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Are we being hearded into using self check-out lines in the stores?

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by , 10-16-2011 at 01:10 PM (1146 Views)
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I noticed today at the local grocery store a hub of self check-outs consisting of about 6 working stations. There were at least 10 regular check-out lines, but only 3 are ever open at any given time. The lines in the regular check-out and the ones at the regular ones were equally as long, and the amount of groceries didn't seem to be an issue.

So they are not offering discounts to customers for using this feature, the ppl are having to bag their own items as well as take on the legal responsibility for failure to scan items, and taking away jobs that would normally go to someone else.

The stores no doubt keep the regular lines understaffed (there were plenty of employees available at this time) to give ppl incentive to do it themselves. I gotta ask, Are we being hearded into using self check-out lines? And if so, Has anyone thought about the economic impact of this sort of thing?

I just can't believe ppl aren't talking about this kind of thing more often and/or making more of an effort to avoid using these, when ppl are trying so hard to find jobs these days.

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  1. EForslin's Avatar
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    I've found myself having to use one today. Also, I recall a few occasions when an employee would actually call customers into the self checkout.