Stop the Job Losses: Boycott Self Serve

It started with Bank Machines, and given the hours of banking, that convenience has collectively cost us our ability to manage our money. Direct Deposit and AutoPayments too.

Then it moved into gas stations, which at least in BC, paying at the pump decreased crime and improved employee safety, but so would having full staff and service.

Now it is in the grocery stores, a move to reduce tellers and to download the work to the consumer.

Today’s Agoraphobic Outing was to London Drugs, who didn’t have a coffee pot in the right level of functionality and cost ratio, and so to Canadian Tire, where I really loath to go.

They didn’t have any cashiers open, just the self serve – by the time we reached the customer service desk, a cashier was located while the staff looked at the Self Help area.

If customers use that, there is no reason for the company to hire staff, and if companies are not going to hire people from the community they operate in, there’s no reason to support the store that doesn’t support back.

Frankly, it is curious to me the changing rewards points systems offered at other stores, while this chain open operates a second currency.

42d1f746609b951b8a9595ccf04ed266

Teller Machines

I refuse to use self service kiosks in stores that should have tellers. You always end up having to call and wait for a person.   Pay at the gas pump I totally agree with, that saves lives and … Continue reading

Bagging area

Psst: I got your Privacy Right Here

“The Databases are coming” “The databases” “networktivity” real time access live time interface. “Hello, I’d like to order for delivery.” “can you confirm your address?” “It’s on your computer screen, which is called up by my phone number and you … Continue reading

Big Chain vs Little Chain

canadian-tire-money

Proof of Canadian Status

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Canada and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s