a few days in the jail.

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« Reply #657 on: 24-01-21, 05:52PM »
Yesterday in our store. Families chatting with each other filling aisles. Mum dad and four kids came in. They ran everywhere picking things up and putting them down. No social distancing. We have been told we mustn’t say anything. How is this keeping staff safe?
I am suffering anxiety about this.  Can’t be the only one scared.

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Re: Pandemics & Tesco's policy
« Reply #658 on: 24-01-21, 07:28PM »
Don't worry, I'm sure USDAW will save us all soon...

Anyway, why aren't we getting a bonus now like we did in the first lockdown? And, instead of giving the government all of those billions of pounds back a couple of months ago, why couldn't Tesco have held some of that back and given staff a one off bonus of £500-£1000 each to say thanks for risking their lives over the past year (especially working for 3 months of the first lockdown when the majority sat at home getting paid)? The government definitely aren't going to give us anything to say thanks, even though they love giving it away for everything else, so I think Tesco could have had our backs a bit more on that one and put some aside for us. Rubbish to 'em.


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« Reply #659 on: 24-01-21, 08:18PM »
“Bonus”

An extra few days holiday would be better until we all get through this.

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Re: Pandemics & Tesco's policy
« Reply #660 on: 24-01-21, 09:08PM »
Lol it’s very telling, that a few other big competitors of Tesco have giving staff pay rises and good bonuses, and yet we get complete silence from Tesco. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Tesco has done the bare minimum throughout this pandemic. Tesco got applauded a lot for sending home everyone who had pre existing conditions at the start of Covid! Even though it was a recommendation from the government if they hadn’t followed that advice Tesco would have been crucified. They have also washed their hands on doing anything to actually control Covid in stores by placing the enforcement onto customers who really don’t give a f***

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« Reply #661 on: 24-01-21, 09:57PM »
They really don’t give a f*** it’s about time everyone realised this.Heat map and hours that’s all you are to them.Its beyond pathetic.Just remember not giving a f*** about you they are more than happy to put your families at risk aswell.

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Re: Pandemics & Tesco's policy
« Reply #662 on: 02-02-21, 05:17PM »
I know this is probably a silly question but I live in hope . Have Tesco reduced numbers in stores in the postcodes with the new strain that they're trying to eliminate

dotnochance

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« Reply #663 on: 02-02-21, 05:53PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;) ;D ;D ;D

No
« Last Edit: 02-02-21, 05:58PM by dotnochance »

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Re: Pandemics & Tesco's policy
« Reply #664 on: 02-02-21, 11:25PM »
Don't worry, I'm sure USDAW will save us all soon...

Anyway, why aren't we getting a bonus now like we did in the first lockdown? And, instead of giving the government all of those billions of pounds back a couple of months ago, why couldn't Tesco have held some of that back and given staff a one off bonus of £500-£1000 each to say thanks for risking their lives over the past year (especially working for 3 months of the first lockdown when the majority sat at home getting paid)? The government definitely aren't going to give us anything to say thanks, even though they love giving it away for everything else, so I think Tesco could have had our backs a bit more on that one and put some aside for us. Rubbish to 'em.
Report to the protector line and public health!!

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« Reply #665 on: 18-02-21, 11:51AM »
My partner has just received a letter saying she is now extremely clinically vulnerable by the NHS... Shes been back in store since last summer working right through the second wave  ???  Tesco OH said she was low risk - will Tesco be paying her if she is now CEVas letter says not to work til 31st March

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« Reply #666 on: 18-02-21, 12:20PM »
Yes Tesco will pay her her contracted hours going forward to shield.
All she needs to do is ring Duty manager and tell them she has received a shielding letter.

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« Reply #667 on: 18-02-21, 12:29PM »
ok cool... it all seems a bit late in the game for this if I'm honest considering she's been working right throughout the second wave but as least she'll get a vaccine next week which is good!

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Re: Pandemics & Tesco's policy
« Reply #668 on: 26-02-21, 03:31PM »
So as an asthmatic I was looking forwards to getting my Covid jab soon! Then government advice has just come down and basically f***ed people with asthma into the s*** heap, sigh oh well I’m a key worker so I must get it soon? Went to doctors today with asthma stuff and asked about key workers when we getting it! He was like “oh yeah supermarket workers are definitely key workers just let me look up when” well after a few minutes looking we are not classes as at risk or key workers...... he couldn’t understand that at all, basically the info on his computer listed all the key workers but we’re not one of them. Great
Will say I’m in Scotland so maybe England is different?
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« Reply #669 on: 26-02-21, 06:04PM »
Think it’s a Scottish thing, I know quite a few Asthmatics that have been called in for the jab, all between 18-50 and not classed as CEV.
And from what I’ve read in the press(take with a pinch of salt) Scotland is behind England in the role out of the vaccine.

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« Reply #670 on: 27-02-21, 03:06AM »
I’m in Scotland an an asthmatic that works with me has had her letter. A few have had the letters for age and or health. Some have no health issues themselves but family members do. One guy on grocery in his 20’s has a letter but has no health issues but his mother is CEV.

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Re: Pandemics & Tesco's policy
« Reply #671 on: 27-02-21, 06:11AM »
So as an asthmatic I was looking forwards to getting my Covid jab soon! Then government advice has just come down and basically f***ed people with asthma into the s*** heap, sigh oh well I’m a key worker so I must get it soon? Went to doctors today with asthma stuff and asked about key workers when we getting it! He was like “oh yeah supermarket workers are definitely key workers just let me look up when” well after a few minutes looking we are not classes as at risk or key workers...... he couldn’t understand that at all, basically the info on his computer listed all the key workers but we’re not one of them. Great
Will say I’m in Scotland so maybe England is different?

Vaccinations are being prioritised by age group, not profession. Doesn't matter if you're NHS, Police or Retail staff: we have to wait our turn with the REMF's.

It's not fair, but since when did that matter? 8-)

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« Reply #672 on: 27-02-21, 11:36AM »
I think purely from a logistical point of view doing it via age makes more sense. The NHS won't have all the occupational data to prioritise front line workers. And the speed of the rollout, which is the first thing the government have got right would be jeopardized.

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« Reply #673 on: 27-02-21, 01:14PM »
Listening to a radio show this morning and one of the contributors said that a benefit of volunteering to help marshal the sessions (leaving all the clinical staff free to do the actual vaccinations) was that they got their jab there and then well ahead of what they would otherwise have done.
"The progress of the kart is more important than its direction"

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Re: Pandemics & Tesco's policy
« Reply #674 on: 27-02-21, 01:19PM »
So as an asthmatic I was looking forwards to getting my Covid jab soon! Then government advice has just come down and basically f***ed people with asthma into the s*** heap, sigh oh well I’m a key worker so I must get it soon? Went to doctors today with asthma stuff and asked about key workers when we getting it! He was like “oh yeah supermarket workers are definitely key workers just let me look up when” well after a few minutes looking we are not classes as at risk or key workers...... he couldn’t understand that at all, basically the info on his computer listed all the key workers but we’re not one of them. Great
Will say I’m in Scotland so maybe England is different?

Vaccinations are being prioritised by age group, not profession. Doesn't matter if you're NHS, Police or Retail staff: we have to wait our turn with the REMF's.

It's not fair, but since when did that matter? 8-)

Not true Vlad. NHS were prioritised. Even to cleaners cleaning the doctors surgery