1. We have to get up insanely early – Greggs opens at 6am – and lots of us have to work Saturdays too. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @amy_blister Making tuna mayonnaise baguettes at 5am can be a challenge, especially if you're hungover. 2. We get a sweet 50% discount in store. Sky 3. And we get free coffee, too. Twitter: @Sam_RBaker 4. But tbh, we have to be careful how much we eat as there's so much to tempt us. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @chrisgalf Hopefully the extra calories we consume are balanced out by how hard we work. 5. Our lunches aren't exactly healthy. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @robyntbird 6. Sometimes we'll steal a few cakes from the bins at the end of the day – hopefully we won't get caught. metro.co.uk Some Greggs branches have taken to locking their bins up to stop thefts. 7. We're on our feet for seven hours a day, and it's back-breaking work. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @georgiabrunoallen We don't get much time for breaks, so comfortable shoes are a must. 8. We have targets for sandwich making – we're meant to make 50 an hour, which is intense. Twitter: @BroodyDesigns Sometimes we'll compete to see who can make sandwiches the fastest. 9. We scoop mayo out of industrial-size tubs. Twitter: @CLAIREWEBS07 10. Thieves can be a problem. Usually it's just the odd sausage roll, but we've had cash stolen and some stores have to hire security staff. thesun.ie 11. We have no idea how our customers will react to the possibility of Greggs selling sushi. itv.com We're a bit of a guilty pleasure destination, but the store is trying to be healthier. 12. Summer is a punishing time to work in a bakery. Megan Gittinsღ @Megan_Gittins_ It's almost 30degrees and I'm surrounded by ovens, help me 😖😖 #greggslife 11:30 AM - 30 Jun 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Anyone who forgets to wear their heatproof sleeves while using the ovens has the burns to show for it. 13. But winter can be gruelling too as it's still dark when we open. Twitter: @alicelinforthxo 14. We know the people (and dogs) of Britain are really, really passionate about our sausage rolls – we sell around 2.5million of them a week. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @jameslovesdogs 15. Our sausage rolls are more expensive in some places than others – you'll pay 10p more in Islington than in Gosforth. Twitter: @MydsGm 16. The pastry gets everywhere – on our clothes, in our hair – and we stink of pastry grease. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @simonwalsh7 17. Sometimes we even dream about baked goods. Georgie Porgie @ThisIsGeorgi I wake up most nights in a cold sweat thinking about pasties and that's pretty fucked up. #GreggsLife 09:24 AM - 04 Jun 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite 18. Our gingerbread men look innocent and cute... View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @tom_theburke 19. ...but in the wrong hands, they can be dangerous weapons. Ewan Breeze @breezeeboy Just had a child tell me I'm stupid and throw a gingerbread man at my head while there parents just watched #greggslife 02:46 PM - 16 Apr 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite 20. We use metal detectors to check there's nothing sinister in our food. examiner.co.uk We have to compile metal detector records to use as evidence if someone says they've found something. 21. We get our fair share of quality celebs in store. ❤️ @xCheryl_Soldier what are the chances that the colours in Cheryl's outfit exactly match the greggs uniform 😂🍫 11:56 AM - 08 Sep 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Also Jake Gyllenhaal is a fan. 22. If you work in the Greggs factory, you might have to fill 2,500 doughnuts an hour. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @iamlikeaskyscraper Filling 40 doughnuts a minute is a tricky art to master. 23. We sell regional food – you could only get our macaroni pie in Scotland. Ice Speedway Sherif @Ice_Speedway Macaroni cheese in a pie - only in #Scotland. #greggs #scottishcuisine 01:03 PM - 29 Apr 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite When they discontinued it, there was such a huge outcry Scottish politicans got involved. 24. It's not fun having to explain to customers why our food isn't always hot (it's the pasty tax, guys). View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @caramullen 25. Hairnets aren’t the most glamorous accessories, but we do our best with them. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @louwerrell But forgetting to take it off and heading out to the pub in it is a shameful mistake. 26. Seasonal food never gets boring – bat biscuits are a particular favourite. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @xkellym When you see the same food day in day out, it's nice to have a change. 27. All in all, working with pastries all day is a pretty sweet job. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @gavjumpsship Unless they're being lobbed at our heads.