Do you think they should have been suspended? (Why/Why Not)Waitrose has suspended 17 staff members after they were allegedly caught ‘eating half-finished meals’ left by customers.
The workers were sent home from the store in Milngavie, Glasgow after claims they had been stealing food from the in-store restaurant.
Managers became suspicious after seeing staff eating during their shifts on CCTV cameras.
A source told the Daily Record: ‘The allegation is that they have been helping themselves to food from the cafe.
‘When a customer has left an unfinished meal they have been eating the remains rather than throwing the food in the bin.
‘For example, if someone has ordered a brownie and not been able to finish it, the worker has had a couple of bites of the leftovers on the way back into the kitchen.’
A Waitrose spokeswoman declined to comment on the suspensions.