Find how a Tesco employee reveals secrets the supermarket giant would prefer remained under wraps.
Tesco is the largest supermarket chain in Europe and the UK-based company has plenty of rules its staff must follow.
In-between filling shelves and working the checkout, Tesco staff have to deal with the public on a day-to-day basis. It turns out the public can be problematic and it’s not always easy to remain polite to customers.
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One former employee has decided to speak out.
As reported by Kent Live, the former Tesco employee has revealed 11 things staff sometimes want to say to customers but are not allowed to.
Some are interesting and others are hilarious, so let’s take a look.
Tesco Employee Reveals Secrets Of What Staff Want To Say To Customers
- Yes, we open soon but I will not open the door early
“You’re early, that’s great. But unfortunately when we open at 7am, that means 7am. I’m sorry if it’s raining, or you’re cold. But looking at me with a face like thunder isn’t going to speed this process
- Making a fuss and being impatient won’t make the register line move faster
“I’m not deliberately going slow – it’s just busy in here.”
- Employees dread asking someone for ID, especially when they end up being 30 years old
“Feel flattered I’m asking you to prove you’re old enough to buy that bottle of vodka, because I’m not doing it for fun.”
- These Tesco uniforms are actually comfortable
“They aren’t the most flattering items of clothing to wear, but they are amazingly warm in those chilly winter months.”
- It’s annoying when people crowd the reduced section when new items are put on it
“Those yellow stickers are coming out, and its like shoppers can smell them a mile off.”
More Tesco Staff Secrets
- Lunch isn’t free
“Going on lunch and finding yourself short of a few quid so you opt for that Tesco Everyday Value thick sliced bread that your managers generously left in the staff room.”
- Why do you have to ask to have a discount
“The last box of 10 pack fish fingers has been opened – it’s probably just a damaged box but hey, I’ll knock 10 per cent off to avoid the drama.”
- It’s not the staff’s fault plastic bags now cost money
“Rolling your eyes when a customer blames Tesco for the 5p plastic bag charge – I’m all for saving the planet, but don’t take it out on the messenger.”
- Yes, staff know the routine of regular customers
“That’s right, Barbara. I see you doing the weekly shop at 7pm every Wednesday.
I saw you last week, and the week before that, and the week before that…”
- Sure, self-service terminals suck
“And impatiently waving your product in front of the scanner isn’t going to make my life any easier.
I hold the power to unlock these bad boys, and the red light flashing above you has already told me you need my help.”
And there it is folks, things Tesco employee reveals secrets of what staff want to say to customers but are not allowed to.