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Staff searches and no security
« on: 10-10-19, 05:49PM »
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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #1 on: 10-10-19, 05:55PM »
I've carried out more staff searches than I can count. About 10% or so were on managers. Even did a store manager once. In two stores I worked in that was the norm. Probably don't see managers getting selected much because they would tend to be grabbed when sitting in an office or something.


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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #2 on: 10-10-19, 06:32PM »
I have been searched, including car searches, as a Lead Manager many times over the years...

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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #3 on: 10-10-19, 06:44PM »
And how many times have you seen a merchandising rep searched?? Every time we had hits of high value on shrink, the staff copped it, yet the reps came and went, in and out the warehouse, and no one blinked an eye!
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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #4 on: 10-10-19, 08:21PM »
Random search button to press for everyone in distribution

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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #5 on: 11-10-19, 07:28AM »
We used to have that button in an extra I worked in, and a staff door we had to come in and go out of. That door can no longer be manned, no funds to do so. Hours for this were cut years ago.
Staff searches should be 10% of head count and should include reps, cleaners, contractors but often don't. We had a refit in an extra I once worked in and a workman was caught taking things from the electrical warehouse.

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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #6 on: 11-10-19, 09:24AM »
Part point of my post being why continue with these searches at all when non employees in many stores can come in, take whatever they like and walk out without paying totally unchallenged as no security to stop them and in many cases not enough staff to do so either, and even if staff wanted to act they have to do so at their own risk. Just seems nuts to me
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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #7 on: 11-10-19, 05:13PM »
In all the years I worked at Tesco - & it was a lot of years - I've seen an assistant store manager get nicked for stealing stock from the store as well - believe or not - a security guy & I'm afraid to say loads of cleaners plus a few from checkouts & the kiosk - we even caught a guy from the stock take contractors nicking stuff from the H&b lock up !

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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #8 on: 13-10-19, 03:52PM »
« Last Edit: 13-10-19, 03:54PM by forrestgimp »

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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #9 on: 13-10-19, 06:06PM »
A previous DC manager of ours once got a trailer of stock delivered to their house, allegedly. If people want to steal, they will

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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #10 on: 24-12-19, 03:51AM »
I'm a grocery manager and have been searched so many times, everyone gets searched in our store, the cleaners, agency, technitions, store manager and even the visiting SD

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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #11 on: 24-12-19, 08:01AM »
Everyone in my branch gets searched, regardless of their level.

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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #12 on: 24-12-19, 09:32AM »
I'm a grocery manager and have been searched so many times, everyone gets searched in our store, the cleaners, agency, technitions, store manager and even the visiting SD

Haha good luck with the SD.

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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #13 on: 24-12-19, 01:09PM »

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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #14 on: 24-12-19, 04:07PM »
never seen a manager searched in our store but that doesnt mean they havent been

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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #15 on: 24-12-19, 05:08PM »
In Express I've been searched as a Shift Leader and the SM has been searched before.

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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #18 on: 27-12-19, 04:35PM »
I have seen managers sacked for theft, a store manager too once. Managers do get staff searched too. One manager was recently pulled up by the security manager for the group for not ensuring EPW's were stored away in the correct place.
Just because you have not seen it that does not mean that it never happens.

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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #19 on: 07-01-20, 06:07AM »
Me too, have also seen a CA sacked fro theft that was discovered by the staff searches.

They are not a Tesco thing they are something a lot of companys do.

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Re: Staff searches and no security
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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #21 on: 12-01-20, 10:47AM »
Harsh reality is that theft happens. Some of it by customers but not all of it.
We have lockers, if we did not have to worry about theft from fellow colleagues we would not need lockers. We have all known if people who have had a coat taken or money or other things taken from bags not put in lockers.
If we need lockers to protect our personal possessions from fellow colleagues it is reasonable to assume that they will steal from the company too.
It's a simple fact, but then there are routines not followed too. When we cut corners as it makes the job easier or quicker the result is potential unknown loss.
Customer theft now tends to have drifted towards self service or scan as you shop. Do we take this seriously in store, do we man these tills correctly? We then do have regular shop lifting but the biggest loss is due to colleagues.
The security guards in stores are no longer placed in stores with stock issues. They are now placed in stores that are more vulnerable to threats to colleagues. Personal safety to colleagues is rated higher than theft. There will be someone with a clever reply to this to say how it comes back to us working for a bad company and stores to say they suffer threats but no security. If you do suffer threats but have no security there must be a store that suffers more.

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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #22 on: 12-01-20, 11:36AM »
WHAT!!! " if you do suffer threats but have no security, there must be a store that suffers more" and who gets to play God with that decision ???
If any store or colleague is being continually targeted or threatened, then that SM has a duty of care to ensure all staff are adequately protected with appropriate means put in place. Not to just expect their staff to man up, because other stores are getting a higher percentage of threats.  :-X
« Last Edit: 12-01-20, 11:37AM by lucgeo »
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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #23 on: 12-01-20, 07:33PM »
Tesco - the moden day word for workhouse

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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #24 on: 12-01-20, 07:56PM »
« Last Edit: 12-01-20, 07:58PM by forrestgimp »

 

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