Subway worker caught drying her wet SOCKS in the sandwich oven after posting the picture on Instagram

March 18, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Sandwich giant Subway have launched an investigation after a worker was caught using the bread oven – to dry her WET SOCKS and GLOVES.

Astonishingly, the female member of staff was rumbled after she posted a picture of her soggy clothes drying off on her Instagram page – which has over 400 followers.

The unhygienic image shows a pair of purple socks and dark gloves laid out on the heated metal racks which are used to cook bread.

A picture taken by the female member of staff of her socks being dried in the bread oven at a Subway takeaway

A picture taken by the female member of staff of her socks being dried in the bread oven at a Subway takeaway

Alongside the picture, the worker wrote: “Socks and gloves drying in the oven at work ha #Worcester #floods #wet #gloves #socks”

Jessica Hinton, a regular customer at the Subway store in the St John’s area of Worcester, spotted the image online and complained.

The 29-year-old was then offered vouchers by the store manager – who called her the next day.

The Instagram post with the picture of the socks

The Instagram post with the picture of the socks

Staff serving baguettes at a Subway (file picture)

Staff serving baguettes at a Subway (file picture)

The Subway at St John's in Worcester where the incident happened

The Subway at St John’s in Worcester where the incident happened

And she was even private messaged on Facebook by the member of staff in question – who apologised and said her boss “didn’t think it fair I have wet feet for a nine-hour shift”.

After declining the vouchers, Jessica went to the store to speak to the manager in person who said the worker was made to apologise or face losing her job.

Bizarrely, the boss then offered the angry customer a Sunday job and two free six-inch sandwiches.

Yesterday (Tues) Jessica said: “It came to light that a member of staff had gone to work after travelling through the Worcester floods and put her wet socks and gloves in their bread oven.

“She then took pictures and posted them on Twitter and Instagram.

“I complained and the manager of the store contacted me on my mobile the next morning stating that he was sorry and would send me vouchers in the post.

“I clearly stated that I would not be going to their store again.

“I put the phone down and five minutes later the staff member herself private messaged me on Facebook saying how truly sorry she and her boss were, that it was a stupid act, and that her ‘boss didn’t think it fair I have wet feet for a nine-hour shift’.”

Subway operates as a franchise across the UK and the manager of the St John’s store declined to comment.

But Andrea Fleck, development agent for the Subway brand in Worcestershire, said: “We are in the process of investigating the facts at this particular franchise.

“The Subway brand takes food and product safety extremely seriously.”

It is not the first time workers have disgusted customers with their foot hygiene.

Last month a male worker at Dixy Chicken in Birmingham sparked outrage when he was filmed washing his FEET in a sink at the takeaway shop.

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