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Apr 5, 2013
 
cantmakeitup wrote:
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These restaurants are way ahead of you SL. They have been working towards automation for a long time. Just like bank tellers, the days of the cashier at McDonalds are not long for this world. Have you noticed the fancy automated drink dispenser that is tied directly in to their POS system?
You know what cant? After responding earlier, I remembered a massive remodeling last year of the restaurants at MSP. Perhaps this is the future of all fast food restaurants?

I wonder if the iPads will try to form a union or go on strike?

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Airport cuisine at the touch of a screen

By Chris Welch, CNN

updated 9:41 AM EST, Fri December 21, 2012

St. Paul, Minnesota (CNN)-- Food delivered to your gate at the touch of a screen? It sounds too good to be true, but it's happening at a handful or airports.

About 7,000 Apple iPads are being installed at La Guardia Airport in New York, Toronto Pearson International in Ontario and Minneapolis-St. Paul International in the Twin Cities in a collaboration between airport food and beverage provider OTG Management and Delta Air Lines.

In the Delta terminal at Minneapolis-St. Paul, iPads at seats in the gate areas will give airline customers up-to-the-minute flight updates, as well as free access to the Internet. Plus, fliers waiting for their flights can order food from a selection of new restaurants in the terminal and have it delivered to the gate.

"If I'm going to spend $10 on a beer, I'd rather do it on an iPad," said Michael Card, who was traveling recently through Minneapolis-St. Paul, "because it's more fun, more exciting."

OTG Management has eliminated most of the chain restaurants and fast food options at the Minnesota airport in favor of restaurants with menus designed by chefs from the Twin Cities area. The same local concept is being applied at LaGuardia and Pearson airports.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/21/travel/ipads-at...

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Apr 5, 2013
 
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Obviously, I am not up on the current technology utilized in fast food establishments or I would have known that.
It just makes sense though. If you can buy a machine for $100K and replace 3 workers (even at minimum wage), you are money ahead when you hit year #2.
As you said cant, just like bank tellers. Jobs will be automated.
Not to talk up McDonalds, because I almost never go there, but they did no get to umpteen billion sold by being stupid. They are right on top of the automation upgrades:

http://news.cnet.com/mcdonalds-hires-7000-tou...

And they are not alone:

http://m.qsrmagazine.com/news/kfc-test-self-s...

Also, we have seen the near totally automated auto manufacturing plants in the last few years.(Honda, Toyota? not sure)

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You know what cant? After responding earlier, I remembered a massive remodeling last year of the restaurants at MSP. Perhaps this is the future of all fast food restaurants?
I wonder if the iPads will try to form a union or go on strike?
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Airport cuisine at the touch of a screen
By Chris Welch, CNN
updated 9:41 AM EST, Fri December 21, 2012
St. Paul, Minnesota (CNN)-- Food delivered to your gate at the touch of a screen? It sounds too good to be true, but it's happening at a handful or airports.
About 7,000 Apple iPads are being installed at La Guardia Airport in New York, Toronto Pearson International in Ontario and Minneapolis-St. Paul International in the Twin Cities in a collaboration between airport food and beverage provider OTG Management and Delta Air Lines.
In the Delta terminal at Minneapolis-St. Paul, iPads at seats in the gate areas will give airline customers up-to-the-minute flight updates, as well as free access to the Internet. Plus, fliers waiting for their flights can order food from a selection of new restaurants in the terminal and have it delivered to the gate.
"If I'm going to spend $10 on a beer, I'd rather do it on an iPad," said Michael Card, who was traveling recently through Minneapolis-St. Paul, "because it's more fun, more exciting."
OTG Management has eliminated most of the chain restaurants and fast food options at the Minnesota airport in favor of restaurants with menus designed by chefs from the Twin Cities area. The same local concept is being applied at LaGuardia and Pearson airports.
http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/21/travel/ipads-at...
I remember that when they were talking about vending food being the thing of the future. as in go to a machine. find something, pay for it first and then pick it out of the machine.
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still remembering when a friend of mine took me on a tour of her school. and part of it was one of the rooms where it was wall to wall vending machines. as well as vending machines being in the middle of the room as well. she was boasting on how her school was up to date on how things were done.
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thing is, the food I saw there was either bordering on being junk food or was out right junk food. not a healthy choice among all the choices..
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Apr 5, 2013
 
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Replace 3 workers making sodas ?? LMAOROTFU~!
"Man", you're almost as stupid as I think, you are...
Maybe they like the work and serve a great product ... What's wrong with paying commiserate to experience ???
Seems ironic, the guy and his "date" writing about lying, after posting the governor's mansion as "their" home address ??? LMAOROFU~!!
Teabaggers, right ???
"Commiserate with experience"? Good one slewche-ologist.

As for replacing 3 workers, it replaces 3 full time equivalents easily, as many McDonalds are open 24/7.
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Apr 5, 2013
 
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I heard a story, about a lazy POS who ONLY lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes at a job, then ran away with her tail dragging.....
CAN YOU IMAGINE ???
Geez, if I were such a POS, my pride would make me a shut in that did nothing but post lies to hide my miserable life...
Of course, I'd write about imaginary meeting, but it would Hertz to lie about photos and locations... LMAOROTFU~!
Maybe you should get something commensurate with your experience, so you can commiserate with your co-workers while you spit shine shoes and use old newspapers to clean windshields.

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I remember that when they were talking about vending food being the thing of the future. as in go to a machine. find something, pay for it first and then pick it out of the machine.
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still remembering when a friend of mine took me on a tour of her school. and part of it was one of the rooms where it was wall to wall vending machines. as well as vending machines being in the middle of the room as well. she was boasting on how her school was up to date on how things were done.
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thing is, the food I saw there was either bordering on being junk food or was out right junk food. not a healthy choice among all the choices..
Over the past few years, one of the hot button issues in all industrial manufacturing plants has been vending machines. They have been in the industrial market for the past 15 years, but only really came into vogue in the past 5 years.

If you have a manufacturing plant where you produce cylinders for automobile engines, you have approximately $6 million in consumable inventory that supports the production of those cylinders.

In addition, you are distributing approximately $2 million annually in safety supplies (gloves, glasses, respirators, etc.).

In the past, everyone would walk 200 yards or so to the supply room whenever they needed something. Depending on how slow you walk, and how chatty you are, this could take upwards of an hour of time before you were back at your work station.

Due to the waste of time and energy by employees trying to replenish these consumables and safety items, the vending machine has been introduced into almost every modern manufacturing plant.

The supply rooms used to have as many as 12 union scale employees distributing the supplies and consumable items to the machine operators.

Now, there 3 employees in the supply room, and 8 to 10 vending machines in the work cells around the plant.

Net result: A $200,000 investment in vending machines will result in 9 fewer employees (saving between $500,000 and $700,000 in year one) along with time savings equal to an additional $1 million plus in year one.

The ROI is typically less than 3 months.

And people wonder why manufacturing plants are busy again but not hiring workers.

Automation. It is the union worker's worst nightmare - and the company's best friend.
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Apr 5, 2013
 
Bushwhacker wrote:
I heard a story, about a lazy POS who ONLY lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes at a job, then ran away with her tail dragging.....
CAN YOU IMAGINE ???
Geez, if I were such a POS, my pride would make me a shut in that did nothing but post lies to hide my miserable life...
Of course, I'd write about imaginary meeting, but it would Hertz to lie about photos and locations... LMAOROTFU~!
Is that story "commiserate" with your experience?

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Over the past few years, one of the hot button issues in all industrial manufacturing plants has been vending machines. They have been in the industrial market for the past 15 years, but only really came into vogue in the past 5 years.
If you have a manufacturing plant where you produce cylinders for automobile engines, you have approximately $6 million in consumable inventory that supports the production of those cylinders.
In addition, you are distributing approximately $2 million annually in safety supplies (gloves, glasses, respirators, etc.).
In the past, everyone would walk 200 yards or so to the supply room whenever they needed something. Depending on how slow you walk, and how chatty you are, this could take upwards of an hour of time before you were back at your work station.
Due to the waste of time and energy by employees trying to replenish these consumables and safety items, the vending machine has been introduced into almost every modern manufacturing plant.
The supply rooms used to have as many as 12 union scale employees distributing the supplies and consumable items to the machine operators.
Now, there 3 employees in the supply room, and 8 to 10 vending machines in the work cells around the plant.
Net result: A $200,000 investment in vending machines will result in 9 fewer employees (saving between $500,000 and $700,000 in year one) along with time savings equal to an additional $1 million plus in year one.
The ROI is typically less than 3 months.
And people wonder why manufacturing plants are busy again but not hiring workers.
Automation. It is the union worker's worst nightmare - and the company's best friend.
actually they have been part of a factory lunch room for over thirty years. I started working in '81 and they were pretty much entrenched there.
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place I worked for back then had five vending machines. not including the cigarette one just outside of the lunchroom back then.
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plus, there have been vending machines for lot longer than that. like those old pop vending machines like the ones that could be found at the various gas stations. back then, they sold bottled pop as in glass bottles. like the old 50's Glasco 50 Coca-Cola soda machines. those kinds you got to see the bottle cap and you picked your choice then slid it to where you could get it out of the machine after paying for it.

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Apr 5, 2013
 
“Obviously, it will piss off our bosses even more than before,” KFC worker Joe Barrera told Salon in a pre-strike interview. Barrera, 22, said that over his seven years in the industry,“we’ve had our complaints, but no one actually spoke out about it

This explains why this guy has been working at McDonalds for the last 7 years. Seems to have defeated the purpose of a "surprise" strike if he's giving out pre-strike interviews.

Maybe he can go to Seattle and learn to be a stock market wiz.
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Apr 5, 2013
 
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<quoted text>As many ??? LMAOROFU~! "Man", you do realize there's a McDonalds website that shows none in your area... SAD, you love to lie..
The Burnsville McDonalds is open 24/7. I guess their website is incorrect, or you are just lying again. Maybe web researcher isn't a position "commiserate" with your experience.
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Apr 5, 2013
 
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<quoted text>As many ??? LMAOROFU~! "Man", you do realize there's a McDonalds website that shows none in your area... SAD, you love to lie..
http://www.mcminnesota.com/515 1

Burnsville


14200 Grand Ave. South
Burnsville, MN 55337



Serving Breakfast: 4:00 am - 10:30 am

24 Hours

24 Hours

This restaurant is owned and operated by McDonald's Restaurants of Minnesota, Inc.
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Apr 5, 2013
 
Link won't post right.

http://www.mcminnesota.com/5151

But you are still a liar, slewche.

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<quoted text>Maybe you should get something commensurate with your experience, so you can commiserate with your co-workers while you spit shine shoes and use old newspapers to clean windshields.
the troll is talking about it's mommy. and how she was sooo useless at work.
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When will you be proving you have A DEDICATED 24 HOUR SODA SERVER ??? OOPS !! LMAOROTFU~!
When will you be learning the difference between commiserate and commensurate? When will you start posting about things actually related to the threads you are posting on? Who is John Galt? Why were you shortchanged in the intellectual capacity department? Why do you feel so inferior that you attempt to be an online bully? How come you only comment on IMMR when it goes up? Why did you think Google's initial public offering was in 1985? If you really are in Seattle, how come you don't post on that board occasionally?
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Looks like you are the Kim Jong-Un of Topix's Minneapolis page, bYtch !!!
Nope, that title was granted to you first, by me, Kim Jong Un.
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Replace 3 workers making sodas ?? LMAOROTFU~!

"As for replacing 3 workers"

MAKING SODAS !!!

Yeah, reading IS SO HARD, right ???

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<quoted text>Glad you liked it, it's IrishMn/Smart Liberal's personal anecdote...
I heard a story, about a lazy POS who ONLY lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes at a job, then ran away with her tail dragging.....
CAN YOU IMAGINE ???
Geez, if I were such a POS, my pride would make me a shut in that did nothing but post lies to hide my miserable life...
Of course, I'd write about imaginary meeting, but it would Hertz to lie about photos and locations... LMAOROTFU~!
you ARE a pos.
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that is why you are in the state hospital. because you were too much for your lazy rumped mommy.
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plus those years I worked at the factory adds up to way more than the 2.5 hours your mommy did for a job before she ran off of it to go apply for state money aka welfare.
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lets see, I did on the average a 40 hour week while at my outside job for the time I did. not going to count the overtime my boss had us doing in the factory.
40 X 52 weeks 2080 hours work
2080 hr X 19.80 years equals 41184 hours.
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that does not include the temp work I did before working at the factory. or the part time work before that. thing is, if you were to add up all the time I worked at the various jobs I did at factories. as well as the work I did for the city I grew up in as a part time groundskeeper. it would be over the twenty year mark.
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wonder if your mommy is still getting welfare even though you are locked up in that state hospital?
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plus those assembly line skills I learned in the factories have served me well. I can and do repair stuff around here instead of depending on my husband to do it. as well as assemble various items that we buy. like my daughter's bed, her dresser, our various bookcases, etc....
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due to my parents' insistence as I grew up, I also have the skills to do what is called "the feminine work" like sewing, crochet, knitting, embroidery, etc... and I have decorated my home with what I have created.
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as well as the other skills I have learned like graphic arts & painting,
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all you can do is beotch beotch and more beotching. I would pity you. but why should I pity a mere butterfly who has done nothing in it's life.
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You have no job, life, or intellect... Poor spaz.
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you ARE a pos.
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that is why you are in the state hospital. because you were too much for your lazy rumped mommy.
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plus those years I worked at the factory adds up to way more than the 2.5 hours your mommy did for a job before she ran off of it to go apply for state money aka welfare.
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lets see, I did on the average a 40 hour week while at my outside job for the time I did. not going to count the overtime my boss had us doing in the factory.
40 X 52 weeks 2080 hours work
2080 hr X 19.80 years equals 41184 hours.
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that does not include the temp work I did before working at the factory. or the part time work before that. thing is, if you were to add up all the time I worked at the various jobs I did at factories. as well as the work I did for the city I grew up in as a part time groundskeeper. it would be over the twenty year mark.
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wonder if your mommy is still getting welfare even though you are locked up in that state hospital?
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plus those assembly line skills I learned in the factories have served me well. I can and do repair stuff around here instead of depending on my husband to do it. as well as assemble various items that we buy. like my daughter's bed, her dresser, our various bookcases, etc....
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due to my parents' insistence as I grew up, I also have the skills to do what is called "the feminine work" like sewing, crochet, knitting, embroidery, etc... and I have decorated my home with what I have created.
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as well as the other skills I have learned like graphic arts & painting,
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all you can do is beotch beotch and more beotching. I would pity you. but why should I pity a mere butterfly who has done nothing in it's life.
And you're exactly the "lady", I imagined. LMAOROT-FU~! Ps Nice to see, you're stupid, too..

It's is a contraction for it is or it has.

Its is a possessive pronoun meaning, more or less, of it or belonging to it.
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Replace 3 workers making sodas ?? LMAOROTFU~!

"As for replacing 3 workers"

MAKING SODAS !!!

Yeah, reading IS SO HARD, right ???

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