Everyone is freaking out about self checkouts, afraid it will kill jobs. Some people actually like using them. I don’t think as many people complained about having to bag their own groceries before. Of course now I’m wondering if we will have to stock our own groceries in the future.
I spent most of my life in tbe grocery business. They are always shorthanded anyway. Even if they use less cashiers, there is still enough work around the store.
Plus as corporate America declines, there are more smaller businesses cropping up that are looking for cashiers that either can’t afford self checkout machines or value people enough. Without bigger businesses, smaller businesses stand more of a chance.
This picture was taken at a McDonald’s in Fort Worth, Texas. The manager said all four cost about $67,000 and will likely last a few years. The store itself still has one or two cashiers to serve the customers who don’t want to use the self checkouts. The store was not even shorthanded. They were mostly working in the back preparing the food. The location itself was actually hiring.
I think one of the new cashiers actually made a pass at me.
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