Fountain of Mercy, the human touch is increasingly being replaced by machines. Deliver us from the worship of speed and efficiency and help us to see that the self-checkout trend is ending jobs and putting people out of work.

Fact: What do librarians, travel agents, video store clerks, supermarket cashiers, and newspaper deliverers have in common? They are among 12 Jobs that are vanishing. The self-checkout phenomenon is also common in grocery stores and pharmacies. (

Vigilant One, encourage those who are losing their jobs to machines so that they can find another kind of work. And be with those who are trying to save jobs by refusing to use self-checkout machines and by adding their voices to the chorus of those who prefer human beings to machines, especially in businesses they use frequently.

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