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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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 😂🍫

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.

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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.

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