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December 24th, 2013
Does it come with a Redbox movie rental?
Saw one of these in Jack-in-the-Box in Bishop, calif last summer. I doubt the kids behind the register taking orders the old-fashioned way were in any hurry to strike for $15 an hour when their “replacement” was already on duty!
Boobie the Rocket Dog
Ahh. Cornvenient. Now the animals don’t have to leap the counter, assault the help and risk revenge by ex-cons on their first post-release job.
It’ll be as easy as robbing an ATM user.
Hopefully the machines will have a place to insert cash and coins.
Unlike the (sub)humans currently working the drive through windows, I bet it will know what to do with the $20 bill, two $1 bills, three dimes, 3 nickles, and penny I give it to pay for my $7.56 order…
I’m also thinking my chances of actually getting the UNsweet I order will be substantially increased.
It is about 50/50 now.
Another approach is just to ban burgers. They – and their big soft drinks are BAD, BAD!
Merry Christmas to all.
Most conservatives saw this coming years ago. Technology is hard for progressives ideologically stuck in the 1800′s.
Screen One: Do you believe in a living wage? Where is no? Pressing no. Screen Two: You haven’t signed up for Obamacare today! Please hold.
Stirrin the BS
More liberal policies umintended consequedces. Bwwwaaaaa Haaaaaa Haaaaaa!!!
But does it ask you: “You want fries with that?”
Holy shit, I swear I haven’t been drinking – yet. Let’s try again:
More liberal policies unintended consequences. (queue the evil laugh)
@grayscape: Most conservatives saw this coming years ago. Technology is hard for progressives ideologically stuck in the 1800′s.
Maybe this explains why liberals are so embracing of muslims? After all, true followers of Islam yearn for their 6th century lifestyle to be the law of the land.
I just got done reading about an automatic hamburger making machine, capable of producing 400 burgers per hour. Sent this info to my liberal Jewish friend as evidence against his position that burger flippers should get $15 bucks an hour, suggesting that automation will be desirable by McDonalds etc. over a ‘living’ wage should government get its way.
Haven’t heard back yet…
Do they make a presidential model? Our current employee in the W.H. doesn’t follow direction well.
I spent a couple decades in the pizza business. When we went to frozen dough, that cut about 20% of the labor out of the stores. They now have the technology to knock out another 20% with automatic saucers and cheesers. If they start to put in these ordering POS, you will take what took 10 “back of the house” people to get through a Friday night down to maybe half that.
@ That Guy, glad you fixed your coinage. We wouldn’t want to think you were taking advantage of obamavoters.
marcus t. cicero
Sad that all this is misguided energy…
The Economy is dying because of abuses
from Gov. and Unions that encourage and
reward mediocrity…Till America goes back
to an honest day of work for honest pay, we
are doomed to become equal but poor and
slaves to a inhumane Social Order…
All good and well, but all these former fast-food workers will just get in line for their Obama phones and EBT cards, and we will have to pay up for that.
According to the former Speaker of the House Pelosi unemployment benefits give the economy a bigger bang for the buck than having people keep more of their money and letting them spending it without government control. And we’ve seen how that has worked out the past 5 years.
And in a related story…
‘Sandwich Shop Fires Its Employees — By Email — Right Before Christmas’
December 23, 2013 5:40 PM
CHICAGO (CBS) — Employees of a River North sandwich shop received the ultimate lump of coal right before Christmas: They were all fired.
The news came impersonally, via email on Sunday, with a notice that the nearly 20 workers at Snarf’s sub shop, 600 W. Chicago Ave., would be terminated, effective Monday Dec. 23.
Kevin Brown worked there for almost three years. Just like that, his 30-hour-a-week, $10-an-hour job was gone.
“Two days before Christmas — it’s absolutely ridiculous,” he tells CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov.
Seventeen other Snarf’s employees also got the electronic boot. A company spokesperson confirms that.
Many of those terminated took part in the one-day restaurant strike earlier this month demanding higher wages.
But a company spokesperson says there is no connection. The representative blames the closing on declining business and says there are plans to renovate the restaurant.
She said the former employees can seek state unemployment benefits and are welcome to reapply for their jobs when the business reopens next year. Brown, the fired worker, is skeptical he or his peers will be hired back.
The Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago is looking into the matter, to see if there is anything illegal about the sudden terminations and no future job guarantees.
via CBS Chicago
Yes, but can the machine serve you the food cold and disrepectfully while talking on a cellphone to its babydaddy?
Because we’re going to miss that human touch.
I do have to say this though – I never ate at a Chik Fil-A until their brouhaha but they have the nicest, most pleasant people working there of almost any place I go. Yes, sir. No, sir. Can I get you anything else? And it’s always perfect.
McDonald’s has their race-oriented sister sites like 365black (http://www.mcdonalds.com/365black/en/home.html) that make me never visit their restaurants. Separate and equal, eh? And for that alone, they can eat a bag of dicks forever.
Mary Jane Anklestraps
“The Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago is looking into the matter, to see if there is anything illegal about the sudden terminations and no future job guarantees.”
lolol that’s hilarious. You are hired “AT WILL” you can be fired “AT WILL” and no private business will guarantee you future employment there or anywhere else.
How’s the machine spit in the burger?
Friend of the Family
Doesn’t ask for a raise.
Shows up for work every morning as soon as the power switch is turned on.
Not afraid of hostile customers (damage/repairs are insurable and tax deductible).
Won’t spit in your burger or piss in your drink.
Is reliable, loyal, and as a good a worker as the upkeep you maintain on it.
No union contracts.
Gets the orders faster to the customer mainly because there isn’t an illiterate human that can’t add or figure which buttons to push on the register–in addition to more waiting for you as the clerk cries for the boss to help.
This ought to be enough. I like it. The word from the STEM folks say it’s the future; honestly, it really is.
Do it take EBT?
MMmmmm, … auto burgers …
A bag of dicks. Heh heh.
99th Squad Leader
Socialists are quite happy with the results of lofo imbeciles complying with their stupid strategies.
Lofos never see the big picture. Bet they never guessed the next move by their employers would be automation.
After leading the lofo lambs to slaughter through government programs, which eventually disappear, socialists will thin the herd by starvation.
If this country is not back in conservative hands soon, the historical horrors of the past will be America’s future.
December 26th, 2013
The technical jobs being created by manufacturing and installing these things will be predominantly held by white people. Black attendance to tech schools is extremely low.
The field service reps will be few in number and almost certainly won’t be black. But they will make over $15 / hr. So mission accomplished.
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