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    #11
    Originally posted by WTFH View Post
    wow £7-£8.50 an hour

    nearly as much as Lidl pay in Yeovil on start £9.50 - £10.70

    https://www.google.com/search?q=lidl...:1628697481360

    Thrive are paying £17 an hour for class2 HGV drivers in Yeovil not £13.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=hgv+...B0AAAAAA%3D%3D
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      #12
      Originally posted by WTFH View Post

      The pay rates are on the website. Above NMW, but customers want cheap products, so either lower paid staff or higher prices to customers.
      Unfortunately the GBeebies generation prefer to blame on a fact-free basis.
      Oh well if it's on the website it must be all above board.

      Yes, the rates they pay the people through the books are on the website. They are clearly not going to advertise the cash-in-hand rate now, are they?
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        #13
        Originally posted by WTFH View Post
        Anyone in the Exeter/Newton Abbot/Plymouth area, Plants Galore are giving away a lot of their plants starting on Friday.

        https://growndirect.co.uk
        Thanks for the heads up. It's not far from me, so I may toddle down there and grab some fruit trees
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          #14
          Originally posted by vetran View Post

          wow £7-£8.50 an hour

          nearly as much as Lidl pay in Yeovil on start £9.50 - £10.70

          https://www.google.com/search?q=lidl...:1628697481360

          Thrive are paying £17 an hour for class2 HGV drivers in Yeovil not £13.

          https://www.google.com/search?q=hgv+...B0AAAAAA%3D%3D
          Where did you get £7-£8.50 an hour? The lowest paid job is £9-£10 a hour.

          Sounds like you're saying all HGV 2 drivers should be paid the same hourly rate and that different rates of pay across different companies is a bad thing? It's not exploitation to not pay the same as other local companies.

          If the applicant wants an extra £4 a hour, they're welcome to go and work for Lidl instead. What if the garden centre were really nice to work for and Lidl were monsters? Is that £4 an hour worth it then?

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            #15
            Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

            Where did you get £7-£8.50 an hour? The lowest paid job is £9-£10 a hour.

            Sounds like you're saying all HGV 2 drivers should be paid the same hourly rate and that different rates of pay across different companies is a bad thing? It's not exploitation to not pay the same as other local companies.

            If the applicant wants an extra £4 a hour, they're welcome to go and work for Lidl instead. What if the garden centre were really nice to work for and Lidl were monsters? Is that £4 an hour worth it then?


            Higher Rates of Pay than Minimum Wage for Younger Employees – we can offer immediate start vacancies

            We can offer the following higher rates of pay after an initial training period:

            17 to 18 years of age – £7.00 per hour

            19 to 22 years of age – £8.50 per hour

            Lidl are generally considered excellent employers with good career progression,

            Lidl do pay living wages unlike many supermarkets.

            No but as the argument is the garden centre cannot get staff and they are paying acceptable money. I chose a respected large employer looking for a similar skill set then showed the wage is £4 higher. HGV drivers are in shortage at present so wages are in flux.

            It seems the garden centre are offering "multi drop" and dealing with the public. This is far less popular with lorry drivers than long distance which the Thrive are offering. Multi drop is stressful and tends to drag out just as it was when we did deliveries 30 years ago, the customers were always irate if their afternoon delivery turned up after 12:30.

            Most lorry drivers either prefer trunk (between depots) or long distance between companies normally. Less traffic and idiot customers.

            If you have ever done delivery for the public they expect all kinds of extra service they didn't pay for even though you are on 20+ deliveries a day.

            "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

            I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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              #16
              Originally posted by vetran View Post






              Lidl are generally considered excellent employers with good career progression,

              Lidl do pay living wages unlike many supermarkets.

              No but as the argument is the garden centre cannot get staff and they are paying acceptable money. I chose a respected large employer looking for a similar skill set then showed the wage is £4 higher. HGV drivers are in shortage at present so wages are in flux.

              It seems the garden centre are offering "multi drop" and dealing with the public. This is far less popular with lorry drivers than long distance which the Thrive are offering. Multi drop is stressful and tends to drag out just as it was when we did deliveries 30 years ago, the customers were always irate if their afternoon delivery turned up after 12:30.

              Most lorry drivers either prefer trunk (between depots) or long distance between companies normally. Less traffic and idiot customers.

              If you have ever done delivery for the public they expect all kinds of extra service they didn't pay for even though you are on 20+ deliveries a day.
              Ok so the headline rate obscured the actual rates given in the job spec. I didn't realise that. I see you'd only get the £9-£10 an hour if you signed up to the performance bonus scheme. Not sure what I think of the 'opportunity' to work 40-50 hours a week in peak season

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                #17
                Originally posted by OwlHoot View Post

                I may toddle down there and grab some fruit trees
                Not far from me either but I think you'll probably find that it is only likely to be the seasonal excess plants that are all on their last legs anyway.
                May swing by myself and take a look but not getting my hopes up of too many real bargains.
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                  #18
                  Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

                  Ok so the headline rate obscured the actual rates given in the job spec. I didn't realise that. I see you'd only get the £9-£10 an hour if you signed up to the performance bonus scheme. Not sure what I think of the 'opportunity' to work 40-50 hours a week in peak season
                  If you've got a student loan to pay off (remember, unlike some of us older ones, there's no free tertiary education, or "grants" on top, if you were lucky.)

                  It's funny how a free plants giveaway is turned by some into a row about lazy brits, greedy shops etc. Easier to throw muck than sell plants.
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                    #19
                    Originally posted by WTFH View Post


                    It's funny how a free plants giveaway is turned by some into a row about lazy brits, greedy shops etc. Easier to throw muck than sell plants.
                    Well this IS General. Keep up!
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                      #20
                      Originally posted by shaunbhoy View Post

                      Well this IS General. Keep up!
                      Shirley you'd be interested in free stuff near you. Or have you moved out of the area, which would explain the rise in house prices?
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