19 Brutally Honest Confessions From A Tesco Worker
The customer is always a bit of a knob.
We're taught not to look for the barcode when scanning items because it wastes time.
And if we're stuck for conversation with a customer at the checkouts, we're advised to talk about the weather.
We often ask whether you want a bag on autopilot, before realising that you've only bought two things.
In short, working on the checkouts is the absolute worst.
And when the store is empty, it gets about 10 times more boring.
When you ask us to check the storeroom for something, we always take the opportunity to have a little sit down in the back.
We don't want to accompany you to the right aisle to help find the exact item you're looking for, but we have to.
The codes for items that don't scan are imprinted on our brains forever.
We have to ID you if you look under 25.
But the worst customers are the ones who graze as they shop.
A really enthusiastic "Have a nice day!" is usually reserved for the shittiest of customers.
It's really difficult to hold in our opinions when we see a customer pack their shopping incorrectly.
But we'll never stop smiling.
We hear the "If it doesn't scan, it must be free!" joke approximately 400 times a day.
Our staff discount is only 10%.
But the training video that we're shown when we start did teach us that lining your bags with tin foil ~might~ make theft easier.
And finally, we'd rather you gave items you didn't want to us so we could put them back, instead of leaving them randomly round the store.
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