Yep. I agree 100%. Too many folks want full pay while they physically work as little as possible.While I see your point, there are more openings then people here, at this time.
It is the push to raise minimum wage & unemployment cost that is driving this self service movement.
The cost of purchasing + the cost of trained labor to maintain it + replacement of said machine is high.
However it does not lay out of work, quit without notice, slow production because it is lazy or for spite.
Japan started using Robots in 1970's & their unemployment is 2.97% in 2020.
The problem is more in depth than rich greedy men.
Yes that is as it should be because we are a capitalist economy....It is up to the manager. Lower labor costs means a bigger bonus check for the store manager. ...
In 1979 the Susan B. Anthony dollar was to stop cash flow, then there was to be a five dollar coin, then a ten dollar coin, but it fell apart, because people did not like the dollar coin. The dollar coin was to close to the quarter size & confused people. This was so you would stop carrying cash & use a card instead. One hundred dollar in coins would be a mess to carry, a plastic card in your pocket would hold a million dollars or one dollar.In the not too distant future, everything will be purchased with your cell phone. I know they have moved in that direction already but it will become the norm. The first step, get people used to ringing up their purchases, then get everyone using a card and not cash, then all phone purchases.
Watch for the banks to have an app instead of a debit card.
I watched a video several years ago made by Nokia. Everything was purchased by dialing the number on the machine. Sodas, carwash, golf balls at the driving range, and a lot of other places.
Cash transactions are expensive for big businesses.
Just imagine how the government will suck up all your transactions.
Unfortunately, we were at McDonalds on Tuesday and only for a couple large unsweet iced teas. The inside tables were closed, the restrooms were closed, and although there were 12 employees behind the counter we could only place an order using their computer screen pods. And, despite me repeatedly telling my girlfriend we should leave ond go to the gas station to get an iced tea, it still took them 15 minutes to fill up to large cups with unsweet iced tea.For awhile McDonalds tried to replace the cashiers with touchscreen machines but they wouldn't let you order stuff the way you wanted & were confusing so that didn't work out.
That true, but I disagree that the reason.Actual it was because a metal coin last longer in circulation then paper money thereby "saving" money.