Former Morrisons employee reveals their pet peeves including customers who graze as they shop and being asked to locate obscure items (and working the tills is the most hated job)

  • Former Morrisons employee has revealed staff gripes while working in the shops
  • Said they head to the warehouse and tuck into exploded boxes of chocolates
  • Morrisons is the UK's fourth biggest supermarket chain, with around 498 stores 

A former Morrisons employee has revealed the things that staff get up to that they'd rather supermarket customers didn't find out about.  

Amongst the shock confessions include staff moaning that they have to take shoppers to the item they're looking for as much of the time they're just as oblivious, and snacking on exploded boxes of chocolates in the warehouse.

Other pets peeves include seeing shoppers munch on snacks as they make their way down the aisles, and working on the tills as it means they have to socialise. 

Making the less-than glamorous observations to KentLive, the former employee revealed the secrets that will may make YOU reconsider how you shop.

'I don't want to accompany you to the right aisle to help find the exact item you're looking for, but I have to,' he said. 'Sometimes I don't even know where things are - especially the obscure stuff.' 

Former Morrisons employee has revealed what it is like to work in a supermarket (stock image)

Former Morrisons employee has revealed what it is like to work in a supermarket (stock image)

He continued: 'Customers are messy - and it's annoying - but the worst are the ones who graze as they shop.'

'The ones that pick at French sticks and eating half a bag of cookies before they get to the till are absolutely shameless.

'Then you have to touch the grubby packaging when you put it through the till. Great.'

And revealing every supermarket worker's number one hate, they added: 'Everyone hates being on the tills. You have to interact with people more and there is nowhere to hide.'

Morrisons is the fourth largest supermarket chain in the UK, with around 498 stores. It sees 11million customers every week (stock image)

Morrisons is the fourth largest supermarket chain in the UK, with around 498 stores. It sees 11million customers every week (stock image)

The employee also admitted to scanning items slower if they hear a customer huff and puff, while many are bored of being asked if they can have products for free - even if it doesn't scan properly.

Morrisons, which was founded in 1931 in Bradford, boasts around 11 million customers each week and has 110,000 employees to deal with the influx across its chains.

This former member of staff is not the first to come forward to reveal a supermarket's top secrets.

A Tesco employee told the Liverpool Echo last year that customers 'don't care' about the mess they make, pretend to check the store room for stock and that they find it amusing when shopping is packed incorrectly.

Responding to the report, a Tesco spokesman said: 'This really doesn’t reflect how we train our colleagues and run our stores. Our colleagues serve millions of shoppers every week and work really hard to offer the best possible service.

'We’re proud that so many go above and beyond to build brilliant relationships with our customers and support their local communities.'

Tesco is the country's largest supermarket chain, with an estimated 7,000 stores. It is followed by Asda, while Sainsbury's is the third biggest.

Morrisons have been contacted for comment 

Former Morrisons employee reveals the pet peeves of working at the supermarket

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