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Has it occured to him that all the non-thickos with the right attitude to work probably don't aspire to work at Tesco?
more the level of bad attitudeness
"In 2008, 40% of 16-year-olds failed to pass their maths GCSE and 37% failed to get English." <--- that's pretty fucking terrible. Actually that's beyond terrible. I'd say that's unacceptable. How anyone could claim we have high standards is beyond me.
It something that is often lost amongst the derision of our A level system; only the 'clever' are even making it to that stage. The smart are getting smarter and the stupid are getting stupider.
Whether you believe we should concentrate more on providing more vocational training for those who are not dipsosed toward more academic avenues or not, that is an utterly dire basic level of education for a country like the UK. Utterly dire.
It's 40% failed to get a grade C or above (the equivalent of an O level).
And I would guess that most school leavers that he (and Tesco) encounter are those that haven't gone to university and who are desperate enough to want to work for the shit wages and poor career prospects that his company offer.
the working conditions, not so.
That's a fair bit better than I thought.
but yeah, those over 21 or 22 (i forget) aren't badly paid for sitting on their arse for hours at a time beeping things through a till.
I only used to get time and a half for Sundays at Somerfield. :-(
in reality, what skills does a shop floor Tesco employee need these days?
Everything is so utterly automated to the point where the customer is now operating the checkout for themselves.
I'm not saying it's utterly impossible to do it, but the culture of 'working your way up to boss level from the humble beginnings of slopping out the toilets' is no longer about.
The government's education policy is roughly one 50% of folk go to university and scrabble around for some work in an office, the rest can scrabble around for some work in an utterly automated environment, or one that's straight up manual labour.
I know that a lot of people get D-G grades (and that anything below a C is essentially worthless), but I'd struggle to believe that around two fifths of people get a U.
"Even by the time they have reached 19, around 25% of young people have still failed to get five good GCSEs of any sort."
I don't know how far the GCSE grades go down, and I wouldn't contest that anything below a C has limited respect amongst employers, but I took it to mean failed to get and A-whatever, rather than A-C.
marckee has now shown above that the BBC is calling an A-C a pass. Poor form, BBC. Poor form.
and be bothered by things like this.
he probably earns more than everyone on this board put together.
you should try shopping at ASDA occasionally. it's like that bit at the end of Shaun of the Dead where the zombies are rehabilitated to perform basic tasks.
You can't polish a turd.
What does he expect to get based on the wages his company pays?