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Being an Asda Colleague
Member Name: Tasda123
Advantages: Good rate of pay , uniform , staff benefits , share save scheme
Disadvantages: Uniform , too many chiefs
When you are first employed it's on a 12 week trial . At the end of this period if you get kept on your pay will increase a bit and you will receive your discount card .
From day one to the present time I've enjoyed working at Asda . Fair enough everyone can have bad days & in my opinion these are usually caused by some very rude customers .You feel sometimes like banging their heads against the wall but Asda`s policy is more or less grin and bear it .
Saying that if you really get troublesome customers you just get in touch with a manager or security & let them sort it out-all in the nicest possible way of course .
I work on the freezer dept at my local store(nights) hourly rate is £7.85 ish , which is a very good rate of pay , mind you -you earn it- thereís no slacking & slouching off . This rate is only paid for any hours you work between 10pm and 6am .Under eighteens are not allowed to work nights but they can work twilight shifts . Unfortunately for them 16 and 17 year olds are usually given menial tasks i.e. picking up litter , working in the car park collecting trollies etc .
Asda do have a no age limit policy for their employees so you find all ages working there . From 16 to 60 and above . The activley fight any discrimination .
I have a good working relationship with the rest of my colleagues and managers . As usual , well during the day , the chiefs outnumber the Indians . If you want overtime its always available though not always on your own department . Donít worry though as you do get training i.e. working with someone who knows the job.
All your fellow workers are called colleagues . You often have little meetings at the start of a shift where you are updated about stock promotions etc .
After a while with Asda-if you want to go further, say into management , you `re always encouraged to do so . There `s a scheme called stepping stones where admittedly you start at the bottom and work your way up , but after around a year you could be a fully trained manager .One of the managers on nights did exactly that and he `s a great manager . Heís always willing to help you with any problem you may have.
If you are foolish you can be a key colleague , which is a lot of hassle for no reward . The only perk is that this can be the first step to getting on the stepping stones scheme ..
The benefits of working at Asda are very good :-
10% discount card
good working conditions
after you've been there two years you can join a sharesave scheme . You can join a new one each year after that .
good canteen facilities at a good price .
The discount is on their optician department also .
There are special staff rates for their various insurance policies etc .
various shifts available , temporary or permanent .
They also have a good pension scheme.
At times throughout the year there are special discount days . The Christmas one usually has twenty percent off certain departments .
But you will find all this out of course , when you start working at Asda.
Ta for reading
( I noticed a review which said Asda was dark and dingey . Our store is dimming lights on a night . Whether this is to save money or be environmentally friendly , I don't know . They still blaze out during the day )
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