Kateg28 wrote:I don't understand 'Won't shop in Tescos on principle'. What principle? I genuinely do not know what this means?
Just to defend them a little bit (although I do still prefer Sainsburys due to the spacious store and car park), I frequently have to buy 12 or more French sticks to provide breakfast down at the rowing club in Broxbourne. I always used to try Morrisons or Sainsburys in Hoddesdon but they used to get angry with me and I would have to phone in advance and sometimes they would forget the order. I once got a real telling off in Morrisons by the head baker who almost made me cry.
I realised as our Tesco's was 24 hour I could go to there when I set out at 7am on a Saturday morning ( ).
They could not be more helpful, loading up, checking I have what I need and then helping me at the checkouts.
Still hate the poxy car park though.
Those you see at the checkout will be fine, as will many others. However the corporate machine behind it all is manipulative, treating customers and suppliers alike.
Having sat and watched middle managers spending parts of their days at their desks with one internet screen watching the value of their stuffed tesco share account fluctuating it does not inspire me with any confidence that there is an awful lot of focus on the customer. And I left tesco specifically because of the way they treated their suppliers. Specifically.
And before I'm asked about experience my time at tesco was i n I.T. but I worked into their distribution centres and also took a weekend job at the Hatfield store just so I could experience what the checkout staff and customer experience was.
So I have a fair degree of knowledge about tesco.
What I do like about the Hertford store is that some staff seem to have remained for such a long time; from the managers all the way to the guy with the big hair that restocks the crisp aisle every evening.