Warehouse Assistant in Melmerby
I guess like any workplace, at first I was given a team to work with but soon found out it was an uphill battle working with my colleagues. A group of middle aged bitter men who spent most of the shift b@tching about the management. It was so brazen it would be a group huddle, in full view of the warehouse. The type of men who think they can do a better job but would never take on the responsibility, fearing the same treatment. Anyway on a positive note! I found the management pretty good. (Came over and asked how you were, sometimes giving food or hot drinks, free Xmas dinner, I haven’t got a bad word about the management) You had the usual unspoken rule, that agency staff can’t be seen talking but the permanent staff could join a scrum to snide. Very physical role but makes the shift go faster. Quite a high turnover of staff. I worked the back shift, then after 12 weeks the pay went up to just shy of £12 an hour. Often it was busy and people were asked to stay back and hour to help the night shift get the lorries loaded. One week I got 15 hours overtime but the following week I was pretty shattered and felt pressured into staying. I was firm about it because it was affecting the time I spent with my children, especially when asked on a Friday night with 5 minutes of the shift remaining. It’s quite remote so you need to factor the commute, put 90 minutes on my night. All in all not a terrible place to work. One of the permanent members of staff I was paired with one night, took his frustrations out on me as I was getting on with the task in hand, totally out of the blue, outright intimidation. This guy was twice my size. I ignored it and didn’t report it to management for fear of rocking the boat. Let’s just say it made things awkward and made the overall experience for me not as positive as it should have been. It is what it is! As time went by it was revealed he kept applying for promotion but for some reason he was overlooked....hmmmm!
Delivery Driver in Kingston upon Hull
Do not care about workers welfare
I got physically assulted by another driver at the same branch i worked at, the management wasnt gonna sack the bloke so i had no choice but to leave after 5 years whereas the other bloke has only been there 16 months. Even though understaffed and overworked the upper management only cared about financial figures and not worker welfare. Also Having to come back after finishing drops and do picking which can take ages to do, due to lack of staff. Also pay was rubbish and moral very low but did management care no they didn't. So if you want to work for a company that values money over staff welfare, they are the place for u
Driver in Chester-le-Street
No health and safety
Management expects you to sign health and safety bulletin about things your not supposed to be doing then before the ink is dry tell you to go and do the thing you just signed to say your not allowed to do, not just at branch level either as grievance procedures were not treated seriously, transport manager said that the forklift wasn’t dangerous even though it didn’t clear the shelf on the top racking because it’s been doing the job for five years without incident
Regional Credit Controller in Warrington, Cheshire
Got made redundant
5 years in sent to wfh in march isolatedfrom company got made redundant afterr 3 months of wfh they gave me an extra two months work never had a day off
Customer Advisor - Part Time in Lincoln
Nice place to work and colleagues are ok but seems to be no routine. Ask one thing want another and not Covid safe but think it’s hilarious to make fun about it.