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27 Brutally Honest Confessions From A Greggs Worker

Gingerbread men have been used as weapons.

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1. We have to get up insanely early – Greggs opens at 6am – and lots of us have to work Saturdays too.

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Making tuna mayonnaise baguettes at 5am can be a challenge, especially if you're hungover.

4. But tbh, we have to be careful how much we eat as there's so much to tempt us.

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Hopefully the extra calories we consume are balanced out by how hard we work.


5. Our lunches aren't exactly healthy.

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7. We're on our feet for seven hours a day, and it's back-breaking work.

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We don't get much time for breaks, so comfortable shoes are a must.


12. Summer is a punishing time to work in a bakery.

It's almost 30degrees and I'm surrounded by ovens, help me πŸ˜–πŸ˜– #greggslife

Anyone who forgets to wear their heatproof sleeves while using the ovens has the burns to show for it.


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.

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16. The pastry gets everywhere – on our clothes, in our hair – and we stink of pastry grease.

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17. Sometimes we even dream about baked goods.

I wake up most nights in a cold sweat thinking about pasties and that's pretty fucked up. #GreggsLife

18. Our gingerbread men look innocent and cute...

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19. ...but in the wrong hands, they can be dangerous weapons.

Just had a child tell me I'm stupid and throw a gingerbread man at my head while there parents just watched #greggslife


21. We get our fair share of quality celebs in store.

what are the chances that the colours in Cheryl's outfit exactly match the greggs uniform πŸ˜‚πŸ«

Also Jake Gyllenhaal is a fan.

22. If you work in the Greggs factory, you might have to fill 2,500 doughnuts an hour.

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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.

Macaroni cheese in a pie - only in #Scotland. #greggs #scottishcuisine

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).

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25. Hairnets aren’t the most glamorous accessories, but we do our best with them.

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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.

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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.

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Unless they're being lobbed at our heads.