Today, I’m reblogging my partner GC’s response to our Weekly Prompts weekend challenge ‘LEAP’
Do cashiers have a right to sit on the job?
As I write this, my comment on Gerry’s article is waiting to be published.
Gerry’s article features an interesting video, and not for the first time it highlights the differences between our countries. The norm for North America is the opposite for the UK.
In Canada and America the Supermarket Checkout assistants do not sit down, they stand up to scan the groceries and they also pack the bags while the customer stands, waits and watches.
Over here, the assistant sits down, s/he scans the shopping and the customer packs their own bags, though we are usually asked if we need assistance with our packing.
For me speed is of the essence, packing my own bags while the assistant scans the groceries is a more efficient use of my time, I don’t want to hang around watching someone else do it. Imagine the length of the queues if you have a trolley load.
Read Gerry’s article and tell him what happens at the supermarkets in your country.
“My very first job was a cashier at Burger King in Tucson, Arizona. And I occasionally worked the drive-thru. Id go wherever I was needed! My second job was at Dairy Queen. I stayed in the fast food royalty.” – Kate Walsh
This Saturday’s weekend challenge word on partner Susan and my site was LEAP.
With that word in mind let’s not LEAP to conclusions about Safeway cashiers in California who have won the right to site down at their till and cashier out customers.
One cashier in Edmonton recently injured her leg and wished that she could be able to sit down on the job to serve customers. Another nearby teller said that she believed that cashiers in Britain are able to sit at their checkout stations. I refer this “fact” to my partner Susan to clarify.
The cashier with the injured leg told me she needs to…
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