Woolworths Complaints Continued... (Page 5)

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In a Select Brand of Rogan Josh with Rice I found a piece of cotton measuring 23 cms in length. It was in the meat side of the container and dragged out when I took a spoonful of meat from the compartment. . I have 3 photos of it which I want you to see but can't send them to you as I don't have your e mail address. I have the offending piece of cotton in an envelope in case you want to check it out. As a pensioner I budget my food so I don't want to throw out the others I have bought. What do I do with them?

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I am really ticked off. I went out of my way to do my shopping at Woolworths today in order to collect Domino's in the hope of getting the ones that my little cousin is missing. We have managed to collect a full set for my grandson. I thought "Great" now I can shop wherever! What? NO DOMINOS! NOT HAPPY. I asked if I would be able to claim them when they came in. The young girl just shrugged and said "Keep your receipt - jut in case" - Just in case? What does that mean? I wouldn't have minded had I been warned before entering the store. A sign would have been nice. All the promotional crap is still on display. NOT GOOD. I wont be falling for your "Collect some more junk" promotions again. I know I sound nasty but I am really annoyed. Thank you for taking the time to read my gripe. Normally I would have given the Carousel store a 5 star rating BUT not today.

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A manager, Sam is his name could not exchange a pair of boots for my son because of a dirty sole on one of the boot. The boot is in good condition but the sole on one boot and I am not even sure if it was caused by my son or I could have bought it like that. I still have the boots and want to exchange them for a right size.

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We shop at Woolworths for several reason mostly due to the kids wanting to collected what ever is being given when you spend spend and spend some more. The last week you have no dominos to give in any store. If you have kids you would know what its like and the disappointment on their face. UP YOUR GAME WOOLIES!

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Today Saturday 4/4/15 I went to Woolworths at Mt Gravatt Brisbane and went to the deli department took a ticket and waited to be served. The lady next to me was served first as she had the previous number then when the staff member finished with her he just walked past me to go and help with the pre-package meat for the fridge until one of the other staff members told him to go back and serve me. Finally he did with his hand in his pocket and his shirt hanging out. I asked him for 250gms of Devon thickly sliced he then proceeded to the pre package section and wanted me to take this. I said I wanted it thickly sliced and there was not 250gms sliced but he tried to give me a 200gm and a 150gm in the first place this did not add up to 250gm and it was not thickly sliced. It was obviously going to be a effort for him to slice some for me.

I went to repeat myself and as he was putting back the pre-package meat he then said in a loud rude voice that I had very bad manners and I then said excuse me what did you just say and again he told me I had bad manners Well this was a shock! The same time a woman(staff member)who was slicing meat put her hand up in right in front of my face as though she was stopping traffic. She said she would get it for me I told her what I wanted and also asked to speak to manager and then she said she was the manager. I then asked her again was she the manager of that department and she finally said no she was the seafood manager. I then asked to speak to the store manager and another staff when off to get the store manager.

Now while I was waiting for the meat and waiting to speak to manager the young man in question with the attitude and rude tongue then proceeded to get the attention of another young staff member and took him into this small nook at side of the deli wall and laugh and talk about me. I witnessed this and as he turned around he was taken back to see me standing there but he just walked off with this big smirk on his face. The manager came and I spoke to him about this young man that seemed to have a lack of respect for customers and how he was very rude. I also pointed out that his work attire was disgusting to be serving customers as his shirt was not neat and he had his hand in his pocket while serving . It seems to me that a number of Woolworth's staff need training in customer service and dress standards while at work. I will not be shopping at Woolworth's again!

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I am asking why after a few months of being able to purchase White Wings GF plain and SR flour from the store in Clare SA I have been told that the product has been deleted I cook often with this product and have recommended it to lots of other unfortunate people who are GF free This product is as near as using non GF flours It is hard enough and much more expensive to cook GF without finding a product that is so good that I now have to wait to go to Adelaide and once again search for this product and stock up with it as we are 2 hrs away from the city Could you please give me a reason for not supplying this here I will be very disappointed if you say it is because of small movement Give us GF people a go Some of us do prefer to cook and not buy redi made products Looking forward to hearing from you RP

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Hello I shop for 2 families and spend heaps at this store as u would see with my orange card which I do not use half the time but it will give you some idea.I also shop at coles and aldis so I spend $$$s.I never get any of the promo but today I was so upset with Miller staff I wont be shopping in woothworthless again.You have lost a good customer and others that use this shop will no longer shop there.This may sound petty but this annoyed me to the max.I went today to miller at the checkout a lady in berka was being served she bought a small amount of items 4 items or so and the checkout lady gave her change and a handful of the dominos the lady was very grateful.I bought $100 worth of shopping got asked at payment if I wanted the dominos and for the first time ever I said yes that would be nice and she handed me 4 after I SAW HER GIVE A LARGE HANDFUL.I stood there and thought that's not fair I went and asked 2 girls at the cigs counter one I was told was the manager and all she was interested in was who the person was .There was only 2 on the checkout.You would think they would be obliging and say positive things instead they where like big deal she gave heaps to other and u 4 keep your orange card and the staff at miller are pathetic lazy and dirty shop.Aldis is my new shop now.

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On the 29th of April 2015 I did an online order for groceries as I was offered free delivery for first time delivery. I phoned the online number and was told two times available early morning or mid morning. I also explained that the address was for friends of mine and was told that they do deliver to that address, I was also told that to place the order on Sunday morning as to do it earlier was impossible, so we placed the order at 8.30am Sunday to be delivered the following Saturday. I recieved a call at 12.00on Wednesday from Mohamad in the online dept saying that this is no longer possible and that my only option was to do click and collect or Monday delivery. As we are holidaying from Saturday to Monday at this residence that was not an option as the food would be too late. After many calls to online dept again speaking with Mohamad I was told did I realise that it was a long weekend no explanation other than he had only been told himself that day and could do nothing about it. I phoned a 1300 complaint line and was told that someone would call back in 24 hours, when that didn't happen I phoned and was told three times that I would get a call back. I phoned 4 times and said I would wait on the line for someone to be available. As my credit card had been charged with the order and no refund came through as promised by Mohamad by today Thursday I eventually spoke to Shaun at online. He said there were no notes on my file order no 12103726 but he promised he had refunded my credit card today, I asked for some compensation for the many phone calls and inconvenience and he said he would forward a 15 dollar voucher. My complaint is that the order should have never been taken if it was not possible and why so many calls to obtain a refund. I of course will never try online shopping with Woolworths again as it is not worth the hassle.

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My self and quite a few other customers were looking for a certain Easter egg, that was in a Woolworths catalogue witch was due to start on Wednesday the 1st of April 2015. That is today and todays date. We approached a Woolworths staff person and asked where we could find them,( Woolworths select chocolate hollow bunny 125gr 90C each ), she then told us they went on sale yesterday, yesterday was Tuesday the 31st of March, and that they had sold out at 10am, this is false advertisement, there was quite a lot of upset and hurt people, I then went to the check out to get my purchases, asked for the dominoes that I am collecting and was told they had no more left and weren't getting anymore in. I am very disappointed with Woolworths, as I haven't got all the dominos ,I paid $5 for the album to put my dominos in now cant fill it I have around 60 domino that are all the same, the same thing happened with my Shrek. I no longer have faith in Woolworths and I will let all my face book friends and family know, I also am considering on going to another supermarket that don't have false advertisement. I am a very unhappy customer,

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have been shopping at the woolworths narellan store for past few months and the fruit and veg section is a complete joke. always out of stock, rotten fruit left on show and the prices are usually either missing, incorrect or a completely differnt description from whats on show. Have asked to speak with the fruit manager on numerous occasions and has never been there when i have asked, hence the reason to take it further. will no longer be shopping here as its a waste of my time!

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I purchased some goods from Mill park (3082) store on 29th March 2015 and kept my I phone on the counter to take out my credit card. Unfortunately I forgot to take my mobile back and I went there approx.two hours time and inquired about it. Then the supervisor checked the camera and informed me that its not clear and he cant see what has actually happened. I am pretty sure that it has been taken by one your staff as the place where I kept it cannot easily seen by a customer. I have lot of important date saved in my phone and desperately need it. Can you please investigate this and let me know what actually happened. I have the receipt with me and I can provide counter person's code no if needed.

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The so called "FRESH FOOD PEOPLE" slogan is NON EXISTANT!! Especially when it comes to the fruit! I have been shopping at the Chullora branch for over 10 years and rather than improving, it is getting worse and worse. In the past 5 weeks I have been buying royal gala apples as they are supposed to be in season. Now by being in season you would think the apples would be hard and crisp but this is not the case. 2 out of 5 apples that I have been buying are absolute CRAP! They are chalky mushy and tasteless! its as though they have been frozen then thawed out. This has also happened to me previously with the Pink lady apples. To me, this is false advertising as there is nothing "FRESH" about a frozen and then thawed out apple. I am sick to death of getting ripped off by this very large company! and I will not be buying anymore fruit and veg from woolworths anymore. They should also call themselves THE FROZEN FOOD PEOPLE!

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Butchers out the front of the store smoking with their butchers coats on. Their coats also full of blood. I have watched them walk back into meat department with the contamination coats on. As a loyal customers to Woolworth I don't want to see this sort of thing especially when I buy my meat from you. It's your store at Brackenridge. 4017.

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Woolworths Gateway, Cockburn Central. I went to purchase cigarettes and looked through the pricing on the sealed locker. I decided to purchase two cartons of "JPS 26 Blue" which were advertised at $129 (and change) per carton. on running these through the till the price came to $328.00. Obviously much more than the $259 (and change) as advertised. I pointed this out to the staff member who said the advertised amount was wrong as they had not had the chance to put up the correct price but the till price was correct. On hearing this I advised the staff member that the advertised price should be the amount paid as they were offering the sale of goods under "Invitation to Treat" as generally accepted. I the customer has accepted Woolworths offer to sell. The sales assistant asked the Manager who said the goods were for sale at the till price and not the offered price. The sales assistant then destroyed the ticket on display. I find this behavior very disappointing to say the least.

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You have been advertising Easter bunny for 90 cent up and till Easter but they are not available in your stores

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I recently purchased 12 dinner setting of Jamie Oliver in your recent promotion I fell rather cheated going to the supermarket seeing them for less than half the price I bought them.

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I have been shopping at woolworths for 40 yrs,I have never complained in my life but the service at erina deli is deplorable,today the 28th march at 10 o'clock there were at least 23 customers with 2 people serving,they were talking to each other and it seemed that the customers were the last thing on their mind,after half an hour of waiting for our numbers to be called out, one of them decided to call for assistance this is so unsatisfactory,people don't have the time to do this,one guy that was waiting told another lady that had just taken a number to go and do the rest of her shopping and come back,this is a joke,this is not an isolated case at this deli,this happens quite frequently at this store and I'm considering doing my shopping else where,it's a shame because all other departments and staff r wonderful ,yours sincerely Maxine Horsnell

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I have never had such bad service and rude service any where. I went to woolworths yanchep i asked for pack drum classic blue 50g and rizla papers. The woman serving me could not use the till she said she was locked out she then stated to yell at younger girl that used it before her she then asked me again what i wanted i told her again she then said to me she is not an idiot and thats no way to speak to her and kept on arguing with me i told her i did not want a argument with her and i did not know what she was talking about. The date of this 28/3/15 Saturday morning i went to the same shop last Saturday to get the same again they did not have any .i went again on Monday afternoon they did not have any. I went to the same shop and had a trolly full and there was one person serving and there was people lined up a five or six deep and there was four or five woolworths staff talking using there mobile phones just metres away. I have spoken to manager about the service how bad it was and how iga service was far better he said service was important and would look in to it. I don't think any thing has changed only got worse i also told him people would not put up with it and would use there feet and shop some where other woolworths. I never made a on line complaint before but the service was so bad .

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I have shopped at your store at manly vale nsw a number of times and to be honest I don't think I have found a more discourteous group of people serving there. Yesterday I was made to feel a complete idiot by the register operator after explaining I wanted to pay partly in cash and card. The young man replied I know that what is this one hundred dollars for and obviously I said that is the cash amount I wanted to pay and the rest from my debit account. His attitude was so demeaning as if I didn't have a brain in my head .i may be sixty but I am not stupid and then as I was leaving the store the alarm went for some unknown reason so I went back in the store and said to the service desk person can I leave the store and the response was a very curt yes why not. As Coles is but a block away I will be shopping there from now after shopping at a Woolworths store for many years.thank you for reading my complaint but perhaps you could tell some of your staff that older people are not stupid people.

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FALSE ADVERTISING!! I went to buy some Easter Bunnies for my family and Grandchildren that are advertised on TV for 90 cents each. First I went to Westfield Carousel Woolworths, then Bentley La Plaza Woolworths, and then Woolworths at Armadale. All supermarkets had none although your advert on TV states that you have them every day until Easter. Not Happy! I traveled in excess of 60 kilometres for nothing. We love shopping at Woolworths but this has left a bad taste in my mouth especially when the staff at Woolworths La Plazza were absolutely rude about it.

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I was at woolworths Minto lady with short red hair at the smoke counter not serving smokes but scanning groceries side was so rude to me and my elderly father he couldn't hear her she said I haven't got all day well rudeness like that I will not tolerate we will shop at coles from now on this is not the first time.I did speak to people I know in the area they said that is just the way she is.

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On the 26th March April, went to make a lay-bye at woolworths vereeniging. The lady who helped me by the name of Phindi/Phindile asked if I had my I'd and said yes. She told me to fill in the form while busy on the system with my application for lay-bye. She then told me to pay R210.00 and when I give her my savings card she said she cannot use that one as she can't process my payment using that card. Its a capitac card. I then told her I don't that that amount in my wallet as it was R180.00. She told me to go and withdraw and when I come back I must know that I am going to que again and said ok its fine. I then asked her to please keep those 4 pairs of shoes as I will be coming back same day to make a payment of lay-bye. When I went back for payment, quewing again, I told the different lady that I was here for lay-bye and had to come back for some reason.

She went to a back room to check for those shoes and she said she can't find them. She asked who was helping me and I said its this lady and she said Phindi or Phindile. She asked Phindi or Phindile where are those shoes. Phindi or Phindile she looked so amazed.....and she just oohhhh I left that plastic theree and maybe somebody took it.. I'm was so disappointed about the service I got as I have asked her so nicely to keep it safe for me. She said to I did not tell her to keep it safe as I will be coming. Was even told to go and check for them at shoes department. This is not the service I expected from a Company like Woolworths. The worst part this she is so serious when servicing a client...very crossed. I just had leave everything as I had to go and fetch my child from after....very very dissapointed...

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I have since asked for a letter to confirm my finishing of the credit card balance but till today I have not received any response. Why are we sometimes treated nicely when our support is needed but when we need help ourselves we are ignored. Can someone who really cares about customers please respond to this!

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Shopping at Woolworths, Warwick Grove approx. 12.15 on Thursday 26th March. Two checkouts open, one checkout 14 items or less, 3 - 8 items or less. At each of the two "normal" checkouts three to four customers waiting with trolleys filled to overflowing. Approached woman on the 14 items checkout who had no customers about going thro, in no uncertain terms she stated we were not allowed thro her checkout - she was doing nothing! Asked for more checkouts to be opened up, eventually they were but only when congestion was so bad no one could pass by. This is not a one off at this store, no matter what time the shopping is done there is always a lack of checkouts open, and why is this the only store not to have self serve facilities?

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I can't see why I was not given two dominos at menai, when my receipt was nearly $39.00. The lady after me said she didn't want hers and the guy still didn't give me one more. A few weeks ago the elderly gentleman also didn't want his and again the girl said no to my request at receiving his. I am very disappointed at their attitude.

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November of year 2014 I wrote about the problem I had with Homebrand Liquorice Allsorts. I was asked to send the photo of offending object, and following that send in via prepaid express satchel, all of which I did. I received a phone call from a young lady, of which I failed to get name of, whom after speaking to me told me I would get a voucher in post. Never receive such voucher. I also explained, after receiving another call from a young man, lost his name, who asked me about my tooth of which was cracked on the offending object. I told him I had not been to the dentist through lack of funds, as being a pensioner had to wait to be able to put my name on government dentist list. I have suffered on and , off ever since. What I am amazed at is that not once has anyone got back to me about the said offending object, since having sent it on to you. This to me is very bad customer relationship and I feel very strongly about having no explanation of what it is, how it got into confectionery, and what is going to be done about it. I would really appreciate a feed back on this subject. I feel I have been very patient due to having had Christmas and New Year to contend with, but now them well passed hope that I can get some feedback and a bit of thought to my tooth problem.

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Went to Woolworths Bulimba on Monday, Tuesday and today Wednesday to buy JPS Menthol, only to be told each day for 3 days that the Cigarettes would be coming in each day and they had none. I have wasted my energy and time going there on 3 days, to be told rubbish by staff. I asked to speak to a Manager today, and was told by a 12 year old Manager that smokes come in on certain days. NOT GOOD ENOUGH, YOUR STAFF SHOULD BE ABLE TO GIVE THE CORRECT INFORMATION TO CUSTOMERS. I will not be shopping at any more Woolworths supermarkets, again. Time to give someone else a go after 30 years of Woolworths

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I've been trying to buy Rubbein Magic products which are Australian made and can't find them anywhere, the are a green product and we should have the choice of buying Australian made products. I am very disappointed by this supermarket as I have found other good products removed from your shelves pick up your act and provide us with our Australian made products

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We visted Woolworths in Cowra Saturday to purchase a specific cut of meat. We could not find what we wanted and look for assistance but there was no one in the department. We enquired at the Deli if there was anyone in the meat section and were informed there should be two people they called for assistance to the meat department. After waiting for over five minutes a person called Liam turned up and the first words were I'm on a break. We explained what we wanted and were advised that they don't supply the product anymore and could not order it because we live on the wrong side of the mountain. We found disappointing that we had to wait for assistance and the product not being available because we live on the wrong side of the mountain so we went to Coles who had what we wanted and received better service. It seems that customers are not a propriety for Woolworths.

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Requested rain check for Rose Hip Oil, assistant manager was called,his manner was rude and arrogant, made me feel very intimidated. I normally shop at Patterson Lakes, which does not always have advertised specials. I will never put a foot in this store again. I am in my eighties, and do not need to be treated in this manner. This was on Friday 20th March.

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I visited the store today 16 March 2015, around 11am to 12pm - Flamingo Vlei Woolworths in Tableview, Cape Town. The flapjacks, yet again on the shelf has already reached its sell by date (dated to be 16/3/2015), Also loads of Hot cross buns on the shelf today, which ALL of them already reached its sell by date. In the past I had issues with the long life milk, marked on the box as expire in several months time only, yet when I opened one of em (part of a 6 pack), it was off/sour, just purchased from the store and its sour. What is happening with the quality of your merchandise? This is alarming considering how you promote yourselves. Totally disappointed in Woolworths. Going there seems not worth it anymore.

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I have bought hot cross buns from Woolworths (Morayfield shopping centre) on several occasions in the past and have always found them to be good. I purchased a half dozen traditional buns this morning. I was very disappointed with them. Hardly any fruit in them at all. One bun contained one lonely sultana and no other fruit whatsoever. The most fruit contained in one bun was three sultanas. The body of the buns were also a tad dry and flavorless. Did not appear to have any spices in them. Two of these buns now reside in the kitchen tidy.

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There are no customer toilets available in the Cootamundra Woolworths store, there is a toilet there but approx for the last 12 months or more the customer toilet has had a sign displayed "customer toilet out of order " when my son was 3 he was toilet trained and we had frequented the toilets during a shopping trip there, shortly after the toilets became out of order, my son is now 5 and when he needs to go we have to leave our shopping in the trolley and walk to the nearest pub.. it is a bit of a joke for people with children, I could understand if they never had a customer toilet in the first place but to have one and not bother getting it fixed is a joke, when staff were asked when it would be fixed, they couldn't tell me. Not happy

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My mother and I bought some bananas - in a pack labelled suitable for children to take to school. Between us we bought 3 x 1 kgs packets. They were green when we bought them and three weeks later they are still green and inedible. We have had to throw them out. I don't have my docket. These were purchased at your store at Marion Shopping Centre in Adelaide. I am really angry. Woolworths should never have sold these bananas in the first place, especially considering how expensive they are at the moment. Fresh food my arse. Next website is Facebook to vent.

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I visited your Regency Plaza store on 11/03/2015, and bought Bulla original thickened cream, went to use it when I got home only to find the use by date was 09/03/2015, I threw it out as it would have cost me more in petrol to return it, on the same visit I was overcharged on 2 items, which luckily I noticed when I got to my car, I was also overcharged the week before on 1 item at another Woolworths store, as well as those problems, when I got to the checkout with my considerably amount of groceries, I found that the only checkout that was open was 12 items or less, I didn't have any choice, but had to go through this checkout, trying to put all my items on the tiny space was hard enough, but it wasn't pleasant having disgruntled shoppers behind me thinking it was my fault....please Woolworths, lift your game !!!!!, P.S I think it is illegal to sell products after their "use by date" !!!

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I have worked for Woolworths for 7 years, I finally decided to quit. When I first started I enjoyed the job, however in the past maybe 3 years, it has been a nightmare. Budget cuts occur so frequently, leaving people with less hours and full and part-timers being bullied into taking annual leave and even going home sick as annual leave and sick pay are apparently not paid with the stores weekly budget. Managers are so mental unstable, they would cut your hours and then expect you to stay back in your own time and not take paid teabreaks. The company would treat you like crap, but then expect you to give back so much. Hence why the store aisles always look like absolute crap, aisles used to be completely faced, nowadays may one or two aisles would get faced.

Also the company treating there employees like sh**, does make the employees feel happy and hence why the customer service is never there, and if you do get decent customer service at woolworths, you must have donated a limb or something. woolworths no longer give a crap about there employees and the SDA union is absoutely useless they wont even stand up for you, they have no balls. I now refuse to shop at woolworths or coles, i would prefer to go to foodland and pay the extra $20 a week on groceries than support, what should be classified as worse than the nazi's. I will never step one food into a woolworths store, unless i could was allowed to use my force inside the shop. I urge people who want customer service and who do not want to be raped later, when all the independent people have shut down and woolies and coles are the only supermarkets left.

I have heard of atleast 7 managers walking out on the job over the last 6 months, and others are desperately seeking other employment. no longer are employees treated as a person, they are treated like a number, as woolworths know they can fire you, and have somebody else, waiting to be employeed. it is an absolute disgrace, it is certainly not australian, its sounds like a dictatorship to me.

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Bought yogurt (new range - full cream) last week. Wanting to have one today (04.03.15) however it was fermented already however the "use before date is only 07.03.15.

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I am so dissapointed with the experience I am getting from Woolworths Country Road Sandton. I am actually shocked as woolworths takes pride and markets their store as 1 that provides the best service and up to now, I have always believed this, however this has changed.

I called in at Sandton country road stand alone store on Tuesday 24th Feb enquiring about a country road weekender dress style 502712492 size 16. I requested Simon to check where he can get the dress for me since they didn’t have a size 16 in the store. He told me that there are 2 dresses available at Cavendish mall in Cape Town and assured me that he will order the dress for me. He called me after to advise me that he has ordered the dress and it should be in Sandton within a week or so and I then requested him to follow up on it as the dress was on promotion and I wanted to get the dress still on promotion and most importantly wanted to wear the dress on my Bday which is on the 8th March. He promised to get the dress for me.

I then called him on Friday the 27th of Feb to follow up on the order. He then told me that Cavendish Mall has misplaced the dress however he found one in a 16 at Craddle Stone Mall and has ordered it and it should be in Sandton Saturday or Sunday. I told him I will come collect the dress on Tuesday since as I am coming to the sale.

On Monday 2nd March I called and was advised that Simon is not in and Sophia who answered the phone was going to check the whereabouts of the dress and call me back. Sophia never bothered to call back. I called back and spoke to Bandile and he called me back after speaking to Craddlestone and advised me that the dress is lost, Craddlestone said they send the dress to Eastgate mall. I told him that he must look for that dress as that dress was ordered for me. He then called me back to advise that the dress in indeed on its way to Sandton (that was on Monday 2nd March)

On Tuesday I drove to Sandton to collect my dress and the dress was not there and both Sandile and Bandile were not at work. Was told that I will get a call as soon as the dress is in the shop. Today 3rd March, I have been trying to call Sandton since 9:30, the phone is just ringing. Is this the kind of service that woolworths prides themselves in? How do dresses get misplaced (Cavendish mall & Craddlestone). May I please have a competent person to assist me in getting my dress.

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I am totally disappointed in Woolworths customer service I have sent numerous emails with a response from Woolworths customer service that someone would contact me within 24- 48 hours guess what no contact made. I have been reading other comments and I agree it is time for change I will now be shopping at Coles. I called Coles customer service querying the price of Jalna Greek Yogurt tub which was being charged at $11.99 and at Woolworths it was $11.20 a .79 cent difference. My query was taken on board and a week latter I received a phone call from Coles Customer Service advising me that Jalna Greek yogurt is now $10.99 I am so glad someone listened and responded and I was also told they were reviewing all dairy case prices. WELL DONE Coles you at least listen to your customers watch out Woolworths and start taking customer complaints seriously. I could write a novel on my discontent with Woolworths. Does anyone at Woolworths care.??

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Dear Sir/Madam, My husband and I have lived in the Cairns Suburb of Redlynch QLD for the past 4 years and up until recently have always been Woolworths customers - prior to that we have always shopped at a Woolworths store wherever we have lived. We are also Woolworths shareholders. there are two reasons sending this feedback to you. Reason 1: As Woolworths shareholders (and self-funded retirees) your shares and dividends are a part of our income and for the past couple of years we have noticed a distinct lack of service and stock in our Redlynch store. When we first started shopping in that store is was clean, efficient, well stocked and the staff were accommodating and friendly.

Today the same store has deteriorated to the extent that the staff can be quite rude, unhelpful and look as though they don't really want to be there. The shelves are never fully stocked and the whole look is tired, dated and slovenly. If this is the state of other Woolworths stores then it is no surprise that many past customers have stopped shopping there. In contract - the Redlynch Central shopping centre has recently expanded and Coles Supermarket and Liquor land have opened branches in the Centre. In stark contract they are fresh, new and the staff are exceedingly friendly, clean and helpful. Reason 2: We believe that the Masters Stores are a huge mistake and they will never be able to compete with Bunnings.

As Shareholders we would like to continue to support Woolworths as customers but if the Redlynch branch is any example of your other branches, as a company you have an awful lot of work to do to regain a lot of lost customers and as shareholders we would like to know what is happening with this company on a financial basis and what are you going to do to regain your place in the supermarket chain? As across the board Coles & Bunnings (Wesfarmers) are killing you.

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Hi Woolworths Forest Lake, I asked a staff member were to find salmon that was on special she told me to go to seafood counter. I was waiting at seafood counter as staff were serving a customer next to me, I was next to be served only wanting to ask where I could find the salmon that was special , Staff finished serving her then just walked off down to cold meat counter as some customers had turned up after me, I was looking at the staff member waiting to see if she was coming back she just ignored me taking slight glances in my direction to see if I was still there. then another staff member walk up straight past me & I had to call out to her & I asked where the salmon was then she walked down to the staff member that was serving then walked back past me & out the back door never told me what she was doing, Then returned a two minutes later she then walked around front of counter showed me the salmon that was there I then told her that was not the one on special she then said I will have to go ask again.

Then another staff member come out she then asked me what was it you were after I told her the salmon on special in the catalogue she went & got a catalogue & opened it did let me see it & said this is the only salmon we have if there is any more it would be in aisle thirteen & it was the select brand that was on special I took her word for it as I could not remember if it was something else I asked if that was the one for $7 she said it was I had to take her word for as I could not see catalogue. We went down to aisle thirteen it was in a part were they have there marked down items all missed up no price on anything only one select salmon there I asked will it be $ 7 she said it will go through at $ 7 I asked are you sure & she yes it will I said it was very untidy she said staff were to fix that up but the had not done it.

Went to check out, salmon come up at $ 8.99 I told the staff member it was $ 7 it was in the catalogue she said I will have to check that I told I have been through all this she got a staff member with a catalogue & it was ocean blue salmon that was the one for $ 7 I told her that other staff member told me that the select salmon was the one for $ 7 they sold it to me for that price. The first three staff members were very rude like I had taken them away from doing nothing. Two staff members at check out very helpful. Something that should have taken me two minutes took me an unpleasant 15 minutes.

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Being a regular woollies shopper I was[ on not the first occasion] very disappointed again with the quality of fruit specifically the navel oranges from the USA the first one I picked up was covered in mildew I did a spot check and it was not the only one needless to say I did not buy your so called fresh food I showed the employee and he picked out the rotten ones showing maybe the whole batch should have been tossed. Then to top the shopping off when we got to the checkout the girl spotted a rotten onion in our netbag to which we threw the whole lot in the bin. after many years of regular shopping at woollies as our everyday rewards card indicates we are seriously considering changing stores. as for your NZ apricots where are they. in the bin as well sad part we had already bought them. get your act together WOOLWORTHS FRESH FOOD PEOPLE.

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On an earlier date i went to Woolworths in Stirling South Australia as i do several times every day seven days a week. I went to the deli section and ordered a half and half salad. The young man that served me informed me that they do not serve half and half, as i was leaving the store i discussed this with another Woolworths worker and he said he would look into this for me as he thought it was possible to do the half and half salad. Today is the 25th of feb------- I made contact with the second worker and he had spoken to management and they had confirmed that it is possible to obtain this salad, later in the day i returned to the store to buy the salad for my family dinner. it was the same young man that served me when i placed my first order. He not only refused to fill my order but was was extremely rude and was talking down to me about where i had Received my information. Woolworths has lost me as a very regular customer and i will inform family and friends on how i was treated.

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I bought this product - MOISTURISING NAIL POLISH REMOVER with Almond and Shea Butter from your MERRYLANDS NSW BRANCH. After 1 hour after use my hands starting shedding skin. My skin was burming and the skin was just peeling off both hands. I have taken photos for proof. I am disappointed that this product is actually your own brand. I have already filed a complaint well over 1 week ago but I have had no response. This is not good enough this was extremely painful and this product should be removed form your shelf.

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Yesterday at approximately 5pm I bought a bbq chicken which had been put out at 3.50pm. Store 1063 cost $11 barcode 0270149 011 001. I cut the chicken about 5.45pm, it was not fully cooked and the flesh was pink. Put in my oven at 180 degrees for 35 minutes until it reached 87 degrees C on my thermometer (the recommended temperature for chicken). I think the oven at your Forest Way store needs the temperature checked to make sure it is accurate and/or lengthen the cooking time to ensure that the chickens are properly cooked. Not impressed.

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Today we bought a kilo of brushed kefler potatoes when we came to peel them tonight they were green so spuds in bin. The half cabbage we bought was brown when cut up as was last weeks lettuce. Poor show woolies fresh food store under statement of the year. Now buying all our fruit and veg from spud shed top quality foods.

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Late December 2011 I bought two pairs of slacks as a part of my uniform for work, they cost R350.00 per pair. I immediately had to re-sew the hems. A week later a button fell off. A month later I had to return the one pair I had worn about 7 times as all the material had started to fray and was completely see-through, plus the seams had come undone. I returned both pairs of pants and was reimbursed. I took that money and bought a top as I couldnt find pants suitable for work as all the winter stock has been placed on the floors, despite the fact that we are experiencing searing heat in most parts of S.A. I wore the top twice, and the knit started unravelling. The sales lady who reimbursed me for this item R 180.00 put her finger right through the garment. So if I hadnt already learnt I took that money and bought two sleevless tops to be worn with my uniform. This purchase was made yesterday 26 Feb 2012. I have the one top on today.

The garment hasnt even gone into the wash yet, the lace bit at the bottom of the garment has come away from the main part of the top completely. It is rather embarrasing to be walking around work like this. It is ironic that I spent about three months motivating to my work place that they are better off adding Woolworths to their list of preferred suppliers so that we could purchase uniforms from your company rather then buying items form DBN companies. Our business is not heavy duty; mostly office based, requiring staff to be comfortable as well as look professional. My recent experience with Woolworths very poor qualitfy clothing proves otherwise. The inconvenience of having to make a double trips for each item bought especially if you live out of town is absolutely unacceptable!

I remember a time when one bought an item from Woolworths knowing that you were paying a little more but were assured of keeping the garment for years. I have items that are 15 years old and still look brilliant! I can assure you my company will not be dealing with Woolworths in the future. I personally will not put foot in your store to buy clothing again. Oh and on that note, it is attrocious that you allow women to try on undergarments (panties) in your store and then sell them to unsuspecting clients!! This is aparently against policy for all other stores. Pick n Pay wont even let you exchange a costume top!

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To whom it may concern.
I am not happy with the rewards as i am an interstate owner Driver. I always shop at Woolworhts or Safeways all around Australia lately i have picked
up work going from Sydney to Hobart, Which i still classe Hobart as Australia. When i was In Hobart i stoped at Woolworths on Sandy bay road and
done some shoping when i got to the cash regierter the store manger served me Nannette served me i went to give her my everyday rewards card only
to be told they are no good in Tasmanina this was such a disapointment i was under the understanding this could be used any werer in Austrtila so i left the store so dissapointed that when i need fuel i pulled up at a Woolworth Caltex filled up used my eeverydayrewards card no promblems why is this so or have i been told bulshite and sandy bay Woolworths did not wont to give me any points because i was out of town can you please look in to this for me and get back to me you can contact me buy email or buy phone 0410615775 thank you for your time

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Hi there, I have ordered online with Woolworths yesterday which came in today and I have paid $140 in total (Order Number:4900948). I ordered ORGANIC Oranges, however the oranges I have received were NOT organic (and I still paid for the organic ones). The strawberries were not fresh as we could even see the moulds on some of them. I also ordered MINI asparagus as I don't enjoy eating the large ones. However, even though I didnt tick the subscribe boxes, I received the large ones. This is very frustrating as this is not the first time I'm having troubles with Woolworths online. I spend my time and money choosing the best stuff for me and my family online and the results are very disappointing. I had to chuck the strawberries and the asparagus away and I believe this is not acceptable. I wish to hear from you and looking forward for a resolution for these problems. Regards.

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My wife ordered soup which was delivered to out table without a spoon. I asked the waiter where the spoon was, and he responded, "sorry sir, we have no spoons". There we were, sitting with a bowl of soup (not a mug) and not knowing what to do. Pathetic - that's the only way I can describe our experience at the Main Road, Sea Point Woolworths Cafe at 11h00 this morning. I was so taken aback that I approached the manager who apologised but confirmed they didn't have spoons. Minutes later, the waiter came out running and offered a teaspoon. Soup with a teaspoon? The "bread basket" we ordered was 3 slices toast, no butter and no jams, just 3 dry pieces of toast! The Red cappuccino came cold after I specifically requested it to be extra hot. After a long wait for sweetener, I found the waiter returning from the store as they had no sweetener at the restaurant. If it was April, I would swear it was an April fools joke. 

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I purchased 2 cooked chickens from your Springwood Store in Queensland witch had been advertised as buy 2 for $20.00. This promotion was advertised and also signage was on your hot chicken carousel. I always check my dockets though sometimes not for a few days. On checking my docket I noticed that I had been charged $10.50 for each chicken. I went back to the store with my docket and the young lady who I spoke to went and asked the ladies in the deli and they said they couldnt recall the promotion (must admit this was now about 2 weeks later).

I then said I was going to do some more shopping and If she could talk to the duty manager. When I returned I was told that all they could do was refund me $1 the difference between 2 for $20.00 and the $21.00 that I had paid. I then said that I might still have the paper at home but I had already binned it so I thought well there goes my proof so then binned my receipt. I stewed on it for a few more days so retrieved my receipt from the bin and am now voicing my displeasure of firstly been overcharged and secondly not been believed that I had been overcharged.

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My son an his friends were abused an threaten today by the sucurity guy on duty, I find this very disgusting an feel very racially discriminated for my child an his friends. The security guy was following them around in the store an one of the kids said to him we have money soo why are you watching us the security guy started yelling at the kid then my son tried too help his friend out an say dnt yell at him for nothing an the security guy got all up in his face an was screaming an yelling at my son, an even threatend too hit him with his battern..

The security guy also said that you brown kids are banned from here now, soo tonite I call the store too tell the manager on duty what had happend too my son an his friends an the manager said the security guy was doin his job soo tell me is that his job??? I'm very disappointed in the woolworths store in Port Augusta an will be taken further action unless, someone from this store follow ups on this very disturbed disgusting incident that happend today to my harmless innocent son who I must say is only 13yrs old.. Very disappointed an upset ATM :@

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We waited in line at the bottle neck entrance to the Woolworths fuel station in Verner street, Goulburn and we attempted to buy deisel in our 200 litre capacity tank which was on the tray of our 1 ton ute. This was after specifically shopping at Woolworths supermarket in the market place and having to wait in line for 15 minutes prior to being served, because not all check outs were in operation! WHY ? This seems to be a regular occurrence within this store. [THE SECOND COMPLAINT]

Well aware that the discount docket reads 150 litres per Woolworths customer. The attendant refused to turn the pump on because she claims she was not allowed to authorise such a large amount of fuel to be purchased! We told her we had done this before without any problems and would stop at 150 litres, but she was insistent and then she directed us to the Caltex fuel outlet in Sloane street, Goulburn.

Arriving there we realised there was no Woolworths attendant and eventually became aware of the swipe card method by which to gain fuel. {This was foreign} You need not be Einstein to figure out that this adventure, that started with grocery shopping, provoked a range of emotions already, and prevented us from taking advantage of the fuel discount offer!

Why was Woolworths not listening and the fuel offer not honoured ? After refusing us service, and re directing us, why did the attendant not inform us of the method of payment and that the fuel offer would not be honoured at Caltex ?

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I was driving to work about 10:12 pm Friday night 05.10.2012. I was heading northbound from Campbelltown on Campbelltown road. I noticed a heavy woolworths truck on my rear vision mirror coming up fast (woolworth's logos are on each side of the cargo trailer all in green colour-it's a delivery tuck). The truck was traveling on the left lane & was doing over the speed limit trying to overtake my vehicle. I was travelling at 80km/ph on the right lane as per speed limit sign. The left lane the truck was on was ending. The right lane I was on merges onto M5. The woolworths truck was next to my vehicle & was trying to cut me off but the truck is so long that if he merged on the lane I was on that I would've been crushed!! I had to take an evasive action by increasing my speed slightly to avoid getting crushed. His lane has ended on the left but tried to disregard my safety & life by arrogantly & dangerously attempting to run me off the road. I managed to remember the cargo trailer's plate which is the back plate number & the actual vehicle plate number which is at the front of the vehicle. I contacted the police to complain about this dangerous truck driver. The police officer I spoke to have assured me that police patrol will be alerted & my complaint was taken seriously. Cargo trailer: U96762 Vehicle plate: AW60GM. Please remember that you need to remind yur truck drivers to value other people's lives & drive safely & reponsively.

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I tried woolworths online shopping for the 1st time a few weeks ago, I received someone else's frozen food and someone else received mine, not a good first impression but the problem was rectified. A fe weeks after that I decided thatI would try the online shopping again, this time I received no frozen food at all, then I had to wait for delivery of my frozen food the next day. I sent an email of complaint to woolwoths online and received an email stating that someone would respond to my complaint within 24 hours, well that was a week ago and still no response. What a bad let down of the woolworths name. I am very disappointed, I will not ever again order my groceries through woolworths online, and after the lack of customer service, I now don't feel that woolworths deserves my business at all. Coles seem to be looking quite good at this time

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I am disgusted at the amount of money I pay for your so called fresh food, for it either to be shocking the day I buy it, or for it to look okay in the shop and then the next day it is rotten. Yesterday I bought a few bananas, and went to eat one today, only to find it was all mushy and rotten (even though it had been firm the day before). It took less than 24 hours for it to be rotten. This is not the first time. I buy lettuce very regularly, and every single time, the price is ridiculously high, and the lettuce is tiny!!! once you take away the bitter leaves of the lettuce, hardly anything is left. I cannot believe it costs that much for the tiny vegetable. Another fruit I am very displeased about is the apples. For months pink lady apples were terrible and bruised and flavourless! I decided to start buying granny smiths but then they began to have mould growing inside them, and I wouldn't find out until I cut it open. I have wasted so much money on your products and I am sick of this so called freshness. It is not fresh at all and Woolworths need to fix this. If you don't do anything about this, make a new slogan, because that is false advertising!

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Hiya, i was at the cherry st werribee store today and went to the deli to order shaved chicken meat and there was none left i asked the lady that was serving me (amy) if she could cut me some more she rolled her eyes and was very rude, i asked her im sorry if im making u work but aint that what ur here for and she rolled her eyes again.

I asked the other lady behined the counter how i go about complaining about how amy treated me and she just looked at me and told amy dont worry there was nothing i could do (so another rude person but prob the worst of all as she ignored me), i spend alot of money in ur store and thort it was appalling as i help pay their wages, i reported it to the store manager to my horror i pretty much got told it out of his hands, what kind of customer service are u providing, i will never step foot in a woolworths store again.

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I went to woolwoths sammy marks in pretoria on the 23/02/2012 where I was ill treated by their staff member. I was buying using my account where I was told that my signature was not the same as on the card. Immediately I gave the cashier my ID book,she then call their supervisor to comfirm, the name of the supervisor is Thabang he did took both my card and my ID to verify then after ±10 min he did come back and apologize.

While I was asking the supervisor what must I do because I don't want this to happen to me again,the lady called Tshepisi she did ask what was happening then Thabang did explain to her immediately she took my ID and my card at Thabang. She then start complaining that in their store they have a dispute where their Admin manager have to investigate and 2 of the staff member are involve. I did tell her that Thabang have already helped me she must bring my card back then she refuse.

She then told me that Thabang he doesn't know anything about terminals then I ask why did the cashier called her at the first place if he doesn't know anything. Then she kept on going on and on about their store disputes. The I immediately as to speak to the store manager,she then told me he was day off,she will call the admin manager,while we were still waiting for the manager she was still going on and on about the store procedure and the dispute of their store,she even mention that the food bank its her baby she need to check everything.

She then explain the story to the other staffmember in front of the customers,the othert staff member his name was also Thabang,then Thabang did ask her to keep quit all customer at the food bank where looking at us but she keep on going on and on. She then decided to go and check the admin manager. I did tell her that she have my ID yes can go and check on my detail and interview me or she can phone their fraud department.

The admin manager did come and I did explain how I was treated in front of other customers. She did call Tshepiso in but she did not even fill guilty of his ill treatment she gave in front of customers. The reason I an saying this is because I was labeled as a criminal as when I was in a taxi the other lady inside the taxi did ask me what happen in there store,she did hear staff members talking about my incident,were the same lady Tshepiso was telling his friend that they are coming from mamelodi I won't do anything to them.

The next time when I go shopping at this woolworths I will be yreated as a criminal. Maybe even when I go to other stores around pretoria CBD because this happen on the floor next to food court. I was humiliated by all this it have spoil my shopping around CBD.

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Friday 30 November 2012. I would like to bring to your attention my experience I had in Woolworths, Cape Gate store on Thursday 29 November, during my lunchtime. I slipped and landed on the floor in the centre of the Woolworths clothing section. When I wanted to get up using my hands, I noticed that the floor was wet. I looked around and noticed that the wet floorsign was not there.

Two of the staff were kind enough to help me up and were quite concerned. Another staff member Donovan suggested I complete a form and wanted to know If I needed a doctor and Woolworths would cover the costs. I declined at the time, as I was so embarrassed and was pressed for time. I headed towards the counter and while standing in the queue; I felt the pain in my leg. I asked the lady is she would please bring me a glass of water. She also brought me s piece of paper to write my name and phone number. Whilst in the queue I noticed 2 male Woolworths staff members chatting & looking at me.

They approached me, on my way out of the store, stopped me and asked me for my address, claiming to be the manager. He seemed more concerned about the procedures to follow than my well being. This is the lesson I have learnt. That when dealing with public and you experience a problem – What matter is …How quickly and efficiently you resolve the matter. If you haven’t ask yourself ten times a day….How can we do this better?

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Purchased a woolworths brand of creamy potato bacon & egg salad from your cessnock store 5/10. As I was eating it tonight I bit into something hard. As I spat it out, on my finger there was a foreign object, black in colour, with similar texture to that of a small piece of wood. I'm not sure what it is, I just thought I'd let whomever is responsible for that department aware of the problem as there may be similar complaints to mine. I should not find a foreign object in my food when eating food from woolworths brands. 

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I went into a woolworths store in sandton to return a cellphone that i bought on wednesday, i stood at the cellphone counter for more than 45minutes without any help, then i decided to go into the food market with my helper to get few things which i paid for, then back to the cellphone counter and made to wait another 40min, whilst the consultant was trying to get hold of a manager to authorise the exchange, as if that was not enough, my daughter started crying for her bottle, which i left few blocks from woolies, whilst i stood at the cellphone counter waiting to be assisted, i also had a chance to go men's dept to get a jacket for my cousin sister and put it on top of my trolley of paid things amongst other things that my helper was still going to pay as soon as we knew how much credit was still left on my account, after the cellphone transaction, but because my child started crying, i left the counter to get my child her formula, and even told the consultant exactly where i was going, and who i was, after stepping few blocks outside woolies, two guards came running after me telling me to go back to the store as i was under arrest of stealing together with my helper, i mean really now, i left my cellphone at the counter, my helper still in the store, my account card still in the store, but yet i was stealing, well i wanted to see where all that will end up, they called the police and we were detained together with my two year old, i was treated like a real criminal without any explanation given to me, neither any evidence proofing that i was stealing from them. well now that they got what they wanted, i wonder what are they going to say now, because i am certainly going to make sure the whole world knows exactly how they treat their customers, for crying out loud, i owe the bloody store R6000 and yet they want to come and tell me that am stealing from them, i also phoned their customer service line to lay and complaint, but up to now none of these incompetent managers have called me, nor show me their footage which proofs according to their records that i was guilty as charged, well woolies must embrace themselves for a good fight, because i plan to spend every little cent on them, for the way they humiliated me and the trauma they caused my two year old daughter. They better be on the lookout as am going to drag this pathetic brand through the worst they have ever experienced. Disgusted, humiliated and most definately closing my account with them, they dont deserve to have any customers, because afterall they practice racism in their stores any way.

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I don't think that's very professional and wouldn't u like to improve your business to be the best. And Secondly, trying to buy a lighter at your macqurie pk outlet proved to be very difficult because your staff couldn't keep up with business (even though they have time to stand there talking to each other). And after going up to a register and asking if I could buy a lighter there, they decided to laugh at me and say I'll have to line up for cigarettes, I told them I don't want any tobacco I just need a lighter. I dont see the reason to line up half an hour for a lighter just because your staff is Imcompetant.

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During September 2012, I took a jacket wich I had purchased in July 2012, which the seams were loosing to Woolworths. I was told that the jacket would be sent to the technical department. I had received no contact from Woolworths and called them myself to be told that there was no error and that I could collect my jacket. I called the headoffice and was informed that under the reference i was given no jacket was given to them. I contacted Woolworths again as was told that they would see to it. I have now again contacted them and awaiting a response as to what has happened. I have never received this type of service ever from Woolworths and am very disapointed.

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I have been a loyal woolworths shopper for several years spending at least $200.00 per week. Lately I have been throwing out quite a bit of produce as it has not been lasting more then 2 days. Last week it was strawberries and peaches. Yesteday I purchased what was called living basil. It still had the root attached and instuctions were to place in glass of water on window sill.

This morning it is completley dead. I know I can go back to the store and have these things replaced but I shouldn't have to. I shop mainly at Woolworths Mona Vale however yesterday I shopped at the new Woolworths at Manly Vale so t doesn't seem to matter where I shop.

My daughter shops at Woolworths Frenchs Forest and is having the same problems. Unless there is an improvement I will be changing to another supermarket.

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I recently went shopping on the 21/11/2012 I purchased a recharge docket for my phone Vodaphone from the service desk. I then started shopping, I tried recharging whilst shopping but had no luck due to no mobile reception. While at the checkout I tried again even asking the lady if I was typing in the right number. She informed me it would work better at the front of the store and I was typing in the right number. I went to the front of the store and stood just outside the door trying to recharge. After several efforts I noticed the recharge docket was for Virgin not Vodaphone so I went back in and talked to the lady at the service desk who had served me. She was ready and waiting, no sir this is your mistake you said Virgin and you left the store so I cannot change it to Vodaphone store policy. I said I was sure I asked for Vodaphone she said no Virgin. This is my first recharge as I had been on a plan and even checked the phone before purchase it said Vodaphone Au you can see in security tapes. Well I asked if we could work this out somehow as I wasn't trying to scam or get something for free I still had my shopping $225 in my trolley. No she said I started to ask for another recharge then told her to wait can I speak to someone else. I am the manager you are speaking to someone. I then asked for the store number and her name Neresa Walker service manager. Store Huonville Tasmania store number 7011. Now I rang complaints they tried to conferance me with the store manager no answer she said someone would ring back that is now 3 days later and I would like a resolution to this problem. I have now sent you a hard copy of the complaint and will be following this up with an ombudsman soon.

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Yesterday (4/11/2012 at 7.15pm) I had visited one of your Woolworths shops at Rockdale, NSW which I do a lot of my groceries shopping at. I had chosen to use the self-serve as the lines for the check-out personal were extremely busy. I finished scanning my items in and had noticed that two of my items had not scanned up as per the special ticketed price. I waited for the customer service lady who was helping others at the time. Once I had informed of her my predicament, she walked off and calls someone from the back to come up and asked if I was in a rush and I responded yes I need to pick up my partner. She then processed remove my order from the machine and advise me to wait for someone to come from the back to clarify the price, stating they are extremely busy and need to push people through. I look back at the line to see two other customers waiting to use the self-service machines.

The extremely friendly and polite gentleman came and asked where the item was and I showed him the price. He advised me that it was last week’s special but he will give the two items to me for that price. As I came back to where I left my groceries I come to find them moved and waiting on the front desk. The Lady at the front desk was advised of my situation was finishing an transaction with another customer and left the front counter for 10 minutes. Not only leaving myself but two other women how have been waiting on her service. When the front desk lady finally returns she removes both items which was not scanning up at the original price and advises me to pay without informing me what she has just completed.

I then find out that the was giving them to me free of charge. When I got home that evening I was unpacking my groceries and I come to the realization that she had only put one of the two items which were on sale back into my back and another two more items which I had purchase were removed from my bag. I did not return to the shop as it was 1 hour and half after the incented and it would have been a waste of my time. The service plus the way I was treat by both the customer service lady on the self-service machines and the front desk lady was disgusting and made me feel like less of a personal for bringing to the attention of two of my items which did not scan up correctly.

Then on top of that to find items which I had paid for and one of the items I was told I will have free of charge to be removed from my shopping bag. This has not been a pleasurable shopping exercise and I will not rush back into your shop after the way I have been treated. I will be informing other of the lack of customer service which I had received from your shop. I do hope this is not the way all staff carrying on as you will quickly loss shoppers. Yours sincerely a very disgusted shopper awaiting your response.

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I do a small shop at Woolworths Cairns City Store,at the end of my general shop I proceed to the Lake Street counter to purchase my cigarettes,this usually takes place between 8.30-9.00 pm.On nearly each occassion there have been up to four staff behind the counter,usually one serving(sometimes two) whilst the other staff stand around conducting private conversations,ignoring customers awaiting service.Last night 26/2/13 the same scenario with one serving,two conducting a private conversation and the girl who attends the self service area sitting on the bench at the front of the counter joining in the conversation.I work in a service industry and if I performed my duties in such a manner I know the consequences.Perhaps this email could be onforwarded to the Cairns City Store manager for his perusal.

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For the first time on Sunday 5th may 2013 I used a kind of new trolley at Woolworths in Benmore (less deep than the standard ones). The front wheels of these new modern trolleys stick out further than the handle bars which is dangerous. I turned quickly to get some vegetables and caught the front wheels. I went flying flat onto the floor and the trolley fell over too. Luckily I was not hurt just shocked...I would advise Woolworths to re assess these trolleys or face the consequences of accident claims in the shops.

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not sure if anything will happen with this but here goes. yesterday afternoon my wife and i were driving in the Palmerston area approaching a set of traffic lights at the University Chung-Wah intersection, there was a Woolworths van rego# CA44ZM in front of us and he proceeded to go through a very obvious red light (was red for at least 15 seconds before he went through). and as if this wasnt bad enough we ended up passing him up the road (well worth going through the light) only to see him talking away on his mobile phone. this is pretty disgraceful as he could have caused multiple accidents and was lucky that it was a Sunday and not during peak traffic times.

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My wife and I live on the Woy Woy peninsular in NSW and shop at both Woy Woy and Umina Woolworths stores for our needs on a regular basis.
Last week Woolworths put out a brochure advertising Natures Own Odourless 1500ml Fish Oil 200 caps, and 100g Moccona Classic Medium Roast coffee for 1/2 price.
We could not find either item available on the first day Wednesday 16th January 2013 in the Woy Woy store or on several other visits to both stores on subsequent days.
There were many other similar varieties on the shelves but it would appear the items offered on special were made available in very limited numbers or shelves not replenished adequately to supply customers' demands.city

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I shopped at Woolworths in Leanyer just last Wednesday. Usually on Wednseday evenings, I take what I don't need or what is defective that I bought throughout the week, and return it to the store for a full refund. However, last Wednesday a lady by the name of Tso would not refund the items worth and called the customer service manager (A lady by the name of Palak). This "customer service" manager gave us a returns card with the amount: $10. We had the store policy with us which said anything under $15 is refundable in cash, so asked her why we did not receive the amount in cash. We were told that this was all that could be done, so I said we would not be shopping here anymore. The "Customer service manager" replied with "go, go and shop elsewhere" as we did not like what we heard, we left. Never shopping there again.

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On the morning of 2 Dec 2012 on my way back from work I went into Woolies Riversquare branch to buy my groceries. I spent about 10-20 minutes picking various food items in the food market section of the store. I then spent another few minutes waiting my turn to pay at the tillpoints. I paid for my groceries, packed them back into my trolley and walked torwards the door past the children clothing department. On my way a swimming trunk caught my eye which I took to clothing department cashiers, paid for it and left. I walked out of the door past a security guard who as though as a second thought called me back into the store when I had walked about 5 steps away from the door and said 'someone' was coming to talk to me. Another security guard came and mumbled inaudibly about something in the foodmarket and a cashier. At this point I just handed him the tillslip which was still lying on top of my groceries. At this point I was raving mad , paralysed and speechless with disbelief.What is the big deal, I can hear you wonder. Retail sector experience a lot of shoplifting especially during this time of the year. This shop is about the size of a 4 roomed house,(seriously) and when compared with other branches such as Eastgate where the foodmarket is bigger than the entire Riversquare store, why is it that I have not encountered this there as I frequent such stores often. Could it be that the security is oblivious to what is happenening in this small shop at any given time seeing that I had spent time going around the food market and spent time on the tillpoints waiting to pay. One might think that this was just a random search, but I have however in the not very distant past,I saw a security guard playing hide and seek with me in the very foodmarket.How ridiculous it was to be followed in a a small area on a quiet midweek afternoon. Is it possible perhaps for you to ensure that I have a pleasant shopping experience each time I visit your business without risking having your wares looted in the procees ?

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I have just returned home after my 3rd visit to Woolworths kiama store were I have spent in excess of $230 so far this week. The store lacks any management expertise, is poorly staffed and overpriced in comparison to other Woolworths Stores. Today as is usual only two major check outs open with large queques, empty trolleys left outside of cashier isles blocking exists ,also empty trolleys and steps left in grocery isles after shelf stacking and empty grocery sheleves in the dried fruit area. You need need to search for a plastic bag to put your goods into in the fruit and grocery area. and it is also not unusual to have to go looking for a shopping basket after entering the store only to find a great stack of them left in the 8 items and under cashier area. I know that KIama residents are mostly aged Pensioners (I am one of them) and that there is no other competition in town. That other custmerson on weekends are mainly tourists who wont complain about poor service rotten fruit and overpricing besides they are only here one or two days. This store needs to smarten up now not wait for competition to arrive, as Coles at Shellharbour is not that far away.

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My last visit to Woolworth Carnegie Vic 3163 was so unpleasant and seen such unprofessional behaviour from one of the manager of the store . one of the employee was been embarrassed in front of all the customers and other employees . I am really sorry for the employee who"s been treated in this manner and works in so unhealthy atmosphere .

Manager name Gayle hill brick
store Carnegie Woolworth
Timing 7.10 pm
Date Sunday 23/12/2012

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I am working in Woolworths on checkout as a part time employee.I want to do complaint about one of my supervisor his name is KUMAR.Yesterday(31/10/11) he start yelling and abused me in front of my customer and colleagues.If you want check you can see on the cameras its around 6.56pm.Its very shameful behavior by a supervisor,and its not a first time.I talk with another managers about that but nothing changes.Before one of my colleague complaint about his rude behavior before. He is friendly with some of employees and he never put them on full service.

I think its not good for other employees too. I want to let you know what happened yesterday,he told me to open the checkout and by mistake i opened another one and he start shouting and abusing me from the service desk in the front of customers and colleagues.Even he did not come to me and speak gently. i know i do mistake but its not that much big to start shouting on me from long distance.Around 6.40pm he told me to do returns and he was collecting returns from service desk rather to pass me he start throwing things on the checkout and there was one breakable thing and he did not care about that and its falls on the floor and got broken.

I think its not under our safety policy to throw the stuff.May be he can injured me or any customer.I think if supervisor don't follow the rules than everyone going to ignore the rules. I want you to take step about this behavior.

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Since your SwanHill store installed self serve check outs the quick aisle is never manned .I find this extremely as often only have a few items and sometimes have waited up to half an hour to be served in the other checkouts.There are lots and elderly people and others who cannot cope with the self serve aisles and I'm beginning to think Ill try Coles whose quick check out is at least manned .this is not an isolated case ,it happens every day at your Swan Hill store

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I have shopped at Woolworths Kiama for 27 years and will not go back again. I have discovered Aldi and a new Coles Store at Shellharbour which is an absolute delight to shop in. Your Kiama Store is dirty on the floor, especially the fruit and veg section and I am sick or walking around looking for plastic bags to put my fruit and veg into. There are always people stacking shelves during shopping hours, who are polite and it isn't their fault, but they are always in the way when you want something. All us locals know it is one of the dearest stores in the State because you have a monopoly. I have progressively become more and more disillusioned with this store and the state of it.

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in December, just before Christmas, i was given a voucher to buy some new clothes. i bought 3 shirts. all three shirts have holes in the same place. initially i thought it was fish moths and i fumigated as well as put moth balls in my cupboard but nothing changed. i also noticed not one other item of clothing had been affected, only the 3 shirts from woolworths. i have taken photos and will send them in with pleasure. you are also welcome to send an agent to my house to see the shirts and inspect all other items of clothing to prove my point. this is obviously a problem with woolworths clothing and after spending R1000 on 3 Shirts i would like something done about it.

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I have been buying the triple decker chocolate dessert since Woolworths starting putting it out on the shelves. Lately I've been noticing that the "chocolate ganache" gets spreaded around to create the impression that it makes out a whole layer... after proper inspection... that's not the case. I have tried and tested this... its a fact .. take the thing apart and you won't find any ganache in the middle. White chocolate is also mentioned on the description of the packaging. Nope.. sorry.. that's just cream you're looking at. Lots of chocolate mousse, cream and a little of the cake at the bottom. Looking at this dessert from the outside it creates a different impression. Disappointing indeed especially at R49.95 for 430g.

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My daughter bought me some panties from Woolworths on Wednesday 31 October. Two panties were bikini style which I do not wear at all. My daughter is obviously not aware of my preferences. I went to the same Woolworth on Friday the 2nd October to ask if I can change it for a full fit panties. The lady behind the counter said she would like to help me but her manager will have to authorize it. Lerato the manager on duty of the customer care then came on the scene. She had a total unwillingness to assist me and just said it is company policy not to exchange underwear. I can understand such policies but my problem is that any one with a bit of common sense can differentiate between underwear that's been worn and those that was not. Those panties were just as it was bought in the parcel with its price tags still attached. It was not like I bought it for myself. Both cos R80-00. For me it is unacceptable to waste money like that. Can anybody reasonable maybe assist me? I've been a loyal client for more than 35 years but will truly reconsider if I am not helped with this matter. The manager did not even LOOK at the panties! She said Woolworths received complaints about underwear being used and returned and since then you do no take underwear back. Well I do have a problem with that and feel my complaint weighs equally too that you have received before. Why should we carry the cost of R160 of something I did not even fit and have no use for it. Why not even look at what I have had to return? Surely one should be able to differentiate. Must all clients be treated the same because one or two who have been abusing the system. I am not somebody that can afford to waste R160! Please assist!
Regards
Maretha Vermaak

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I just went to woolworths Legana ( 1pm 19/3/13) and purchased some brie cheese for my daughter, not sure if it was the correct one i told the cashier that I would need my reciept incase it was the wrong one. when i took it back yo my daughters house ( 5 mins away) it was the wrong one.

So I returned it to the supermarket. I was met at the front counter by the front end manager she proceded to tell me that i was not suposed to return cheese that it was a new law, when I told her that I was not aware of this law and that I had mentioned that I may need to return it to the cashier and I still was not told about this law she picked the cheese up and threw it across the kiosk area and into the bin. Her atitude was extremly condescending and rude.

No where in the supermarket does it state this law, so it is very difficult for general public to know. I don't think that it is very good buisness practice to have managers that make customers feel stupid or belittled. afterall they are paid to serve.

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I bought a pair of slippers for my 2yr old and it looks like two left feet when she had it on. I then took it back to woolworths. I was attended by a girl call Jesse and she then told me that she will call the manager who was anthea fountain. She came not friendly did not greet. I explain to her my problem and she told me that it was worn and she fines no fault in it.

Not even sorry. But there is nothing she can do. Then she walk away. I bought it two days ago then took it back immediately when i saw fault. I always by by woolworths and believe its quality that we get. But im not happy at all. Its not the first time. Major attitude at woolworths vangate mall. They need service training.

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My wife Mary received an offer by email 11th November titled "Mary, your first exclusive offer" Save 10cents per litre on fuel when you spend $30 or more this week. Offer ends Sunday 18 November". We spent $257.97 at Woolworths Gordon on the 17th split into 4 invoices. Her account was credited with 4 cents per litre. I queried why she wasn't credited with 10cents per litre. Today I called by phone and was eventually routed to a man. He was aggressive and rude.

First he didn't want to hear the reason for the complaint from me and only wanted to talk to Mary. After he had verified her account details he then talked to me. He wanted receipt details which I advised I didn't have as they are shredded after purchase items are checked and charges verified on our card which is normal. To cut a long story short this guy is unsuited to liaise with a customer. Furthermore Woolworths haven't honoured their offer. Mary's account clearly shows the 4 invoices on the 17th and only 4 cents per litre credited when she had clearly qualified for 10 cents per litre within the validity of the offer. Why does Woolworths make an issue out of something that should be so straightforward? It isn't the amount of money that's the issue it's that Woolworths haven't honoured their offer.

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I was in the store early Monday morning on my way to work and I noticed that one of the female employees in the front desk with blonde hair
was very rude and abrupt towards another female employee. It was very unprofessional and made me feel uncomf0rtable while i was doing my shopping. She has served me on numerous occassions and it seems to me like her attitude to her work is giving a negative vibe to the woolworths brand. Since this person is behind the front desk she should always look and act professional towards her employees and customers.

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I am formally emailing you this complaint. I have lived in Coorparoo for 25 years, prior to you building the new Woolies at Coorparoo, we had the shops downstairs and the car park above, exactly where it is now. There are a couple of Swallow families that have been nesting in that same car park for years now and we've noticed recently that many of their Nest have been ripped down from the marks on the walls. What the hell is wrong with your managers? These little birds Have been nesting there since before you came along, they are not doing any damage! they return every year to the same Nest and bring up their babies?

My friend and I purchased a seed ball on Thursday and hung it up out of view to the public, for the mothers To eat, yet when I went back yesterday it has been taken down? Seriously that is ridiculous, the Swallows alone? You'll never get rid of them, and why would you want to? I'm disgusted at this and would appreciate you not allowing the cleaners to continue To destroy their nests? If this isn't stopped I will make it my job to make sure it's stopped. What is wrong with you people? We're talking about beautiful tiny little birds, and lets be honest we don't have many beautiful inner City birds, Swallows are one of the few smaller birds that are left in the city. Your attention to this would be greatly appreciated.

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Dear Sir,

I am writing to register my disappoint at the Customer Service available at the Livingston Woolworths in Perth WA. This is not the first time that I have provided feedback on this issue. It seems that this subject is not being communicated to the responsible Store Manager with an expectation that things need to improve.

For quite a period of time now this store has lacked sufficient staffing levels in store at peak periods. Quite regularly on a Thursday night there is only 3 or 4 individual checkouts open. Staff are not available to serve in the deli area, and the staff in that area are so busy attending to chores such as washing / cleaning up that they quite regularly leave customer standing at the counter waiting to be served.

To add to this issue is the stock fill that is now carried out during shopping hours. We are reguarly having to dodge around stock that has been left in aisle waiting for staff to come along and put it away. Or several pallet loads of stock on trolleys with two or three staff trying to load shelves whilst customers are trying to select product or move around. Customers are not able to shop in areas where they need. I would also suggest that it would only take one customer to move a trolley of stock, resulting in injury to the Customer from falling stock or twisting to trying to move the trolley and Woolworths would be looking at a lawsuit.

The Livingston Store is now going through a refit, the stock layout is confusing and dis-organized at best. Last night we went to select mens razor blades and we found that a security lock had been placed on the prong with a message to seek sales assistance. In that area there are no sales assistants (and I wouldn't think you would want Checkout staff to walk away from their tills to help), the help desk is down the other end of the store and there were no staff in nearby aisles. This situation is intolerable!

Looking around the store, each and every check out had long queues (including the help desk selling smokes), however staff were closing checkouts to go on break or finish without any other staff to work their area. This was at 6.30pm!!!!

Please understand, I am not an impatient person, however my time is valuable and I do not like the cost cutting or the attitude that we will have to wait - which is clearly what is being suggested by the lack of service in this store.

Hope to see some improvements in this store or I will utilize my option to shop in another location. It would be nice to have the Customers in our local area receive the service that they should be entitled to.

Kind Regards

Lucinda

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Went you woolworths in boval qld 4305 twice in the last fours days and found that some of there. Staff are unprofessional and full of shit the first time was friut and veg who lied to me as I was told they had run out of product but when I went back there was plentlt on the shelf.

The second time was fresh Milk the area was unclean with milk products everywhere but where there should have been when I was for a product again I was told they were out of but this time your employee laughed at me and thought it was a great joke.

And again I went back next day and there was stock on the shelf as I woolworths is my closeset store I won't be returning back there I would now prefer driving to Coles it's just down the road about five Klms rather than deal with people that treat you like sub humans and really don't give a shit.

Sending this email is most likely a waste of my time if the rest of woolworths staff are the same I would like to thank for listening my complaints if you get enough of these complaints woolworths will soon be gone.

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Do yourself a favour and avoid at all costs. Where to begin..... So my little girl was getting her room redone and we decided to order her a new bed, ottoman and wardrobe from Woolworths. The ottoman showed up as in stock and during checkout gave us the option of next day delivery for a few pound extra, seeing how excited she was we decided to go for it.

Nothing showed up, phoned up a few times and every time we were told it would be delivered the following day, didn't happen. After a week we phoned again and were told that it may show up in two weeks time, that's after we paid for next day delivery. Still have not received the ottoman. The wardrobe we ordered, we were told it should be with us by the next Tuesday, nothing showed up. After a phone call we were told it's probably three or more weeks away, don't bother phoning again until then. The bed, well apparently we're looking at several months from now.

Their tracking system is the worst we've ever come across, for several days there were no updates. Then all of a sudden we received an update for three days earlier saying the item was on its way to us, useless. When we asked about a refund we were told that the supplier has the right to refuse the refund so there is very little chance of getting our money back. If you are thinking of buying something from them, DON'T. Do yourself a favour and find somewhere else, over the years we've used lots of online companies before and never once had problems like this.

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Last night a couple of girlfriends and myself went into our local Woolworths in wagga to buy some fruit, I searched everywhere for mangos but there wasn't any left, as I reached the check out with my other items I noticed about 10 shopping baskets with end of the day items that people couldn't purchase and that looked like they were getting put back, my friend pointed out that there was a mango in on and I was so excited, so I picked it up and headed for self serve, all registers were taken so I stood behind my friend and waited, as I did this out of the corner of my eye I noticed one of your employees staring at me, which she continued to say " Ahh you have to pay for that?" I looked at her baffled and replied " well that's why I'm standing at the register waiting" she then said " well some customers just think they can walk out of here with those items" I relied " well im not going to" then she added " wasn't there any left in the fruit section that you could of taken?" I relied " well no that's why I'm taking it from here" she soon walked away, but there was so many people at the self serve I was so embarrassed! I felt like she accused me of something I'd never do and she didn't even apologize! I love woolies and this has just turned me off completely.

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Hi we purchased two packets of roast chicken crinkle cut chips and inside the packet was plan flavoured chips. This is very disappointing from the Woolworth's select brand. Please advise what can be done to compensate me to correct this issue.

Best before date on packet: 01 Jun 13 307172 10:14

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Today at 12.45pm I visited your Coburg store and I was most upset by the attitude of your deli staff who refused to serve me and the defensive attidtude of your assistant manager that did not understand the nature of my complaint and was defensive of his staff. Briefly, I took a number from the deli section and await service, the young girl called a number that I did not hear and I ask if she was using the number system, she said yes and asked what we wanted. I asked again if she was taking number and she said that she would not serve me because I was rude towards her. I said that I simply asked if she was using the number system at which time she turned around and walk-off refusing me service.

Another young girl took our order and I asked for the manager. He (named Richard) arrived and as I was explaining the issue he refused to accept my complaint and told me that I was aggressive towards him. He kept asking if I was sure that the girl had refused me service, I kept saying yes. By this time, I was totally frustrated by your staff that I simply explained that I would take the issue to the complaints department. At the counter there where two girls a younger one that eventually served us and a more mature lady who explained that the girl was was young and didn't know or understand what she was doing. I explained to this lady that the young lady who refused me service is not aware that my business should be appreciated as I help pay for her job.

Your assistant manager who also seemed very young had no idea how to take my complaint and kept questioning my reasons and accusing me of aggressiveness. As a 56 yo speaking to a tall, stronger and much younger male, I fail to see why he would feel threatened. In short I was totally embarrassed by the attitude taken by your staff. I will also refuse to shop at Woollies until your management take a good look at your policy of employing young, incompetent and inexperienced staff who keep defending their actions. I will also investigate the possibility of taking the issue further as this refusal of service is not acceptable and Woollies should be made to account for this action. Bad staff and bad management woollies.

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The service at Woolworths in Sydney is worsening. At the most, there are a maximum of two check outs opened and most of the time, only one check out at which frequently there is no operator present! Very often I have to wait for a long time at a till where the light is on and where there is no person attending it. This is appalling. I've asked one of the staff to send someone over to attend the unattended register, and I was dissmisively and rudely told to go to the self-serve check-outs. Often there is long waiting time to get served. Many of the employees are not customer friendly and some are impolite. I have been very frequently upset and inconvenienced by this very poor service.

It is imperative to have an adequate number of people serving (an increase in this case) with efficiency and that service be done with a polite and pleasant manner.

This refers mainly to the Dee Why branch of Woolworths where I do my shopping. I will be forced to shop elsewhere (another store, not Woolworths) if this problem is not adequately and rapidly addressed.

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We to get milk at my local woolworths service station in geraldton WA at 8:30 pm on 22/01/2013. It was marked on special for$2 for 2 ltrs. The girl wanted me to pay the full price. When I told her it was on special she said just pay the fu#*en money I have just about had enough of this f**#n job. With her friends all hanging around the counter I just walked out. Very discussed. The girl was working by her self.

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There is a very small Woolworths store at Padstow that I only frequent out of convenience because more often than not the service is very bad and nearly every time I walk in the store I notice a merchandising mistake or product pricing mistake without even trying.I have to ask them to fix it because it's intellectually frustrating to see it.Obviously it occurs through either carelessness or stupidity.It is a small store in comparison to other stores & therefore they don't have a great range of product brands and types, so you would think it would be easier for them to manage it but no...

There is one particular cashier there (an older lady with short brown hair) who is so hopeless that I just leave my goods and walk out in disgust at mainly her stupidty.I usually try and avoid the stupid ones but yesterday I stood in her line to be served & sure enough she still had not learnt a thing about efficient high service cashiering...She refused to give me a bag when I asked until after I'd paid, so my goods were still sitting there on the counter after I've asked for a bag?? It varies from that to her triple handwork to get the goods in the bag (very slow and inefficient).You get the idea...

Many times I've vowed to boycott that store & I stay away for some time but due to convienience only I go again.They've lost a lot of custom from me...Most people go to Riverwood to get good service and product range.At least there I can serve myself...

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I bought a 10 pack of sundried tomato chicken kebabs from Woolworths and 1 whole stick was full of bones, cartilage, knuckles etc......absolutely disguisting as I was feeding it to my 3yr old who could have easily choked if I didn't spot it before cooking. Paying nearly $12 for a pack I expect good quality and not something u would not even feed your dog! Not happy at all and I definitely wont be purchasing them again and have second thoughts about purchasing any meat off of them now.

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Yesterday my grandson purchased a small packet of M&M's from our Woolworths Supermarket in Scottsdale, Tasmania. At the shelf where he picked it up the item had a sale ticket price of $1.00, down from $1.69. At the register it scanned at $1.69 so I pointed out the sale price and without checking at the shelf the girl called a supervisor who said it had been scanning at the higher price all afternoon. She charged my grandson $1.00. I asked the checkout girl why he hadn't received it for free under the scanning policy and she said "We already know that the price is not correct and also, you didn't leave the store." Not understanding I went up to the desk and ask why Woolworths had not honoured its scanning policy and was told that the Manager at the store has instructed checkout staff to not honour the policy if the buyer makes them aware of an overcharge at the register. Instead, the buyer must pay the higher price and actually leave the store, then return and ask for the policy to be implemented. I pointed out that it didn't say that on the printed policy that was displayed at the desk and the person just shrugged. Clearly this is not the correct way to implement a national scanning policy and it reflects poorly on the Woolworths brand that store managers are making decisions about the scanning policy at a store by store level.

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Every time I go to the Woolworths supermarket in Rundle Mall, Adelaide, I wish I would not meet a staff member there.Why? because her service attitude to me was always bad without reasonable reasons. And after I met her again at the counter at 16:50pm on the 3rd of Feb. 2013, I think that is enough! First of all , she did not greet to me or ask me if I need help at all (I have been used to that). She was freezing me all the time, while I talked to her politely. When I said," Can I have...?" She did not reply. The only words she had said during the service was " Lyca?" I said 'yes'. Then she finished the transation without saying anything even when I said a ' thank you' at the end. During the course, I felt really bad as if I was begging her to sell something to me. Every time I met her, she treated me rudely although I did nothing wrong. I remember in another time, I said I would like to buy a voucher, then she said" for what?" in a rude way. Also, she chatted another male staff member up during a service on another occasion.Most of the staff members are friendly but sometimes I really don't want to go shopping in that store because of her. I guess the only reason that she treated me in a bad manner is because I am an Asian woman. She is an Asian as well but she speaks English with a local accent. I think her boss will be upset if he or she knows this.

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hi,i have a woolworths card and have shopped at woolworths for over 30 years holding a gold card.-i am also a vitality card hold er on a discovery medical aid package coastal saver.woolworths have entered into an agreement that only clients on more expensive medical aid packages can get a cash back bonus.they assumed that i because of my package of-R2500 per month i do not shop at woolworths as i probally could not afford to do so .how can woolworths do this to their valuable customers .dont blame only discovery as an agreement is between two parties.i am disappointed having emailed discovery to receive a routine letter that says sorry we do not want to compromise our position with pick n pay so people on the less expensive packages must shop at pick n pay for the cash back ,but people on more expensive packages can get cash back from pick n pay and woolworths.this is surely not a fair practise.kindest regrds suzette mitchell

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I have lived in Caloundra all my life, I have shopped at coundra woolworths since it has opened. I am a pensioner and for the last few years have treated myself to very nice salmon from the deli once a week. I have had the most uncomfortable and upseting experience from one of the sales people. I have been told that this woman is deli manager. She has become rude and it is all too much to serve me because it seems to me she finds it all too hard. She doesn't hide the fact and always makes me feel as though I am too much trouble. Yes I am specific in what I want after all I am paying for it and I really don't ask too much. I have never had any trouble with anyone serving me except her. More than one or twice it is every time. Today I went in and left without the rest of my shopping because I was upset by this. I thought about this all day and not sure if I wish to go back. I decided to ring the store manager but he was no available. I have decided to make this complaint but not sure where else to go with it.

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To Management, I suggest you recall any and all the small Liverwurst old style 100g rolls Woolworths is selling out of your Claremont Store, Tasmania. We purchased two on the 27th of December 2012 at your Woolworths Claremont Store We opened one today and are not prepared to open the other.. as the one we opened was dreadful and tasted awful.

Both of us(my husband and I) had a mouthful and had to run and spit it out. Totally gastly. Feel we should let some one from the CSIRO look at them as a food that could probably make you very ill. Also check out your milk fridge area as well we have thrown out nearly 60% of two 2ltr cartons of milk this week both before their use by dates as they were off and sour!!

We were pleased with how the Claremont Village was done up recently and would like to keep using your store.. but you do not make it easy for us by selling us food that is not fit for us to eat or drink. Please reply as soon as possible. Sincerely Noeline Durovic

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