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    Hello

    Firstly does anyone here do 12 hr shifts for good ol' J Sainsbury?

    Secondly if you do, how many breaks do you get working 12 hours? And how many are paid?

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    (Original post by inksplodge)
    Two thirty minute breaks! Most people seem to eat loads but I never eat much, I'm usually more thirsty than I am hungry. :tongue: It goes quite quickly though as I said, until the last 2 hours
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    (Original post by morris743)
    Hello

    Firstly does anyone here do 12 hr shifts for good ol' J Sainsbury?

    Secondly if you do, how many breaks do you get working 12 hours? And how many are paid?

    Thanks for reading
    It depends on your shift combination. If you do three four hour shifts, then you aren't entitled to a break.

    If however you work one eight hour shift and one four hour shift, you'll get a break for your eight hour shift only.

    You'll get either;
    Working from 9am-5pm - Hour Unpaid (Lunch) and 15 Minutes paid (might be 20 minutes depending on under 18)
    Working from 1pm - 9pm (or other combination after 1pm) - 30 Minutes Paid (2x15 or 1x30).

    Or if you work another combination, I'm sure if you post it here, someone will be able to help you further.
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    (Original post by morris743)
    Hello

    Firstly does anyone here do 12 hr shifts for good ol' J Sainsbury?

    Secondly if you do, how many breaks do you get working 12 hours? And how many are paid?

    Thanks for reading
    Er, did you mean a 12 hour shift or a 12 hour contract?
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    (Original post by WhereIsMyMind)
    It depends on your shift combination. If you do three four hour shifts, then you aren't entitled to a break.

    If however you work one eight hour shift and one four hour shift, you'll get a break for your eight hour shift only.

    You'll get either;
    Working from 9am-5pm - Hour Unpaid (Lunch) and 15 Minutes paid (might be 20 minutes depending on under 18)
    Working from 1pm - 9pm (or other combination after 1pm) - 30 Minutes Paid (2x15 or 1x30).
    Oooh confusing:p: But thanks for going to the trouble of writing all that up

    I'd basically like to do 3 days of 12 hour shifts (I haven't yet worked out if I'm crazy yet!) in a row - the busiest days Friday, Saturday and Sunday. So I have most of my week free but get a load of wonga at payday:woo: So would this mean I get 1 hour unpaid for lunch, and a total of 45 mins paid break if I did 12 hours straight? Yes, I know, I sound a nutter I am really not though
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    (Original post by Absurd)
    Er, did you mean a 12 hour shift or a 12 hour contract?
    Aw ty, two replies already! Love it Makes me laugh how I get FAR more helpful people on TSR than the actual supermarket. And you're not even getting paid. Yet
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    (Original post by inksplodge)
    Yep, I think they are :tongue:

    It does kind of drag. The fresh delivery comes in though so it's all hands on deck :woo:
    It sounds like hard work, haha. Give me checkouts any day. :p:

    (Original post by Leighthesim)
    i did four hours on checkouts, and by the last 30 minutes i was counting down the minutes till i could get off- (i was going on to the shop floor for my normal shift on fresh) but i like work too, i always leave my shelf stacking shift feeling happy, but the few times i have been on checkouts i have left all grumpy and aching due to the boredom.
    I'm shocked and appalled. :p: Checkouts aren't as mind numbingly dull as I expected them to be, and you can have some nice conversations with customers sometimes. When I don't have any customers I just tidy the area a bit or open some bags or whatever to keep myself busy.

    (Original post by morris743)
    Aw ty, two replies already! Love it Makes me laugh how I get FAR more helpful people on TSR than the actual supermarket. And you're not even getting paid. Yet
    I ought to leave the being helpful to people who actually know their stuff though, eh.
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    (Original post by morris743)
    Oooh confusing:p: But thanks for going to the trouble of writing all that up

    I'd basically like to do 3 days of 12 hour shifts (I haven't yet worked out if I'm crazy yet!) in a row - the busiest days Friday, Saturday and Sunday. So I have most of my week free but get a load of wonga at payday:woo: So would this mean I get 1 hour unpaid for lunch, and a total of 45 mins paid break if I did 12 hours straight? Yes, I know, I sound a nutter I am really not though

    Ohkay. I guess I misunderstood your first post; you're doing 12hr shifts, not a 12hr contract (I did wonder if you did mean 12hr shifts.. but then I thought it's not possible and that you are a sane individual - how wrong was I :eek3:)

    I'm not too sure how a 12 hour shift would work, because from my understanding it'll include possibly an early morning tea break, lunch and then the casual breaks.. :confused:
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    (Original post by Absurd)
    Er, did you mean a 12 hour shift or a 12 hour contract?
    He did mean 12 hour shifts, not a 12 hour contract.

    Apologies for any confusion!
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    (Original post by mackemforever)
    Does anybody know how long you have to wait before reapplying?
    Just because I got rejected about 4 weeks ago (takes my rejections into the 60s), and am looking to reapply as soon as possible as I am desperate for a job so I might stand some vague chance of being able to afford university after my gap year.
    I think you can apply for a different role, but you arnt allowed to apply again for the same role for 6 months.

    I still find it stupid that they told me i wasnt even allowed to apply for a xmas temp job because of the 6 month rule.
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    (Original post by WhereIsMyMind)
    Ohkay. I guess I misunderstood your first post; you're doing 12hr shifts, not a 12hr contract (I did wonder if you did mean 12hr shifts.. but then I thought it's not possible and that you are a sane individual - how wrong was I :eek3:)

    I'm not too sure how a 12 hour shift would work, because from my understanding it'll include possibly an early morning tea break, lunch and then the casual breaks.. :confused:
    Is it really that crazy or am I the one losing my mind? Is it compulsory to dislike working for Sainsbury's? I've worked a few 'proper' jobs in offices and stuff over the summer and to be fair there really isn't that much of a difference. It's all pretty damn long and boring, only with added *****iness:rolleyes: With Sainsbury's at least you can look forward to lunch breaks with people around your own age and who you actually like Well for most of us anyway I wouldn't see the problem with 12 hour shifts spread over 3 days. I get 4 days off and plenty of cash

    I know I might regret all of the above very soon but at this moment in time 12 hour is the place to be !:woo: :p:
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    (Original post by morris743)
    Is it really that crazy or am I the one losing my mind? Is it compulsory to dislike working for Sainsbury's? I've worked a few 'proper' jobs in offices and stuff over the summer and to be fair there really isn't that much of a difference. It's all pretty damn long and boring, only with added *****iness:rolleyes: With Sainsbury's at least you can look forward to lunch breaks with people around your own age and who you actually like Well for most of us anyway I wouldn't see the problem with 12 hour shifts spread over 3 days. I get 4 days off and plenty of cash

    I know I might regret all of the above very soon but at this moment in time 12 hour is the place to be !:woo: :p:
    I wouldn't say it was crazy, I'm sure it'll be manageable. In actual fact, depending on your base department, it could be a rather pleasurable experience, because no doubt you'll be asked to assist with other departments which'll keep you on your toes and allow you to mingle for a bit!

    As for disliking Sainsbury's, I'll be honest and hold my hands up as someone who's exaggerated a tad about how bad Sainsburys is. Yes, you get some pretentious jobsworths but all in all Sainsburys isn't a bad place to work. But many of us have had bad experiences and it's put us off.

    Sainsburys does tend to attract a lot of students which always makes it more fun and lively. It's always more fun when you're working with those the same age as you. Having worked FT for a while, I know what it's like working with those that should have retired already and are a right pain in the courgettes! :rolleyes:

    I haven't ever worked a straight 12 hour shift, maximum being 9 and it isn't too bad. But if you're on somewhere like Fresh Foods and stuck there for the whole shift, 12 hours can be.. manic!
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    (Original post by WhereIsMyMind)
    As for disliking Sainsbury's, I'll be honest and hold my hands up as someone who's exaggerated a tad about how bad Sainsburys is. Yes, you get some pretentious jobsworths but all in all Sainsburys isn't a bad place to work. But many of us have had bad experiences and it's put us off.
    This.

    I haven't ever worked a straight 12 hour shift, maximum being 9 and it isn't too bad. But if you're on somewhere like Fresh Foods and stuck there for the whole shift, 12 hours can be.. manic!
    I've done a 14 hour shift once 8-), but half of it was training.
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    Hmmm well my store is filled with quite a lot of older people, the younger people mostly work on checkouts but as I am working 4 hour shifts there isn't really time to socialise or speak to colleagues since it is seen as not professional. But it is great atmosphere, I just don't know if I want to be working through out my whole gap year Want to have a great time doing anything I want since this is probably the only time I'd be able to do whatever my heart desires without wondering about responsibilities like education or work.
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    Our shift has a variety of ages (it is male dominated though!) but you need to be 18 to work nights sooo :woo:
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    Has anyone ever picked up an eye infection at Sainsbury's? I never had one in my life (18 yrs) till I started there. My first proper job and certainly in a supermarket...is it something in the air that causes eye infections? To be fair my eye was itchy and I rubbed it and had the infection on and off ever since Burns and everything!
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    Thats probably just a coincidence....

    The only thing i ever come out of sainsburys with is a headache, or some vimto.
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    Does anyone know if the London branches are taking applications for Christmas jobs yet?
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    (Original post by Untitled258)
    Thats probably just a coincidence....

    The only thing i ever come out of sainsburys with is a headache, or some vimto.
    Err I go all manner of places and countries in 18 years yet within a month of starting Sainsbury's I have myself a horrid eye infection. Yup, coincidence!
 
 
 
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