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originally posted by: TheKnightofDoom
a reply to: Vasa Croe
This isn't about the minimum wage this automation will be effecting 75% of jobs in the next 20 years.
What do you do btw I'm sure you will be jumping for joy when a robot takes your job.
Remember the Luddites.
originally posted by: olaru12
originally posted by: dreamingawake
Are people ever going to boycott McDonalds? Go elsewhere for fast food, plus it's probably cheaper to boot. Now is a time more than ever.
I quit McDonalds and all fast food etal, in favor of small restaurants where people actually care about their patrons.
Even roadside taco trucks will get my business.
originally posted by: olaru12
originally posted by: EvillerBob
originally posted by: Vasa Croe
Next up...McDonald's way of telling $15/hr min wage strikers to eat a Hillary voter
A friend of mine just took and posted these on FB from a McD's in TN.
I have to laugh at the irony. While the workers were striking the big corporate food chains were out smarting them. Now what? Sure those $15/hr food jobs will still be there, but not many....
I will be interested to see how many of these go in and how many chains pick it up. Pretty brilliant if you ask me. Likely going to cause a lot of pain for the current, or soon to be not current work force in the industry.
At least if you get your order wrong, now you'll only have yourself to blame!
I love those machines. They actually make it more pleasant to select, place, and pay for an order. Less jostling with crowds, shouting over the counter, mixed-up orders, etc. Tap the screen, pay, wait for ticket number to be called, collect and walk out. Awesome.
In fact, I would say you get significantly better service from a machine than you get from any of the counter staff.
What difference does it make, when all they serve is garbage.
I'd rather pay a bit more and eat in a mom and pop restaurant and leave the cute waitress a nice tip.
originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: TheKnightofDoom
I've brought this up several times.
We need to decide how society is going to function once we reach the post-occupational point.
Because it's coming sooner than many realize.
originally posted by: pianopraze
If I saw this, I would ask to the see the manager. Tell the manager I will never eat at your restaurant until you remove these machines, ask if the store owner is there or for store owners email/telephone and tell the store owner the same thing.
We CAN change these things. Look at this last election.
If we do nothing this will be our future.
Yes, it will happen all over. It's just a matter of when. Every dollar the minimum wage goes up just makes the inevitable happen more quickly. And it will happen for some very high-paying jobs as well, including attorneys and even doctors. AI can write better wills and diagnose diseases more accurately. No job is exempt.