Stop Using Self-Checkouts
Is no one else concerned that so many cashier jobs at every form of retail, are evaporating right before our eyes?
Grocery stores have multiple self-checkouts with 1 employee managing all of them.
I went to buy a movie ticket and I was told to either A) Use the computers or B) Purchase the ticket at the concession stand (in line with people buying their food).
In the U.S. at Walmart, I saw conveyor belts as self-checkouts. You know what that means? Your full cart full of items, you can check out yourself, if you so wish of course.
Don't get me wrong. I love the technology and there are times when you may be in line and the self-checkouts are empty. But that's exactly the point. It will become more and more of an inconvenience to line-up, where you'll choose to serve yourself, when eventually those cashiers, who use to be needed for the big lines, will no longer be needed and replaced by these touchscreens.
I think it's time the public speak with their dollars and continue to use cashiers, keeping your family and friends employed.
I'm just really concerned that everything from "A First Job" to "My Career" is being replaced and we're all playing right into it. If the public doesn't use self-checkouts, cashiers will remain.
These stores will be hiring less staff, plain and simple.