I had to go to Meijer after work tonight. Usually I wait at an open register until someone notices me and checks me out.
The only problem is that they didn’t have any open checkouts tonight. You know, the kind where the cashier actually checks you out instead of watching you do her job.
I think this whole self checkout is absolutely ridiculous.
Did I mention I hate it?
Why should I check myself out? I can see if I want to do this or if I like to do this, but I dont. I’d rather not check myself out. That’s what they get paid to do or used to get paid to do. Now they get paid to watch and assist you.
I don’t understand why the cashier can stand and watch me check out, but she can’t check me out. She gets paid to stand there and watch me do her work. There’s something wrong with this picture.
Do you remember a couple of years ago when the big hype was that kids don’t know how to play with other kids because they are playing with their electronics by themselves?
Aren’t we headed in the same direction here? We aren’t communicating with the cashier unless we have a problem. We can run in and out of the store without talking to anyone by doing everything ourselves.
Do you see where I am headed here?
I like to go to the store and talk to my favorite cashier. There’s a connection there and I feel we are losing this. The whole talking and sharing thing.
I can see if you need to run in for one or two items and don’t want to stand in line to check out then it’s fine to go through self check, but I dont feel its for a person with more than 10 items.
You are already buying their products and spending your hard earned money in their store now they want you to work for free as well? That’s crap.
I’m not a big fan of self checkout so whenever I can make a cashier check me out I do.
Maybe some day my attitude will change toward this but until this happens my opinion stands.
I hate checking myself out and don’t do it unless I absolutely have to. It’s their job. Not mine.
End of story.