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workers with machines was an inevitable fact that happened with the progression of history. Astech got better, less people were needed to handle the machines. These extra workers were laidoff, and the companies were able to make more money.The situation with fast food workers however is a little different. For example, cashiers in fastfood restaurants are only being replaced in states were the minimum wage is higher. I live in NewYork City where there is a $15 minimum wage. Almost all fast food cashier workers have beenreplaced by computers were the customers places their own order. However when I travel toPennsylvania I still see fast food cashiers at work. Their minimum wage is $7.50. The cost ofinstalling computers and maintaining them does not out way the cost of paying workers $7.50 an
Replyhour. However if the minimum wage is $15 an hour, the computers become cheaper. Therestaurants in New York City made these changes to maximize their profits.(httpRICCI ALLPHIN ()Mar 19, 2020ReplyTrevor,This is a great example. You are correct. Here in Arizona as the minimum wage hasincreased we have started to see more and more of the self checkout lines. The two biggeststores to do so is Walmart and Target. Walmart has had self check out for many years, butnow they have lanes devoted to those that are purchasing more than 20 items. You will seeone employee manning say 20 self check out locations. Another thing we are seeing inWalmart are the robot sweepers and cameras. Instead of having employees going aroundsweeping, these are going around isle by isle and cleaning the floors. Target use to full oncustomer service, now we see that they have self check out about 5 usually in a storelocation and one person to man all five registers. As far as factory production, I think with advanced technology we should all expect to seepeople fazed out of jobs. There will always be a need to have some people to look afterthings, and step in when a machine goes down, but it is being fewer and fewer. For what useto take hundreds of workers to say build a car, we now can see maybe twenty on a shift.Basically it is supervising, inspecting, and occasionally doing something that a machine justcan't yet. (https://RYAN FLOWERS ()Mar 17, 2020Good day class, Hope everyone is being, and staying safe. I have long wondered why IT departments dont justlend out their ITs to each department. No more than 3 ITs per department would cut down on thetimelapse that can sometimes happen when you put a group of ITs in a room. There was a sayingwhen i was one, "If you have 10 ITs in a room, only 2 or 3 will actually do anywork." Eliminate the
Replygrouping of ITs and i believe the rest will start pulling their weight. Also, this would allow for annetwork engineer department which only really needs to be 2 or 3 people at most. Put the ITs withthe workers in the daprtment. Just give him his own desk in that space. With most companieshaving 4-5 departments, this would maximize the effort of the ITs as well as lesson the time forthe departments to complete tasks if there was some type of computer issue.