Robot Workers

There’s a commercial for a well known insurance company that has a woman saying “To save money I enrolled my kids in a day care center run by robots”
 
And one for a hamburger chain which has a robot trying to eat one of their sandwiches “Machines can’t eat them, machines shouldn’t make them”. Noble sentiments that, but for the fact that an auto insurer and fellow earth-rapists like a Fast Food restaurant really aren’t doing much for humanity or the rest of the species on the planet either. Like self-checkout machines at stores. Designed to maximize profits by simply not paying humans. Some of them, like the ones at WalMart, go even further and bitch at you if you don’t scan or put money in fast enough. Service With A Snarl.

Meanwhile the WalMart franchise won yet another worker lawsuit where they fired a man who was hired to do another job, got sentenced to the Greeter Job but, he had suffered a stroke and could not raise the corners of his mouth in a smile so they fired him.

It’s a diseased system. Knowing it’s also a failing system is small comfort, because they’ll take the Real People down with them.

When a corporate entity says it puts workers first or customers first, the corporate lies through its inhuman teeth. It’s sad to see a very customer oriented industry going the way of total rudeness, both in hiring/firing the human beings who do exactly ALL of the work to put money into the bank accounts of the McCorporate McEmpire. And to the people who shop at their stores, pay good money to receive shitty service and shitty merchandise, with fewer and fewer choices of places to shop that aren’t wholly owned by the very tiny minority who own the vast majority of the wealth.

On the other hand, the Electronic Bitch robot checker actually DOES show the innate nastiness of the Corporate “person”.

Of course, it’s “crazy” or “stupid” to complain about such treatment, we know that because we have asinine comments posted from time to time praising the Capitalist system in the only way possible, not by cheering for any inherent goodness in the system (for there is none), but by making ad hominem attacks against any who dares to criticize.

Soylent Green is PEOPLE!

Brother Jonah

About Brother Jonah

Recovering Texan. Christian while and at the same time Anarchist. (like Tolstoy only without the beard, for now) Constantly on the lookout for things which have relevance to things I already know. Autistic. Proud to be Ex- air force. Out of the killing machine for 27 years 4 months and 5 days woohoo!
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