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Self-Checkouts And Their Detractors

12/12/2019 Finance  No comments


So I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of self-checkouts. Don’t you prefer the human touch? I do. Do you enjoy laboriously placing items on a machine, or kiosk, and following directions from a disembodied voice on how to make a simple transaction? I don’t.

In September, I was forced to think about such matters when two automatic checkout machines were installed in my local CVS store in New Jersey. They appeared one day, replacing two cashier positions out of four. As I stood in line waiting for a human being while glaring at the machines, a cashier I was friendly with beckoned me over to one of the kiosks, where she was assisting people trying to use them. “No way,” I said. “I’m not going to use those things.”

Granted, I’m an elderly shopper with a long-s...

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Communication is Key

04/30/2019 Finance  No comments

Communication with our elderly parents is very important in getting through issues. When Gen Xers gather with friends, there is a common theme that pops up in the conversation. Whether at the kids’ softball game or over a glass of wine, the query comes with concern, and at times, hushed tones: “How are your parents doing?” “Do you communicate with your Boomer parents easily?” How are Gen Xers doing with communication with their Boomer parents.

Family Time

Family Time

While this seems like a fairly innocuous question, as Gen X navigates their 40s and early 50s, they are commiserating more on the challenges associated with the aging of their Boomer parents...

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