It can be a real laugh working at Tesco.

Whether it's nabbing the best discounts in the bakery aisle or nattering away to colleagues, work shifts can fly by on a good day.

But according to employees, sometimes it's the customers who can make the day drag on due to their annoying habits.

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KentLive caught up with an anonymous worker who listed all of the irritating things shoppers do when picking up their groceries – so are you guilty of any of them?

1. We can't open early just for you

I know it's three minutes until we open, but I can't unlock the doors just because you're standing there.

You're early, that's great. But unfortunately when we open at 7am, that means 7am. I'm sorry if it's raining, or you're cold. But looking at me with a face like thunder isn't going to speed this process up.

2. Be patient

Huffing and puffing in the queue won't make me go any quicker on the checkouts. I'm not deliberately going slow – it's just busy in here.

3. We hate ID'ing you

There's always the dread of asking for someone's ID – and then finding out they're 30 anyway. Bonus points if your'e doing an age check on matches or painkillers.

Instead of being offended though, why not take it as a compliment? Feel flattered I'm asking you to prove you're old enough to buy that bottle of vodka, because I'm not doing it for fun.

4. Don't knock our uniforms

We don't care what you say, the Tesco fleeces are so incredibly comfortable. They aren't the most flattering items of clothing to wear, but they are amazingly warm in those chilly winter months.

5. Give us space

There's nothing more annoying than people gathering around you as you knock 30p off a pack of mince. Those yellow stickers are coming out – and its like shoppers can smell them a mile off.

6. My lunch isn't a free Tesco meal deal, let me assure you

As great as the meal deal is, many of us like saving our pennies. Going on lunch and finding yourself short of a few quid means you opt for Tesco Everyday Value thick sliced bread that your managers generously left in the staff room.

8. We don't have time to haggle

You can't beat that sigh you give when a customer pleads with you to knock some pennies off. The last box of 10 pack fish fingers has been opened.

It's probably just a damaged box but hey, I'll knock 10% off to avoid the drama.

9. The carrier bag charge is definitely not my fault

We can't stop rolling our eyes when a customer blames Tesco for the plastic bag charge – I'm all for saving the planet, but don't shoot the messenger.

11. Self service tills annoy us too

We get it, the tills make mistakes sometimes. But 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. Give us time and everything will be OK!

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