On 2 Mar 2017 at 6:42pm Community Champion Tesco Lewes wrote:
3-5 March, in store fundraiser, 80's themed, staff in fancy dress, a Ghostbuster(!), win a food hamper, all raising money for Diabetes UK and National Heart Foundation.
On 2 Mar 2017 at 6:45pm stig of the dump wrote:
Sorry...i put a thumbs down by accident. Thumbs up from me.
On 2 Mar 2017 at 9:18pm T. Esco wrote:
There's not much more disgusting than a bum organisation trying to gain a bit of credibility by tying itself to charity, while ripping off the taxpayer.
'Taxpayers are forking out £11bn a year to ‘subsidise’ supermarkets such as Tesco which don’t pay workers enough – so they have their wages ‘topped up’ with benefits and tax credits, according to a charity.'
On 2 Mar 2017 at 9:26pm wtf? wrote:
....and there's nothing more disgusting than slagging off peoples efforts to raise money for charity either....
On 2 Mar 2017 at 9:49pm Again wrote:
We had all this last time. I think we decided that any charity funds raised trumped the evil tesco. Why don't we discuss again......as we like to on this forum....
On 2 Mar 2017 at 11:01pm T. Esco wrote:
So Tesco will get publicity for raising a few quid, while we have to subsidise its greedy low wage policy?
On 3 Mar 2017 at 3:45am Ghost of Maggie wrote:
Just rejoice and be thankful Tesco are showing real Victorian Values.
On 3 Mar 2017 at 8:23am Community Champion Tesco Lewes wrote:
Thanks for all your lovely comments, I wasn't sure whether to post on here anymore but I am going to trust that there are more nice than not nice people out there and as with everything, it is usually the not nice that are more outspoken and hence get noticed. So hopefully some people are genuinely interested and may come along and presumably the haters never EVER shop in Tesco anyway so no worries there. I'm not trying to convert, just letting the community know what's going on. And as I always say, I am more than happy to meet with anyone to discuss what we do in the community and how we help charities, for those who are genuinely interested, alas I fear certain individuals may prefer the anonymity - it is much harder to be nasty face to face.
On 3 Mar 2017 at 8:32am Always Rivalled, Seldom Equalled wrote:
Please specify who is included in your definition of "we"
On 3 Mar 2017 at 10:29am wtf ? wrote:
Good for you Community Champion,
Unfortunately whatever you post will be attacked by the sad little individuals who probably will not have the balls to be face to face and prefer to hide behind their keyboards. Some say this makes the forum "interesting"
(God knows how)
I hope the event is a success.
On 3 Mar 2017 at 10:32am T. Esco wrote:
The point is Community Champion Tesco Lewes it's not a matter of being nice or not nice. It's to do with a business that depends on the taxpayer to subsidise low paid workers to enable it to make profits. And then does a bit of 'charity' work to try to present a 'nice' face. What you do is simply a cheap PR stunt and Tesco have probably found a way to make it tax deductible too.
On 3 Mar 2017 at 10:39am wtf? wrote:
T.Esco - put your money where your mouth is, grow a pair and go and speak to the Community Champion face to face -then you can discuss the results on here, in addition to what YOU actually do to actively organise events to raise funds for charities. Then we can follow your lead and make anonymous attacking comments in forumville.
On 3 Mar 2017 at 2:49pm The Major. wrote:
@ T.Esco. No one has a gun to the worker's heads do they?. Sometimes, low paid, casual jobs are just handy for school leavers or people who want a few quid. I'm sure a local shop would only offer the same hourly rate.
On 3 Mar 2017 at 3:12pm Aldi All The Way wrote:
Tesco Community Champion, you mention 'the haters'? In your view why would you have people and consumers that hate you? What have you done do you think to deserve this?
On 4 Mar 2017 at 8:55am anne wrote:
Tesco screws its producers to the bare bone. It cares not one iota about its customers. It cares only about profits and dividends. It feeds us horse meat and god knows what else when it can get away with it. It packets vegetables that often rot over night in the fridge. It buys food from far flung places the production of which often disrupts poor countrys' fragile agriculture systems.
It creates packaging that clogs our landfill sites. It contributes to the horrendous amounts of sugar and salt our children imbibe every day. Tescos is a supermarket just like any other (including Waitrose!). By all means use them for your convenience - after all they have made it very difficult for us to shop anywhere else by killing local independents and consequently our town centres.(Ironic that they are now making way with their strategically placed mini stores to fill the hole they themselves made). But see them for what they are: a business with a human charitable face could not be further from the truth. Don't be duped specially over the unassailable fact that they like the others, appear to be happy for our benefits system to be used to underwrite their low wages.
On 4 Mar 2017 at 11:02am Community Champion Tesco Lewes wrote:
The point is, T.Esco and others, Tesco already exists, it's here. The staff that work there didn't invent it, they don't decide how it's run, they have nothing to do with any tax issues or pay scales. They are just employed because they need a job. So there is something, in existence, which some people don't like for various reasons. BUT it does do good things, regardless of what you think. I know this because it is my job to do these good things. I am not a manager or anything like that, in fact I am the same "grade" for want of a better word as any other "general assistant". It's a nice job. I get to meet lots of people, help schools and charities and generally make a lot of people happy. Certain individuals will be "haters" because of what Tesco represents to them or because they don't like how it is run as a business, whatever. At the end of the day, the events I post about on here are not adverts for Tesco. I am not (personally) saying, look at us, we're great, give us all your money to make us greater. I came on this Forum off my own back as I thought it was a means of communication, to let people know what's happening at the store at times when I believe people might actually be interested to know what's going on, ilike when local Brownies are in bag packing to raise money for their unit or weekends like this one where we are raising money for 2 national charities. Politics aside, I honestly cannot understand how anyone can fail to see that as a good thing. Money raised goes straight into charity collection tins and is separately banked. This is going on at all Tescos stores around the country and will raise a huge amount. To me, even if I didn't work there, even if I was a "hater", I'd like to believe I would be a big enough person to think that was a good thing. Even if it makes Tesco "look good", it is still raising money for charity, even if you believe it's tax deductible(!), it is still raising money for charity. So writing vast amounts about why you feel Tesco is bad, for me, still doesn't persuade me that doing good things, is a bad thing..
On 4 Mar 2017 at 2:37pm Sonderkommando wrote:
That would be a better title than " Community Champion "
On 4 Mar 2017 at 2:55pm Anne wrote:
I am certainly not a 'hater'. Such extreme polarisation of a perfectly logical position speaks volumes. It makes reasoned discourse impossible of course. I suppose you're either a' hater' or else you believe Tesco to be oozing in its aisles with philanthropy.
On 4 Mar 2017 at 6:00pm George Cadbury wrote:
Let Tesco be judged against me.