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Re: Picker performance
« Reply #50 on: 27-04-21, 03:05PM »
It would be "an unreasonable change" for somebody with family commitments, i.e. caring responsibilities.
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Re: Picker performance
« Reply #51 on: 27-04-21, 03:24PM »
Well no I don't think they would be able to change my hours, (well they could after 12 weeks) But I'll just report what they did to everyone else that they  forced though contract changes without consultations or following process. so yeah I'll keep my smug face.
They literally said to everyone your contract has changed from 5-6 sign here, and you don't have a choice so do it.
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Re: Picker performance
« Reply #52 on: 07-06-21, 06:22PM »
So our pick rate went up to 198 now. We have to run without stopping to achieve it. If you are stopped by a customer who needs help your pick rate is going down straight away. I find it really hard when the shop floor is busy. Is it possible that trying to do  pickrate like that isn't safe ... especially in pandemic time ,as we have to really push ourselfs while there are customers walking around?
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Re: Picker performance
« Reply #53 on: 07-06-21, 06:27PM »
Need to go back to TRAY LINERS,IM a driver and some customers dont like no bag option

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Re: Picker performance
« Reply #54 on: 08-06-21, 01:32PM »
Yeah ours went up that high as well, coincidentally the same time they froze all overtime and got rid of a lot of the temps. im just going to refuse to pick at those levels(i have done dotcom for 15 years and never fail pick rate) if they want to make an issue of it ill just ask them to show me the plans that say the pickrate can be picked at those levels, they cant, u get a small trolly, or customer asking for somthing or most importantly trying to pick instore after 11am with the ammount of staff-customers. managers are saying its possible as some people are getting over 200 pick rates, all new starts who dont check dates (was funny, the other day i picked up meat dated a day before, so picked another product, but watched a load of new pickers pick up the out of date meat) and only pick large trollies-chill to get high pick rates, its funny and strange those same new pickers spend half their time talking on shop floor (something funny going on there)
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Re: Picker performance
« Reply #55 on: 28-07-21, 08:52PM »
I'd be very impressed if pickers could improve their performance to the point where they could put the trays back how they find them!

Seriously, I spend a considerable percentage of each working day tidying up after pickers who don't leave the trays in good order after digging to the bottom for their precious customers. No matter how many times I ask them to do so, they don't do it.

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Re: Picker performance
« Reply #56 on: 31-07-21, 09:40AM »
Probably because the pickers and under so much pressure for pick rate that something has to give. And that happens to be putting the trays back

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Re: Picker performance
« Reply #57 on: 31-07-21, 11:54AM »
I passed by 3 pickers the other day on the produce department. I am guessing one had said to another that they had just increased the pick rate I heard the 2nd say they have trouble with the old pick rate so how can they expect them to work any faster. The third then asked the others how their weekends were and they had a nice littler 5min chat about it together.

I think I can see why you are having trouble achieving pick rate  :D

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Re: Picker performance
« Reply #58 on: 31-07-21, 12:32PM »
Nobody who is paid for x hours work a day does x hours work a day,  nobody !
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Re: Picker performance
« Reply #59 on: 31-07-21, 03:56PM »
How much you wanna bet?

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Re: Picker performance
« Reply #60 on: 31-07-21, 06:26PM »
Probably because the pickers and under so much pressure for pick rate that something has to give. And that happens to be putting the trays back

And yet they've got time to chat about holidays, friends, show pictures to each other on their phones and, in the case of one young lad and lass, flirt so much I thought I was going to have to chuck a bucket of cold water over them. 8-)

The problem isn't pick rates. It's dot comedy being lazy because they know the fresh GA's will clear up their mess for them.

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Re: Picker performance
« Reply #61 on: 08-10-21, 07:40PM »
I passed by 3 pickers the other day on the produce department. I am guessing one had said to another that they had just increased the pick rate I heard the 2nd say they have trouble with the old pick rate so how can they expect them to work any faster. The third then asked the others how their weekends were and they had a nice littler 5min chat about it together.

I think I can see why you are having trouble achieving pick rate  :D

Come on get off your high horse, I'd say everyone that works in Tesco has a chat while on duty, and the fresh team in our store are always on breaks way longer than they should, and are never about.
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Re: Picker performance
« Reply #62 on: 09-10-21, 09:19AM »
When I worked at Tesco I was 1 on 1 and the SM said night team don't get breaks or paid Sunday premium,  I did a lot more than I was paid for, but it all resolved in the end, the SM got forced to resign and I got back paid £3k.

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Re: Picker performance
« Reply #63 on: 09-10-21, 12:10PM »
I passed by 3 pickers the other day on the produce department. I am guessing one had said to another that they had just increased the pick rate I heard the 2nd say they have trouble with the old pick rate so how can they expect them to work any faster. The third then asked the others how their weekends were and they had a nice littler 5min chat about it together.

I think I can see why you are having trouble achieving pick rate  :D

Come on get off your high horse, I'd say everyone that works in Tesco has a chat while on duty, and the fresh team in our store are always on breaks way longer than they should, and are never about.

I think “a day in my shoes” is extremely apt here  8-)

I worked a few depts during my lengthy employment with Tesco. I started off on checkouts, it was horrendous! Having to ask to go to the toilet, always timed, never off checkout on time for either break/end of shift. Always told to wait for the relief to arrive, causing friction between the operators if the relief was running behind…that was in my naive days.
I finally managed to transfer to a new position in the office, what an eye opener that was! No constraints, no 1-1 customer contact, the environment was stress free, breaks taken whenever, no being timed either!
I went on stock control when my dept in the office ceased,  and then onto shop floor when they went shoulder 2 shoulder and the office was closed for management use only! Again, though I was on the shop floor, my time was basically my own to prioritise my workload to meet the time window constraints. Take my breaks and toilet breaks to suit myself.

Pickers and checkouts are the worst depts in the store for micro managing …pickers faring the worse in my opinion! I seriously don’t know how they push those heavy dot com trolley’s for hours on end every day! For both depts the role is monotonous, shoulders and back complaints are commonplace. But colleagues on checkouts can sit or stand to rest, and chat when not busy, pickers usually do an 8 hour shift, with just one 30 min break midway.
I certainly wouldn’t begrudge them a little chat at times, and the fact it’s noticed by other colleagues, just shows how time restrictive their role is!
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Re: Picker performance
« Reply #64 on: 10-10-21, 09:32PM »
Most pickers are female and many of them are middle aged or older; the trollies aren't that heavy, or they wouldn't be able to push them around for a whole shift.

And yeah, I do begrudge them standing around talking when I'm trying to move something actually heavy, like a dolly of carrots, and I have to growl at them to get out of the way. 8-)
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Re: Picker performance
« Reply #65 on: 10-10-21, 11:02PM »
In our store dot comedy do like a nice chat and a few mins texting.  Their manager couldn't give a toss though.

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Re: Picker performance
« Reply #66 on: 11-10-21, 07:56AM »
Most pickers are female and many of them are middle aged or older; the trollies aren't that heavy, or they wouldn't be able to push them around for a whole shift.

And yeah, I do begrudge them standing around talking when I'm trying to move something actually heavy, like a dolly of carrots, and I have to growl at them to get out of the way. 8-)

Vlad lad….a supermarket trolley ain’t that heavy until you start to fill it  ??? have you ever covered a dot com shift?
Don’t you have a chat with anyone on the shop floor or when you go into the warehouse to get your stock?

As you say, most pickers ARE middle aged, or older females, perhaps that’s why you get away with growling at them to move  >:(
Do you do the same to older customers who are in your way chatting   ???  And methinks if it was two burly blokes doing the dotcom pick, (as many drivers do at times) that you tried growling at, you’d end up with those carrots shoved where the sun don’t shine  :-X
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Re: Picker performance
« Reply #67 on: 11-10-21, 07:43PM »
Was just wondering whether Vladputin has done his inclusivity training yet as I  detect some misogynistic and ageist comments there. I work as a picker,  I'm 64 and female and I can tell you I can work a full shift at speed whilst pushing the trolley which does get heavy, no need for a gym membership.🤣 and no stopping to chat, I chat as I pick.

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Re: Picker performance
« Reply #68 on: 12-10-21, 07:39AM »
Have you got the new trollies yet I think we are a trial store they are very heavy when full the wheels are not great either I have seen ladies in tears 😭 because of how difficult they are to push and steer they hold more trays as well.

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Re: Picker performance
« Reply #69 on: 12-10-21, 10:33AM »
Hammer10 just something else to look forward to I suppose :(

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Re: Picker performance
« Reply #70 on: 12-10-21, 12:12PM »
More trays?  How many more and how does that tally with unloading them six-high onto the dollies?
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Re: Picker performance
« Reply #71 on: 25-10-21, 01:39PM »
Most pickers are female and many of them are middle aged or older; the trollies aren't that heavy, or they wouldn't be able to push them around for a whole shift.

And yeah, I do begrudge them standing around talking when I'm trying to move something actually heavy, like a dolly of carrots, and I have to growl at them to get out of the way. 8-)

Vlad lad….a supermarket trolley ain’t that heavy until you start to fill it  ??? have you ever covered a dot com shift?
Don’t you have a chat with anyone on the shop floor or when you go into the warehouse to get your stock?

As you say, most pickers ARE middle aged, or older females, perhaps that’s why you get away with growling at them to move  >:(
Do you do the same to older customers who are in your way chatting   ???  And methinks if it was two burly blokes doing the dotcom pick, (as many drivers do at times) that you tried growling at, you’d end up with those carrots shoved where the sun don’t shine  :-X

I'm 6'3, 16 stone and have a face like five miles of bad road. And unlike drivers, I don't spend more than half of my shift sat on my fat backside in a van. So yeah, they're not doing anything with the carrots except sticking them in their trollies.  :D

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Re: Picker performance
« Reply #72 on: 25-10-21, 02:00PM »
As a driver I don't spend any time sat on my fat backside in the van.  In my case the overloading is more round the front.   ;D
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Re: Picker performance
« Reply #73 on: 25-10-21, 03:01PM »
  8-) That you bragging there gomezz  :o  :-[
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