An appeal from our local supermarket staff.

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Don’t buy more than you need. 


We have been contacted by some very unhappy and vulnerable sales assistants working in our local supermarkets. So let’s play nicely because they deserve the same respect as our NHS and other key workers who are all on the front-line.

When the Government says, shop once a week, it means just that, shop once a week. If we have to go without fresh strawberries, or our favourite brand of ground coffee – so what. Take an alternative or go without, don’t go back and try, and try again. Or soon we may find our supermarket friends, are not there to serve us and where will we be without them?

REMEMBER.  Supermarkets are working with suppliers to scale back the variety of foods and groceries available, and instead are focusing on maintaining supplies of staple products.

Here’s what they say:  ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!
Just because we are open doesn’t mean we are here for you to spend your time BROWSING around. We are designated as an ESSENTIAL SERVICE. We are not here for you because you have nothing else to do. We are not here for you because you feel like getting out of the house for a while. We are in a STATE OF EMERGENCY. This is NOT A VACATION! Every customer who walks in our doors PUTS US AT RISK.

We really don’t want to be here, but we realize that we are needed. YOU don’t see how many times a day we wash and sanitize our hands to try to keep ourselves safe. YOU don’t see our upset co-workers in the break room struggling to keep their composure. YOU don’t see our spouses who worry about us every minute we are at work and who are our strength when we get home. We have our jobs to do and we realize the IMPORTANCE OF OUR JOB TO YOU. The LEAST you can do is come in with a sense of purpose, get what you need, and get yourselves HOME. IN AND OUT.
Please share, maybe we can get the message out there.

2 thoughts on “An appeal from our local supermarket staff.”

  1. Keep up the good work everyone on the front line.
    Most people are good but some just don’t see the big picture. stay safe everyone

  2. Yes Heather – what would we do without ALL our front line workers. It is always the minority that let us all down.

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