Even if you like those machines-- you do know they are taking away the job of a human, right?
displacing workers of what few jobs we have left here in the United States.
Let's hang on to a thread of our dignity and join me in refusing to use the robotic cashiers.
What kind of customer service are we getting by allowing the stores to let us do it ourselves.... to do a task someone *should be getting paid for*.
Besides-- stick around those automated check out machines for a while & you can enjoy some colorful language & observe some serious frustration.
Hey! If enough people boycott the bullshit machines, maybe they will get rid of them & someone will either keep or have a job instead.
One web site touted this idea:
"So the next time you pay a visit to Walmart, check and see if they have the automated checkout system in place. If they do, go ahead and try it out. You might just never use a human cashier again."
Oh yes, wouldn't Wal Mart love that-- if they had NO human cashiers. No overtime, No health care benfits. Not even minimum wage-- let the customers do the work!'
Across the pond in the UK:
"Tesco sounded the death knell for checkout workers today after opening Britain's first entirely self-service shop.
The Tesco Express in Kingsley, Northampton, has a total of five self-scan tills overseen by a single member of staff but no manned checkouts.
It is described by the company as an 'assisted service store' designed to increase efficiency and speed up the shopping process."
The point here is that while we have the chance, we should reject the machines. Sure some folks may find them to be "quicker", but in reality, it is just a quicker way to eliminate more jobs.1 person can oversee 5 machines- buh bye 4 jobs.
Corporations like it like that.
We the people .... not so much.