Morrisons to sack people for the blight that is self-service tills
Basically, supermarkets are not only replacing human beings with robots, but they're also expecting you to do the work vacated by them. Will we see a drop in price for doing our own check-out duties? Like fuck.
Of course, in a climate where people are really struggling to find a job, Morrisons are just the latest set of shagsacks who are willing to ignore it and provide a system so irritating that it can only be a profit-lengthening campaign.
The only thing that would make self-service checkouts useful is if they came with a loaded revolver attached to the side so you could end your life as the pointless machine creepily tells you about an unexpected item in the bagging area. Of course, the unexpected item is a human head, repeatedly banging against it in a weirdly staffless supermarket.
Instead of people who need jobs, now, Morrisons will only require one or two people at each store to cash from the tills at the end of each day.
Morrisons said: "The introduction of new technology is an ongoing programme to ensure that Morrisons continues to improve its competitiveness. The new technology will simplify the operation and mean that cash can be automatically counted."
Apart from the antisocial arseholes who actually prefer these machines, the rest of us should make sure these godawful machines actually cost the supermarkets money by exploiting the fact that they make it really easy to shoplift or, indeed, we should all 'accidentally' fill them with fizzy pop until the insides rot.
Get rid of them. Get rid of them now.