And some supermarket workers have even claimed that tradies are getting a bad reputation for being repeat offenders when it comes to stocking up on toilet paper.
Sharing on Twitter, one user wrote: ‘Chatted to my local Coles, Woolies & Aldi staff and they all same say (sic) thing.
‘Biggest problem is white tradies rolling in at crack of dawn spending hour doing repeat purchases (so as not to break bulk limits) then leaving with utes loaded with bog roll.’
The same user adds: ‘Chatted with Woolies manager... they just rotate through self serve buying bulk packs 2 at a time for 30-60 mins.
‘Take 2 packs out to car, walk back in (often take jumper off/put hat on so they “look” bit different) buy 2 more.
‘These are big tradies. Staff scared to confront.’
While there’s no doubt this is just a small group of shoppers, others agree it’s not the Australian way.
‘Good old true blue Aussie tradies doing this shyte? Charming’ said one.
But another social media user said: ‘Let’s not put all tradies down, that’s ridiculous. Everyone needs to just calm down.’