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Old 10-09-2012, 12:14
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Very funny programme, as a manager of a supermarket I can relate to it very much, in fact I can see so many of my staff in the characters! A must watch for anyone who works in that sort of environment
I worked for Sainsburys as a student and my wife worked for them for many years as a HR manager, and we've managed to match every character with someone we worked with (often several).

"Why is it always the bakers?" was one of my wives comments. It's as if the unsocial hours attract a certain type of character.

The Butchers view on the Bakers standing was pretty accurate too.
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Old 10-09-2012, 14:22
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It's a god job I'm wearing my corset for I fear my sides have split
I am amazed that you are allowed straps in your wing?
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Old 10-09-2012, 22:31
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Just caught up on ep 3 today. I must say I am really enjoying this series, more so than the first. I like how they have moved things on and I am laughing more now.
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Old 10-09-2012, 22:37
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I worked for Sainsburys as a student and my wife worked for them for many years as a HR manager, and we've managed to match every character with someone we worked with (often several).

"Why is it always the bakers?" was one of my wives comments. It's as if the unsocial hours attract a certain type of character.

The Butchers view on the Bakers standing was pretty accurate too.
Now, you see, I work for Sainsburys and I think this show is a load of old tosh.

But as far as the bakers are concerned, I will give you that one.
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Old 10-09-2012, 22:48
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For me this line was one of the best from Episode 2, when Julie asked Katie how she was enjoying working on the kiosk and said 'a step up from working on the tills'. Now if you don't or have never worked in a supermarket that will mean nothing to you, but if you have, you'll understand what I mean
Er, I work on the tills.And I'd say rather that than working on the shop floor and constantly being asked where things are by the customers!

And those two on the desk? Ridiculous characters who spend most of their time yakking and messing around. They would be in the manager's office in no time in our store.

Though they wouldn't be together if they worked for us. There's only ever one person on the desk, working flat out. No time for jolly japes on there.

Oh and I know it's a comedy (of sorts). But I'd still like a little realism please.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:20
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Now, you see, I work for Sainsburys and I think this show is a load of old tosh.

But as far as the bakers are concerned, I will give you that one.
Well firstly you probably worked in a more upmarket store.

And secondly my time was about 20 years ago and I will admit that many things have changed since then. You wouldn't get away with many things we did back then.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:30
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Er, I work on the tills.And I'd say rather that than working on the shop floor and constantly being asked where things are by the customers!
Depends on your viewpoint I guess but as a Grocery boy it was far better being on the shop floor than tied to a till.

Yes you did get asked where things were but if you were strolling across the store with a customer to show them where something was then you weren't putting out and no one could moan at you for not working. Also it gave you the chance to swing by bakery/deli and chat to the girl's there on your way back.

You were free, you could wander back and forth from the warehouse too.

Amongst Grocery staff being called to tills was the worst thing that could happen to you, even collecting trollies from the car park was preferable.
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Old 11-09-2012, 13:16
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Old 11-09-2012, 13:46
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I love Margaret and Lorraine. Julie has been changed totally now, not enjoying her any more.
I agree. She just comes across as a loon now, whereas last series she was believable as the ambitious junior manager with poor people skills. Even her crush on Gavin has become a bit 'carry on', whereas last series it was quite sad and pathetic.
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Old 11-09-2012, 16:17
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I'm enjoying this series, definitely an improvement on the first
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Old 11-09-2012, 19:44
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Depends on your viewpoint I guess but as a Grocery boy it was far better being on the shop floor than tied to a till.

Yes you did get asked where things were but if you were strolling across the store with a customer to show them where something was then you weren't putting out and no one could moan at you for not working. Also it gave you the chance to swing by bakery/deli and chat to the girl's there on your way back.

You were free, you could wander back and forth from the warehouse too.

Amongst Grocery staff being called to tills was the worst thing that could happen to you, even collecting trollies from the car park was preferable.



Ha, it's still detested by shopfloor staff to be honest with you. But I'm lazy and I'd rather be sat on a till.
Although there isn't any freedom.
As for the "girls" on the deli I think most of ours are in their fifties!
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Old 11-09-2012, 20:31
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It was quite worrying watching Dragons Den and seeing Lorraine over Hilary...
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Old 11-09-2012, 22:57
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Episode 3 was v funny. Stephanie Beacham as a hard-faced northerner is absolutely genius - I've never actually thought she was that great an actress but she has totally brought the character of Lorraine to life brilliantly. It's fantastic hearing her swear ha ha
Open the bastard doors

I love Lorraine.
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Old 12-09-2012, 14:24
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I don't this is as good as the first series.

The new boss is a great introduction to the cast
The deputy has gone right down hill
So have the customer services girl, the fat lass and the lazy bloke.
The butchers are still on good form as is the simpleton and the dotty old lady.
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Old 12-09-2012, 15:05
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Lorraine's a great character. I've always associated Stephanie Beacham with glamorous roles, but she's shown how versatile she is as she's totally believable as a hard-faced Northerner.

I find Margaret rather puzzling as a character, actually. I don't know whether to laugh at her or to feel sorry for her.
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Old 12-09-2012, 16:07
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He was Gary's mate in good night sweetheart as well. Can't believe that he's managed to put on even more weight since then.
He played 'Jack' in Bread. Aww, I like him.
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Old 12-09-2012, 21:06
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Lorraine's a great character. I've always associated Stephanie Beacham with glamorous roles, but she's shown how versatile she is as she's totally believable as a hard-faced Northerner.
I've always felt that SB is very underrated - although she has the 'diva' image from her time in Dynasty and The Colbys, whenever I've seen her being interviewed she never seems to take herself too seriously.
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Old 14-09-2012, 21:06
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"no ifs buts or bollocks" lol
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Old 14-09-2012, 21:10
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"We're like shit and shoe polish you an' me ..."

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Old 14-09-2012, 21:12
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"We're like shit and shoe polish you an' me ..."

Lol

She's given some good lines tonight!
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Old 14-09-2012, 21:13
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she is on top form tonight
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Old 14-09-2012, 21:13
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Lol

She's given some good lines tonight!
I love her, Stephanie Beacham is fantastic. Reminds me of Hilary Devey hahaha

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Old 14-09-2012, 21:16
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I love her, Stephanie Beacham is fantastic. Reminds me of Hilary Devey hahaha

Yeah she does actually!!
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Old 14-09-2012, 21:27
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Always over too soon
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Old 14-09-2012, 21:30
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I'm really enjoying this series, more so than the first series.
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