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  • NO trade union recognition , low pay and conditions are of Victorian workhouse standards.

  • Worked at Asda Dagenham on nights, 3 nights a week, I only lasted 3 weeks of the 3 months contract, I resigned. The amount, toughness and stress of the work is unbearable, it was the worst job I have ever done in my life, it was physically and mentally exhausting. I couldn't believe to see some of my colleagues do it six or seven days a week. I didn't have any problems with the managers, they were great, the pay was good, but the job wasn't for me.

  • I'm not leave yes

  • Surely this type of behaviour and bullying from managers nowadays is illegal and Asda’s should be held responsible for not getting it sorted and managers either got rid off or demoted and re trained. Nobody tolerates that behaviour today. People and students should not leave their jobs but stand firn with their unions health and safety and get it sorted. Never allow anyone to push you out of your job. Best wishes. Seek advice from advice centres as well

  • Didn’t leave yet, currently considering it. Worked here for 7 years and my shifts got changed to super early i.e. getting up at 4am every morning, start at 6am. When I first started the job i got asked what shifts I prefer, I told them I prefer back shifts because i am not a morning person at all, i never feel great in the morning. But do they listen? No, and one morning i was in working i didn’t sleep the whole night and was working too slow for the section leader who told the manager, the brown nosing fool. now bearing in mind that I’ve told the manager that I’m struggling with these early shifts. His exact words were “you need to pick up the pace” so yes I would not recommend this job to anyone unless you like bullying and unethical behaviour from section leaders and managers. I will at least say that the first 4 years were good and I enjoyed them, since restructuring and the new contract is honestly sell my soul to the devil.

  • Fed up of putting myself at risk because of managements ignorance. I even left with 1 weeks wages owed to me. They can keep it.
    Thats how much I hate the place! I paid to leave...

  • I've worked so far there for 3 weeks .
    And I'm already thinking about leaving .

    I was so excited to start work there but ever since I met my section leader, it turned into a nightmare , I feel bullied by her all the time .

    She complaines about everything I see or do .

    She even said to me that I smell bad .

    I hate that place now .

  • Worst place to work in Asda these days, management's behaviour with employees is even worst than slave. no respect for colleagues, no reward for employee's hard work and even no appreciation, they can throw out employee (specially older colleagues) any time like a used tissue paper, for this they create such an atmosphere, like over burdened the employee with too much work, which is beyond human capacity, you get stressed, depressed, tired. as a result you start doing mistakes and the management grab this opportunity and suspend you from job and than eventually kick you out from the job, no matter how long and how hard work you put in for the company. Its a shame because i suffered a lot, eventually lost my 11 years of job in Asda..

  • Left job as home shopping delivery driver after 2 disciplinaries within a month, after 4 minor incidents within 3 months. Admittedly they need to protect their business but they fill out an accident form (even for a minor manoeuvring paint scrape with no 3rd party involved on your 1st day solo), then after the next hold an investigation meeting, after 3 it's a disciplinary hearing, a fourth a second disciplinary with a final written warning, with any incident within a year thereafter leading to a final disciplinary which inevitably results in dismissal!. The disciplinary procedure outcome is a box ticking exercise with a predetermined outcome, without honestly taking into account any mitigating circumstances, in my case medical. I left because I felt there was no empathy, after working for 40 years without ever having been "disciplined" I found the whole process of being judged by kids old enough to be my own kids or grandkids not only embarrassing but designed to make you feel like a naughty child. I enjoyed the job and other colleagues were easy to get on with, but the management behaviour was a culture shock. I've been a manager myself in my past career and never have I seen such indifferent treatment of others. I resigned on the spot, as I have the luxury of a financial buffer, I feel very sorry for those who haven't. Asda is probably no different to the structures and ethos of any of the other retailers, where ill educated managers get their jobs through obsequious behaviours and wield an authority by stick rather than carrot, carrying out their role with pretty delusions of self-aggrandisement. If you keep your nose clean according to their rules and ate prepared to eat humble pie, then it's for you. If you have personal self respect, stay well clear!

  • Worked as a home shopper. 5am starts are awful. Worked 4days a week 22how but it rules your life. I had 90minutes training on my first day then had to get on with it. Equipment is faulty . Pick rates are unrealistic. Managers rude or useless. Glad to leave. Would not work there again.

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