February 14, 2013 at 15:35 PM EST
Strange Business: Tesco Employees Made to Wear Arm Band Terminals That Track Productivity
A Brave New Business World The owners of a British grocery chain have become a little paranoid about the productivity of their employees. Tesco (NASDAQ:TESO) forces workers at its Dublin distribution center to wear armbands called Motorola (NASDAQ:GOOG) arm-mounted terminals which track how efficiently individuals unload and scan goods while providing them with a grade according to reports from the Irish Independent. The digital trackers also record the loading and unloading speeds and spending time in the bathroom or getting a quick drink will lower your productivity score. Efficiency doesn’t equal quality though; the horse meat scandal involving grocery ...
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