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Post by antm » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:01 pm
So as most now i work for tesco, i work in a 50% partnership store where we have taken on half the team from long term unemployed, the local job center helped recruit and these guys after being out of work for more than 18 months got the chance to interview for Tesco. So you would think, new job 6 months in and a payrise to boot would make a happy work force. Well apparently not, all of them moaning about the amount, i sat down with my team and explained current climate, i know loads of people with no payrise this year and reduced hours etc..

We have given our team, staff discount cards and a 2.3% payrise making them the highest paid GA's in the retail industry but across the store all i hear is moan moan moan! don't get it, im chuffed to bits with mine, especially as im performance based and got the full amount!

So anyone here get a payrise? and was it worth it!! lol mines going into my iva pot i know, but nice to know its there,
 
 

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Post by Shining » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:03 pm
We did get one but I couldn't tell you how much, I just accept it gratefully. I teach so it's across the board for us. x
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Post by kallis3 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:05 pm
I should be getting mine this year (fingers crossed) but then that's it for at least two years.
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Post by carole2662 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:08 pm
Hubby gets an annual payrise but being paid agricultural rate its very low and not enough to shout about.We always joke about "painting the town red"with the small rise he gets.Still very glad to get a wage let alone a payrise to boot.
 
 

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Post by Julie » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:17 pm
The problem is, if a payrise has been year on year then it becomes expected. As soon as it drops, people feel hard done by, especially when they read about the profits etc. Are all of the "moaners" the long term unemployed? Personally, I would never use "the current climate" as a reason for a lesser payrise, very hard to jsutify when/if overall profit margins are up.

I'm temping at the moment, so no bonus for me[:(] In the past, I have had good bonuses and earned every penny. Hubby always gets a good bonus too ( retail), but considering the work, hours etc he has put in...mmmm I don't know if it is worth it.
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:24 pm
I knew that mine would come to an end after this year (public sector) and it by no means certain that I will get one in September but it does seem likely.

I shall just be glad to still be in a job!
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Post by antm » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:27 pm
Yep it was the LTE that were upset about it, one thing i found out is that our competitors on certain shift patterns has frozen pay increases this year as well.

We are a new store, the only staff in the store that "expect" year on year are us managers but we are performance driven so we knew months ago if we would or wouldn't gain this year, luckily i was a strong performer so all good for me!
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:31 pm
Never have been performance driven fortunately! My payrise comes as and when it is due.

Couldn't do mine on performance.
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Post by Skippy » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:43 pm
I've had last year's pay cut reinstated and a pay rise and bonus so I'm quite pleased. Mind you, we're earning it at the moment as it's still awful at work - not enough starts and we can't supply product to the customers so they aren't happy!

I've no idea what percentage my pay rise was as I can't remember what I was on before!
 
 

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Post by Julie » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:44 pm
I like performance driven bonuses, in my experience its a fair and transparent way to reward someone.

I have worked with LTE and the majority always expected or moaned if they didn'nt get everything as expected. " better of on the dole" almost became a mantra!
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:48 pm
It will never happen in my line of work. If you come to FF I'll explain it to Julie.

It's quite complicated.
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Post by Julie » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:55 pm
I can understand it doesn't work for everyone Jan, its a field I've researched in depth ( boring job of mine [:D]) I'd appreciate your background etc at the FF, only if you don't mind.
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:58 pm
No problem - I can only tell it like it is public sector wise.
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Post by Julie » Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:02 pm
Thanks Jan...I worked in public sector many moons ago.Would be great to have your input as a long serving employee....just don't let me bore you!
 
 

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Post by Skippy » Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:02 pm
I'd be against performance driven bonuses in my job to be honest. My job is far too dependent on other people (i.e. management who don't have a clue about customer service!) so I'd never get anything!
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