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12 shocking confessions of a Tesco worker - and they'll make you see Britain's biggest supermarket in a completely different light

Mirror logo Mirror 08/03/2018 Kate Lally

a person standing in front of a building © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Millions of shoppers pass through Tesco stores all around the country every single day - picking up everything from their lunchtime meal deal to milk, bread, and on occasions, flowers for that special someone.

But what do the workers at Britain's biggest supermarket have to say about it all?

Well, the secret is out as two Tesco workers have revealed what they're really thinking (and hoping) when you pass through the aisles - and they've been brutally honest about it all.

The shocking anonymous confessionals from employees may make you see the supermarket giant in a different light.

a group of people standing in front of a store: Credits: Getty Images © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Getty Images "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."

"If we're stuck for conversation with a customer at the checkouts, we're advised to talk about the weather."

"Customers literally don't care that we have to clean up any mess they make."

"But the worst are the ones who graze as they shop. Picking at French sticks and eating half a bag of grapes before you get to the till. We see you."

Credits: Getty © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Getty "When you ask us to check the storeroom for something, we don't actually look. Or if we do we also take a little break in the back."

"Being on the tills is the worst part of the job. It's so boring plus you have to deal with customers and pretend you don't hate it."

"When something doesn't scan, please do say "Oh well it must be free then". It's HILARIOUS."

"It's really difficult to hold in our opinions when we see a customer pack their shopping incorrectly."

"We often ask whether you want a bag on autopilot, before realising that you've only bought two things. And you always come back with a 'highly amusing' comment."

"We're taught not to look for the bar-code when scanning items because it wastes time. We just move it around in our hands until it beeps."

"We have to ID you if you look under 25 - because if we don't and you actually are underage, WE get fined."

"No. I can't get you money off your shop, even if you are my mum."

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A spokesperson for Tesco told Mirror Online's sister site the Liverpool Echo : "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."

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