Stocking the Shelves at Sainsbury’s

My job was stock person at Sainsbury’s supermarket in Wilmslow, Cheshire, England — Summers 1984 and 1985. I was a freshman home from college in the United States (Franklin & Marshall College). My uniform was a blue plaid dress with broad orange panels. It zipped up the front. The neckline was v-neck with a very large orange collar. The kicker the uniform was 100 percent polyester. I had to wear it with a T-shirt underneath as it was too scratchy…and panty hose. It was a typical English summer, but without air conditioning in the store I roasted most days. I spent my days bagging groceries and stacking the shelves. I used a price tag gun on every single solitary stinking can of fruit cocktail. No photos unfortunately.

I plan on blogging about my life in England over the next few weeks. I was born in Manchester in 19mumble mumble. Stay tuned.

1 comment for “Stocking the Shelves at Sainsbury’s

  1. Sue (spbray)
    January 19, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Didn't know you went to F&M. I went to Millersville Univ just down the road. I was there a few years after you, but I remember heading in to Lancaster and running into the occassional F&M guys at a few bars. They tended to look down on us 'Ville students though! The F & M rugby team threw some awesome parties though!!

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