Labour vs Technology

Before visiting with my Dad at Royal Columbian, I stopped at the McDonald’s for breakfast.

I’d been craving the sausage mcmuffin.

Inside, there was a young clerk who was directing people to the self order kiosk.

“Nope,” I said firmly, “I do not support taking jobs away from people.”

“But, it’s faster.” he said and gestured to the machines.

there was only three people ahead of me

Shocklingly, I put my hand on his shoulder and he totally did not react.

“You are 5 minutes old and was young enough to remember banks when there was tellers and not ATMs.”

“Really?” he asked “What did they do, just take the debit card?”

“The debit card was the interface with the machines, people had bank books before that, and banks had locations and there was employment.”

He looked surprised but convinced.

“I only support pay at the pump because that prevents crime and improves worker safety; but technology displaces workers.”

An older man was watching the interaction somewhere between amused and hanging on my words. I ignored him.

“Ancient Egypt discovered jet propulsion, but the Pharaoh knew that to leverage the technology would leave masses of workers with nothing to do but revolution.”

I ended up in a surprising animated conversation with the young man about comic books, Japanese Manga and how people servicing machines was sort term work until we had robots for that too.

we also discussed the whole up-sell that the clerks do and how it causes conflict with the customers capable of making decisions or knowing what they wish thinking clerks are stupid for not listening to the order versus those more suggestible customers for fries.

Then, it was off to the Hospital and then home again.

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I finished my the Infidel book by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and was gonna review it today

but it’s hard to focus with the sinus cold.

and hey, there’s a second book

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“Walmart, which is better known for its low prices than fashion innovation now selling dresses that typically cost from around $60 to $150; Walmart’s dresses are usually priced between $10 and $25. ”

“The move towards more “upscale” merchandise demonstrates the changes that the discount retailer has been forced to make as the number of potential middle-class customers plummet. Between 2000 and 2014, middle-class populations decreased in 95% of the 229 metropolitan areas reviewed in a Pew Research Center study.”

Walmart’s latest move confirms the death of the American middle class
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Female Conservative and NDP MPs are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discipline a male Liberal MP who made what they say is an offensive, sexually suggestive remark to Dianne Watts at a meeting of a House of Commons committee two weeks ago.
Trudeau pressed to discipline male Liberal MP who joked about female Tory MP being a stripper
Trudeau pressed to discipline male Liberal MP who joked about female Tory MP being a stripper
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  • Connie Majeste's profile photo
    Big deal
  • Nina Tryggvason's profile photo
    the SJW in me wants to care, but seriously, what kind of strip clubs does he go to?
  • Garry Hachey's profile photo
    I don’t defend the comment nor do I justify with the statement that the ringing insults everyone in the meeting with “phone disrespect “
  • Philippe Rousset's profile photo
    here are your tax dollars at work..talking about not talking about talking cunt…you gonna need a $50 billion a year / 500 years committee to sort this all out!
  • anne marie c's profile photo
    He should be fired zero tolerance in the work force
  • Nina Tryggvason's profile photo
    you are clearly unfamiliar with Westminster Parliament workplace culture.
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