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Title: Job going.....
Post by: the Londons on August 21, 2017, 11:35:41 am
Bad news.....just before I packed up for my holiday this week...there are changes ahead at work...a new heat map...meaning changes of hours (again) for everyone!!! Grrrrrr
Well on this schedule my job doesn't even exist...only as broken up into part time shifts...the most hours are 24...11 till 5..meaning I would loose 48 hours a week!!!...cant afford that...I have been to the union and they say they cannot take hours off me...they will have to make my hours up on another department...give  me a full time job on a nother department(of which there are none)...or redundancy...I bat afford to loose mone im afraid,,,wish I could work part time...would suit me fine..everywhere is the same...they do not want full timers only these 0 hour contracts...even other jobs same...Tesco are trying to get rid of their long term serving full timers as we cost them too much money,,,,already taken away our double time...time and a haslf..now our jobs...I am on sites looking at the moment...but waitng to see what they offer me first as have been there 17 years so not going without a FIGHT!!!! :'(
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: Ruth on August 21, 2017, 10:05:27 pm
Oh that is awful news Alison - take the union advice and don't go without a fight. The bigger the company the worse they are.

Try CW jobs - post up your CV and Companies or agencies will contact you if there are suitable roles going

Good luck honey :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: the Londons on August 22, 2017, 08:24:14 am
Thanks Ruth..yes will have to do my CV...GULP....LOL..long time since I done that ;D...Rather than jump ship at the moment I will wait until I have had my meeting..see whats on offer...if anything...and go from there!!! :o
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: Ruth on August 22, 2017, 10:56:24 am
Forgot to say rewrite your CV to not have your date of birth on - employers are not allowed to ask how old you are! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: the Londons on August 22, 2017, 04:08:10 pm
 ;D...never heard of that one Ruth!!! Thank you for the heads up!!! :P
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: Ruth on August 23, 2017, 02:47:20 pm
Oh yes - not allowed to ask your age, family circumstances i.e. if you have young kids, your ethnicity or anything that could be deemed to be irrelevant to the role :-X :-X :-X
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: soosiesu on August 23, 2017, 08:50:29 pm
all gone PC mad.............. hope your job situation improves............ the last thing you need :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: the Londons on August 24, 2017, 08:15:52 pm
yes...pc
mad.....ridiculous...im sitting tight until I know exactly what my options are once i have had my meeting !
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: Ruth on August 24, 2017, 10:05:40 pm
Good luck at your meeting Alison :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: the Londons on August 25, 2017, 07:38:05 am
Thanks Ruth...back to work on Tuesday...so will see when it will be ;)
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: BulliesRBest on August 26, 2017, 08:48:46 pm
Good luck on Tuesday Londons :-[ :-[ :-[
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: the Londons on August 27, 2017, 06:30:03 pm
Thanks BRB :)
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: B.ORCHID on August 28, 2017, 12:57:42 pm
Oh dear Alison we all wish you the best with your job situation you are doing the right thing sitting tight to see you best options.

Ruth's hot tips are v.good and can serve you well.

Keeps us posted Sweetie x
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: the Londons on August 28, 2017, 04:26:41 pm
Yes will do Lorraine.....back t work 2mora...YUK...after a lovely week of...a lovely bank holiday weekend...and a lovely birthday :) :) :)
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: soosiesu on August 28, 2017, 09:36:25 pm
always hard to go back to work after time off.............  good luck tomorrow :-* :-*
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: Ruth on August 29, 2017, 09:58:15 pm
How did it go Alison? :-X :-[
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: the Londons on August 30, 2017, 02:39:35 pm
Hi Ruth...still no meeting...was supposed to be this week...next week now..but confronted my boss this morning asking him what was going on..he has now said that I wont loose hours and that they will have to work around them...will still be changed maybe 8am till ..5pm..says it works in other stores..but cannot see it working in ours as they have far more many bakers and staff..its not him its the company..so will wait to see next week..i will go prepared though ...with a union rep!!! it used to be that they could not move your hours by ,more than 2 hours either way..ie to start later...or earlier..but we know how things change and the goal posts move so I will check this one out before I go in...s..thanks for asking..but as soon as I know...will tell you
 I will have my job by the looks of it..but different hours...!
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: Ruth on August 30, 2017, 08:54:09 pm
well that must be a bit of a relief - I hope it all works out :-[ :-[ :-[
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: the Londons on August 31, 2017, 01:48:34 pm
Thanks Ruth...time will tell :)
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: BulliesRBest on September 03, 2017, 08:29:56 pm
good news ;)
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: the Londons on September 04, 2017, 03:45:17 pm
More news on that front...today I had a meeting with my manager...he has now come back with the hours 11...to 8 pm...a full shift..but crap hours...an informal chat..so no union rep present..but the next meeting will be formal if I doont accept the hours they are saying I will get 17 weeks notice to find another job or that is it..17 weeks being 1 week for every year I have been there..im not happy and want to compromise with hours as have a life too outside poxy Tesco..phoebe...the grandchildren...I don't want to be getting home at 9pm every evening... I wont see anyone...plus our social life...its a joke..i think they think they can manipulate you to what THEY want...they don't want the people on old contracts...ie the full timers...so they are doing there utmost to try and get rid of us!!! Wont back down without a fight..and will string it out for as long as I can..they could at least compromise on the hours¬¬¬ plus I will have to do 2 partime peoples jobs as well to be rolled into mine...cant wit to see it all fall to pieces////LOL
Will keep you all posted...next meeting the union will be there!!!!
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: Ruth on September 04, 2017, 10:06:50 pm
Employers really do think they can do what they like these days. I travel on Southern and they are all continuously striking due to the staffing and responsibilities changes. I am all for change if it is for the better but not when it is about people losing their jobs so the big Corporations can save on their wages >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: B.ORCHID on September 05, 2017, 04:31:45 am
Tescos are shite employers and they are taking advantage of all their workers
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: the Londons on September 06, 2017, 03:28:32 pm
Agree with you both there.....its a joke...a girl that works with us...shes 32..has a young son of 5....her mum looks after him while she it at part time work in our bakery....she also takes him to school for her...anyway...she had her meeting today..and she came out crying ocz the hours they had given her were...2 days...12 miday...to 9pm!!! with a young child is ridiculous...so she has opted for another shift of...2 in the morning until 11...tues thurs and wait for it...sunday!!!...her poor mum will have to stay at hers...she is on her own....she says at least she will be there for him after school and the evening before he goes to bed...but its a joke...she felt sorry for me...and I feel sorry for her...as of course...the same with us all...we need the money...otherwise I would tel lthem to poke it where the sun don't shine!!! yes Tesco are all out for themselves ..don't care one iota about their Loyal staff!!!...sorry for the rant!!!
Makes you laugh as my manager gave us both today a sheet where we ring round the hours we can work..."whats the point we said..as YOU are telling us when we can work!!!!
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: BulliesRBest on September 06, 2017, 07:34:09 pm
oh that is awful...feel for you........that's the trouble with 24 hour opening......there are no proper closed times for the workers ??? ???
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: the Londons on September 07, 2017, 05:38:51 pm
Yes...its awful and will probably get even worse!! :'(
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: soosiesu on September 11, 2017, 12:09:15 am
Dreadful ..i will boycott tesco.......keep us updated working till 8pm is a joke >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: the Londons on September 12, 2017, 06:40:41 pm
I have gone back to my manager...that I will compromise and do 7/4......union also advised this...I have yet to have a formal meeting ...with note taking etc...but I will drag it out till the bitter end!!!!
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: BulliesRBest on September 15, 2017, 10:06:28 pm
Good luck with it all...... with the union behind you will help reach a compromise :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: the Londons on September 16, 2017, 07:02:18 pm
Still no news...oh well...I will just leave it until they say something to me...but im not doing 8/5...I have applied for a job near to me...online..less hours...but no travelling and stress of it all..save  £35 a week on petrol...it was like a test application...lots of questions and you had to give the right answer...will have to wait and see... :P
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: soosiesu on September 16, 2017, 08:08:05 pm
ooo..well we wish youwell...good luck with your job app 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: the Londons on September 19, 2017, 08:13:46 pm
Thankyou.... :)
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: Clare Kearley on September 19, 2017, 11:16:52 pm
Good luck - we're having similar issues at our work place - hoping the unions can get some power back - we need to stand united  :-*
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: B.ORCHID on September 20, 2017, 12:40:36 am
Good luck with the new job application  :-*
Title: Re: Job going.....
Post by: BulliesRBest on September 20, 2017, 03:03:06 pm
the job market is quite good at the moment........or so I have been told...best of luck to you :-* :-*