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Thank you both for such thorough answers! This is really helpful. The pay cut will suck but at the moment my shifts are so infrequent it's not easy to live on.
 

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Thank you both for such thorough answers! This is really helpful. The pay cut will suck but at the moment my shifts are so infrequent it's not easy to live on.
yeah trust me, go part time. As soon as too many of the CSM's reliable workers turn 20 at once, TRUST ME, they will go on a hiring spree, to find younger cheaper school kids to basically replace you and then you'll only get a 3 hour shift a week (or none), or rely on being called in which is shit.

You may be getting a decent 10h a week now as a casual - but who's to say you will still be getting them later? Thats what I hate about casual, nothings a guarantee - even if you're rostered on, on the day itself, you can be sent home early if its too quiet

Go part time to secure Woolies as basically part of your weekly routine ^^
 

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yeah trust me, go part time. As soon as too many of the CSM's reliable workers turn 20 at once, TRUST ME, they will go on a hiring spree, to find younger cheaper school kids to basically replace you and then you'll only get a 3 hour shift a week (or none), or rely on being called in which is shit.

You may be getting a decent 10h a week now as a casual - but who's to say you will still be getting them later? Thats what I hate about casual, nothings a guarantee - even if you're rostered on, on the day itself, you can be sent home early if its too quiet

Go part time to secure Woolies as basically part of your weekly routine ^^
Yeah, I'm in my twenties now and I definitely get rostered much less than the school kids. Thanks for the advice, my manager said she'd discuss it with me again soon so fingers are crossed!
 

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Hey guys, has your store ran out of the Marvel Discs yet? Mine has and won't be restocked again.

Gotta love telling customers that and then getting a sigh and an eye-roll :/
 

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Hey guys, has your store ran out of the Marvel Discs yet? Mine has and won't be restocked again.

Gotta love telling customers that and then getting a sigh and an eye-roll :/
We still have some. Enough to last until Tuesday? I'm not certain.

It's hilarious reading the WW Facebook page and the way customers are whining and complaining like spoiled children over a few bits of plastic. :D
 
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We still have some. Enough to last until Tuesday? I'm not certain.

It's hilarious reading the WW Facebook page and the way customers are whining and complaining like spoiled children over a few bits of plastic. :D
Don't read that page, you will lose your sanity very easily - the things that customers complain about are so stupid and some of them are flat out insolent . i try not to read it. Especially as many customers there love bitching about staff, I nearly lost some of my sanity when I read one post where a customer had ONE bottle of milk. No checkouts open cuz late. Still refused to put it through self serve because he didn't get a discount for it, I mean seriously?
 
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Hey guys can anyone tell me about Long Service Leave? Does it differ depending what state you're in? I've been PPT for around 6 years and casual for nearly three years before that. My 10 year anniversary is coming up mid-next year and I've sort of been hanging out for it to take my LSL and then resign.

I've gotten a really awesome new job this year and I'd prefer to work here full time if I could, Woolies feels like more of an interference in my life than anything nowadays. Can anyone tell me if LSL is pro-rated depending how many hours you do a year (which is what my SSO told me)? I'm moving back to QLD soon so if that makes any difference. I just want to know if its worth it. I thought I should possibly call the union to see what they say the go is, but yeah wanted to see what you guys say :)

Thanks guys.
 

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Hey guys, has your store ran out of the Marvel Discs yet? Mine has and won't be restocked again.

Gotta love telling customers that and then getting a sigh and an eye-roll :/
We've run out and IIRC won't be restocked. Had some customers ask us to call other stores. :lol:
 

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Hey guys can anyone tell me about Long Service Leave? Does it differ depending what state you're in? I've been PPT for around 6 years and casual for nearly three years before that. My 10 year anniversary is coming up mid-next year and I've sort of been hanging out for it to take my LSL and then resign.

I've gotten a really awesome new job this year and I'd prefer to work here full time if I could, Woolies feels like more of an interference in my life than anything nowadays. Can anyone tell me if LSL is pro-rated depending how many hours you do a year (which is what my SSO told me)? I'm moving back to QLD soon so if that makes any difference. I just want to know if its worth it. I thought I should possibly call the union to see what they say the go is, but yeah wanted to see what you guys say :)

Thanks guys.
so the amount you get paid is based on the weekly average of what you worked either the last year or last three years, whichever is greater.

if you are only sticking around to take your long service leave, don't bother. whatever you have earned so far will be paid out on termination after 7 years.

http://www.business.vic.gov.au/hiring-and-managing-staff/long-service-leave-victoria/long-service-leave-act-employment-termination
 

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Thats in VIC though, I just looked at the QLD website and it says this:

Between 7 and 10 years’ continuous service

Employees may have an entitlement to receive proportionate payment of long service leave on termination of employment after completing 7 years continuous service.

However, employees who have completed 7 but less than 10 years’ continuous service are entitled to pro-rata long service leave only if the primary reason for the termination falls within the following criteria:

The employee's service is terminated by their death.
The employee terminates their service because of their illness or incapacity or because of a domestic or other pressing necessity.
The employer dismisses the employee for a reason other than the employee's conduct, capacity or performance.
The employer unfairly dismisses the employee.
Source: https://www.business.qld.gov.au/running-business/employing/employee-rights/long-service-leave/entitlements

Why is QLD so backwards :(
 

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What is the N/A system at your respective stores? I wish ours was online. We have a book and no matter how much notice I give, I still get scheduled on.
 

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Moved away from my hometown for university at the start of the year. I still haven't been able to get a transfer!!!! Damn frustrating as I have a lot of experience in replenishment/merchandising. Has anyone else had this much trouble getting one or do you know anyone who has had similar troubles? I've been rejected from all of the positions I've applied for. All I want is 10 hours or so a week stacking shelves. :mad3::mad3::mad3:
 
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Hey guys, I think I screwed up. I've been working since December. I entered my TFN and other details into SuccessFactors when I had to, but it seems that I didn't hit the submit button? I realised today after so many months that they've been charging ridiculous amounts of tax after looking at my payslip for the first time lol. Who do I ask to be reimbursed all that tax, after submitting my TFN?
 

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Hey guys, I think I screwed up. I've been working since December. I entered my TFN and other details into SuccessFactors when I had to, but it seems that I didn't hit the submit button? I realised today after so many months that they've been charging ridiculous amounts of tax after looking at my payslip for the first time lol. Who do I ask to be reimbursed all that tax, after submitting my TFN?
you ask the tax department when you do your tax return in about a month.
 

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Hey guys, I think I screwed up. I've been working since December. I entered my TFN and other details into SuccessFactors when I had to, but it seems that I didn't hit the submit button? I realised today after so many months that they've been charging ridiculous amounts of tax after looking at my payslip for the first time lol. Who do I ask to be reimbursed all that tax, after submitting my TFN?
I don't think Wollies can reimburse you. You just claim it back from the ATO when you do your tax return thing
 

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Would anyone be able to tell me about gap scans and how to do them? All I know is that people used to hate doing them and you go through the store scanning all gaps (out of stocks) but what else goes into a gap scan? Cheers!
 

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Nothing else goes in a gap scan really. It used to be stuff that is low in stock, but they changed it a while back so that its just stuff that is completely out of stock.

@FlyingKanga you will get a really nice amount back when you submit your tax return.
 

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