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Low pay, treated like you are children by management, you are literally just a number to this company they’d replace you and not think twice, don’t appreciate anything you do are always expecting more.
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It pays the bills barely at that.
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Working most weekends, low pay, treated like children
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Long arduous hours, poor pay management that couldn't care less about you or any other member of staff. When reopening after lock down the staff were told that their two week paid summer holidays were used to help pay them over the lock down even though boyles had taken advantage of the covid-19 payment scheme while head office workers did not lose their holidays at all
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People you work with
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Everything else
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Stay well away from this company, Staff are not valued/appreciated for their work, managers deal with situations in an unprofessional manner, sick days your more likely to get a disciplinary than to be asked if you're okay. They overwork you to the backbone for very little pay and no staff incentive, you dont get thanked for nothing and I've worked with a lot of staff and a lot of high up managers that just literally do nothing but talk and give out about each other. I wouldnt reccomend this company to anyone
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Made me more confident confronting people, I had to confront both management and customer.
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Horrible company, 12/13 hour shifts, Managers/Staffing managers think theyre above you and can talk to you how they like, very low pay for the work and shifts done, instead of giving like double pay for a sunday they give you a tenth, literally an extra €1 for every hour worked, sometimes youve to go without a break and very undertrained staff!
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Rubbish company to work for. Stay well clear. If you're interested in football and horse racing you might enjoy working there. I'd rather watch paint dry than working for this joke of a company again.
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worked here for a number of years full time. Used to close at 6.30pm during "winter hours" which was perfect but once the long 13hour shifts were introduced it was time to move on. Left working alone with no breaks if a colleague was out sick. "Canteen" had a stool, kettle and microwave all right beside the toilet. Barely any room to move. Staff are not looked after. All about the money
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hours will suit students/evening/weekends
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long 13hour shifts/no breaks/very high turnover of staff
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Fantastic family run business, genuine interest in employee welfare. Plenty of internal promotion prospects. Loyalty rewarded. Absolutely no limit to promotion.
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A challenging work environment with limited career advancement opportunities. This firm focuses on delivering unmatched stellar customer service satisfaction.
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Fair employer, hours of work too long , looked after their staff during Covid 19 mostly suit students or people with no children Good opportunity to move up the ladder within this company to managerial roles.
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A typical day at work is very fast paced and enjoyable, between the customers and my colleagues a day flies by while working hard. My computer literacy has gotten better while my social speaking skills have also improved. Management are very easy to deal with and easily contacted between phone or email and if they miss a call they usually get back straight as they can. The hardest part of my job is living so far away from it other than that it is very satisfying to work with this company. The customers and my hard working colleagues are posibly the most enjoyable part of my job.
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Working in Boylesports can be a difficult task, however if surrounded by good staff this can be a great place to work. Good staff make the difference between a productive or under performing business.
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13 hour shifts Abuse from customers physical and verbal is regular occurrences not enough support for staff when such things happen,single manning which is borderline illegal
Pros
Can work a 4 day week if manager
Cons
Aggressive abusive customers lack of experienced staff across the whole retail sector
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Decent easy work for not bad pay. Very good if you're interested in sports. Other staff normally create a good environment.But to the company you're just a number. Depending on which shop or area and how many staff they have in that shop, you could be stuck for hours or could be working 6day weeks with little to show for it.
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some days were good some were bad but it was stressful most days and there was no security in most shops that really needed it. Dirty needles and drug users were in the shop at all times and there was no protection for staff.
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Get paid extra €1 for working Sunday , tills are slow, either have 13 hour shift or 8 hours and don’t get paid for you’re breaks when you often don’t get them .. often worked 13 hours on my own and couldn’t even leave The shop for a few minutes to get myself food.. I will never work here again and I beg people not to ever work for such a ungrateful company
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Busy stressful fun . No place to really eat food. Finish at 930 every night. Not enough pay to justify what you are expected to know or deal with it. The more customers moan the more staff give in to them. People that work here have to think quick and serve quick . It is a more skilled job than working in a bank but with a lot less money and a lot more stress.
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Flexibility on days off
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Pay, hours.
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very longs house usually 13 hour shifts , 2 of them done a week and two 9 hour shifts which would be a regular week ,some time would have to do 3 long shifts which is tough on the body
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Worked to the bone for low income. Missed out on every holiday or family oaccasion even after giving months of notice to have it off and being hired on part time basis. Ended up working way over the average working weeks hours. No lunch breaks and not paid for them. In store management was horrible. Would not reccomend working here. Long 13 hour days.
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I don't think bookies should be able to opperate to the level at which they do in Ireland as many of the custmoers of the company have gambling addictions.
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I’ve never seen a worse run business in my life, all about customers they don’t care about the staff at all they won’t pay us close to competitors expect you to work on your own for the day not being able to access the bathroom freely with no extra pay and certainly no thanks! They send you from shop to shop without asking! Any problems they fob off to other regional managers no one wanting to be bothered it’s an absolute joke of a company and my advice would be stay well clear of Boyle sports unless you want to be treated like a dog
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Dont care about their staff at all once they have customers in the shop they dont care No staff safety at all The only good thing about this job is the customers
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The job advancent stars on this are misleading, you have advancement because if you last 6 months in a shop you could well be the manager by default because everyone else has left due to the horrendous condition, almost all of the canteens in the shops are in the toilet so you can eat your sandwiches while your colleagues do their business. Third world stuff Ridiculous long shifts, 13hours day but the expected opening and closing of the shop can take longer possibly a 14 hour day, you will not be paid for overtime in this respect. Staff shortage is extreme so they expect you to travel country to different shops at drop of a hat, cover shops alone, this means no regular toilet or lunch breaks when your alone. Standerds expected are high but lack of staff to train prevents this. Abuse from customers is simply laughed at by higher management
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