I will wait for a self-checkout position when cashier lines are open. My peeve is when something doesn’t work right, but that isn’t too often and it’s a better bet than getting behind a cashier and customer who decide to discuss their grandkids. And no, I don’t need my half gallon of milk double or triple bagged. If I can carry it, a single supermarket plastic bag will hold it.
“The terror of the Roman arms added weight and dignity to the moderation of the emperors. They preserved peace by a constant preparation for war; and while justice regulated their conduct, they announced to the nations on their confines, that they were as little disposed to endure, as to offer an injury.”
— Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
|Now and Zen|
I hate them and refuse to avail myself of them.
"....imitate the action of the Tiger."
|On the DL|
No, ammunition is still handled the way it always was. You have to chase down somebody who has the key to the locked case, and pay for it right there, when it is removed from the case and handed over to you. No change in that procedure.
A mind is a terrible thing.
I like bagging my own stuff to avoid having some idiot cashier putting a gallon of milk on top of the grapes or tomatoes for instance. Yes, it has happened. I'm sure that the push for $15 hr. is escalating the transition. Get used to it.
"If you can't be a good example, then you'll have to be a horrible warning" -Catherine Aird
|Not really from Vienna|
I prefer it. No need to have a cashier handle my groceries after picking something grody out of the bottom of her shoe with her fake fingernail.This message has been edited. Last edited by: arfmel,
I won't use one at all, I refuse to.
The local grocery store I shop at has 4 self checkout machines but I'm lucky that they usually have 2 lanes open with an actual person.
I have waited in line while being told that the self checkout is available. Won't do it.
Like you, when I go grocery shopping it's more than just a few things. My cart is loaded up pretty good.
I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I'm not.
|Fighting the good fight|
I don't know about Florida, but in the Walmarts around here, the shotgun shells are not locked up in the ammo case. They're simply sitting out in the open on a nearby shelf in the sporting goods section. You can just pick them up off the shelf and take them to the front register for purchase like any other item, but you do have to show ID to the cashier.
I haven't done self checkout with shotgun ammo, but I assume it most likely would be handled the same way as self checkout with alcohol. That is, it sets off an alert at the checkout machine, and the self checkout employee has to come over, verify your ID, and allow the sale to proceed.
I refuse to use them at grocery stores or home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowe's. When a manager directs me to self serve I ask how much discount will I receive.
I'd rather use Ace Hardware or True Value and pay a little more to get a representative help me find something and a cashier.
Same here. Exactly right. A couple of items with bar codes, I'm fine with self check out. Otherwise, forget it. I'll wait in line.
This brings up another issue for your kids and grandkids. Tell them to pick a career that can't be automated (at least can't be automated in the next 50 years before the robots take over completely.)
I won't even go to the regular lines at the Wal Mart, I head straight to the self checker.
20 years ago I scoffed as well
Safety, Situational Awareness and proficiency.
Neck Ties, Hats and ammo brass, Never ,ever touch'em w/o asking first
Knew a programmer who did some coding for self-checkouts. Having seen his code ... I won't use them.
But then that brings up another problem. How do you bag your groceries this way? Especially if you get a full cart of groceries.
|His diet consists of black|
coffee, and sarcasm.
For small purchases of items that don't have to have a code looked up or weighed (most produce, e.g.), I don't mind Walmart's self checkout. Kroger's, I refuse to use. "Please scan item and put it in bagging area" (or something like that), "Unexplained item in bagging area," for every item, yak yak yak nonstop. If I wanted a female voice nagging me I'd have gotten married.
If there are long lines or I only have a few items I'll use the self check-out. But I am soooo slow at them it's almost not worth it. Maybe I'll get faster if I use it more.
"Even if the world were perfect it wouldn't be." ... Yogi Berra
As more states push $15 minimum wage, get used to self-checkout, touch screen order kiosks at fast food places, and every other retail level unskilled worker elimination technology they can think of.
If you force companies to pay people more than they are worth, they will be eliminated.
I don't mind self-checkout, but alcohol is always a wait for the attendant that's 21 problem. But that happens in regular checkout too.
|teacher of history|
As stated above, the Dems keep pushing a higher minimum wage and you will see more self-checking.
I always go to the sexiest cashier. That's why self-checkout is the one I use.
They would be great if it weren’t for all the people who have no clue how to use them needing assistance from the one person manning them all, while everyone else stands around waiting to have their age verified by that person for their beer purchases.
Won't happen here -- looks like mine have been mating first cousins for several generations.
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