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    I just got a phone call saying I've got the job for checkouts. 12 week temporary but possibly leading to permanent. So relieved. 18-36 hours a week, but I had no plans for summer apart from earning. Don't know when I start but she's sending an email my way with the details.
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    Hi everyone

    I applied for a job in the bakery of my local store and my application is 'under review' so I guess that means I didn't fail the online tests? There are also other jobs going at the same store but you could only apply for one at once, so my question is, will they only consider me for the bakery job, or will they see that I've applied to their store and consider me for the other jobs anyway? Not sure whether to bother filling in another 2 or 3 applications or not
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    Pay day !!!!
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    I want to work here! but, I didn't go to university
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    (Original post by berwick53)
    Pay day !!!!
    Just been paid Assume I will get my first wage slip when I go in later?
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    Tax rebates put the yay into payday.

    There's a yay in there somewhere..
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    I had my magic assessment and it went well i think. I went on the asda jobs website and the job status it says 'Assessment Successful - Waiting for right role'. Does this mean i got the job?
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    (Original post by MelissaJayne)
    Tax rebates put the yay into payday.

    There's a yay in there somewhere..
    Gah been put on a tax code and so docked £10.50 D: I think it's wrong though: I have another job which pays £35 per week and so I don't pay tax. As my earnings for both ASDA and my other job will be wayyyy below the threshold of £8k for taxable earnings, surely I shouldn't have been taxed??

    Also today I was scanning some liver and the packet broke meaning I got liver and pigs blood all over me. Eugh.
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    Had my first shift today and already managed to burn myself on the hot food counter
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    (Original post by beanstalkgirl_24)
    Gah been put on a tax code and so docked £10.50 D: I think it's wrong though: I have another job which pays £35 per week and so I don't pay tax. As my earnings for both ASDA and my other job will be wayyyy below the threshold of £8k for taxable earnings, surely I shouldn't have been taxed??

    Also today I was scanning some liver and the packet broke meaning I got liver and pigs blood all over me. Eugh.
    Yeah, doesn't sound like you should be taxed on that. Go to personnel, they'll probably suggest what's best. Which code were you put on?

    And I had the WORST day ever the other day, I ran over my foot with a FULL comp, then I smashed a jar of garlic and tomato sauce (SMELLY!) and then a jar down baby aisle was open and the banana porridge went all over my shoe.

    In fairness it could have been worse, it could have been pigs blood.
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    (Original post by MelissaJayne)
    Yeah, doesn't sound like you should be taxed on that. Go to personnel, they'll probably suggest what's best. Which code were you put on?

    And I had the WORST day ever the other day, I ran over my foot with a FULL comp, then I smashed a jar of garlic and tomato sauce (SMELLY!) and then a jar down baby aisle was open and the banana porridge went all over my shoe.

    In fairness it could have been worse, it could have been pigs blood.
    Ahh cool. Just spoke to my dad and he's says that when I leave my other job in July (its at a school) I can transfer my 'tax-free' tax code to ASDA and then ask the taxman for a rebate. Sounds like a plan.

    Uhh that sounds gross :/ Am going to try and have a better day tomorrow and not have any abusive customers re alcohol. I'm not being funny, but if you give me a 16-25 railcard which has a picture of you but no DoB, I'm not going to serve you am I?! Doh!

    Also I'm trying to signup for the ASDA stars thingy and it won't recognise my walmart number / postcode. Is this because I don't have any stars yet??
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    (Original post by Arran18)
    Had my first shift today and already managed to burn myself on the hot food counter
    Ouch! Hope you're not too badly burnt! Have been working at Asda for about 2 wks now and have to say I'm quite enjoying it. How are you finding it??
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    Alright guys. I applied to ASDA along with a load of other jobs and now I can't remember what I applied for and whether it was temp or permanent

    Just checked my e-mail and I have to go to a ASDA magic thing. If the job was permanent do you think I should tell them I can't go because I'll be leaving for uni in September? And anyone know how to check? I logged back onto the website and it hasn't been very helpful.

    If it is permanent and I get the job what are the chances that they'd allow me to transfer to the ASDA near my uni in September?
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    (Original post by Deshi)
    Alright guys. I applied to ASDA along with a load of other jobs and now I can't remember what I applied for and whether it was temp or permanent

    Just checked my e-mail and I have to go to a ASDA magic thing. If the job was permanent do you think I should tell them I can't go because I'll be leaving for uni in September? And anyone know how to check? I logged back onto the website and it hasn't been very helpful.
    I've just started and I'm going to Uni in September. If they like you, they'll offer you a job and then you can either transfer to an ASDA near to your Uni (if they have a vacancy) or you can be seasonal at your home store only working when you're home in holidays. ie Xmas, Easter, Summer.

    Personally I'd go and explain your situation to someone in personnel (they run the ASDA magic thing) - they were really understanding and fine about it when I said. They're probably really used to it. Also if nothing else it would give you group interview experience.
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    (Original post by beanstalkgirl_24)
    I've just started and I'm going to Uni in September. If they like you, they'll offer you a job and then you can either transfer to an ASDA near to your Uni (if they have a vacancy) or you can be seasonal at your home store only working when you're home in holidays. ie Xmas, Easter, Summer.

    Personally I'd go and explain your situation to someone in personnel (they run the ASDA magic thing) - they were really understanding and fine about it when I said. They're probably really used to it. Also if nothing else it would give you group interview experience.
    Cheers. I just need to find out whether the job I applied for was permanent or temporary , I'd feel pretty stupid telling them if it was temporary in the first place. I also need to find out what job I applied for. I think it was shop floor assistant, is that a job role in ASDA?

    Also what should I expect at the ASDA magic thing? What kind of questions etc? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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    (Original post by Deshi)
    Cheers. I just need to find out whether the job I applied for was permanent or temporary , I'd feel pretty stupid telling them if it was temporary in the first place. I also need to find out what job I applied for. I think it was shop floor assistant, is that a job role in ASDA?

    Also what should I expect at the ASDA magic thing? What kind of questions etc? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    ASDA magic is a group selection event. Its basically a bit of form filling (remember your ID), a bit of a 'have a go' on shop floor ie I did bag packing as I applied for checkouts, and some group things. We did 'how could this store integrate the Olympics more into community life' etc, coming up with ideas. Basically, be friendly, don't be too loud or too quiet and try to be involved in the activities. Oh, dress smart, be punctual and be polite.
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    (Original post by beanstalkgirl_24)
    ASDA magic is a group selection event. Its basically a bit of form filling (remember your ID), a bit of a 'have a go' on shop floor ie I did bag packing as I applied for checkouts, and some group things. We did 'how could this store integrate the Olympics more into community life' etc, coming up with ideas. Basically, be friendly, don't be too loud or too quiet and try to be involved in the activities. Oh, dress smart, be punctual and be polite.
    Legend. Cheers.

    I was thinking grey chino's (they look pretty smart), white shirt (with a tie?), and smart shoes.
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    (Original post by Deshi)
    Legend. Cheers.

    I was thinking grey chino's (they look pretty smart), white shirt (with a tie?), and smart shoes.
    TBH I would go suited, by what does your letter say? I know some say smart casual so in this case I would have thought chinos and a shirt/tie would be fine When is it??
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    (Original post by beanstalkgirl_24)
    TBH I would go suited, by what does your letter say? I know some say smart casual so in this case I would have thought chinos and a shirt/tie would be fine When is it??
    "As the selection event is practical, please dress appropriately for the event, something smart but casual would be perfect (no trainers please). You want to make the right impression but obviously you’ll be getting involved on the shop floor so nothing too formal."

    From the e-mail.

    It's on Tuesday. I only applied for the job on Friday so it's a bit soon but oh well.
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    Anyone working at ASDA sick of the term "OSCA" yet?

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