Anyone who shops in the CVS store on Crossbay Boulevard is familiar with the self-service checkout machines that customers are shepherded to instead a counter where you do business with a human being. Both I and members of my family have used the self-checkout and in a word — it stinks! What’s needed at that store are more human employees, not more machines.
It is bad enough that so many American jobs have been sent overseas to China and Mexico — now they are being phased out right under our noses, with machines instead of people.
I want to remind everyone that we the public have the spending power that corporations and businesses want — I suggest that all of us make a statement against this economic treason by greedy corporations by refusing to use self-checkout machines at CVS and wherever you may find them. Insist that you will make a purchase only if you do it with a human cashier — even if you have to wait on line to do it. We have no one but ourselves to blame if we stand by and allow ourselves to be herded like sheep. Make your purchase power felt — say no to machines and yes to American jobs.