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Old 05-01-2019, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I知 sure that there are more than what I can think of. Some jobs that I知 reminded of daily are parking attendants and tollway attendants. When I first started my current job two years ago, our parking garage had a live attendant (most likely a retiree) who would make change and help when the gate got stuck. Gone now- just to save a few pennies. Years ago, I remember the DALLAS North Tollway had both a coin basket and live attendants who made change and ran credit cards. GONE! Grocery stores are now trying to get customers to self serve at checkout. I can稚 help thinking that this is a sign of things to come- more and more jobs eliminated. Name some more that have disappeared and some that may disappear in the future.
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Old 05-02-2019, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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"Any job which can be automated without significant or long-term loss of revenue will be." That would make a good axiom... must write it down.

If one grocery store was to go to self-checkout as the only option, they'd probably all but go out of business. But when they all slowly lower their six-shooters on the matter, it's 'eat it or die' for shoppers. There will probably be noticeable bobbles in revenue and profit, but only until the new situation stabilizes and no one is driving ten miles for groceries in their 1996 Huff any more.

Buckle up; the loss of customer service people in every category, from toll takers to garages to groceries to fast food, is about to accelerate.
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Old 05-02-2019, 11:12 AM
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Location: Texas
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Travel agents and travel agencies.
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Old 05-02-2019, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Travel agents and travel agencies.
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.
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Old 05-02-2019, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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This is something I think about a lot.

Not eliminated completely but much reduced: bank tellers (ATMs), casino 田hange girls (ticket-in, ticket-out slot machines), tax preparers (Turbo tax and the like), IRS tax return transcribers (e-file), the printed newspaper business (on line news sites), US Postal Service (e mail and online bill pay), stock brokers (on line trading), check encoders (who writes checks any more?), TV Guide magazine (on screen guides), etc. etc.
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Old 05-02-2019, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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It's not just low end jobs that will disappear. Even many higher end jobs like radiologists will be greatly impacted.
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Old 05-02-2019, 01:20 PM
 
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If things continue on this path. All of them except for non-skilled, lowest level, burger flippen temp work

In the end, everything will be outsourced or contracted through a temp agency at low cost and no bennies
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Old 05-02-2019, 01:23 PM
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Location: Texas
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It's not just low end jobs that will disappear. Even many higher end jobs like radiologists will be greatly impacted.
Radiology has been impacted by outsourcing.

And this link says computer programming is a declining job field.

https://www.businessinsider.com/high...nal-officers-1

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Old 05-02-2019, 02:20 PM
 
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If things continue on this path. All of them except for non-skilled, lowest level, burger flippen temp work

In the end, everything will be outsourced or contracted through a temp agency at low cost and no bennies
Burgers are being flipped by robots. They are already testing them.
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Old 05-02-2019, 03:29 PM
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Location: Texas
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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.
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.
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