#FightFor15? McDonalds to Add Self-Serve Kiosks, Phase Out People
Straight up, this isn't just about the rising maintenance costs of whiny employees who may, or may not, have multiple face piercings. Technology has a way of simplifying processes at lower costs. Without you having to worry if your fries will get splattered with lip stud spittle. But if I were a betting woman, I'd have to assume the recent push to get more cash for entry-level work was at least an honorable mention in the "Kiosks, yay or nay?" pro column.
McDonald's has been systematically adding self-service ordering kiosks and table service to stores as it works to "build a better McDonald's."
In fact, the company plans to upgrade 1,000 stores with this technology every quarter for the next eight to nine quarters.
The CNBC article makes no mention of petulant teenagers demanding more money for the same work. Why would they, seeing as how liberal media loves to support under-skilled chitlins. Whose only real talent is embarrassing their parents. On camera. Of course, media wouldn't hire them for behind the camera work if challenged.
There's a point to be made for people buying more crap if they can stare at a screen and think about it. Without being pressured by Zora the blue-haired cashier to hurry the hell up, she has to take a break for snap chatting.
Here's the point. Yes, I have a point besides using this entire post as an excuse to mock SJW teenagers with more time to dye their hair and pierce their body than learn valuable skills. If you're new to the job market, you have much to learn, young padawan. Best to learn those skills in entry level jobs and do so quietly. Sometimes those skills are simply showing up on time, learning to deal with a manager, and treating a customer with respect when you'd rather hack a loogie in their chocolate shake. The more you demand of this job, the more you make this entry level job a chore for management and corporate, the less likely you'll be happily employed in the future. With a strong possibility you'll be replaced by a machine, an app, and nerdy engineer types who will continue to outpace you for all of time.