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Most people feel stressed here
Based on information from 11 job reviews
Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.
Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.
Most people are not paid enough to live on
Based on information from 12 job reviews
Everyone should be paid enough to live on.
The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.
The Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.
Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working
At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.
This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.
Most people find it easy to book holidays
A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.
Most people find it easy to take sick leave
Based on information from 10 job reviews
Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work
A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.
Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice
If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.
Usually. Most people get paid breaks
A good job should have paid breaks.
You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.
Most people are paid market rates
Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.
Most people get proper breaks
When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.
Most people recommend working with their team
A good job means enjoying the place where you work.
The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.
If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.
Most people feel treated with respect by their managers
Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.
Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work
Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.
Most people feel well informed about how the company is doing
At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.
You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.
People get enough training when they start
A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.
This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.
It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.
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Kingfisher ranks joint 58th to work for in retail employers
Kingfisher runs home improvement retailers, including ScrewFix and B&Q.
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