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