It turns out that burger flippers – and retail swab jockeys – really don’t matter after all…
Even while dyed-in-the-wool communist Bernie Sanders was unveiling his plan to eliminate the private insurance industry in America, the pushback against the geriatric crank’s instigation of unmotivated low-wage losers continues.
Seeking to establish a lasting foothold with a coveted demographic, the Dems led by Comrade Bernie began a pressure campaign for a $15 per hour national minimum wage in order to appeal to fast food and retail workers.
While pushing this idea and furthering their socialist ideology, what Bernie and his ilk have not done is to be honest with their armies of aspiring low wage activists that they are essentially hurting themselves by organizing, protesting and bullying corporations into paying a higher wage for unskilled labor that could probably be done more efficiently by trained monkeys.
Or robots because the Fight For 15 is speeding up the drive to automation as companies seek to divest themselves of bitchy malcontents altogether.
The latest example is Walmart which is moving forward with robot janitors in some stores that will likely culminate in those positions eventually being eliminated entirely.
After testing out robot janitors in some stores in 2018, Walmart is expanding its use of autonomous robot mops. https://t.co/omxfZj8gWl
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) April 10, 2019
Via Yahoo Finance, “Walmart Robot Janitors Coming to Nearly 2,000 Stores”:
notes that it is expanding its robotic helpers to more locations. This will have it bringing the Walmart robot janitors to another 1,500 stores across the country. These robots are already at work in 360 WMT locations.
The Walmart robot janitor is the “Auto-C”. This robot is capable of cleaning floors on its own. The company notes that an associate must prep the area first, though. However, once prepped, the bot can clean up instead of the associate.
According to the company, the advantage of the Walmart robot janitor is that it will free up more time for its associates. This will allow them to be more productive and not have to focus as much on mundane tasks.
“Our associates immediately understood the opportunity for the new technology to free them up from focusing on tasks that are repeatable, predictable and manual,” John Crecelius, Senior Vice President of Central Operations for Walmart U.S., said in a statement. “It allows them time to focus more on selling merchandise and serving customers, which they tell us have always been the most exciting parts of working in retail.”
Any mandatory raising of wages will be matched by businesses having to raise prices which will cost them customers and actually lead to fewer jobs. There will also be efforts made to automate more of the processes to eliminate the human element from fast food production. Let’s face it, a robot isn’t going to drop black curlies in your fries.
But you won’t hear that from Crazy Bernie who is an expert grifter when it comes to duping young people looking for a free ride off of the backs of hardworking taxpayers.