Checkout : A Life on the Tills, Paperback Book

Checkout : A Life on the Tills Paperback

3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Can you scan 800 barcodes an hour? Can you smile and say 'thanks' 500 times a day? Do you never need to go to the toilet? Then working at a supermarket checkout could be just the job for you. Anna Sam spent 8 years as a checkout girl. Checkout - A Life on the Tills is a witty look at what it's really like to work in a supermarket: the relentless grind and less-than-perfect working conditions, along with people-watching and encounters with every kind of customer from the bizarre to the downright rude. Sam's story has won her fans all over Europe, turning Checkout - A Life on the Tills into a huge international bestseller, published in 10 languages.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Gallic Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9781906040291



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Loved it - got it sent free from the publishers and I have to admit I wasn't expecting much. A great read that doesn't require much thinking. If you're sick of chick lit but still want a giggle, this is the book. I read it in 5 hours (probably would've been 3 if I'd read it straight through).And if you think that working at the checkout is a piece of cake...think again.

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a great little book that i really enjoyed it brought back some memories of when i worked as a checkout girl a must read for anyone who has ever slaved over a till