Managers have launched an investigation after they found descriptions of customers as "pikey skanks" on social networking website Facebook.Even assuming that they were real employees, the problem with that is….?
Dozens of staff contributed to the discussion forum on the page called Waitrose Isn't a Supermarket, It's a State of Mind, where staff were asked to list what annoys them most.
Are Waitrose employees required to give up their rights to free speech?
A spokesman for Waitrose said: "This is completely unacceptable behaviour.A supermarket has ‘teams’ of people monitoring website activity and conducting investigations…? Are you kidding me?
"It goes against our codes of conduct which make it very clear that partners who post this type of material are in breach of their terms of employment.
"The nature of the internet makes it difficult to get content removed once posted, however we do have teams that monitor website activity and will be conducting an immediate investigation."
I guess now we know why their prices are higher than the Co-op….