Sunday, August 19, 2018

Lame Idea

7:54 am:
The other day I Blogged about the concept of not bussing your table at fast food restaurants.

That was a lame idea. Sorry!




10:08 am:
Our New Agenda
Here are a few of our New Agenda items:
➜ Shelf for the large cabinet
➜ New bed boards
➜ Secure Scampy's bench seat with machine screws [Wood screws now]
➜ Install duplex outlet in the sink cabinet
➜ Secure Scampy's front door strike plate with machine screws [Sheet metal screws now] 




11:54 pm:
Making Big Time Progress!
The Scampy Team wants you to know that we made Big Time progress on our rig today!

Everything that we have listed above in Our New Agenda list made some headway!

The "new bed board" item was critical! Without some progress on this item, George would not have been able to set up his bed tonite!






Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 2,131 feet



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18 comments:

  1. When we look around more and more is being done to reduce labor content in retail. Samsclub has an app for your smartphone which allows you to put items in your "shopping cart" by snapping a picture of the barcode on the item. When you are done shopping you "checkout" by using a credit card stored on your phone. Then as you leave, finally a human scans the barcode "receipt" that appears on your phone. This takes the employee only a matter of a few seconds to accomplish. Shelf stocking becomes a matter of moving a pallet load of merchandise from the back of the warehouse to an aisle in the store. Someday soon robots will move the pallet load to the shopping aisle. Where will the jobs be?

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    1. Hi Tomin,

      Eventually, there may be no jobs. How that evolutionary and revolutionary event will come about is the big question.

      You may ask, if there are no jobs how do people buy stuff?

      Click [Here] for a possible answer.

      George

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  2. Hey George,
    I'm afraid that the RVing opportunity has passed but your blog makes it seems as though I'm full timing everyday. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Hi Phil,

      Your comment has MADE MY DAY!

      Thank you sooooo much!

      George

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  3. We are probably not that far out from a world where the work needed to supply the needs and wants of humanity will be almost all be able to be provided by automated technology. I think that at that time we may tax that technology and share the income from that among the people that are put out of work by the technology.

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    1. Hi Dan,

      When that world that you describe in your comment arrives, it will be HUGE stretch for the government and the people to do the right thing.

      Click [Here] to view a great video that may describe that future world of ours.

      George

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  4. George,
    I refuse to use “self checkout’’ lanes at Walmart, Home Depot or any other retailer!
    I they want to give me a discount I might consider it some day.
    But until then these self check out lanes are cutting back on jobs!

    My wife thought I was being hard headed until I explained this too her , now she refused to go thru a self check out lane as well!

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    1. Hi Bill,

      You and I are alike in the "self checkout thing!"

      We are "Birds of a Feather!"

      George

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  5. Out of courtesy I always bus my own table at a fast food restaurant. In hotel, I clean up as much as possible. You may as why? Because I cleaned rooms and cabins at Sequoia Natl Park and I know what pigs people can be. Always nice to help someone else.

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    1. Hi LBM,

      I do pretty much the same as you:
      ➜ Buss my fast food table.
      ➜ Clean up hotel room.

      Did you read my "Lame Idea" Blog post today?

      George


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  6. The self-check out lanes never seem to work as well as one would expect, so I stopped using them years ago. Besides, I like the interaction in speaking with the check out clerks, and I notice that there are fewer and fewer of them lately. It wasn't difficult to figure out why the clerks that ran the registers were disappearing.

    One store that I go to has shut down about a third of the self check out lanes. I was glad to see that. They actually turned them into cashier lanes for people with just five or so items.

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

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    1. Hi Judie,

      Come to think of it, I have encountered a store that posted an announcement sign about closing their self checkout lanes.

      Virtual hugs back to you!

      George

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  7. FYI
    Walmart net profit 2017. 17,947,000.
    Home Depot net profit 2017. $13,356,000.
    Lowe,s net profit 2017. 5,200,000.
    the average Home Depot and Lowe's hardware store has two lanes six self checkout counters
    Someone want to tell me why Walmart needs 75% you self check outs registers
    And only 4 non-self check out registers? $$$


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    1. Hi Ed,

      Could it be a plot to kill off dinosaurs-like workers, as Reader Don in his comment suggests? [See comment below].

      George

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  8. Have you thought about the jobs of the people who designed those self checkout lanes? How about the jobs of those who install them? And what about when they break down, who fixes them? People with jobs fix them.

    What we are seeing is a paradigm shift away from menial jobs like checkers and boxers to more technical jobs like electronics engineers and technicians. The people who do the installs are the same ones who build the stores but they have learned new technology.

    Those who refuse to support new technology are dinosaurs. They will slowly die off and people who can adapt will take their place.

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    1. Hi Don,

      Die off?

      Please describe precisely in a comment here, how the persons you describe as dinosaurs die off?

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  9. Hi George! This jobs changes are pretty scare. Where does this kind of jobs will be after all of this automation? I guess to the same place as phone operators, lamplighters, ice cutters or elevator operators. On the other hand, high tech employment is increasing. It seems like a dead end with today's mindset. The same happened in the industrial revolution and here we are: with jobs and opportunities but in different places. New generations certainly will find a way.

    I love reading you.

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    1. Hi José,

      I am glad you are still reading me!

      George

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