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Bizarre moment Woolworths staff hurl boxes down supermarket aisles to speed up restocking process

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Extraordinary moment a team of Woolworths workers hurl boxes of food down supermarket aisles in a ‘ridiculous’ bid to save time

  • Woolworths staff were captured throwing boxes of food in a Brisbane store 
  • A shocked customer posted ‘imagine what they get up to when no ones there!’
  • A Woolworths spokesperson said staff are trained to handle products with care
  • Some comments slammed staff, while others said their actions are necessary 

Woolworths staff have been captured throwing boxes of food down supermarket aisles in a Brisbane store.

The footage was taken by customer Michael Langanis who was shopping in the frozen section of the Banyo store on Saturday night.

Various staff can be seen throwing and kicking boxes down the aisles while Mr Langanis watched on.

He posted the footage on Facebook, calling the staff’s actions ‘ridiculous.’ 

Woolworths staff have been captured throwing boxes of food (pictured) down supermarket aisles in a Brisbane store

Woolworths staff have been captured throwing boxes of food (pictured) down supermarket aisles in a Brisbane store

‘This is what they call stocking the shelves? Meanwhile there are still customers in the store dodging flying boxes full of groceries we purchase,’ Mr Langanis posted.

‘Imagine what they get up to when no ones there!’

Many comments on Mr Langanis’ post slammed the supermarket chain.

‘Someone seriously needs to get into this Banyo store to see what’s going on!’ one comment reads.

‘Fruit and veg that’s rotten or have been thrown around, empty shelves, missing basic stock! It’s just not acceptable.’

‘I wonder what the employment criteria is?’ another post says. ‘Anyone with rugby, soccer skills or genuinely wishing to have customer target practice may apply?’

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Other comments noted that staff were restocking the frozen section, where it is very important to pack stock away quickly so the products don’t spoil. 

‘I worked night fill for years and this is the way things have been forever,’ one post reads.

'I wonder what the employment criteria is?' a comment on Mr Langanis' post says. 'Anyone with rugby, soccer skills or genuinely wishing to have customer target practice may apply?'

‘I wonder what the employment criteria is?’ a comment on Mr Langanis’ post says. ‘Anyone with rugby, soccer skills or genuinely wishing to have customer target practice may apply?’

‘Frozen foods need to get away as fast as possible.’

‘There is absolutely nothing wrong with this,’ another comment says. ‘They are frozen products in boxes that are not fragile, so this is absolutely fine.’

A Woolworths spokesman told Yahoo News Australia its staff are trained to ‘handle all products with care.’

‘This footage is clearly at odds with the standards we expect,’ the spokesperson said.

‘We are addressing this with the store team and reiterating the importance of moving stock carefully and safely.’ 

Some comments noted that staff are in the frozen section, where goods must be packed away quickly to avoid spoiling. 'I worked night fill for years and this is the way things have been forever,' a comment on the post reads. 'Frozen foods need to get away as fast as possible.'

Some comments noted that staff are in the frozen section, where goods must be packed away quickly to avoid spoiling. ‘I worked night fill for years and this is the way things have been forever,’ a comment on the post reads. ‘Frozen foods need to get away as fast as possible.’

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