Supermarket workers all over the country probably deserve medals for the hard work they do.
Waking up at the crack of dawn to stock up the freezer aisle is one of the many challenging parts of the job on a list of 100 things.
Now a documentary filmmaker who took on a supermarket delivery driver job has given an insight into the day in a life.
Paul Lang, 54, took up the job in July 2020 said the job gave him a “unique window into peoples’ lives”.
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Speaking to The Sun he said: “You have a unique window into someone’s life – it’s humbling, funny, sad, frustrating and a real privilege.”
The delivery driver witnessed a few things during his time
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The 54-year-old went on to detail delivering food for an 80-year-old man in a transparent apron and “nothing else”.
He continued: “One time a man in his eighties answered the door wearing rubber gloves, a face mask, a transparent apron and old flip flops held onto his feet by parcel tape – and nothing else. I didn’t quite know where to look.”
But ultimately, Paul revealed the worst part of working as a delivery man which customers sitting at home probably take for granted.
Paul said: “When you find it’s up four floors with no lift and you have 10 trays of food your heart sinks – I do dread the words, “4th Floor, No Lift”.
“The same thing happens with water – gallons of it.
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“Opening the van and seeing I have lots of trays of water does make your head drop as it’s so heavy.”
Other Tesco staff have also revealed some of the ins and outs of working in the shop as well as the things that get on their nerves.
For them, number one on the list was people who are rude at the self-service tills.
They stated: “I hate them more than you do. 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.”
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