Thursday 21 February 2013 2.07pm
I had to laugh, they drive me mad too. Next they will be expecting us to stack the shelves! Surely they should offer a discount if we are doing the work ourselves?
Generally I avoid using them, partly because I don't want to put some poor sod out of a job - albeit minimum wage or workfare - but also because I usually want something behind the counter - cigarettes or alcohol.
The worst place at the moment is the Sainsburys on Waterloo Road
. They have a policy of shouting and badgering you to use the self service checkouts. Sad to say I actually emailed Sainsburys about it. I don't want to go to a shop and be shouted at - I want to shop in peace - it's not an 18-30 holiday where they nag you into participating and 'having a good time'. The reply from Sainsburys was, of course, non committal. The policy hasn't changed!
Last week I lashed out at some poor girl in there. I'd waited in the queue and when it was my turn I moved to indicate I was waiting for a cashier. It was quite obvious, but she did the company shout regardless. I politely asked her if she thought I looked blind or stupid - considering it was obvious that I wanted a cashier. She was kind of stunned and said that it was company policy (to nag people). I kind of felt bad afterwards, as it wasn't her fault.