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Old 05-03-2019, 06:21 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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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.
Yea - but you essentially had to go there to get stuff done. Today, that's just one of a few options.

I got a great rate recently at a CU. Unfortunately, I had to actually go to the branch to complete the paperwork. That was the first time I can recall having to do something like that in years. I can't remember the last time I stepped foot in a retail branch to actually do banking in - and I've worked for financial institutions for the last 15 years. I'll take the mobile and online banking apps any day over having to schlep my way to a branch.

While some jobs are disappearing - others are increasing. The difference is that skill levels may not correlate. From a banking perspective, positions like tellers and financial service reps may be declining - but analysts, developers, and IT specialists are increasing. And as regulations continue to be pushed out and tightened down, many are increasing staff in the governance/compliance areas.
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Old 05-03-2019, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I knew someone a few years ago who was going through a training program (that she paid for) to become a travel agent. I couldn't help but think she'd been sold a bill of goods and was getting ripped off.
My wife looked into becoming a travel agent after her business started losing money. I strongly recommended against it, telling her she wouldn't be able to support herself doing it. I suggested medical so she became an EKG tech. She barely finished her certification and got a job.
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Old 05-03-2019, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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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
Iím not disputing NASCAR is losing viewers/fans, but I donít see a connection with the automation.

As far as typists....In the 1990s I supervised 4 people who spent 80% of their time transcribing dictation. They abolished those jobs (and mine) in 2006. The people we were doing typing for mostly retired and their replacements all did their own typing.
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Old 05-03-2019, 08:30 AM
 
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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.
I remember them being open 9-3:00

Nowadays my local bank is open until 6. But they no longer give away steak knives.
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Old 05-03-2019, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Over yonder a piece
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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.
On the other hand, I personally know three travel agents who do quite well doing travel planning. They all work out of their home. Two are Disney specialists and one primarily books cruises and Caribbean trips. All are very successful and they've all done it for at LEAST the past 10 years - one even longer.

The key is referrals - I've referred MANY people to my cruise/Caribbean expert and she has gotten a lot of business over the years thanks to referrals like mine (even though I've never used her myself because I don't do cruises and am not big on going to the islands).
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Old 05-03-2019, 10:39 AM
 
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I hope all all clerical (doing reconciliations, or entering boring data on a computer like health insurance claims etc.) and call-center/BPO jobs go away. Working with so many people is bad enough. It gets terrible when the job itself is tedious, boring stuff. Oh and Eastern Europe and Indian deserve better than to have such terrible jobs shoved on them, we need real economy!
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Old 05-03-2019, 02:10 PM
 
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since NASCAR is a "stock" car...the future stock cars will drive themselves, so automation removes the "connection"
to driving a car, and, in my opinion, removes the fans of motorsports in general.
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Old 05-03-2019, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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since NASCAR is a "stock" car...the future stock cars will drive themselves, so automation removes the "connection"
to driving a car, and, in my opinion, removes the fans of motorsports in general.
The way horse racing ceased to exist?
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Old 05-03-2019, 03:09 PM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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I sure wish the DMV would fire all its employees and outsource the work. Customer service and customer satisfaction would improve and taxpayers wouldnít be stuck with expensive incompetent public sector employees who canít be fired.
Heh! I live in WA and had recently bought a new van which until I could get it licensed in WA had to get trip permits in Oregon.

There's 2 DMV places in Portland, Oregon who will do a "STO" (Single Transaction Only) for a trip permit. The rest you have to wait at...2-5 hours.

In WA? It's about 20-35 minutes and that's a busy day. WA outsourced their DMV years ago and also a lot of their employment assistance workers....
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Old 05-03-2019, 03:11 PM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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I remember them being open 9-3:00

Nowadays my local bank is open until 6. But they no longer give away steak knives.
Probably because they were attempting to use them not in a manner designed for.....
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