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Mark calloway

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Shift leaders
« on: 20-09-21, 03:03AM »
Hi,are all stores getting temp shift leaders ? We are having 2 in our store. Its all hush hush though. Its not advertised, just the usual kiss bums being asked

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Re: Shift leaders
« Reply #1 on: 20-09-21, 07:27AM »
We have a couple they have given the stripey shirt to, with the old "it will be good for your development" bull, they hold the duty phone and do Fri/Sat late night whilst the managers sit in the canteen or office drinking coffee and playing games on their phones.
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Re: Shift leaders
« Reply #2 on: 20-09-21, 09:58AM »
Lol, sounds like our team support. They do everything now I have even seen a manager stand behind one who was doing the change and tell them the blue van was here and they had to leave the change run to do it.

Managers literally do nothing.

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Re: Shift leaders
« Reply #3 on: 20-09-21, 12:05PM »
It's all part of the grand illusion of success and Tesco manipulates this to their ends, they're given a suit and tie and made to look like people of great importance and professionalism and to instil the belief in themselves that they have succeeded in life leading to a psychological dependency of servitude bordering serfdom to Tesco.

Tesco knows the majority of their management team have given up on exploring other avenues outside of Retail and so are more easily able to manipulate and mold them to their desired effect on the premise of knowing they won't get ideas above their station.

The reality is, they coordinate people to put the beans on the shelf, and to make sure staff are there to do so, you don't need a manager for that. The amount of bureaucracy on top of the humble shelf stacker and cashier is stifling.

I see these jumped up monkeys in suits on the shop floor and think they look like prats. The managers in the coffee shop talking to each other not doing any work are dead wood. Superstores have been overburdened with bureaucracy for far too long, a streamlining of superstore structures have been long overdue.

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Re: Shift leaders
« Reply #4 on: 20-09-21, 02:09PM »
Slighty off topic, but it would be really helpful if someone could publish a list of stores where the managers sit round in the Coffee Shop, Costa etc because I would really like a job in that shop.
Would make a nice change from a grocery cages to work, fresh to work, dotcom short, checkouts short, GM delivery 3 days late.
I think I must be in the only shop in Tesco which has these issues?

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Re: Shift leaders
« Reply #5 on: 20-09-21, 05:02PM »
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It's all part of the grand illusion of success and Tesco manipulates this to their ends, they're given a suit and tie and made to look like people of great importance and professionalism and to instil the belief in themselves that they have succeeded in life leading to a psychological dependency of servitude bordering serfdom to Tesco.

We had one like that a few years ago, on an unofficial development programme the store made up called "hot prospects", basically got given a managers suit and was made to do all the jobs the real managers did not want to do, even running duty and he was not trained up or anything, all hell would have broken lose had it gone wrong. He went along with doing all this for no extra pay and working loads of unpaid hours for several months and was always told keep at it your almost ready for options, and guess what once Christmas and New year over, back to his old job, and told try again next year, he left not long after as could not cope with the loss of face when it became obvious he had been totally used, and people did try to warn him at the start but he would not listen.
Do not let anyone tell you there is not a decent job and life beyond Tesco.

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Re: Shift leaders
« Reply #6 on: 20-09-21, 05:55PM »
You get that a lot. GAs are told they are the best thing since sliced bread and they could be a store manager in 5 years then made to do all the rubbish jobs and have to work massive amounts of hours all in the name of development. Then in 6 months when they see the light and pack it in its another gullible loons turn.

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Re: Shift leaders
« Reply #7 on: 20-09-21, 09:14PM »
@penguin

I cannot believe that we did not work in the same store…but reality is…we probably didn’t  :(

Sooo…I stated a while back I was off this site…however, after an unexpected event, which has left me re evaluating life…I’ll give you a common recurring situation in my old store…hell I’ll even give identities, of a sort, to protect the GA.

Late September every year…

Bullying Ginger minger GSM…”OK Palmer… I’m going to give you another chance”  ( 3rd year in a row) at being a section manager…here’s the stripey shirt…here’s the cheap suit jacket…here’s the duty ‘phone, “good for your development” now go prove yourself for the next 12 weeks…work the c**p shifts…don’t let me catch you taking a break…smile whilst being used by every other dick head section manager as their bitch…cover their depts…do the lates to earlies…be last out Christmas Eve ( even tho you live the furthest away from store and have young children)…be the on call key holder for Christmas Day and duty manager Boxing Day…ditto New Year…January cometh…sorry Palmer…didn’t make the grade…maybe next year eh??

What happened to Palmer?! His marriage broke down…realisation finally dawned and he gave in his notice to return to his native area…go on guess how many attended his leaving do?? Well there wasn’t a manager in sight…no whip round from them either…too busy hunting the next Palmer fall guy!

2836…ring a bell??
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Re: Shift leaders
« Reply #8 on: 20-09-21, 09:39PM »
Can’t say that number rings a bell, rather worryingly it just shows how widespread this practice is.
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Re: Shift leaders
« Reply #9 on: 20-09-21, 10:44PM »
Aren't they supposed to advertise it? Not just ask their favourite yes men.

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Re: Shift leaders
« Reply #10 on: 20-09-21, 11:39PM »
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It's all part of the grand illusion of success and Tesco manipulates this to their ends, they're given a suit and tie and made to look like people of great importance and professionalism and to instil the belief in themselves that they have succeeded in life leading to a psychological dependency of servitude bordering serfdom to Tesco.

We had one like that a few years ago, on an unofficial development programme the store made up called "hot prospects", basically got given a managers suit and was made to do all the jobs the real managers did not want to do, even running duty and he was not trained up or anything, all hell would have broken lose had it gone wrong. He went along with doing all this for no extra pay and working loads of unpaid hours for several months and was always told keep at it your almost ready for options, and guess what once Christmas and New year over, back to his old job, and told try again next year, he left not long after as could not cope with the loss of face when it became obvious he had been totally used, and people did try to warn him at the start but he would not listen.

Don't you worry. I'm going to bring down the Big T from the inside. The best way I know how, by becoming majority shareholder. Sure I lose money if they go bankrupt but I can't lose, their gain is my gain and them going bankrupt is my satisfaction.

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Re: Shift leaders
« Reply #11 on: 21-09-21, 08:42PM »
Similar story from our store. One guy wanted to become mgr. He did all the extras etc for i think two years. Told him (as few other people) he is being used as he wasn't offered options. No training, nothing. At the end ,last year, he went off sick for few months. Since he come back he is doing no more than two days a week as any other ca and doesn't give anything extra from himself.

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Re: Shift leaders
« Reply #12 on: 24-09-21, 10:20PM »
Recently left Strescos because of similar reasons other users have posted above.

Only way to progress in Tesco is thru Nepotism.

I can name many examples of this happening as I'm sure others can too.

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Re: Shift leaders
« Reply #13 on: 25-09-21, 07:28AM »
Tell all @Kieth_Lemon it makes me feel better knowing I’m not the only one going through day after day disasters in store.
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Re: Shift leaders
« Reply #14 on: 25-09-21, 09:09AM »
Mark calloway I swear you are a store a manager ….?

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Re: Shift leaders
« Reply #15 on: 25-09-21, 10:45PM »
Actually Mark Calloway is the Undertaker for those of you unfortunate enough to not grow up watching WWF 😂

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Re: Shift leaders
« Reply #16 on: 26-09-21, 11:12AM »
off topic he was my favourite.

Back on topic, Shift leaders or team support being made to run the shop deserve more money, Ours got nothing extra and a shed load of extra responsibility.

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Re: Shift leaders
« Reply #17 on: 26-09-21, 01:53PM »
Shift leaders being the duty manager in Express was the norm when at the time Metro and SS got molly coddled with TMs. Shift Leader being duty is an expectation of the role.

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Re: Shift leaders
« Reply #18 on: 26-09-21, 05:54PM »
Slighty off topic, but it would be really helpful if someone could publish a list of stores where the managers sit round in the Coffee Shop, Costa etc because I would really like a job in that shop.
Would make a nice change from a grocery cages to work, fresh to work, dotcom short, checkouts short, GM delivery 3 days late.
I think I must be in the only shop in Tesco which has these issues?

Bristol. Any SS or Extra.

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Re: Shift leaders
« Reply #19 on: 26-09-21, 06:28PM »
I have worked in a couple of large Bristol stores and can say the managers were an extremely hard working bunch. But then that was on nights so maybe that's the difference

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Re: Shift leaders
« Reply #20 on: 26-09-21, 07:01PM »
Worked in a couple of stores in the Nottingham area, costa was like the managers second home, in one store it used to be said only half in jest if you need a manager report to Costa.
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Mark calloway

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Re: Shift leaders
« Reply #21 on: 26-09-21, 10:52PM »
Actually Mark Calloway is the Undertaker for those of you unfortunate enough to not grow up watching WWF 😂
correct my friend

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Re: Shift leaders
« Reply #22 on: 26-09-21, 11:23PM »
I have worked in a couple of large Bristol stores and can say the managers were an extremely hard working bunch. But then that was on nights so maybe that's the difference

It's not about all managers. It's the few ones who spend 80% of time doing nothing,is it just standing leaning agains the beer pallets or being on the phone in costa.
This kind of behaviour is forcing others to pick up more work on one end and neglect it on the other.


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Re: Shift leaders
« Reply #23 on: 26-09-21, 11:24PM »
Mark calloway I swear you are a store a manager ….?
And you are?

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Re: Shift leaders
« Reply #24 on: 27-09-21, 07:36AM »
Actually Mark Calloway is the Undertaker for those of you unfortunate enough to not grow up watching WWF 😂

I don’t think so more like a backup dancer if you are a store manager why you on a forum that Literally has nothing to do with Tesco, are you the person that stands there on the phone 24-7 ?

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