Self-check­outs no re­place­ment for peo­ple

North Bay Nugget - - OPINION -

the fol­low­ing is in re­sponse to Syl­vain charlebois’ dec. 4 col­umn about self-check­outs. to the edi­tor: i would like to share a re­cent ex­pe­ri­ence at Wal­mart.

i stopped for a quick pur­chase just after 10 a.m. or at least i thought it would be a quick pur­chase. i was in line at the ex­press cash where they have four sta­tions, but only one cashier work­ing and a lineup con­tin­u­ing to grow.

one of the as­so­ciates came along and asked if some­one would like to use self-check­out. i asked if she can get some more cashiers, but i was ig­nored. the sec­ond time this hap­pened, she went on a power trip and asked me to stop yelling at her, which i had not. the cou­ple be­hind me came to my res­cue and told her i was not yelling and were ready to talk to the man­ager.

if i wanted to use self-check­out, i would go on the in­ter­net. i do not like ma­chines re­plac­ing peo­ple. i hope peo­ple would voice their dis­ap­proval to man­age­ment more and de­mand they hire peo­ple and not in­stall more self-check­outs. Peter Sin­iowski


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