To think wtf Tesco wants?
dementedpixie · 27/10/2018 00:32
To be a festive colleague?
Have done 2 applications but not got past the fucking stupid hypothetical questions about what your would do if customers asked certain questions. I have worked in in supermarkets in the past and worked with the public but it has declined my applications already. Fuckers!
CarryOnScreamingValenta · 27/10/2018 01:30
The rules for these questions are:
- help a customer first
- help a colleague second
- complete a task/meet a deadline last
bitheby · 27/10/2018 01:41
Thanks. I'm half way through my application. Can't remember how I answered the qus.
bitheby · 27/10/2018 22:48
I thought my answers were pretty sensible and customer focussed.
I'm being made redundant soon and that would've been helpful to tide me over for a while.
NearlySchoolTimeAgain · 27/10/2018 22:53
I didn’t get a job with them when I was at uni. But I was good enough for M&S!
ready2move · 27/10/2018 23:10
I worked at Tesco over Christmas last year. I hated it. You have to work any day they tell you to come in. They call it flex contracts where as you have set hours but are expected to "flex" up to more hours different shifts with a days notice. I had child care issues and was told not to worry they understand, within a week I was being coerced into doing more hours that I couldn't do. Then the manager started saying they have to let me go because I don't fit the needs of the company. Ridiculous company I'd never go near them again.
POPholditdown · 27/10/2018 23:20
When I was applying for my first ever job (for Boots, as a Christmas temp), I just kept resubmitting my application after every rejection. I think I got an interview after the 10th time.
This was a good few years ago though, and the tesco system might not allow you to keep reapplying but I swear the Boots one just gave interviews based on a pattern. Either that, or they got sick of me.
dementedpixie · 27/10/2018 23:29
If you try to go back in it tells you that you've already applied
HeddaGarbled · 27/10/2018 23:41
They get so many applicants, they have to weed them out somehow. Nearly every 16-21 year old in your locale will have put in an application. It’s not personal.
Christmas jobs are different to year-round jobs because they are in high demand with students.
CoughLaughFart · 27/10/2018 23:49
‘Festive colleague’? What a load of old wank. Call a spade a spade - and call a Christmas temp a Christmas temp!
bitheby · 28/10/2018 00:13
Ah well. I have three degrees. I know I can do customer service. I'm a fast learner, team worker, blah de blah. But they'll never read the application form I wrote because I didn't interrupt customers to hard sell them Christmas puddings.
Jobs round here are few and far between. I live in a very rural area. Being made redundant at Christmas so am facing new year signing on unless I find something.
dingdongdigeridoo · 28/10/2018 01:11
I’ve found supermarket job applications to be insane. Compared to professional jobs where you usually just have to email a CV and get an interview, maybe two. I once applied for Morrison’s and had to:
Upload my CV
Fill in a looooong form with the same info as my CV
Fill in a stupid questionnaire with the strongly disagree/agree type crap which took ages
Telephone interview with very boring ‘tell us a situation where you went the extra mile’ type questions
Face to face interview in the store and some group thing which took up half a day of my time
And then, they didn’t turn me down but the job got ‘withdrawn’. And then the branch got shut down 6 months later when they got rid of their convenience stores.
DeathyMcDeathStarFace · 28/10/2018 03:40
A couple of years ago our Tesco was having problems finding new staff so they put on an event at the store to tell people how to apply for the jobs etc. I was thinking about applying for a part-time position so went along before I even tried applying.
Turned out there are incredibly high pass marks needed to pass the on-line test thing and, of the people who had turned up to the information evening who had done the test, no one had passed it. Some had tried more than once as had applied for more than one job and still failed it again and again.
It turned out that if you got a job with them you had to do the core hours for your position and be available to make those hours up to a maximum of 35 hours a week. You were basically required to do the hours they needed of you over and above your core hours, it was written into your contract, and they didn't take you on if you couldn't do them. I was only looking for part time so didn't bother applying. But if you applied for a job with core hours of 11 hours a week (which most of the advertised ones were) you had to be available for up to the 35 hours. They didn't tell you this on the job adverts, just the core hours.
I wonder how many SAHMs applied there when first looking to go back to work after child rearing and didn't stay long.
MsHopey · 28/10/2018 05:58
Aldi's job application take a around 2 hours.
There's actually probably less rehab for more professional roles because less people are qualified for them.
I've always pretty much worked in supermarkets, including Tesco for 5 years (massive application for that one too and about 3 interviews!).
They can pick and choose and really just want some who is 100% flexible at Christmas, no kids, no friends. Nothing.
If they say jump, you say how high? Kind of thing.
My Tesco job was when they was opening a new store, there were 300 jobs going, pretty good going, over 10,000 people applied!!!
Donthugmeimscared · 28/10/2018 06:32
I found this too. I managed to get a job working nights at Waitrose where they originally wanted me doing full time which I declined as it was something like work 6 nights have 1 day off then 3 and have 2 days off. I knew from working in a care home there was no way in hell I could manage that with children at home. They then offered me three set day 12hr nights so I took that. Glad I did as the manager who did the road used to have people working 10 nights straight and wondered why they couldn't keep staff.
minivampsmakebloodwork · 28/10/2018 08:23
@dementedpixie, try clearing. The cookies in the device you are using to apply. I've found that's helped me in the past with that message. Obviously use a different email address as well.
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