I know slashdot loves SJWs, but they've irritated the fuck out of me for years here.
I knew the post wasn't technology based when it contains lines like that while it may be true for McDonald's to say that its tech plans will improve customer experience, the move is also "a convenient way...to justify a reduction in the chain's global workforce."
Can't we just discuss the technology about how it would be to order food this way? Why does is always comes down to some retarded "WHAT ABOUT DER CHILDREN" every time? I didn't see anyone complaining about the internet killing the travel agent business, doctors killing the bloodbowl makers business, or when the internet changed the journalism business? Why is changing your ordering capabilities so detrimental to the world?
A convenient way to reduce their workforce? Those bastards! That workforce wouldn't be made up of a bunch of PoCs that desperately need white people to help them would they since they won't survive on their own without a bit of noblesse oblige? Desperately clinging to their jobs with single tears running down their faces? Is sarah mclaughlin singing about them? That's the height of arrogance and insulting.
"Today Fred Smith announced he was cutting back on the number of his girlfriends, deciding that it was easier and more fair to concentrate on one girlfriend, but critics point out that he was conveniently saving money by not spending it on 5 other women. This change will naturally causes economic waves as these other poor women won't have their social lives subsidized any more. Who will help their social welfare? One woman was quoted as saying, 'You used to be able to support a family of four on one boyfriend. Now what am I going to do? Go back to school to learn how to dress like a slut? Do you know many girl's social lives are less than $2 a day? And 1 in 4 women have to date someone in IT? "
Have people ever actually run a business before? They're talking about using kiosks to improve the customer experience, and it desperately needs improving. The phrase "they fuck you at the drive through" isn't new by any means. I'd say I'm lucky if I get my food successfully 50% of the time, and this is from a workforce that cannot manage to follow instructions written...sorry....pictures of instructions on how to make my food and then manage to put it into a bag successfully.
Sorry again, one employee manages to assemble and microwave my food correctly, and the other manages to put it into a bag. And they have a failure rate of 50% in that complicated ordering pipeline. I assume it's because their brain pans are filled with mayonaise.
I, for one, welcome our new kiosk overlords. I'd like the warm fuzzy feeling in my balls when I can push pictures and get what the picture looks like even 75% of the time. I'll take an increase in customer satisfaction any day over having to spell my order out 6 times and then wonder why this person wasn't drowned in a river as a baby.
Smart people work at minimum wage, realize it sucks, and GTFO as fast as they can for better pastures. If you're over 21 and still working at minimum wage, you're either medically retarded or you've made severely bad choices in your life, neither one of which I want handling my "food" or whatever McDonalds calls it these days. Continuing to repeatedly fuck my dining ability because of fear of "DER TECKNOLOGY" is retarded. Why don't we applaud the tecnological innovations that would actually improve our lives, and let people worry about their lives and better themselves without our pretend concern for them?