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‘Ignored, abused and underpaid, the unsung heroines of the food chain are suddenly in the spotlight thanks to French till tapper Anna Sam.’ The Sun

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 Tillsis 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

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