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    shelovestobuystuff
    how much does tesco pay its staff?
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    • 10th Jan 09, 2:23 AM
    how much does tesco pay its staff? 10th Jan 09 at 2:23 AM
    Making a little extra money just isnt enough for me.I have a little business which is treading water at the moment basically,I was spend neutral(well 90%) for xmas via cashback etc and its not making a big enough difference so I need to get a real job too .I would love to work in tesco as I do my grocery shop there and I would eventually get a % off my shopping.
    Does anyone know how much tesco customer assistants get paid and if they pay a bonus for working nights like asda do?
    "Reaching out to touch the stars dont forget the flowers at your feet".
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    • Jo_F
    • By Jo_F 10th Jan 09, 11:06 AM
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    • 10th Jan 09, 11:06 AM
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    • 10th Jan 09, 11:06 AM
    It depends on the type of store, if it's a Tesco Express (the little ones) then they are on less money than the main stores. I am not sure of the figures, but my mil works for them, and she doesn't want to transfer to an Express cos it mean less money, they also apparently do a 5 out of 7 contract, so you can't opt out of weekend. Also she mentioned last week that they are changing the way they do bank holidays, and that bank holidays will become part of a normal week, classed as a normal working day and so no extra pay for them.

    I think the wage is roughly the same as Asda.
  • partygirl18
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    • 10th Jan 09, 11:45 AM
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    • 10th Jan 09, 11:45 AM
    hey
    i work for tesco and am on £5.80 an hour but when i turn 18 it goes up to nearly £8 an hour. you get time and half if you work past 10 in the evenings.
    many people at the store were i work only do monday - friday so it is possible to opt out of workin weekends.
    you have to wait until you have worked there 6 months before u get a privilege card which gives u 10% off your shoppin
    hope this helps
    x
  • dodo_man
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    • 10th Jan 09, 11:50 AM
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    • 10th Jan 09, 11:50 AM
    Night pay for a customer assistant is around £7.50 an hour a starting rate, Most staff are on a fixed hours contract but it is unlikely to be get saturday's off.

    Bank holidays are still optional but there is no benefit to not working bank holiday as you recieve time and a half plus time back in lieu

    Staff discount has recently been introduced to after 6 months not 12 and is 10%
  • dodo_man
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    • 10th Jan 09, 11:56 AM
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    • 10th Jan 09, 11:56 AM
    i work for tesco and am on £5.80 an hour but when i turn 18 it goes up to nearly £8 an hour. you get time and half if you work past 10 in the evenings.
    Originally posted by partygirl18
    Your figures maybe a little wrong im afraid night premium is around £1.50 between 2200 and 0000 and £2 between 0000 and 0600

    A fully established night worker who works sat and sun (extra premiums for hours that land on a sunday) gets an average of £8.50 an hour

    many people at the store were i work only do monday - friday so it is possible to opt out of workin weekends.
    Originally posted by partygirl18
    were not likely to take on any non weekend workers in the current financial climate

    ps im a tesco night manager
  • partygirl18
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    • 10th Jan 09, 12:03 PM
    • #6
    • 10th Jan 09, 12:03 PM
    dodo_man Your figures maybe a little wrong im afraid

    i was only telling u what happens in the store where i work and as previously been pointed out it varies between stores.
  • shelovestobuystuff
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    • 10th Jan 09, 12:10 PM
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    • 10th Jan 09, 12:10 PM
    Thats much better than I though.My neighbour works as a tesco customer services assistant so if I have a word with her she may be able to tell me if theres anything suitable at my local stores. Wish I had done this a long time ago.
    "Reaching out to touch the stars dont forget the flowers at your feet".
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    • 10th Jan 09, 12:25 PM
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    • 10th Jan 09, 12:25 PM
    yes pay and terms and conditions can be very slightly different depending on the store format, express and metro being the most likely to pay less and require non fixed hours, superstores and extras all pay almost the same there is a location pay for some areas like inside the m25. there may be a few other reasons for certain stores to pay extra location pay but night premiums are fixed

    Best of luck with trying for a job, recruitment is slow in retail at the moment so be patient, its also 6 weeks until the end of the Tesco financial year and this is a quiet trading period so recruitment will be on the back burner until the new year to deliver then end of year financial's, well at least bring it closer to budget!
  • Timmne
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    • 10th Jan 09, 3:50 PM
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    • 10th Jan 09, 3:50 PM
    dodo_man Your figures maybe a little wrong im afraid

    i was only telling u what happens in the store where i work and as previously been pointed out it varies between stores.
    Originally posted by partygirl18
    dodo_man's right - please don't confuse the issue with your hearsay figures. You obviously know your rate of pay but as to other rates and conditions of recruitment, you will not be aware and management will not likely tell you either.

    It's nigh on impossible to get a job in a superstore/extra with just weekdays if you're part time. Expresses are easier to get non-weekend work as the staff levels per shift are lower and there's not massive differences between a weekday and weekend in terms of trade (although there is some).

    OP - rates of pay are similar across supermarkets and if you're looking for a part time job, I'd recommend just trying any you'd be willing to work in as the packages don't differ much.
    • debrag
    • By debrag 11th Jan 09, 2:15 PM
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    debrag
    there's never any jobs near me I can work evenings & weekends but can't find work
    Debts:
    c3 = £639 ; c4 = £458 TOTAL = 1097
    Defaults = drop off - 6 in 2015; 1 in 2016; 1 in 2017; 2 in 2018; 2 in 2019. Total = 12!
    • geordie joe
    • By geordie joe 11th Jan 09, 3:07 PM
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    geordie joe
    dodo_man you are mistaken, pay is £5.52 per hour, i know this for a fact. Fact
    Originally posted by hayleyco
    The minimum wage is £5.73 per hour!

    Are you saying Tesco are breaking the law by paying less than the minimum wage?
    • darlo_fan
    • By darlo_fan 11th Jan 09, 3:11 PM
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    dodo_man you are mistaken, pay is £5.52 per hour, i know this for a fact. Fact
    Originally posted by hayleyco
    Might be worth you checking your facts as partygirl has already informed us that she gets more than that as a 17 year old.

    I dont think you are having a good couple of days really.
    • tripled
    • By tripled 12th Jan 09, 7:19 PM
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    dodo_man you are mistaken, pay is £5.52 per hour, i know this for a fact. Fact
    Originally posted by hayleyco
    Do you mean your pay is £5.52 and hour. Fact? Or everyone in Tescos, regardless of age, length of service, store, position, etc, earns £5.52. Fact?

    Mind you, I don't actually understand what point you are making to dodo_man, as he never posted a base rate (in fact he said it varied from store to store). He gave a rough idea of the maximum someone could earn as an assisstant working the highest paid shifts. Perhaps you could explain to us what you are on about?

    While you are at it, why not try and justify why you feel it necessary to insult other posters? Perhaps, if you can read, you should take a look at this.
    Last edited by tripled; 12-01-2009 at 7:25 PM.
    • geordie joe
    • By geordie joe 12th Jan 09, 7:45 PM
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    geordie joe
    Geordie joe read here if you can read - http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/nmw/

    Minimum wage is £5.73 for over 22, which when I last checked was more then 17. Eg if you are 17 years old you are younger then 22 years old.

    Pay is £5.52 per hour. Fact
    Originally posted by hayleyco
    Nobody has mentioned age! If you are 22 or over they wage is £5.73 or more. FACT!
    • geordie joe
    • By geordie joe 12th Jan 09, 7:52 PM
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    geordie joe
    I am giving a factually rate of pay for 17 year olds at tesco.
    Originally posted by hayleyco
    But you didn't say you were giving the wage for someone aged 17. What you said was;

    dodo_man you are mistaken, pay is £5.52 per hour, i know this for a fact. Fact
    Originally posted by hayleyco
    To me, and most others this looks like you are saying that everyone who works for Tesco gets £5.52 per hour.

    He suggested I was lying as it was below the minimum wage.
    Originally posted by hayleyco
    You said the wage was £5.52 and I pointed out that this would be below the minimum wage. Don't foirget that most of us on here are adults and when we talk about the minimum wage we mean the one for adults, not the one for children.

    I pointed out the actual minimum wage not his rubbish he talks. If he cannot read it really is not my problem, I do not have time to teach him to read.
    Originally posted by hayleyco
    You don't have the skills either, if your written English is anything to go by. Perhaps you should go back to texting your friends.
    • geordie joe
    • By geordie joe 12th Jan 09, 7:57 PM
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    geordie joe
    And she is 17 therefore not over 22.
    Originally posted by hayleyco
    Who might "she" be?

    I simply cannot spend the time to teach you how to add up aswel.
    Originally posted by hayleyco
    That's a shame, I was going to ask if you could help with my spelling as well!
    • geordie joe
    • By geordie joe 12th Jan 09, 7:58 PM
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    geordie joe
    You should stop worrying about what others get paid as I have the facts, which you do not. You will find that adults are 18 +. Once again you should refer to a number chart to see that 22 is higher then 18.
    Originally posted by hayleyco
    And if you referred to one of these charts you would find that 17 is below 18, therefore a 17 year old is a child.
    • tripled
    • By tripled 12th Jan 09, 7:58 PM
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    Hayleyco, I acknowledge my English is not perfect in any way, but the number of grammatical errors from someone insulting another's intelligence is quite shocking, although also quite amusing.

    Edit: Also, you still haven't clarified what was incorrect about dodo_man's point for us, please could you explain?
    Last edited by tripled; 12-01-2009 at 8:03 PM.
    • skint-student-nurse
    • By skint-student-nurse 12th Jan 09, 8:05 PM
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    just for my bit...i worked at tesco 6 years ago and was on £5.54 when i left...and i was 17 when i left. tesco are well known for paying above the minimum wage IMHO.
    • geordie joe
    • By geordie joe 12th Jan 09, 8:30 PM
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    geordie joe
    just for my bit...i worked at tesco 6 years ago and was on £5.54 when i left...and i was 17 when i left. tesco are well known for paying above the minimum wage IMHO.
    Originally posted by skint-student-nurse
    So in 6 years, rather than increasing wages Tesco have reduced the wage by 2p.

    Well all know they pay 17 year old's £5.52, it's a fact (allegedly)!
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