Recent Topics
Happy 4th of July
by 4WD - 07/04/20 09:12 AM
Collective car nouns, real and imagined
by MrHorspwer - 07/04/20 08:44 AM
Motorcraft FL-820S, ~9000 miles
by robertcope - 07/04/20 08:42 AM
FJC Foaming Evaporator Cleaner Review
by Reddy45 - 07/04/20 12:10 AM
Ford 351W oil filter best value
by alex16 - 07/03/20 11:12 PM
Super tech euro 5w40 - Canada
by Johan1 - 07/03/20 10:19 PM
Strangers show up for vet's funeral.
by simple_gifts - 07/03/20 09:44 PM
Troybilt tb22ec refuses to run correctly
by Dogred08 - 07/03/20 09:43 PM
Harbor Freight Nitrile gloves
by 1978elcamino - 07/03/20 09:04 PM
Did anyone get a 25% coupon for July 4th?
by 1978elcamino - 07/03/20 08:58 PM
05 4.6 Northstar crank sensor re learn?
by cknight49090 - 07/03/20 08:40 PM
In the year 2049...
by eljefino - 07/03/20 08:05 PM
2-year old oil 124 Spider
by DAC17 - 07/03/20 07:57 PM
New to us van
by ram_man - 07/03/20 07:22 PM
original '05 Chrysler trans pan gasket material ?
by visitor - 07/03/20 06:16 PM
rock auto can't ship to Calif????
by 928 - 07/03/20 06:04 PM
2001 Silverado 1500 T-Case Fluid
by Blang - 07/03/20 05:53 PM
Best style of condenser?
by ddeflyer - 07/03/20 05:17 PM
Advance Auto now selling Die Hard Batteries
by Kira - 07/03/20 05:01 PM
Newest Members
Johan1, MrMoneyMcLube, JeffAR, ThaKid22, Speedeuphoria
71843 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
88 registered members (4WD, ABN_CBT_ENGR, 87sammy, alex16, Audioquest, 2015_PSD, 11 invisible), 1,901 guests, and 31 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics307,403
Posts5,310,484
Members71,843
Most Online4,538
Jan 20th, 2020
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 6 of 10 1 5 6 7 10
Re: self checkout, opinions [Re: 1978elcamino] #5320897 01/12/20 05:08 PM
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 12,128
D
dlundblad Offline
Offline
D
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 12,128
I like them. Very fast and little to no wait.

Wifey gets annoyed at times because she has a cart full of groceries and they won’t open a lane for her. That’s my only issue with them, but I think it’s the cashier being a slug more than anything.

There is that meme about receiving a W2 from Walmart because of self checkout. Lol.

Last edited by dlundblad; 01/12/20 05:10 PM.

03 Jeep WJ 4.0 208k
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 199k
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 175k
04 Audi A4 3.0 210k

Re: self checkout, opinions [Re: 1978elcamino] #5320988 01/12/20 07:16 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 5,795
D
DBMaster Online Content
Online Content
D
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 5,795
I like them, too. They have become better, faster, and easier to use. At Walmart I use Walmart Pay which saves even a little more time and eliminates the need to use the payment terminal. I'm ready for check-as-you-go, as was previously mentioned.

Re: self checkout, opinions [Re: AC1DD] #5321212 01/13/20 01:13 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 18,037
D
daves87rs Offline
Offline
D
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 18,037
Originally Posted by AC1DD
Originally Posted by alarmguy


You mean like BITOG ??? :o) I think that is a better example then someone going to a store and ringing up their own stuff, as they are in the outside world and not at a computer.
Like it or not, you friendly neighbor cashier is a thing of the past and only will be around for old people and those unable to adapt for now.


While limited stores might go totally self service, there will still be plenty of companies that will not. While self checkout in supermarkets is good for short orders, if you have a loaded cart and lots of heavy items it is not. Also some interaction with employees is nice as well. Not every customer (young or old) always wants self service especially in supermarkets and things like home improvement stores.


No choice there. Meijers plans to be that way in the very near future......


2020 Chevrolet Trax LS
2019 Chevrolet Equinox LS
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier (project)

Re: self checkout, opinions [Re: 1978elcamino] #5321217 01/13/20 02:31 AM
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 6,388
ls1mike Offline
Offline
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 6,388
I don't mind it and like it most times.
I know a lady who has worked at Fred Meyer for 20 years. She said they hired a few more people for the self checkout.

I hear a lot of people say it takes jobs, based of her account it did not.


Mike
00 Trans Am WS6 5.7 LS1
17 Silverado 3500HD 6.0
14 Caprice PPV 6.0
15 Malibu LTZ Turbo
12 Passport TT
Re: self checkout, opinions [Re: 1978elcamino] #5321230 01/13/20 05:14 AM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,805
W
Ws6 Online Content
Online Content
W
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,805
Pros:

Fast.
Minimizes my need to speak to someone.
Efficient.

Cons:

I have to figure out what breed of peach I just grabbed.
I no longer get to make the cashier feel uncomfortable when they comment on items purchased. (Which really, is just because I was trying to be left alone.)


2019 CX5 Grand Touring Reserve
Re: self checkout, opinions [Re: 1978elcamino] #5321299 01/13/20 08:11 AM
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 801
G
GrtArtiste Offline
Offline
G
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 801
Ordinarily, I refuse to use self-checkout. I hate them. I would rather wait and have an employee do it even if there were six others waiting ahead of me in the same checkout line. Yesterday (Sunday) I was at Kroger at 8:00 am and only self-checkout was available. So I bit the bullet and started ringing up my 6 yogurts. Then I needed to ring up two cucumbers. It wasn't blatantly obvious how to ring up produce, so I pressed the ATTENDANT button. She came immediately and did what was needed, but spoke to me with quite an attitude....as if I was supposed to know how it was done. Good thing I was not in full ballistic mode, because I should've told her off...but I didn't. There will not be a repeat of this. If somehow I am forced to use self-checkout again, I will just act out my ignorance and make them do it anyway.

Re: self checkout, opinions [Re: 1978elcamino] #5321306 01/13/20 08:22 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 5,940
J
jeepman3071 Offline
Offline
J
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 5,940
I like self checkout - when it works properly. If I need an over-ride for 5 out of the 6 items I'm buying, then it isn't working properly.


1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L/5MT (157k) - PHM 10w30, Wix 51085
2009 BMW 328i N51 (63k) - Liqui Moly 5w40, MANN HU816X
Re: self checkout, opinions [Re: 1978elcamino] #5321316 01/13/20 08:39 AM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 13,706
PimTac Offline
Offline
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 13,706
All the fruit and produce should have bar code stickers or stickers telling you what it is. The exceptions are lettuce and cabbage etc. With those you can use the touch screen which uses pictures of the produce.

A lot of this is first time jitters and that will pass after a few runs.

Self checkout has been around since the 90’s. I’m surprised some parts of the country seem to be slow in adapting it. Do I use it all the time? No, but if I’m in a hurry it’s great and sometimes I will be directed to one if the lines are full and the attendant will help with checkout.

The Walmart near me has two self check sections, both set up in a somewhat circle with about 10-12 stations in each. Those are quicker to go through than the ones set up in straight lines.


2017 Mazda CX5
Mobil 1 Annual Protection 0w20
Roki OEM filter.
Re: self checkout, opinions [Re: ls1mike] #5321357 01/13/20 09:44 AM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 3,763
H
hallstevenson Offline
Offline
H
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 3,763
Originally Posted by ls1mike
I know a lady who has worked at Fred Meyer for 20 years. She said they hired a few more people for the self checkout.

I hear a lot of people say it takes jobs, based of her account it did not.

Think about that scenario. Self-checkouts are typically manned by (1) employee. I've seen stores with 4-10 self-checkouts watched over by (1) employee. The space they take up eliminates multiple, old-fashioned checkout lines. There's really no reason a store would hire more employees. More likely, a cashier or two quit because they were assigned different jobs, didn't like doing that, and quit. The store then hired (2) part-time workers to replace (1) (almost) full-time worker.

Re: self checkout, opinions [Re: 1978elcamino] #5321400 01/13/20 10:36 AM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 13,706
PimTac Offline
Offline
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 13,706
The jobs market is changing. Stores are starting to employ robots for cleaning, scanning shelves and security. Online shopping for groceries is really taking off. I haven’t used that yet.


2017 Mazda CX5
Mobil 1 Annual Protection 0w20
Roki OEM filter.
Re: self checkout, opinions [Re: GrtArtiste] #5321420 01/13/20 11:13 AM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 3,045
A
Alfred_B Offline
Offline
A
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 3,045
Originally Posted by GrtArtiste
Ordinarily, I refuse to use self-checkout. I hate them. I would rather wait and have an employee do it even if there were six others waiting ahead of me in the same checkout line. Yesterday (Sunday) I was at Kroger at 8:00 am and only self-checkout was available. So I bit the bullet and started ringing up my 6 yogurts. Then I needed to ring up two cucumbers. It wasn't blatantly obvious how to ring up produce, so I pressed the ATTENDANT button. She came immediately and did what was needed, but spoke to me with quite an attitude....as if I was supposed to know how it was done. Good thing I was not in full ballistic mode, because I should've told her off...but I didn't. There will not be a repeat of this. If somehow I am forced to use self-checkout again, I will just act out my ignorance and make them do it anyway.

Kroger has the worst system. Walmart used to be horrible when they started but have invested a lot into usability and space design so now it works quite well.

Re: self checkout, opinions [Re: hallstevenson] #5321425 01/13/20 11:15 AM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 3,045
A
Alfred_B Offline
Offline
A
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 3,045
Originally Posted by hallstevenson
Originally Posted by ls1mike
I know a lady who has worked at Fred Meyer for 20 years. She said they hired a few more people for the self checkout.

I hear a lot of people say it takes jobs, based of her account it did not.

Think about that scenario. Self-checkouts are typically manned by (1) employee. I've seen stores with 4-10 self-checkouts watched over by (1) employee. The space they take up eliminates multiple, old-fashioned checkout lines. There's really no reason a store would hire more employees. More likely, a cashier or two quit because they were assigned different jobs, didn't like doing that, and quit. The store then hired (2) part-time workers to replace (1) (almost) full-time worker.

They may even intentionally make their work horrible so that they quit. They avoid paying for unemployment if people quit on their own.

Re: self checkout, opinions [Re: 1978elcamino] #5321429 01/13/20 11:20 AM
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 6,116
M
madRiver Offline
Offline
M
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 6,116
Love it in the grocery store when I have a few items because I don't have to wait for a dirt bag smoker to have the cashier run over and find their specific cigs. Also seriously annoying when someone pulls out the checkbook to pay or counts out exact change and talks away in the express line.


I think the self checkout has gone a long way in terms of User Experience etc and its well improved at Home Depot and decent at Walmart. I think they should have a limit of items you can do at self checkout as I watch crazy people ring up 40 items instead of going to cashier who would whiz thru it.

Re: self checkout, opinions [Re: PimTac] #5321442 01/13/20 11:36 AM
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 6,116
M
madRiver Offline
Offline
M
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 6,116
Originally Posted by PimTac
The jobs market is changing. Stores are starting to employ robots for cleaning, scanning shelves and security. Online shopping for groceries is really taking off. I haven’t used that yet.



Online groceries though requires more great jobs to support the technical infrastructure and then the people not going into store have people working in store that fill their carriages with groceries and bring them to the curb. It is a shift in jobs. People always think automation takes away jobs however to enable automation it requires really good jobs.

I think it simply takes away jobs for people not willing to adapt or learn anything new in their life and expect to show up to work and get paid and not self learn.

Re: self checkout, opinions [Re: madRiver] #5321464 01/13/20 11:57 AM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 13,706
PimTac Offline
Offline
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 13,706
Originally Posted by madRiver
Originally Posted by PimTac
The jobs market is changing. Stores are starting to employ robots for cleaning, scanning shelves and security. Online shopping for groceries is really taking off. I haven’t used that yet.



Online groceries though requires more great jobs to support the technical infrastructure and then the people not going into store have people working in store that fill their carriages with groceries and bring them to the curb. It is a shift in jobs. People always think automation takes away jobs however to enable automation it requires really good jobs.

I think it simply takes away jobs for people not willing to adapt or learn anything new in their life and expect to show up to work and get paid and not self learn.







What I have noticed is that when online shopping started there were one or two workers with regular shopping carts pulling orders. In about a years time that has progressed to several workers with larger carts. My guess is that each worker is pulling items for multiple shoppers.

I know someone who works at Walmart. She says that online sales have skyrocketed.


2017 Mazda CX5
Mobil 1 Annual Protection 0w20
Roki OEM filter.
Page 6 of 10 1 5 6 7 10
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™