Mother explains internet praise for Diss store

Emma Shawcross, 32, of Winfarthing. Picture submitted.

Emma Shawcross, 32, of Winfarthing. Picture submitted. - Credit: Archant

A mother of three disabled children has said the Tesco store in Diss should be held up as an example for employing someone with disabilities.

The Tesco store at Diss

The Tesco store at Diss - Credit: Archant

Emma Shawcross, 32 and who says she fears for her children's future in the job market, has posted a message on Facebook that praised a disabled checkout worker called Rob at the store.

Her post, which has gone viral, described how Rob was enjoying the opportunity Tesco had given him and went on to praise Tesco for giving equal opportunities to staff that are changing people's lives.

Part of her post reads: 'I asked him how he was finding the job and he chatted a bit about his experience of Tesco and how they had given him an opportunity many other employers hadn't.'

After posting on the Tesco Facebook site Mrs Shawcross's post has been liked 110,000 times.

Mrs Shawcross, who has seven children and from Winfarthing, said: 'I wanted to post something as I felt it was a very positive thing that Tesco had given Rob a job.

'Three of my children are disabled. I do know it can be really hard for disabled people to find a job. I hope other companies will follow Tesco's example.'

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Jo Marsh, store manager, said: 'My colleagues at the store work hard to serve customers a little better every day and Rob is no exception.

'His enthusiasm rubs off on everyone around him and he is a real credit to our store.'

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