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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    You cannot buy age verified products of any kind at self check, here.
    Not going to happen, here, either.

    The 'licence to trade' for alcohol and the like is down to a human taking the rap, whether on a till or managing self scans. We get mebbe five seconds to (mentally) grill the prospective purchaser as to whether they're old enough. If you go down the 'show me ID' route (which kicks in if you think they're under 25) then you can, 5% of the time, expect a torrent of abuse.

    Better that, however, than a fine and/or criminal record.

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    Until Covid I rigorously adopted the same approach as Joe.With the pandemic raging I decided to use the self scan option if it got me out of the place faster.I still prefer to let the professionals deal with the problems such as missing barcodes and only use self scan as a last resort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    Until Covid I rigorously adopted the same approach as Joe.With the pandemic raging I decided to use the self scan option if it got me out of the place faster.I still prefer to let the professionals deal with the problems such as missing barcodes and only use self scan as a last resort.
    I show up with mask on and Clorox wipes and pay touch-less with my watch as the cashier is behind plexiglass . Yet I still like the the personal interaction, especially during covid where I work from home alone all day. Well I do have Ella Dog next to me at all times
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    I was born in 1970. $21 in today's money would be equal to $3 then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland View Post
    I was born in 1970. $21 in today's money would be equal to $3 then.
    And $3 an hour was about double the minimum wage. That minimum wage had jumped some 50% in the previous four years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Conway View Post
    minimum wage always went up for boomers.
    The increase in that era was a prelude to the collapse of the dollar. Minimum range had been a little more than $1 an hour through the 1960s. That was about a third of the average industrial wage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Smith View Post
    I have a theory about automated answering systems. If I call my doctor, I get an automatic answering menu. If my pharmacist calls the doctor, he gets an automatic answering system. If my doctor calls my pharmacy, there's an automatic answering system.

    In the aggregate, is this saving time or costing time?
    John, I used to work remote telephone support for a major computer company - I once estimated that, of the 19 years I spent on the phones, 9 years of it was on hold / navigating automated answering systems / listening to dreadful music played at maximum volume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland View Post
    I was born in 1970. $21 in today's money would be equal to $3 then.

    Back then the minimum wage was $2-$2.50/hr

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    Quote Originally Posted by rregge View Post
    Back then the minimum wage was $2-$2.50/hr
    Minimum wage was $1.45 in February 1970 and jumped to $1.60 in February 1971.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye54 View Post
    John, I used to work remote telephone support for a major computer company - I once estimated that, of the 19 years I spent on the phones, 9 years of it was on hold / navigating automated answering systems / listening to dreadful music played at maximum volume.
    I luv it when they say: we value your call and thank you for waiting. On loop every five minutes :-0

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    Incidental to this discussion - in May 1961, I started my first job - sweeping floors at a dry cleaning shop for $0.50 per hour. After a few months, I got a bump to $0.75. (Chicago suburbs)


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    Quote Originally Posted by John Smith View Post
    I've often thought we should revisit the 40 hour full time work week. Food places have peak hours. Many stores are open 12 or 13 hours a day. 8 hour employees don't fit well into those scenarios.

    I believe the 40 hour full time week needs to be updated.
    The 40 hour number is mostly related to overtime pay. Businesses that have different needs already solve their own problems.
    Life is complex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyG View Post
    Not going to happen, here, either.

    The 'licence to trade' for alcohol and the like is down to a human taking the rap, whether on a till or managing self scans. We get mebbe five seconds to (mentally) grill the prospective purchaser as to whether they're old enough. If you go down the 'show me ID' route (which kicks in if you think they're under 25) then you can, 5% of the time, expect a torrent of abuse.

    Better that, however, than a fine and/or criminal record.

    Andy
    Anybody that delivers a torrent of abuse is a moron. Of course at 61 I don't get "carded" anymore, but when it did happen for what would be the last time I was 32 and likely because of a luck of genetics I did look a lot younger than I was.

    So I'm here to tell you that being asked to show proof of age made my week, in fact it made my month that someone thought I was younger than 21 which was the required age to purchase alcohol.

    Felt like I was walking on air when I left the store.
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