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Re: New Changes - Q&A's
« Reply #25 on: 10-01-15, 08:30PM »
All that's known, so far, is the info at the start of this thread.

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Re: New Changes - Q&A's
« Reply #26 on: 10-01-15, 09:08PM »
Apologies, but until further information becomes available, that's all I have.

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Re: New Changes - Q&A's
« Reply #27 on: 10-01-15, 09:11PM »
Thank you, do you know or can you say what happened to managers in the pilot stores

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Re: New Changes - Q&A's
« Reply #28 on: 10-01-15, 09:14PM »
No. Only that, according to the company, the Pilot is a "success".

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Re: New Changes - Q&A's
« Reply #29 on: 10-01-15, 09:20PM »
Errrr..no it wasnt

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Re: New Changes - Q&A's
« Reply #30 on: 10-01-15, 09:23PM »
I don't doubt you for one moment my friend. But the company obviously have a twisted view on what is and what is not successful.

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Re: New Changes - Q&A's
« Reply #31 on: 10-01-15, 09:30PM »
Is there anyone that was in a trial store and apart of the restucture know what the redundancy pay is?  As the governments is 1.5 weeks for every year? 

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Re: New Changes - Q&A's
« Reply #32 on: 10-01-15, 09:39PM »

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Re: New Changes - Q&A's
« Reply #33 on: 10-01-15, 09:45PM »
Actually the pilot was a success in some stores, while some others did struggle with it.

And as it seems very similar to the old section manager structure there's no reason after all the moves have happened that it won't be a success for the company as a whole.

People seem to forget stores managed perfectly ok before team leaders were introduced.

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Re: New Changes - Q&A's
« Reply #34 on: 11-01-15, 10:44AM »
No. It means that they will finalise the list of the 43 stores that they have decided to close.

Sorry, but I was being sarcastic and making the point that they MUST have decided which stores are to close because the number IS 43 !

Surely that wasn't just a mathematical (not that they can do maths ;D) calculation?

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Re: New Changes - Q&A's
« Reply #35 on: 11-01-15, 11:03AM »
I can see this supposed bonus being paid out using the reviews, on a red or amber, forget it.
Apologies for the speculation.

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Re: New Changes - Q&A's
« Reply #36 on: 11-01-15, 11:48AM »
The bonus sounds like a target driven thing. Kinda like in express when they had 15% bonus every month - 5% for hitting sales, 5% for waste & 5 % for mystery shopper. Some shops were always guarenteed at least 10%. If you hit your sales targets etc then you get a bit of money.
God, i remember getting plenty of 30% bonuses in express when we passed stocktake too. Them days are long gone. Express staff were better off on the old lower pay/bonus than being aligned to superstore pay/no bonus. The payouts most of us got in compensation for earning less proved that.

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Re: New Changes - Q&A's
« Reply #37 on: 11-01-15, 03:31PM »
in a few weeks time a fair few teamleaders could be offeed  the chance to step down to a ga , and recieve the differance of pay in a lump sum. Does anyone know how this lump sum will be treated in  respect of pension contribution. I could imagine it would cost the company a small fortune to match everyones additional contributipns at a time when it is trying to close the scheme because of cost issues.

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Re: New Changes - Q&A's
« Reply #38 on: 11-01-15, 04:19PM »
Don't know for sure but would imagine it would be a seperate one off payment, if we get it at all personally I won't be holding my breath ????

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Re: New Changes - Q&A's
« Reply #39 on: 11-01-15, 04:27PM »
I don't know how successful the stores who participated in the pilot was re new structure, however I DO know that new stores which have opened on the new structure have no problems. However, that is probably due to the fact they have no p****d off ex team leaders there :)

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Re: New Changes - Q&A's
« Reply #40 on: 11-01-15, 04:51PM »
My store was relatively close to one of the express trial stores. We were forever receiving emails begging for staff to do overtime there to give the appearance of the trial bring a success. Never went there myself but by all accounts it was in a right old state.
Don't think express employees will be safe at all as some our saying. I think one way or another we're all about to get shafted by the powers that be  :'(

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Re: New Changes - Q&A's
« Reply #41 on: 11-01-15, 05:40PM »
Anyone know the structure of a superstore under the changes? I am a deputy and I think the new structure is "traders"

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Re: New Changes - Q&A's
« Reply #42 on: 11-01-15, 06:04PM »
What did the structure look like in express pilot stores does anyone know
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Re: New Changes - Q&A's
« Reply #43 on: 11-01-15, 06:25PM »
I thought it was supposed to be the addition of a third team leader to release the SM/DM from running duties (also known as filling shelves/doing routines). Don't know if it's still happening tho.
My wife, an express DM, has always insisted she doesn't need another team leader to manage - she needs more GA's to work delivery/serve on tills so she can actually do manager things instead of dilling/serving! Shows how out of touch senior leadership are. They want to replace expensive managers with cheaper team leaders when all that's really needed is even cheaper CA's! But what would we lowly shop staff know? It's not like we have to drag ourselves through the same c**p every day with no one listening to us....

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Re: New Changes - Q&A's
« Reply #44 on: 11-01-15, 07:26PM »
Not to worry...... She'll be a G A herself soon....

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Re: New Changes - Q&A's
« Reply #45 on: 11-01-15, 09:19PM »

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Re: New Changes - Q&A's
« Reply #46 on: 11-01-15, 09:22PM »
Tesco might not be saying what shops are shutting but local press across the country and facebook - twitter etc are having a field day with speculation over what stores are being shut. Usdaw supporting and protecting staff right and I'm the Pope.
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Re: New Changes - Q&A's
« Reply #47 on: 11-01-15, 09:29PM »
Just a question could teamleaders be offered only flexible contracts possibly older staff losing sunday premiums etc.. has to be asked?  >:(

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Re: New Changes - Q&A's
« Reply #48 on: 11-01-15, 09:33PM »
Just a question could teamleaders be offered only flexible contracts possibly older staff losing sunday premiums etc.. has to be asked?  >:(

Reading between the lines i think every member of staff will be placed on a flexible contract.

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Re: New Changes - Q&A's
« Reply #49 on: 11-01-15, 09:43PM »
If this is the case, then how are they going to get around the Sunday working rules? which I believe state that you cannot be forced to work on a Sunday, or are Usdaw just going to roll over like they do on every other issue involving it's members and let Tesco introduce Flexi-contracts to all of it's workforce. I for one would not work a Sunday unless I was paid an incentive to do so, and that incentive would have to of the monetary kind, not just be that I kept my job if I agreed. ;) ;)
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