Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Canada > The Maple Leaf
Reload this Page >

Random stuff - the anything else thread

Random stuff - the anything else thread

Old Jun 17th 2021, 12:19 pm
  #8971  
Oscar nominated
Thread Starter
 
BristolUK's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Moncton, NB, CANADA
Posts: 51,186
BristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

Originally Posted by spouse of scouse

Spouse of Scouse - mild mannered, flip flop wearing concierge

And by night?
BristolUK is offline  
Old Jun 17th 2021, 5:25 pm
  #8972  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 0
scrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

Originally Posted by spouse of scouse
The old 'no one will lose their job' thing. A local store said the same thing, even had the employees saying it. A year later and their staff numbers have halved. I don't shop there anymore.

If they had to keep the same number of staff they wouldn't go to the expense of installing self check-outs.
Short term it may not lead to lay offs since they haven't gotten around to automating stocking, and online order picking yet, but I am sure that is in the works.



scrubbedexpat091 is offline  
Old Jun 17th 2021, 5:31 pm
  #8973  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 0
scrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

They already have 20+ item lanes at some Wal-Marts, go right for 20 items or less, and left for 20 items or more, the 20 items or more side has more space such as the photo above, and 20 items and less side, more machines but less space in bagging, the store probably has 40-50 self check outs in total now, but still typically has 1 cash lane open most of the day for now.

Long term, what Amazon is doing on a small scale in the US is likely what will happen, wont even need self check out machines in the future. But this tech is still being perfected by Amazon.


Originally Posted by BristolUK
Maybe I'm just an old fuddy duddy but I look at that photo and think, yes, there's plenty of room there compared to the self checkout areas I'm used to seeing.

And then I think about how I normally unload my items onto the conveyor belt without thinking of what should go first because the cashier will do that and by the time I've finished half my stuff is already scanned and bagged. As I lift the bagged stuff back into my cart a few more things have been scanned and then what's left is bagged by me and cashier, job done.

Now I imagine me and my full cart at that self checkout. What should I scan and bag first. I'd like to do that thing first but it's at the bottom of the cart as one of the first things I bought. Regardless it's me now scanning and packing and having to bend down to put 6 bags on the floor to make room on the stand for the other bags, oh bugger it, that bag just fell over as I lifted the one next to it, picks up items and put back in bag, puts that one on floor, carefully this time, and then I'm done.

Now to bend and pick up half a dozen bags...ooops...there goes my back from bending down (or maybe my blood pressure drops from down and up multiple times).

Aside from all that, I look at the space needed in that picture, consider how the cart needs to be backed out and all the rest...and I'm thinking that in the usual line and cash desk set-up where one goes through and is replaced by someone from behind, you could probably fit one cashier and two or three customers with carts, with the items scanned and bagged in a fraction of the time.

From the store's angle, how much do they lose by not having the tempting stock at the cash desks?
Unless the store is reducing employee number - as JG mentions - I can't see anything in it for them unless people buy less, perhaps visiting more often to make up for it.

Perhaps in future they'll have a 20 items or more lane.

Last edited by scrubbedexpat091; Jun 17th 2021 at 5:38 pm.
scrubbedexpat091 is offline  
Old Jun 19th 2021, 9:51 pm
  #8974  
BE Forum Addict
 
Teaandtoday5's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,338
Teaandtoday5 has a reputation beyond reputeTeaandtoday5 has a reputation beyond reputeTeaandtoday5 has a reputation beyond reputeTeaandtoday5 has a reputation beyond reputeTeaandtoday5 has a reputation beyond reputeTeaandtoday5 has a reputation beyond reputeTeaandtoday5 has a reputation beyond reputeTeaandtoday5 has a reputation beyond reputeTeaandtoday5 has a reputation beyond reputeTeaandtoday5 has a reputation beyond reputeTeaandtoday5 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

Sitting on the deck listening to the light rainfall sound of millions of defaecating caterpillars. Not even kidding.
Teaandtoday5 is offline  
Old Jun 20th 2021, 3:16 pm
  #8975  
Stand-up Philosopher
 
caretaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Regina Saskatchewan
Posts: 16,344
caretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

It's going to be a long day.
caretaker is offline  
Old Jun 21st 2021, 2:27 am
  #8976  
Tea Drinker
 
Danny B's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Kamloops, BC
Posts: 5,387
Danny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

Originally Posted by caretaker
It's going to be a long day.
I see what you did there.
Danny B is offline  
Old Jun 21st 2021, 10:29 am
  #8977  
Stand-up Philosopher
 
caretaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Regina Saskatchewan
Posts: 16,344
caretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

Looks like you're the only one.
caretaker is offline  
Old Jun 23rd 2021, 2:16 pm
  #8978  
Tea Drinker
 
Danny B's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Kamloops, BC
Posts: 5,387
Danny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread



It wasn't me.

Danny B is offline  
Old Jun 23rd 2021, 6:11 pm
  #8979  
Oscar nominated
Thread Starter
 
BristolUK's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Moncton, NB, CANADA
Posts: 51,186
BristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

Moncton's version of Stonehenge



BristolUK is offline  
Old Jun 23rd 2021, 6:35 pm
  #8980  
Oscar nominated
Thread Starter
 
BristolUK's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Moncton, NB, CANADA
Posts: 51,186
BristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

WTF has happened "over here" in the Canada bit?

I haven't seen so many active threads and so many unread posts in years.
BristolUK is offline  
Old Jun 24th 2021, 3:30 am
  #8981  
Bex in the city
 
beckiwoo's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2013
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 3,899
beckiwoo has a reputation beyond reputebeckiwoo has a reputation beyond reputebeckiwoo has a reputation beyond reputebeckiwoo has a reputation beyond reputebeckiwoo has a reputation beyond reputebeckiwoo has a reputation beyond reputebeckiwoo has a reputation beyond reputebeckiwoo has a reputation beyond reputebeckiwoo has a reputation beyond reputebeckiwoo has a reputation beyond reputebeckiwoo has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

Originally Posted by BristolUK
Moncton's version of Stonehenge


why did I instantly think of this




beckiwoo is offline  
Old Jun 24th 2021, 4:19 am
  #8982  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 0
scrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

I was thinking today, if I make it to 75, I will smoke pipes and drink vodka like it's water.

scrubbedexpat091 is offline  
Old Jun 24th 2021, 4:24 am
  #8983  
Concierge
 
spouse of scouse's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 21,171
spouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

Originally Posted by Jsmth321
I was thinking today, if I make it to 75, I will smoke pipes and drink vodka like it's water.
A bit like my mum then, she's 88 and scoffs vanilla slices and chocolate every chance she gets (which is often!)
spouse of scouse is offline  
Old Jun 24th 2021, 5:39 am
  #8984  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 0
scrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat091 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

Originally Posted by spouse of scouse
A bit like my mum then, she's 88 and scoffs vanilla slices and chocolate every chance she gets (which is often!)
At a certain age, it just don't matter anymore, have fun to the end.


scrubbedexpat091 is offline  
Old Jun 24th 2021, 5:50 am
  #8985  
.
 
Oink's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 20,185
Oink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

Should we capitalize the word nazi?
Oink is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.