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Old 18-07-2007, 20:54
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Just wondering how supermarket pay differs across the major retailers.

I am temporarily working for Sainsbury's @ 6.53 an hour.

I am curious to what the others pay - i am told Waitrose pay the most but there's none near me (hence why i am in Sainsbury's) and apparantly Tesco pay the least but no idea if thats true or not?
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Old 18-07-2007, 21:46
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I did a temp' Christmas job at a big T on the Customer Service Desk. I got paid less than you & it was 50p extra an hour on the desk cos of the stress! (& believe me it was - the money was not worth the insults & abuse imo ). I believe the normal rate is five pounds something.
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Old 18-07-2007, 21:47
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Asda if nights used to be 6.57 but this was 2 years ago day rate I do believe not far off that !
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Old 18-07-2007, 21:48
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How old do you have to be to get those wages? I always thought they all payed minimum wage! I'll be 16 in December so I might get a job at Sainsburys if that's what they pay
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Old 18-07-2007, 21:49
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Well lets start with who pays the worst. Somerfield pays pittance. my moms a trading manage their, she has been working in the same store for 27 years! She gets treated like a peice of crap, and was made to re apply when new owners over took. She had to apply for a trading managers job, which claimed to be more money from what her old supervisors job was paying. Turns out it works out less, becuase she doesnt get time and half for bank hols, and no overtime is paid. She is on a bog standard 15,500.
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Old 18-07-2007, 21:49
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6.53 sounds a very good rate.

At Asda I (and, I believe, all other uniform staff regardless of job or status) get 5.88. I believe Tesco get about 6.10.

My breaks at Asda are, however, paid for, and I know they aren't at Tesco.
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Old 18-07-2007, 21:52
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Would it depend on which job you do?

Are there differences between checkout operators, shelf packers and specialist counter staff, etc?
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Old 18-07-2007, 21:56
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Would it depend on which job you do?

Are there differences between checkout operators, shelf packers and specialist counter staff, etc?
Not at Asda. C/Os, shelf-stackers, admin and supervisors are all paid the same.
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Old 18-07-2007, 22:00
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Not at Asda. C/Os, shelf-stackers, admin and supervisors are all paid the same.
I would have thought that supervisors and admin would be on a higher rate?
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Old 18-07-2007, 22:02
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Not at Asda. C/Os, shelf-stackers, admin and supervisors are all paid the same.
They were on a different rate at my local Asda's but again this was 2 years ago !
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Old 18-07-2007, 22:05
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I would have thought that supervisors and admin would be on a higher rate?
I don't see why (actually I held an argument at work during the annual staff survey when someone else suggested so).

C/Os have responsibility for money - if tills are short, we get the blame.

Shelf-stackers have the most physically challenging job - I did it over Xmas and it was hard work.

Admin staff have to be well versed in computer systems and how the shop works, but get plenty of time to sit on their arse doing sweet fa.

Managers, on the other hand, do f all, and get paid 2-3 times as much for their troubles.
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Old 18-07-2007, 22:09
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Managers, on the other hand, do f all, and get paid 2-3 times as much for their troubles.
I assume you're talking about department managers. Would store managers/assistant managers be on a higher scale than this?

Also, what's the chain of command from the checkouts? Beyond your supervisor, do you answer to a department manager or does it go right to the top?
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Old 18-07-2007, 22:25
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I assume you're talking about department managers. Would store managers/assistant managers be on a higher scale than this?

Also, what's the chain of command from the checkouts? Beyond your supervisor, do you answer to a department manager or does it go right to the top?
Well, at mine (which has about 450 staff) there are about ten-fifteen 'runners' (Walmart speak for supervisors) one of whom is 'running' at any time aswell as a spare or two (usually) for anything else that needs doing, and two department managers plus one trainee manager.
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Old 18-07-2007, 23:10
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Sainsburys have 9 (if I remember correctly) Pay rates for the average lackey, different stores in the same town/city can have different pay rates, I would imagine the other supermarkets are the same.

They keep it quiet.
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Old 18-07-2007, 23:40
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When I started at Safeway I was on about 4.90something /hr; now I believe I'm on 5.10/hr at Morrisons. When I shifted from Checkouts to shop floor, I did take a minor pay cut (which was annoying) of about 5p/hr, but I work more hours. When I started, I was paid more per hour than somebody in my family who worked for Somerfield. When the Tesco opened up in the same town, I heard that they set the pay rate higher than ours to try and coax staff away, but with the intention of not lifting it when pay rates across the chain went up until they were equal. How true that is I do not know, but it does sound like something that Tesco would do...

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Old 18-07-2007, 23:42
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I don't know the exact figures, but Waitrose and Marks & Spencers pay the most.
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Old 18-07-2007, 23:44
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The rate for all non managers at asda for dayshift (6am-10pm) is 5.88 a hour.
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Old 18-07-2007, 23:52
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From what I've heard in the past Aldi pay the most?
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Old 18-07-2007, 23:58
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From what I've heard in the past Aldi pay the most?
I would've thought Aldi payed their staff in bags of rice and bottles of cooking oil.
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Old 19-07-2007, 00:51
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6.53 sounds a very good rate.

At Asda I (and, I believe, all other uniform staff regardless of job or status) get 5.88. I believe Tesco get about 6.10.

My breaks at Asda are, however, paid for, and I know they aren't at Tesco.
Checkout staff at Asda don't get their breaks paid. They work three hour shifts, have 30 minutes unpaid break and then work another three hour shift. In effect they work split shifts.
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Old 19-07-2007, 00:55
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Checkout staff at Asda don't get their breaks paid. They work three hour shifts, have 30 minutes unpaid break and then work another three hour shift. In effect they work split shifts.
If you're doing an eight hour shift at asda, you get a half hour unpaid break and a fifteen minute paid. At tesco all breaks are unpaid.
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Old 19-07-2007, 00:58
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I work in M&S, and am on 5.65 an hour.

However, I only do weekends and am under 16, and have been doing the job only two months.
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Old 19-07-2007, 00:58
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From what I've heard in the past Aldi pay the most?
My mum told me that ages ago... apparently they get almost 10 ph... they are the best payed supermarket.

My little brother is a delivery driver for Asda, just part time while he puts himself through uni... He gets payed 7 something per hour... which I suppose is alright for a 20 year old!
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Old 19-07-2007, 00:59
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My little brother is a delivery driver for Asda, just part time while he puts himself through uni... He gets payed 7 something per hour... which I suppose is alright for a 20 year old!
Nah, he gets 5.88. Trust me
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Old 19-07-2007, 01:05
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Nah, he gets 5.88. Trust me
Lol, wee sh*t... he told me he was on over 7!

He actually spends more time visiting pals and at home between deliveries... so the wage reflects the work imo!
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