Sucks to be a cashier

The advent of the self checkout line has diminished the already diminished reputation of the grocery store cashier. Imagine what it must feel like to be replaced by a barcode scanner and a change machine.

Not fun.

A good rule of thumb:

Whenever your job is effectively transferred over to your customer, it is a blatant repudiation of your skill set and a serious threat to job security.

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