Adding insult to injury… August 13, 2009Posted by tomcwu in Bonuses, Shops.
Shop workers tell Carphone Worker that some of them have lost up to £3,000 a year as a result of the changes to the bonus structure. But never mind! It’s a selling point! Carphone Worker saw this on a spare copy of Metro earlier today:
100% solutions imposed from above
We’ve reported on the changes before (see here). Since then, a couple of shop workers have contacted us. Jay tells us that:
per contract CPW gets anything between [£] 350-600 and it’s even more on Orange as the network continues to share profit long term with CPW. £100 and £200 quoted are only GROSS NOTIONAL MARGIN assigned to each store when they make a sale.
… so apparently the company has even more margin to play with than we first thought. And Paul says:
the company are proposing to offer 37.5 hour contracts to all ‘customer consultants’ which essentially means they’re doing away with our paid dinner breaks , not that many of us actually get one!!! Point is this will be the eqivalent of another £2500.00 pay cut. Now they say this will be voluntary but we all know the disgraceful way this company operates. I would urge all retail staff to join the union post haste and help us to help you get the respect, dignity and salary you deserve. Its got be worth the few quid a month membership fee.