Voice at Woolies’ tills a turn-off

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IT IS an­noy­ing to stand in a Wool­worths till queue and be forced to lis­ten to the anony­mous voice which, in ad­di­tion to ad­vis­ing which till is avail­able (which is ac­cept­able), now asks us to have our Wool­worths and MyS­chool cards avail­able.

It doesn’t sound like much but, if the queue is long, one hears this mes­sage any­thing up to 10 times which is akin to brain­wash­ing. I have asked a cou­ple of till op­er­a­tors what they think and got neg­a­tive re­sponses ev­ery time. If I find it an­noy­ing to lis­ten to this lot (and I don’t have a card as I don’t shop that much at Wool­worths), then how ut­terly mad­den­ing must it be for the staff – par­tic­u­larly those man­ning the tills?

What were Wool­worths man­age­ment peo­ple think­ing? If this kind of rep­e­ti­tion was hap­pen­ing in a prison it would be called tor­ture. All I can say is I find it a huge turn-off. Rose Chin­ery

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