Tesco warehouse staff wear tracking devices as they pick your horsemeat dinners
Tesco don’t seem to know what’s inside their ‘beef’-filled ready meals, but they know exactly what their warehouse staff are up to at any given moment, thanks to tracking devices that they are made to wear on their arms.
The arm-band devices monitor the performance of order pickers and log whenever they take a break or nip to the toilet. The devices also instruct the droids… erm… workers on how to pick their orders for delivery.
Scores are totted up for various achievements, like in a computer game, with extra points added for high-speed performance. A former picker told the Irish Independent that staff were under pressure due to the devices and were sometimes bewildered by the scores they were given.
So there you have it – Tesco know every movement of their warehouse workers, but have been feeding customers horse meat instead of beef because nobody bothered to check. Every little helps, eh? (we’re not sure if that makes sense)