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Wal-Mart To Replace Human Workers with robots

Wal-Mart To Replace Human Workers with robots

Postby averagejoe » Oct 30th, 2017, 8:27 am

Well, well after Wal-Mart destroyed many small town businesses across America and creating a lot of part time work at minimum wage...now their going to replace many workers with robots!




http://investmentwatchblog.com/wal-mart ... ng-robots/
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Re: Wal-Mart To Replace Human Workers with robots

Postby Fancy » Oct 30th, 2017, 8:30 am

Maybe now those empty shelves will get filled with the employees already in place.

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Re: Wal-Mart To Replace Human Workers with robots

Postby Even Steven » Oct 30th, 2017, 8:36 am

One day I hope to be greeted by a robot saying "Welcome to Walmart" instead of a grandma who can barely stand.
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Re: Wal-Mart To Replace Human Workers with robots

Postby Bsuds » Oct 30th, 2017, 8:38 am

Considering the shrinking workforce this will certainly be a help. As well as providing new and higher paying jobs creating and maintaining these automations.
Everywhere you go there are "We are hiring" signs including WalMart, so how is this a bad thing?

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Re: Wal-Mart To Replace Human Workers with robots

Postby RupertBear » Oct 30th, 2017, 8:38 am

Really just an extension on the self-checkouts, which have been in use for almost two decades. One staff member overseeing eight or ten tills. Who needs staff when you have automation.
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Re: Wal-Mart To Replace Human Workers with robots

Postby Bsuds » Oct 30th, 2017, 8:39 am

Even Steven wrote:One day I hope to be greeted by a robot saying "Welcome to Walmart" instead of a grandma who can barely stand.


If someone is trying to leave the store without paying can you imaging grandma chasing them across the parking lot?
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Re: Wal-Mart To Replace Human Workers with robots

Postby Bsuds » Oct 30th, 2017, 8:45 am

RupertBear wrote:Really just an extension on the self-checkouts, which have been in use for almost two decades. One staff member overseeing eight or ten tills. Who needs staff when you have automation.


And they are so much better than waiting for some slower than molasses purple haired centenarian at a check out.

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Re: Wal-Mart To Replace Human Workers with robots

Postby Omnitheo » Oct 30th, 2017, 8:46 am

Yes, but what’s wrong with purple hair? :p
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Re: Wal-Mart To Replace Human Workers with robots

Postby RupertBear » Oct 30th, 2017, 9:15 am

Bsuds wrote:
RupertBear wrote:Really just an extension on the self-checkouts, which have been in use for almost two decades. One staff member overseeing eight or ten tills. Who needs staff when you have automation.


And they are so much better than waiting for some slower than molasses purple haired centenarian at a check out.


That's good in theory. Unfortunately, the last time I used the self check-out at Safeway, it broke down three times while I was scanning my goods. Each time I had to wait while the lone cashier tried to figure out what was wrong. The third time it broke down, the cashier told me I had to take my groceries to another till and try again.
Needless to say my groceries were left at the till and I took my business to Save-On. Haven't been back to Safeway since.
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Re: Wal-Mart To Replace Human Workers with robots

Postby alanjh595 » Oct 30th, 2017, 9:18 am

They have already been replaced at Amazon.
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Re: Wal-Mart To Replace Human Workers with robots

Postby Bsuds » Oct 30th, 2017, 10:11 am

Omnitheo wrote:Yes, but what’s wrong with purple hair? :p


I'm just jealous they have hair! :biggrin:
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Re: Wal-Mart To Replace Human Workers with robots

Postby Even Steven » Oct 30th, 2017, 10:13 am

Bsuds wrote:If someone is trying to leave the store without paying can you imaging grandma chasing them across the parking lot?


Noone is stealing from Walmart if they have robots.

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