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19 Things You Learn Working In M&S Simply Food

You'll eat a lot of sandwiches.

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1. Restacking the Percy Pigs is basically a full time job.

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Britain is a nation of Percy addicts.

2. And yum yums sell out really fast too.

Is it because they're just a slightly classier version of a doughnut? Idk. But I do know that we sell dozens of these bad boys every day.
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Is it because they're just a slightly classier version of a doughnut? Idk. But I do know that we sell dozens of these bad boys every day.

3. Stacking the fridges in January is a cold, thankless task.

Please can everyone stop buying delicious sandwiches so we don’t have to fetch more from the chiller? Ta.
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Please can everyone stop buying delicious sandwiches so we don’t have to fetch more from the chiller? Ta.

4. In fact, we would choose working on the till over being arm-deep in fridge any day of the week.

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Watching smugly from the till while some other poor fella freezes his bits off restocking 2 for £3 salad boxes = winning at life.

5. After a while, we all start hearing the, "Till number one, please" lady’s voice in our sleep.

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Luckily she has a really nice voice.

6. For ages we had to deal with people getting outraged by our 5p bag charge…

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"No Sir, I don’t think it will be possible to fit a loaf of bread, a Rainbow Super Salad, four Mini Bites tubs, and a bottle of Prosecco into a small bag."

… but now we just feel ahead of the game.

Try complaining about the 5p charge now and we will direct you to THE LAW. Ha.
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Try complaining about the 5p charge now and we will direct you to THE LAW. Ha.

7. Those of us who work in train stations know how to deal with the most stressed out people in the world.

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Not only is everyone impatient, but they’re about to miss their train.

8. Luckily, the M&S lifers are always on hand to offer advice.

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There are always a few members of staff who've been working at M&S for more years than anyone can remember. They are our oracles.

9. At first, we thought our black fleeces were kind of unflattering…

Black and lime green is no one's ideal colour combination.
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Black and lime green is no one's ideal colour combination.

10. ...but compared to some others, we know we're lucky.

Yep, we’re looking positively chic in comparison.
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Yep, we’re looking positively chic in comparison.

11. The most exciting part of the day is when we get to raid the stuff that's gone past it's "best before" date.

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The food is SO GOOD.

12. But we've all gone overboard and taken too many home at least once before now.

For a while, we really over-excited and took everything home. And then we realised our kitchen fridge was starting to resemble the one at work.
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For a while, we really over-excited and took everything home. And then we realised our kitchen fridge was starting to resemble the one at work.

13. You’ve never known true panic until you get a sudden, massive queue and no one comes to your rescue.

You keep jabbing that goddamn buzzer but your colleague doesn’t come to save you.
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You keep jabbing that goddamn buzzer but your colleague doesn’t come to save you.

14. Speaking of which, we all have a favourite till.

It’s just like a mum having a favourite child – you’ve probably got one, but you just can’t let on.
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It’s just like a mum having a favourite child – you’ve probably got one, but you just can’t let on.

15. Occasionally someone will try and return a jumper to us.

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And we’re like, “Simply Food, babes. Simply. Food."

16. Everyone popping in to get things for their picnics makes us jealous.

We wanna go outside and eat delicious food too.
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We wanna go outside and eat delicious food too.

17. But nothing makes us as jealous as when you pick up a G&T in a can.

Shoppers love giving us that “Yes I AM being rather naughty” raised eyebrow as you scan them through.
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Shoppers love giving us that “Yes I AM being rather naughty” raised eyebrow as you scan them through.

18. We constantly envy the people who can afford to do their whole weekly food shop in M&S.

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It's basically our life goal.

19. And finally, we all know that if we’re in charge of the yellow stickering, we will be stalked.

There’s nothing quite like people eyeing you up intently while pretending not to have noticed you at all.
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There’s nothing quite like people eyeing you up intently while pretending not to have noticed you at all.