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Support cashiers, jobs

Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Most everyone complains about the lack of jobs, yet every time I go into stores, I see people using self-serve cashier lanes.

There should be a sign over these registers that says: “This is the epitome of corporate greed. We are trying to improve our profits by using your unpaid labor to do our work. We are too cheap to hire paid employees with benefits because we can get stupid people to use these lanes. We do not value your business by actually waiting onyou, but will punish you by making you wait in lines due to the lack of cashiers we employ.”

Every time you use these lanes, you are hurting the economy and taking away another job. What happens when you are replaced and can no longer afford groceries or housing?

Stop killing jobs and refuse to work for companies who want free labor. I get so mad when I see people using them I could scream. At least when gas stations started self-serve, you got a discount.

All of those jobs are now gone. We cannot afford to keep losing jobs. I don’t work for these stores and will not do their job. Boycott these lanes. Tell stores you refuse you to work for them for free. You will be amazed at how many cashiers will thank you.

Christine Koste

Crystal Lake

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