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Woolworths’ social media post called “creepy”

The perils of unmonitored social media use by staff have been highlighted by a fiasco involving supermarket giant Woolworths.

The company is beign accused of “creepiness” after one of it’s staff surreptitiously took a photo of a female customer and posted it on his social media account saying “Girl buying mushrooms if you read this, we will be in this section every night at 7:38pm until we meet again”

This post was then replied to on an official Woolworths’ account with a wink emoticon and a series of punning posts such as:

“Hey Blake, whilst we’re more interested in matching your dear friend Brok with the perfect chick-en and bay leaf to create the curry of his dreams, we still think you’re a great wing-man!”

Direct replies to Woolworths’ response were mostly positive. But elsewhere on social media, some commenters were incensed – and the incident prompted several angry comment pieces in other media outlets, according to The New Daily.

As one comment asked: “Who let the work experience kid in the PR department near their social media?”

One of the kinder responses that the Woolworths’ reply post received was that it is “cute and creepy but cute”.

Woolworths decline to comment when approached by The New Daily.

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