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Author Name: John
Advantages: not many
Disadvantages: fair few
I've worked nights in ASDA for almost 5 years, and I hate it with a passion. I've been looking for other work but there's nothing going at the moment.
The only reason I've stuck it out as long as I have is that I get 4 nights off each week, when you get time to put the place behind you.
I can't understand how or why the company works as it does. I work on the chilled department and the day staff don't actually do anything. For a company of this size, you would think they would have people working the day whose job it is to fill the shelves- it boosts sales, prevents waste and stops the build up of overstocks, but no, EVERYTHING is left to the night shift.
All they do is moan if something doesn't get finished, people leave and don't get replaced, they are currently in the process of changing people's contracts to suit 'business needs'- ie, they want to save money on wages by not replacing people yet expect the same job to get done!
The process team in the day are a waste of space- green ticketing off sales when there is 30+ boxes of something in the backup chiller. These are the people who should be cut- they should be filling the sheves but instead they just green ticket everything, wasting time and leaving everything for the night shifts.
They've cut our chilled department down to 2 colleagues on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday- the day staff are meant to work the overs- buth this doesn't happen- resulting in stock going out of date and loss of sales into the £1,000's, whilst it costs about £60 to employ someone to work a shift and get everything done.
The worst part of that is that on the remaining days, after loss of sales and waste, the Thursday- Satuday night shift works have to work extra hard to catch up on everything that has built up as the day staff haven't done their job.
All you are is a subhuman machine- get the job done, nothing said, fail and they moan and moan and moan- day managers who you don't even meet slagging you off etc.
The company needs a shake up- they need day staff replenishing the shelves rather than standing around talking. If not that, cut their hours and invest more into the night shift which seems to be the only time people are allowed to put something on a shelf!
It is amazing I've put up with the night shift for as long as I have- you are unappreciated scum to the day managers- yet you are the one doing all the work.
Summary: If you're going to work at ASDA, don't do the night shift unless you enjoy working like a slave
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