Saturday, May 27, 2017
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! FAIR WAGE KILLER WENDY'S KIOSKS HIT KANSAS CITY METRO LOCATIONS AND EARN MIXED REVIEWS!!!
The new kiosks hitting the Kansas City area Wendy's stores don't protest, they never go on strike and they don't ask for higher wages.
To wit . . .
WENDY'S IS LEADING THE CHARGE AMONG KANSAS CITY FAST FOOD CHAINS TO ACTIVELY CHAMPION KIOSKS FOLLOWING THE "FIGHT FOR $15" MINIMUM WAGE WAVE OF PROTESTS!!!
Remember that earlier this year Wendy's announced a move to install self-ordering kiosks in 1,000 of its stores - 16% of its locations nationwide.
A social media friend recently offered a terse but accurate review of one kiosk near a JoCo location.
Here's the word:
"I'm at Wendy's where they just installed prepay kiosks inside. You order via touch screen and swipe your card. What little human interaction there was before has now been eliminated."
Read that closely, there's nothing inherently negative in the writing, merely a statement of fact regarding the human component or lack thereof . . . Meanwhile, responses to the local Wendy's move have varied and fall along typical partisan lines.
More interestingly, middle-class or "professional" workers are tempted to think that they're safe from this trend but the fact is that exponentially increasing computing power that has defied predictions and high speed Internet communication now threaten nearly every job with advanced automation and telcom based outsourcing that's much harder for governments to regulate.
Translation: Legal work and so-called white collar jobs are now moving to India at a quicker pace.
And so, as we move toward a Summer that promises more debate over a proposed minimum wage increase . . . Let's consider the tech alternatives that are already threatening Kansas City jobs starting on the low end but increasingly working upward.
You decide . . .