Dear friends whom eat at fast foods:
I’m not here to bring criticism regarding fast food, but to ask you for a favor. As fancy as those new self checking out machines might look, please do not use them. Waiting in line for a few minutes will not make you faint of famine. Why my request? As more as you use them, the opportunity for someone to be hired as a cashier will decreased.
Since I don’t do fast food restaurants, when I go to Harris Teeters (grocery store) I refused to go to the self checkout even when I rather don’t want human interaction. You know how annoying the self checkouts are when telling you “Please remove the item and scan it again, etc…”
One employee, at HT, recently noticed I was waiting in line with 4 items. She walked to me from the Customer Service desk and grab my basket and said “hello”, followed by telling me the self checkouts were opened. I told her “thanks, I do not mind waiting.” She grabbed my basket and scanned the items herself. I thanked her, and she asked me why I always wait in line even when I get few items (she recognized me as a regular customer, and she is very friendly). My reply? “Rather I see humans at the store, you guys always smile”. She smiled at me in a way of “You sound crazy, but I internally agreed”.
Same thing happens at the CVS Pharmacies, many self checkouts, which by the way, are always messed up, and one employee standing telling customers to use them. I simply request to have the employee to scan my products. Not as been lazy, as I bag all my stuff, but in a way to protest the corporations for reducing the workers.
Again, this is a friendly request. As I was looking for a McDonald’s self checkout photo, just found out other fast foods are also doing the same thing. That’s kind of crazy. And if you are about to type a funny comment about the minimum wage been raised, please don’t bother. Any person should earn a decent salary no matter what they do.
Thanks in advance.