As tech got better less people were needed to handle

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workers with machines was an inevitable fact that happened with the progression of history. As tech got better, less people were needed to handle the machines. These extra workers were laid off, and the companies were able to make more money. The situation with fast food workers however is a little different. For example, cashiers in fast food restaurants are only being replaced in states were the minimum wage is higher. I live in New York City where there is a $15 minimum wage. Almost all fast food cashier workers have been replaced by computers were the customers places their own order. However when I travel to Pennsylvania I still see fast food cashiers at work. Their minimum wage is $7.50. The cost of installing computers and maintaining them does not out way the cost of paying workers $7.50 an
Reply hour. However if the minimum wage is $15 an hour, the computers become cheaper. The restaurants in New York City made these changes to maximize their profits. (http RICCI ALLPHIN () Mar 19, 2020 Reply Trevor, This is a great example. You are correct. Here in Arizona as the minimum wage has increased we have started to see more and more of the self checkout lines. The two biggest stores to do so is Walmart and Target. Walmart has had self check out for many years, but now they have lanes devoted to those that are purchasing more than 20 items. You will see one employee manning say 20 self check out locations. Another thing we are seeing in Walmart are the robot sweepers and cameras. Instead of having employees going around sweeping, these are going around isle by isle and cleaning the floors. Target use to full on customer service, now we see that they have self check out about 5 usually in a store location and one person to man all five registers. As far as factory production, I think with advanced technology we should all expect to see people fazed out of jobs. There will always be a need to have some people to look after things, and step in when a machine goes down, but it is being fewer and fewer. For what use to 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 just can't yet. (https:// RYAN FLOWERS () Mar 17, 2020 Good day class, Hope everyone is being, and staying safe. I have long wondered why IT departments dont just lend out their ITs to each department. No more than 3 ITs per department would cut down on the timelapse that can sometimes happen when you put a group of ITs in a room. There was a saying when i was one, "If you have 10 ITs in a room, only 2 or 3 will actually do anywork." Eliminate the
Reply grouping of ITs and i believe the rest will start pulling their weight. Also, this would allow for an network engineer department which only really needs to be 2 or 3 people at most. Put the ITs with the workers in the daprtment. Just give him his own desk in that space. With most companies having 4-5 departments, this would maximize the effort of the ITs as well as lesson the time for the departments to complete tasks if there was some type of computer issue.

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