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Old 05-02-2019, 03:57 PM
 
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"Name some more..."
1. anyone working with the public inside a bank.
2. motorsports in the USA. NASCAR, Indycar, etc.
3. opticians. online ordering is so much cheaper.
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:09 PM
 
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In the end, everything will be outsourced or contracted through a temp agency at low cost and no bennies
I sure wish the DMV would fire all its employees and outsource the work. Customer service and customer satisfaction would improve and taxpayers wouldn’t be stuck with expensive incompetent public sector employees who can’t be fired.
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:17 PM
 
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Garbage Men - there used to be 2 or 3 men manning the truck. The driver and those that dump the garbage into the trucks. Where I live there is only one guy. Everyone has the same type of garbage bin so the truck has mechanized arms that grabs the bin, dumps it, and puts it back. The driver never leaves the truck

Jobs that are going up - Food delivery services like DoorDash. A few year ago who would've thought you can go online at get your BigMac and fries delivered to you!
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:23 PM
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"Name some more..."
1. anyone working with the public inside a bank..
I remember when banks were open 8 to 5, now a lot close at 2 pm. and there are few people working inside them.
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:30 PM
 
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They persist for corporate and government work, and often charge retainers or fees for doing so.

But yes, the corner agent who will book your trip for you and make a living from commissions is long gone already. I had a friend who was in the industry when the commissions disappeared. It was brutal.
My ex is experiencing this. She currently does travel arrangements for business exclusively and she's having a tough time of it.
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:52 PM
 
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"Name some more..."
1. anyone working with the public inside a bank.
2. motorsports in the USA. NASCAR, Indycar, etc.
3. opticians. online ordering is so much cheaper.
Ok. Explain the NASCAR thing.
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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I remember when banks were open 8 to 5, now a lot close at 2 pm. and there are few people working inside them.
Er, banks were 9 to 3, 9 to 5 or 6 on Friday, Mon-Fri, for decades.

Long hours started about the time they were allowed to cross state lines, maybe mid-1980s?

Not surprised you're seeing a shrinkage again, though.
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:53 PM
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My ex is experiencing this. She currently does travel arrangements for business exclusively and she's having a tough time of it.
As an admin assistant, I made travel arrangements for people just by using the internet and making phone calls. Fifteen years earlier the company had a travel agency they used, then stopped using them. Many business people make their own travel arrangements.
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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As an admin assistant, I made travel arrangements for people just by using the internet and making phone calls. Fifteen years earlier the company had a travel agency they used, then stopped using them. Many business people make their own travel arrangements.
It's certainly one of those services that can use a manager - yes, you can use the internet but in booking quite a few trips from solo to family in recent years, it can be a long, tedious process to pull all the pieces together. Few people - short of those corporationpeople - want to pay extra for the service, though, and the margins in the industry chopped out commissions long ago.

One of the few cases where the loss of a savvy person to do it for you is really a loss.
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Old 05-02-2019, 05:05 PM
 
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NASCAR thing explanation:
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It has been losing TV viewers. It is having trouble filling the stands, even after losing tens of thousands of seats from its stadiums.
Perhaps most worrisome of all, it is losing sponsors, and those that remain are paying less than they used to. NASCAR declined a request for comment.
link:
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/28/nasc...rmula-one.html

and the "killer app":
median age of fans is 58.
https://www.statista.com/statistics/...viewers-by-age
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