qw3rt7 wrote: »
A customer in front of me at a self service till yesterday placed a pack of steaks on the scanner, the barcode wouldn't scan, so they just pressed the handy 'loose carrots' icon instead!
LemonGrove wrote: »
Supermarkets don't just open to give people jobs you know, they open so that they can increase their profits but they need people to help them do that. Every job they bring to an area should be appreciated, rather than thinking about the small number that are replaced by machines.
Also, it's not 6 people working I mean. The amount of space the SS tills take compared to the staffed ones is tiny. At most they could fit two regular tills in the space, one person supervises the SS so altogether that's one job possibly lost. Though I suppose that's too high as well?
ben500 wrote: »
Maths not your best subject? Six robots = 1 c/a instead of six, the arguement of floorspace is nonsence as, immaterial of the amount of floorspace being used there are still six customers being served by one assistant, other tills will either be unmanned or used less, the personel will no longer be actively serving customers, do you suppose they will be sat out the back having a cuppa? I'm sure Tesco would have you believe these members of staff "can be released to carry out other duties" yeah like benefit form filling.
fluffybunnies wrote: »
i'm a sales assistant myself anyway so can emphasise with been here all day and fed up)
Paul_Varjak wrote: »
NOTE: I don't actually use bags until I get my shopping to the car
Driver8 wrote: »
I know, but when you are faced with only two tills open with a queue of about 8 at least in each, in a large store, i decided to give them a go in there, and having alcohol, well you know the script.
They should not be there, for multi national companies to make a few more quid and inconvenience people in the process by not having a human to speak to whilst packing your bags but have to put up with interacting with, for want of better words, a robot. You can keep them.
I am happy in the knowledge that Sainsbury's have lost money from me, albeit not much, but money none the less.
They can keep their robots.
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