Reader Letter: Mechanisation is causing unemployment in our city’s shops

Mechanisation is causing unemployment, says June Wilson. Picture: Adrian Judd

Mechanisation is causing unemployment, says June Wilson. Picture: Adrian Judd - Credit: Archant Norfolk 2010

I am becoming very concerned about the number of machines we are expected to use.

In Poundland in Anglia Square, one has to use a machine to pay for one's purchases.

Also in the Post Office on St Stephens, if one does not want to wait in a queue, you have to use a machine to get stamps.

There are other establishments who use machines for their customers to pay, supermarkets, etc.

One day there just won't be any personal service, only machines.

Using machines causes unemployment, and many over 60s will find this automation difficult, when one gets older, technical things get beyond us.

I feel this situation is very worrying, there will be machines, with more unemployment.

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June Wilson, Brewers Court, Norwich