Currys dragged over coals by disgruntled staff on Twitter
A Twitter account has cropped up which is attacking Currys for the way staff are being treated. Anonymously run, the account sees current members of staff offering their opinions and, pleasingly, a huge amount of scurrilous allegations have been made against the retailer.
The account yells about everything from sexism, to illegally low pay, to overcharging consumers for jobs, poor working conditions, managers creaming sales bonuses away from staff, dodgy warranties and so much more. Again, for the sake of legal action, we can only underline that these are allegations made by the account and that we're only pointing at the people behind it and shrugging.
As ever with these types of account, it veers into hysterical shrieking (this accounts manages to liken Currys staff to 'slaves'). With that though, are claims such as: "Staff forced to work for free, promised paid job, then after Xmas was told to leave!" and employees being told they weren't allowed their breaks and managers allowing customers to bully staff.
If you want to have a look at the account, see twitter.com/CurrysJobs. The account is protected, but once the admins accept your friend request, you can keep tabs on the small soap opera unfolding with current and ex-members of staff going mental against Currys. The company, meanwhile, are maintaining a dignified silence.
Have you worked for Currys? Was it awful and unfair? Was it just a typical retail job with the usual pitfalls and annoyances? Let us know.
[via avid Bitterwallet reader, Shaz Spencer]