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A Woolworths employee has issued a plea for shoppers to stop leaving unwanted supermarket items in the wrong place in stores.
The worker slammed customers on Reddit outlining how their jobs become far more difficult when people pick and choose where they leave unwanted items.
The staffer claims to have found a 3L bottle of juice placed in the baby supplies section of the store.
‘Please stop doing this. I work in replenishment at Woolies, it is disgusting,’ the worker wrote on Reddit.
Other customers and workers have seen fresh fish from the deli dumped among packets of potato chips and prawns abandoned among weekly special items.
A Melbourne Woolworths worker has slammed customers online for leaving unwanted items in random spots in stores. The staffer claims to have found a 3L bottle of juice placed in the baby supplies section of the store (pictured)
A number of frustrated Aussies commented on the thread, with many detailing what they too have also found on supermarket shelves that should not have been there.
‘I worked at a supermarket and one time there was this foul smell in the snacks aisle,’ one person wrote.
‘Took me 10 minutes of searching, but eventually I found a wrapped fish from the deli shoved on top of the chips.
‘Some d***head obviously couldn’t be bothered walking back to the deli and saying they didn’t want it anymore and left it to rot instead. Love that.’
‘Worked at Coles while I was at Uni. Found both a used nappy and a used pregnancy test on shelves. Both big nopes on a Supermarket wage,’ another added.
‘Worst find I had working night fill was a mostly eaten whole roast chicken,’ a third commented.
Another person said they ice coffee cartons that had been drunk and ‘tossed’ at the back of shelves.
‘I saw this the other day in ALDI, some s***stain left a whole tray of prawns in with the random weekly special items. F***ing PRAWNS,’ an outraged customer wrote.
Other customers and workers alike have seen fresh fish from the deli dumped among packets of potato chips and prawns abandoned among weekly special items (stock image)
Woolworths has encouraged shoppers to respect others when browsing the aisles.
‘As a fresh food retailer, we have high standards for cleanliness and hygiene across our stores and are disappointed by all reports of littering,’ a spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia.
‘Our stores are cleaned by professional cleaners daily and our team members conduct spot checks across the store several times a day.
‘The vast majority of customers do the right thing and are respectful of our stores.
‘As our team members work hard to serve our customers and replenish stock, we ask that customers be mindful of their impact and take any rubbish with them.’
Waste bins can be found in all Woolworths stores, predominantly at the entrance or exits of the stores.
Daily Mail Australia understands Woolworths prioritise the health and safety of team members by providing appropriate cleaning kits and gloves.