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Hypocrites

By Linda Caffee
Posted Nov 10th 2020 8:13AM

While the above statement is not technically true, many drivers think they will be done out of a job.


My question is, how many of these drivers use the self-checkout by choice at a grocery store? How many people in time is this going to put out of a job?  When I look at the checkers at these stores, they are often older, and I am sure they need the job; for that matter, I cannot imagine anyone working at these stores that do not need a job.


We have seen self-checkout for a small number of groceries in the past, but now we have seen our first big box store have ZERO checkers.  The checkout area had been changed, and the patrons now had lots of room to check out huge shopping carts full of groceries.  There were at least 15 stations with two ladies to assist us when we, the patrons, did something wrong. Last I knew, I do not get a W2 from these stores, and I did not notice any drop in my grocery bill as I checked myself out.

Every time we choose to use something automated, we are potentially putting someone out of a job.

No longer jobs:

Switchboard operators 

Phone operators 

Gas station attendants 

Elevator operators

People to take your groceries to your car


Will your job be next on this list?

Bob & Linda Caffee

TeamCaffee

Saint Louis MO

Expediters since January 2005

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