Page 646 of 650 FirstFirst ... 146546596636644645646647648 ... LastLast
Results 16,126 to 16,150 of 16230
Like Tree88Likes

Thread: The Woolworths Thread

  1. #16126
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    HSC
    1999
    Gender
    Undisclosed
    Location
    St Kilda
    Posts
    736
    Rep Power
    7

    Re: The Woolworths Thread

    Wowpeople portal dude, wowpeople.woolworths.com.au and you'll need your Google login which you can sign up at that website if you don't already have one/don't know it.
    I am an employee of Woolworths Limited.
    All statements made are my own opinion and not those of my employer

  2. #16127
    Cadet
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    HSC
    N/A
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    33
    Rep Power
    2

    Re: The Woolworths Thread

    does anyone know when woolies is hiring next?

    also does anyone have any tips getting past the online application?

  3. #16128
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    HSC
    1999
    Gender
    Undisclosed
    Location
    St Kilda
    Posts
    736
    Rep Power
    7

    Re: The Woolworths Thread

    Depends on the store. You can set up email alerts on the WOW Careers website so you can be notified of new jobs in your area.
    I am an employee of Woolworths Limited.
    All statements made are my own opinion and not those of my employer

  4. #16129
    Junior Member Katebrunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    HSC
    2013
    Gender
    Female
    Posts
    204
    Rep Power
    3

    Re: The Woolworths Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by nanakid12 View Post
    What is this greeter vest on total image? Is it for self serve?
    It's actually one of the nicest uniform items. It doesn't have the logo on it so you can wear it outside work. My friends have given me nice comments on it and don't even realise it's part of the woolies uniform lol

    Quote Originally Posted by subtekjr View Post
    now the entire store (even managers including store manager) won't be allowed to wear anything but microcheck green... starts in two weeks
    I think thats really good. It was terrible when managers used to be able to wear their own clothes. Most of them have no idea how to match a shirt and tie and they just look bad.

  5. #16130
    Cadet
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    HSC
    N/A
    Gender
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    49
    Rep Power
    4

    Re: The Woolworths Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Katebrunner View Post
    I think thats really good. It was terrible when managers used to be able to wear their own clothes. Most of them have no idea how to match a shirt and tie and they just look bad.
    I'm a Nightfill manager, so we just wear the green longlife polo shirts. They're much more comfortable when you're moving around a lot, and engaging in a fairly physical job. I've definitely not been informed of any such change to the front end shirts.

    Our SM and ASM just wear their own clothes too. A business shirt and nice pants, typically. They did away with the absurd requirement of a tie for the SM/ASM a while ago.

    Has anyone else heard of the new Longlife Inventory routines and the absurd implications for all involved therein? Someone at Woolworths literally thinks I have hours of spare time to go around pretending to be an Inventory Manager scanning and investigating Nightfill overstocks. That's at the same time they insist on counting my whole shift in the balance of Nightfill hours, by the way.
    Last edited by Xantios; 19 Jan 2017 at 1:29 AM.

  6. #16131
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    HSC
    2018
    Gender
    Female
    Posts
    7
    Rep Power
    1

    Re: The Woolworths Thread

    Actually applied and got invited for an interview at my local woolies tomorrow ahh! I have a feeling/think its a group interview? But I've done some background research and am preparing for any possibility haha

  7. #16132
    Junior Member Katebrunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    HSC
    2013
    Gender
    Female
    Posts
    204
    Rep Power
    3

    Re: The Woolworths Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Xantios View Post
    Our SM and ASM just wear their own clothes too. A business shirt and nice pants, typically. They did away with the absurd requirement of a tie for the SM/ASM a while ago.
    Omg thank god. Every store I went into it was so terrible. I wanted to tell the managers to go into the city and look at the shirt and tie combos that modern businessmen wear. Only a supermarket manager would wear a dark coloured shirt with a matching dark tie. Looks so terrible like something out of the 90s haha

  8. #16133
    Cadet
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    HSC
    2015
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    58
    Rep Power
    2

    Re: The Woolworths Thread

    How about a shoutout for the VoC program!

    Some of my personal favourite comments (paraphrasing for confidentiality):

    "There was no bread and no fruit". Rated us pretty poorly. Proofing machine was screwed with signs explaining, prop bread and produce were both full all day!

    "Fruit and Veg quality is s***". Came on a day where store manager and the entire department did 5 quality checks of the shop over the day's course. No more than a 22L crate came off each time, mostly of stock that just didn't look the best.

    "I don't like how things have changed". sums up pretty much all of our comments since we started our refit, since they updated the grocery relays.

    "I don't like the roadworks outside the shop". Roadworks by the council blocked two of our entrances to the carpark. Of four. This was about a year ago now.

    Oh and of course the big bosses didn't care about the reasons, they just saw the low VoC scores and questioned us!

  9. #16134
    Cadet
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    HSC
    N/A
    Gender
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    49
    Rep Power
    4

    Re: The Woolworths Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by subtekjr View Post
    How about a shoutout for the VoC program!

    Some of my personal favourite comments (paraphrasing for confidentiality):

    "There was no bread and no fruit". Rated us pretty poorly. Proofing machine was screwed with signs explaining, prop bread and produce were both full all day!

    "Fruit and Veg quality is s***". Came on a day where store manager and the entire department did 5 quality checks of the shop over the day's course. No more than a 22L crate came off each time, mostly of stock that just didn't look the best.

    "I don't like how things have changed". sums up pretty much all of our comments since we started our refit, since they updated the grocery relays.

    "I don't like the roadworks outside the shop". Roadworks by the council blocked two of our entrances to the carpark. Of four. This was about a year ago now.

    Oh and of course the big bosses didn't care about the reasons, they just saw the low VoC scores and questioned us!
    Obviously, the adage 'the customer is always right' couldn't be further from the truth. In my experience is actually very rare that a complaining customer is ever right, about anything. ;-)

    My favourite customers are those who go to to the front desk and ask to see 'the manager'. It's late in the evening and these people have nothing better to do than whine and complain like little children about inconsequential things. Since I'm the duty manager at the same time as the Nightfill manager I get to deal with it. Half an hour of trade left on a Tuesday before all the specials change over and I hear brilliant zingers like 'Why don't you have any of [promotional stock that's better than 1/2 price] left?'.

    Or there was the rude, horrible, arrogant lady that insisted on shopping for TWENTY MINUTES AFTER WE HAD CLOSED. She verbally abused me for telling her politely that WE HAD SHUT, wow. Just wow. It's fine. I gave her the service she deserved. She had a massive, huge, trolley that was totally overflowing. Told the front end staff that they had to leave on time, and that that customer would just have to put all her shopping through on the self check out.
    Last edited by Xantios; 21 Jan 2017 at 1:02 AM.

  10. #16135
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    HSC
    1999
    Gender
    Undisclosed
    Location
    St Kilda
    Posts
    736
    Rep Power
    7

    Re: The Woolworths Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Xantios View Post
    Or there was the rude, horrible, arrogant lady that insisted on shopping for TWENTY MINUTES AFTER WE HAD CLOSED. She verbally abused me for telling her politely that WE HAD SHUT, wow. Just wow. It's fine. I gave her the service she deserved. She had a massive, huge, trolley that was totally overflowing. Told the front end staff that they had to leave on time, and that that customer would just have to put all her shopping through on the self check out.
    Holy god I love it. How did that go down in the end though?!

    If people are rude to me like that, I am rude back to them now, I don't deserve to get treated like dirt. I don't care if they complain about me, my manager knows I am never deliberately unpleasant. She's a legend.
    Obviously I don't go out of my way to be rude or anything, but if someone's going to try and put me/a co-worker down or whatever, I'll stand up for myself/them if the customers being unreasonable.

    Also, random story cause this irked me recently, I put two of those glass sparkling apple juice bottles in the same bag together for this old couple, and the lady stopped me, all shocked and condescendingly said "Oh my god, you never, EVER put two glass bottles in the same bag together!!!!"
    Funny, she's the first customer to ever stop me doing so... and I have been working at woolies for soooooooooo loooooooooong.
    I am an employee of Woolworths Limited.
    All statements made are my own opinion and not those of my employer

  11. #16136
    Cadet
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    HSC
    2012
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    68
    Rep Power
    2

    Re: The Woolworths Thread

    Hey all,

    I worked as a front-end supervisor for a couple of years at a major metropolitan Woolworths in Melbourne, but recently moved for full-time work. Unfortunately, I've decided the job I relocated for isn't for me, and have thus quit. Unsure what to do with my life now, I am thinking about applying at the local Woolies here.

    I just dropped my resume in at the store to the store manager, and he told me to go on WOW Careers and set it up so I am notified when jobs are open. Do you reckon he'll bin my resume and trust me to do what he asked? When I applied a few years ago in Melbourne I basically asked someone in produce if they needed any more workers, the produce department manager went out the back, saw the store manager, came back and said "yeah can you start next week?", so I've never really done the online process before. Thanks for any advice!

  12. #16137
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    HSC
    2003
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    651
    Rep Power
    6

    Re: The Woolworths Thread

    yeah it's basically all online

    your previous experience is not the norm.

  13. #16138
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    HSC
    1999
    Gender
    Undisclosed
    Location
    St Kilda
    Posts
    736
    Rep Power
    7

    Re: The Woolworths Thread

    This thread is so dormant.

    Our power went out the other day for like an hour or so - all the customers were asking me if our EFTPOS still works. It was actually really annoying how many times I had to answer that question.
    I am an employee of Woolworths Limited.
    All statements made are my own opinion and not those of my employer

  14. #16139
    Junior Member Katebrunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    HSC
    2013
    Gender
    Female
    Posts
    204
    Rep Power
    3

    Re: The Woolworths Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by nanakid12 View Post
    This thread is so dormant.

    Our power went out the other day for like an hour or so - all the customers were asking me if our EFTPOS still works. It was actually really annoying how many times I had to answer that question.
    What was the answer?

  15. #16140
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    HSC
    1999
    Gender
    Undisclosed
    Location
    St Kilda
    Posts
    736
    Rep Power
    7

    Re: The Woolworths Thread

    The answer was no, our EFTPOS was not down, because our checkouts were still working, and they are all integrated.

    Reasonable question I guess but I was fairly stressed, it just got annoying.
    I am an employee of Woolworths Limited.
    All statements made are my own opinion and not those of my employer

  16. #16141
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    HSC
    1999
    Gender
    Undisclosed
    Location
    St Kilda
    Posts
    736
    Rep Power
    7

    Re: The Woolworths Thread

    Help me pls.

    I've put in for a transfer to a closer store to wear I live now, spoke to CSM the other day, and my roster I think is primarily going to be weekends and Friday nights. This is all I have been doing for the past 6 years, and at my current store I've got it pretty good - flexible service manager, supervision almost every night I work, weekends only once a fortnight, and travel doesn't actually cost me as much as I expected it to.
    If the new store can't give me a roster that's as favourable as my current one, can I decline the transfer or anything? I don't want to seem all entitled or anything, but working every Friday night and weekends isn't something I want to continue.
    I am an employee of Woolworths Limited.
    All statements made are my own opinion and not those of my employer

  17. #16142
    Cadet T_Knight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    HSC
    2013
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    88
    Rep Power
    3

    Re: The Woolworths Thread

    I've been through the same thing. My experience was, you need to clarify your contract with your new store FIRST (get it in writing and possibly signed by them, but not submitted formally). For me, becuse I already had a relationship with the "new" CSM as she used to work at our store previously - got the exact days and hours I wanted. So I notified my CSM of the transfer (it was pre-succesfactors so was all paperwork through the office), took unpaid leave and began working at the new one for about a week.

    Soon after, my "old" store quickly caught wind of my actions. CSM talked to our store manager and they call me up to come immediately down to the manager's office. They sat me down and asked "Why are you leaving??". Mentioned to them "They've had given me the hours I've wanted and its all contracted." They immediately responded, "Whatever contract and hours they've given you... we'll match it!!!!" hahaha. They matched it plus extended me to 10 hour Sundays and 10 hour Mondays ... just like that. It went from "sorry we don't have enough hours to give you, theres not enough wages" to an all-out bidding war. I wasn't even pushy about leaving, was just taking a better offer given to me.

    So in the end, I stayed due to the comfort of knowing all the managers, staff and customers. For context, new store was further away - 20mins drive, old store 5mins away). Found out later on, the "new" store had high staff turnover in its first year and poor culture because the SM was a power-tripping type). So yeah, moral of the story - make sure you know what you're getting because the grass isn't always greener.

  18. #16143
    New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    HSC
    2018
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    1
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: The Woolworths Thread

    Hey guys,

    I'm 17 been working at a store in melboune for 1 year now as a front end cashier how do I go about asking by CSM about starting to learn how to become a supervisor like getting sup numbers because I've already know what to except like counting registers I've been like the unofficial 2ic of many shifts as I get along with all the supervisors and they give me their sup numbers while they go on break. So yeah was wondering don't wanna actually start supervising just yet but wondering how I can get like sup numbers.

  19. #16144
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    HSC
    1999
    Gender
    Undisclosed
    Location
    St Kilda
    Posts
    736
    Rep Power
    7

    Re: The Woolworths Thread

    Depends on your manager lol they might be really lax about it, or they might be really strict.

    If they see you as someone who's responsible though, you might have an in. A lot of stores won't do it thought, because if they get audited and you're not actually a supervisor then they can possibly get in trouble.
    I am an employee of Woolworths Limited.
    All statements made are my own opinion and not those of my employer

  20. #16145
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    HSC
    1999
    Gender
    Undisclosed
    Location
    St Kilda
    Posts
    736
    Rep Power
    7

    Re: The Woolworths Thread

    Anyone have customers that come in, loudly playing music on their phone? How do you deal with them?

    Theres this douchebag that always comes in doing it of a night, and I usually don't say anything because he's in and out fairly quickly, but the other night he came in and it was quite loud, so i said "Hey mate, turn your music off, please" and he looked at me and looked away. I think he also shoved his phone down his underwear, which sorta brought the volume down I guess.
    I am an employee of Woolworths Limited.
    All statements made are my own opinion and not those of my employer

  21. #16146
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    HSC
    2015
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    NSW
    Posts
    238
    Rep Power
    2

    Re: The Woolworths Thread

    News reports state that the fair work commission has cut Sunday penalty and public holiday rates. For hospitality and retail.

    Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-2...cision/8295758

    My question is will this affect Coles and Woolworths workers? Surely the trade unions can't agree on this

  22. #16147
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    HSC
    2003
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    651
    Rep Power
    6

    Re: The Woolworths Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by StudyToDeath View Post
    News reports state that the fair work commission has cut Sunday penalty and public holiday rates. For hospitality and retail.

    Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-2...cision/8295758

    My question is will this affect Coles and Woolworths workers? Surely the trade unions can't agree on this
    It won't affect the current agreements, but it will influence future agreement negotiations. That's why we haven't had a new agreement for so long.
    Still bad for us, just not as immediate as is affecting everyone else.

  23. #16148
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    HSC
    1999
    Gender
    Undisclosed
    Location
    St Kilda
    Posts
    736
    Rep Power
    7

    Re: The Woolworths Thread

    I feel like this is the reason negotiations have been purposely delayed - so that they can drop penalty rates sooner than being locked in for another three years.

    Although the amount of time this has taken, it's nearly been 3 years since we should have had a new EBA.
    I am an employee of Woolworths Limited.
    All statements made are my own opinion and not those of my employer

  24. #16149
    Cadet
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    HSC
    N/A
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    49
    Rep Power
    2

    Re: The Woolworths Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomtheboss View Post
    Hey guys,

    I'm 17 been working at a store in melboune for 1 year now as a front end cashier how do I go about asking by CSM about starting to learn how to become a supervisor like getting sup numbers because I've already know what to except like counting registers I've been like the unofficial 2ic of many shifts as I get along with all the supervisors and they give me their sup numbers while they go on break. So yeah was wondering don't wanna actually start supervising just yet but wondering how I can get like sup numbers.
    Could be just my store but they strongly prefer if you're over 18 to be a supervisor

  25. #16150
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    HSC
    2003
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    651
    Rep Power
    6

    Re: The Woolworths Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by nanakid12 View Post
    I feel like this is the reason negotiations have been purposely delayed - so that they can drop penalty rates sooner than being locked in for another three years.
    Our SDA rep has basically confirmed this for us.

    Anyone following the SDA on facebook? Why do they seem so concerned about the double time on sundays now, they weren't when negotiating our agreements.
    Hypocrites.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •