Day 197 - 07 Dec 95 - Page 03
1 A. Obviously, it puts more pressure on you, less time out
2 of work, more time in work, but it was just the way it
3 was. I mean, you had to work those hours; you did not
4 actually get a choice. You were not sort of asked: "Do
5 you want to do that extra day?" You would be scheduled to
6 do it.
8 Q. Your first review is on page 14 -- this is under the Mark
9 Davis management, yes?
10 A. This would be my first review as a salaried
11 management. I was a Second Assistant at the time.
13 Q. Under "Awareness", it says: "Andy Taylor" -- what was he
14 then, Supervisor or Senior Supervisor ----
15 A. He was Senior Supervisor at that time, I believe.
17 Q. -- "cleanliness report showed a lot of deficiencies that
18 we knew about, but failed to react to soon enough. This
19 must cease to be the case". Does that strike you as
20 accurate for that time?
21 A. What would actually happen is if we got a visit from
22 someone such as Andy Taylor, they would actually go round,
23 inspect the store, look at different aspects. What it
24 would relate to would be he would go round and do a
25 cleanliness report and pick up certain items on that
26 report, we have to action it. I should imagine it means
27 that it was either bad cleanliness report or failed to
28 react to the things we were told to do, that he came back
29 and they still were not done, I should imagine.
31 Q. Under "Self-motivation" it says: "Being a married man, it
32 is your duty to spend as much time at home as possible",
33 then it says: "If the store is running to its full
34 potential, then there is no reason why two days off a week
35 should not become the norm". What was he saying there?
36 A. Basically, the better store we did then we would get
37 two days off a week. So, it was like dangling a carrot,
38 that if the store is doing well, if we are getting good
39 grades, if everything is going well, then you will get
40 that extra day off as opposed to working the six.
42 Q. Under "Motivation of others" at the bottom, what is he
43 saying here: "You have lost your soft image but do not
44 go all the other way. The people who were abusing your
45 kind nature have left"?
46 A. When I first started at the Company, as I say, in the
47 position I was in as security co-ordinator, I did not
48 actually have any running of shifts or anything like
49 that. I tended to spend a lot of time with the crew
50 members. Basically, I was hourly paid, so I sort was
51 halfway between management and crew.
53 I am quite easy going by nature anyway, but I was very
54 friendly with a lot of the people there. When I went from
55 Second Assistant, because I was very friendly with them,
56 it was quite awkward, I suppose, for me to control them.
57 I let them get away with things possibly. Where it goes
58 on to about "the people have actually now left", that
59 actually relates to the comment on the McDonald's Freedom
60 Fighters, to particularly that group of people that,