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    (Original post by conway!)
    you call that a long day :p: ? My induction thingy was 9-6 saturday, 9-6 sunday, then 5-10 on monday im thinking about the money too
    You call THAT a long day?

    My record is 8am-10pm. 14 hour shift with 13 hours paid with 2 seperate 30 min breaks. It was a killer.

    Part of a 74 hour week....(That's 74 hours paid so it was like 78 worked)

    In a month where i averaged a 62.5 hour week(That's 9 hours a day average and again, that was paid so i probably averaged around 65 including breaks)

    Oh to be 16 again.....
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    (Original post by MHorman)
    You call THAT a long day?

    My record is 8am-10pm. 14 hour shift with 13 hours paid with 2 seperate 30 min breaks. It was a killer.

    Part of a 74 hour week....(That's 74 hours paid so it was like 78 worked)

    In a month where i averaged a 62.5 hour week(That's 9 hours a day average and again, that was paid so i probably averaged around 65 including breaks)

    Oh to be 16 again.....
    oh jeezz... my record overall is 10 - 8, thought that was bad :p: but in that one i got a 20 minute break where i was sort of 'on call' in case it got busy again. glad i left that place

    edit: sounds like i'm trying to story-beat you... you definitely win at awful working days ...
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    Finally! Asda replied to my application, but...
    that was literally in my dreams.
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    (Original post by manniefresh91)
    Finally! Asda replied to my application, but...
    that was literally in my dreams.
    Just give the store a call, at the worst they say no, either way its a sign of you actually wanting the job
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    Don't do this!!

    Announce to the entire store that Tesco is Cheaper. Just DO NOT do it!

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    ^ That is hilarious. But I feel sorry for the customer service person

    I'm supposed to work from 2pm-10pm but I threw up in my break at like 8pm and went home...bad day...
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    if i was going to quit, who would i speak to?

    it's just they've given me 35 hours when i wanted 12, i've not been given any days off for what will be 15 days in total, (and when i do get a day off it's because it's christmas) and i'm behind with uni work and would rather concentrate on that...

    it's just quite anonymous at my store, i don't actually speak to people and have no idea who my manager would be or anything.

    if it helps i'm checkouts.
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    (Original post by conway!)
    if i was going to quit, who would i speak to?

    it's just they've given me 35 hours when i wanted 12, i've not been given any days off for what will be 15 days in total, (and when i do get a day off it's because it's christmas) and i'm behind with uni work and would rather concentrate on that...

    it's just quite anonymous at my store, i don't actually speak to people and have no idea who my manager would be or anything.

    if it helps i'm checkouts.

    Grab a manager and talk to them, even if they're not "your manager" they'll know who is...

    I'd say try and reduce your hours first though instead of just quitting. A job is a useful thing in the long run...
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    (Original post by MHorman)
    Grab a manager and talk to them, even if they're not "your manager" they'll know who is...

    I'd say try and reduce your hours first though instead of just quitting. A job is a useful thing in the long run...
    i tried to reduce my hours, they said I have to swap with someone and couldn't just drop them so I'd end up with the same number of hours anyway. And they've given me hours up to New Year which is the time i was hoping to catch up :p:

    plus, i already have a job, so my CV won't have to have a blank which is good
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    (Original post by MHorman)
    You call THAT a long day?

    My record is 8am-10pm. 14 hour shift with 13 hours paid with 2 seperate 30 min breaks. It was a killer.

    Part of a 74 hour week....(That's 74 hours paid so it was like 78 worked)

    In a month where i averaged a 62.5 hour week(That's 9 hours a day average and again, that was paid so i probably averaged around 65 including breaks)

    Oh to be 16 again.....

    My record is 8am-12:30am, that was one tiring shift
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    (Original post by rick_james)
    My record is 8am-12:30am, that was one tiring shift

    A 16.5 hour shift at ASDA...:O I am impressed. Beats my longest asda shift...

    Technically my longest shift of work is 36 hours when i worked as a tyre mechanic for a motorbike endurance race team, although i did get random 10 minute power naps during the night but i only took like 2 because during pitstops i had to change tyres which involved carrying 2 wheels with tyres on the entire length of a pit lane at le mans, twice...


    In ASDA news, tomorrow i have my first shift in like 3 months and i can't be bothered, it's a 12-8 so it's not too bad. A nice "small" 8 hours..
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    (Original post by MHorman)
    A 16.5 hour shift at ASDA...:O I am impressed. Beats my longest asda shift...

    Technically my longest shift of work is 36 hours when i worked as a tyre mechanic for a motorbike endurance race team, although i did get random 10 minute power naps during the night but i only took like 2 because during pitstops i had to change tyres which involved carrying 2 wheels with tyres on the entire length of a pit lane at le mans, twice...


    In ASDA news, tomorrow i have my first shift in like 3 months and i can't be bothered, it's a 12-8 so it's not too bad. A nice "small" 8 hours..

    Haha wow, a 36 hour shift, not one for the faint hearted.

    I have been hammered for hours over christmas, being seasonal I did expect it though. Also how easy is it to pick up shifts over un seasonal periods at asda? I have been told if I just go in and put my name in the overtime book then thats it.
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    (Original post by rick_james)
    Haha wow, a 36 hour shift, not one for the faint hearted.

    I have been hammered for hours over christmas, being seasonal I did expect it though. Also how easy is it to pick up shifts over un seasonal periods at asda? I have been told if I just go in and put my name in the overtime book then thats it.
    Coffee/Red bull/lots of loud motorbikes/adrenaline etc etc makes it easy. Oh, and i slept for the 16 hour drive back from Le mans in france via london and bristol back to devon...

    Yea, it's easy, i used to just ask my manager whenever i wanted more hours and would get them. If i had half term or something i could cram 50 hours into it easily.

    Not doing it now i'm at uni though...
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    I work at ASDA!! I work as a portor..... A trolley boy... Funny because i'm sure we're seen as a sub race of human in there everytime in the canteen you can see portors sitting on there own, its like we have are own zones of inhibition. I do 13 hours a week 2 shifts ones 8 hours.......

    Recently though i got put on as a indoor portor for the 8 hour shift. i'm the only one in the store, which bascially is a basket boy, and i have to do the security tags and rubbish bins throughout the 8 hours. I can't work out if i've been promoted or demoted.

    To be quite honest i'd rather just be a outdoor portor, it's such a sit off, and the people i work with out there are a good mix (some are werid) but theres are afew that are just characters. Once i went outside of ASDA and went to the woodland right next to the store for 2 hours. Came back and no one noticed i was gone, got no one pestering you like supervisers, best postion in the store =)
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    Hi all, just started working at Asda as a temp at weekends.

    Whats everyones experience of their attitude to shift times?

    Had a look at the rota yesterday and they had me in 3 more hours on the Sat than what I was told I would be doing. They had me down to 4 but as I didn't look at the rota on Sat I had finished at 1 as thats what my contract said. They had me in for the next few weeks all at this same time.

    Section leader was off by time I checked rota so phoned manager today. Now I wonder if I've shot myself in the foot by telling her I won't do those 3 hours extra. Am hoping for extra shifts over Xmas / New Year so maybe that will redeem me? Just worried as when I phoned her she said a few times it was due to being Xmas and needing all the help they can get (but that isn't what my contract said, nor was I ever asked by anyone to do more hours).

    Also a slightly different note, how do you get your payslip from Asda? Do they post it to you or do you collect it in store somewhere?
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    (Original post by DoktaUH)
    Just give the store a call, at the worst they say no, either way its a sign of you actually wanting the job
    Cheers man, I'll try that out. Thanks Doktah for your responses in this thread btw, really appreciate it.
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    hey does anyone know the minimum weekly hours for ASDA? I'm at uni and already have 2 other jobs but 8-10, possibly 12 hours a week would be great.. a few places i've tried only want 16+ commitment...
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    (Original post by _jason_)
    Hi all, just started working at Asda as a temp at weekends.

    Whats everyones experience of their attitude to shift times?

    Also a slightly different note, how do you get your payslip from Asda? Do they post it to you or do you collect it in store somewhere?
    Tbh, at my Asda it's quite informal a lot like if it's quiet i'll be asked if i want to go home early and when busy you get asked to stay later. If you do it they do appreciate it but they understand if you have other things planned and can't do it. They're not going to penalise you over it really.

    Your payslip will be instore, ours is normally in our managers pigeonhole or attached to our department board where the rota is...

    (Original post by schpanzy)
    hey does anyone know the minimum weekly hours for ASDA? I'm at uni and already have 2 other jobs but 8-10, possibly 12 hours a week would be great.. a few places i've tried only want 16+ commitment...
    The normal rule is 15 hours plus but they are flexible with it. I did a year at 4.5 hours a week and then the next at 7.5...(a lot more at holidays though)

    It more depends if you find a nice manager who is willing to let you have not many term time hours if you commit to a lot of holiday hours
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    (Original post by schpanzy)
    hey does anyone know the minimum weekly hours for ASDA? I'm at uni and already have 2 other jobs but 8-10, possibly 12 hours a week would be great.. a few places i've tried only want 16+ commitment...
    mine's 12. i think (at least where I am) they like to give lower figures for minimum hours so they don't HAVE to give you much but can give you lots of overtime if needed... but then you can just say you only want to do the twelve
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    (Original post by MHorman)
    Tbh, at my Asda it's quite informal a lot like if it's quiet i'll be asked if i want to go home early and when busy you get asked to stay later. If you do it they do appreciate it but they understand if you have other things planned and can't do it. They're not going to penalise you over it really.

    Your payslip will be instore, ours is normally in our managers pigeonhole or attached to our department board where the rota is...


    Thanks MHorman - got my payslip today. I don't know how long ago you did your induction but were you paid for it?

    For some reason I'm under the impression the wages are cut off a week before they are paid, so for this month I was paid on the 17th, I assume that includes any hours worked up till the 10th of the month?

    Or is it completely different?

    They have paid me for 15 hours but I assume this is for my induction as I did work 16 hours over the weekend.

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