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Offline The Q

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7875 on: March 24, 2022, 07:59:43 AM »
One minor point is the cash they are paid is not all they get.. because of course they get free food and accommodation while on board.

The imported labour are allowed because they are at sea, not employed in the UK.

The  agency staff will probably stay on board for 24 / 7 for maybe 3 months at a time, then go home for a month before returning..

They are likely to have effectively 2 crews on board at any time, one shift on duty the other off duty..

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7876 on: March 24, 2022, 09:29:06 AM »
I see no problem with Tesco staff having new uniforms.  Uniforms wear out and need to be replaced regularly to maintain a good image to the public, and I suspect when it came to making a new major corporate order for uniforms it was considered a good time to make an image change and make their staff more visible in a lighter, brighter blue (especially in the darker colder days of winter when most of the great British public seem to be wearing similar dark colours to the ‘old’ uniform). There is also the possibility that the new uniforms may be being supplied under a better, cheaper contract cost from either the existing supplier or a new one.

Tesco, like any other business, will always carefully manage their operating overheads, especially when they are in a very competitive market.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7877 on: March 24, 2022, 10:01:40 AM »
One minor point is the cash they are paid is not all they get.. because of course they get free food and accommodation while on board.

The imported labour are allowed because they are at sea, not employed in the UK.

The  agency staff will probably stay on board for 24 / 7 for maybe 3 months at a time, then go home for a month before returning..

They are likely to have effectively 2 crews on board at any time, one shift on duty the other off duty..
How does that go for the Cairnryan to Larne route being totally in British territorial waters
« Last Edit: March 24, 2022, 10:02:54 AM by javlinfaw7 »

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7878 on: March 24, 2022, 11:21:35 AM »

One minor point is the cash they are paid is not all they get.. because of course they get free food and accommodation while on board.

The imported labour are allowed because they are at sea, not employed in the UK.


The  agency staff will probably stay on board for 24 / 7 for maybe 3 months at a time, then go home for a month before returning..

They are likely to have effectively 2 crews on board at any time, one shift on duty the other off duty..
How does that go for the Cairnryan to Larne route being totally in British territorial waters
It comes under the various merchant shipping acts, which are in line with international agreements..
At least that's What P +O are hoping.

As for Tesco Uniforms, I hope the In Store Technicians uniforms aren't changed for those guys' I was one once and you get very dirty as it is with the dark blue...

In store technicians, look after the maintenance of fridges, lighting, and general building repairs. Customers can manage to destroy anything, and many of the staff aren't that far behind..

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7879 on: March 24, 2022, 11:30:21 AM »
I just booked a hire car for one day from Birmingham airport.

Cost : £188 (for a VW Polo).

 :*(

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7880 on: March 24, 2022, 02:32:19 PM »
I just booked a hire car for one day from Birmingham airport.

Cost : £188 (for a VW Polo).

 :*(
Hope you don’t intend to drive into the city, we now have a clean air charge. The monorail connects the airport to the station and trains to the city run frequently.
The years have been good to me, it was the weekends that did the damage.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7881 on: March 24, 2022, 04:35:22 PM »
No, I'll be going to Whitehouse Common, near Sutton Coldfield.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7882 on: March 24, 2022, 04:51:47 PM »
I just booked a hire car for one day from Birmingham airport.

Cost : £188 (for a VW Polo).

 :*(

 :jawdropping:

One hopes it's inclusive of fuel and a chauffeur.

How the devil is it that expensive?
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7883 on: March 24, 2022, 04:54:30 PM »
I'm renting from Europcar.

Avis was even more expensive !

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7884 on: March 24, 2022, 06:02:18 PM »
I just booked a hire car for one day from Birmingham airport.

Cost : £188 (for a VW Polo).

 :*(

Ouch! My wife's car was hit and damaged last week and the insurance company offered us a hire car (we didn't bother as we could easily do without her car for a couple of weeks) - they mentioned that it would cost them £18 per day!!!!

In fact, thinking about it, my last hire cost me £110 per day (13 months ago) and that was a 7.5t truck!
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7885 on: April 20, 2022, 03:52:12 PM »
OK, hands up, it didn't take long before I arrived in my previous home....

but...
TESCOs...

last week, thursday, I was detailed by SWMBO to go and do a shop....
list provided, 'just get what is on the list, and no bottles'  :-[
as if, but I have broad shoulders, and a shed, so I can sneak in a couple of bottles of scottish water  :beers:

on her list were 'tissues, cube' even I can manage that  :hmmm:

so down that aisle, and there they were, price tag £1.

took one and gunned it
£2.25  :veryangry:

removed the item, and looked around ...

ahh, those look like the ones she usually demands err gets, but priced at £3  :hmmm:
took one and gunned it ...80p

result, filled her requirement, and continued with my task.

but ...
when I got home, I had a thought, I know, a lonely place for a thought, and decided to call Tesco customer services and make them aware of the problem... after all, not everyone guns the shopping, some work it out in their head before they get to the till.

helpfull guy on the phone, understood my point, and said he would e-mail the store manager to make him aware of the problem.

sorted  :thumbsup: :hmmm:

yesterday I was agin detailed to shop   :thumbsdown:

and on arrival, the same situation re tissues was present....
found a member of staff and explained, suggesting that she get a manager to resolve it...

"I am a manager"

over to you then....

not totally confident, so went through the phone call again...
'I'll phone the duty manager and get him to resolve this straight away'

ohhh  :poop:
today, detailed again to shop @ Tesco.....

and guess what, all still the same in the tissue aisle  :*(

yet another call....
'I'd like to speak to a customer service manager regarding a formal complaint regarding one of your stores'
'I am a customer service manager'

so, for the third time, explained the problem, pointing out the possible embarrassment of customers at the till when their carefully added up total isn't anywhere near right.

outcome ?
supposedly, she is phoning the store manager  :D and passing on my complaint, took my e-mail address, and is going to ask the manager to e-mail me


so, the point of this.....

self scan AND CHECK THE LISTED PRICE AGAINST THE ACTUAL COST if you go to the Burgess Hill superstore.

some comments from this post have been redacted by HB... 'you are supposed to be calm' at least I think that was what he said / growled .  :-[
where is the 'don't hold your breath' emoji ?

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7886 on: April 20, 2022, 09:33:13 PM »
And the moral to this story...

To err is Tesco, ‘tis folly to complain.

  :)
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7887 on: April 21, 2022, 08:42:17 AM »
Placement of product and prices are all controlled by Tesco head office, everyday there are lists printed / displayed for every supermarket to follow.

What can happen is local staff forget / can't be bothered to change labels on the shelf. That depends on how well THE manager in charge of store, controls his staff..

Each department has it's own junior manager, they are all customer service managers..

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7888 on: April 24, 2022, 11:14:25 PM »
What is going on in this country, everyone is trying to rip people off, no wonder its called rip off Britain.
I ordered a computer drive for collect and received a message awaiting stock, so I replied please cancel the order I will order a alternative. I collected the alternative drive, later I checked on the site and it said the invoice was completed for the nil stock item. Something fishy if you ask me, anyway I reported to Paypal and the shop, I got a refund the next day. A few days ago I bought digital W10 key off a supplier I have used several times, when I wanted to use it Microsoft told me the key had already been used, again I had paid using Paypal, and I got my refund today. I managed to buy another W10 key for £9.99 cheaper than the first one, so all is well now. we have also had the calls again this week on the telephone saying money has been transfered from your bank, plus the Amazon scam has well, does your head in.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7889 on: April 25, 2022, 09:48:32 AM »
Too late for you now, but I use Unity Soft for any Microsoft software. Been using them for years with only one problem (my fault) that they sorted.
The years have been good to me, it was the weekends that did the damage.

 

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