Life as a frontline checkout worker at Tesco
What's it like on the frontline as a Tesco Checkout worker during the coronavirus outbreak?
Gemma Gosden tells us all about her recent experiences working as a 'checkout girl'.
"Since COVID-19 caused the UK to go into lockdown, I found myself trying to fill my days (very unsuccessfully) with rewarding tasks. I did everything you can imagine: decluttered my entire room in a single day, washed my car (aka sprayed it with a hose), took up (and very quickly gave up) drawing, watched the entirety of Tiger King in a single day and attempted a few (one) at-home workouts.
I realised that I couldn’t do this for the indefinite future. Hence, I applied to every job under the sun online, and was, in summary, aired. Either the positions were filled, closed or, more than likely, I wasn’t good enough for them.
But then luck struck! A friend of a friend advertised that my local Tesco was taking walk-in interviews. This is episode 1 of an audio diary/podcast hybrid that I have made to document my journey on the “front-line” as a Tesco checkout employee. Give it a listen to find out more".
SPOILER: I got the job.