One robot does the work of four employees…robots don’t get tired

Canadian Retailers Are Warming Up To Robots

TORONTO — Back in 2009, Sobeys found itself at a crossroads.

Labour costs were rising, employee productivity was waning and the grocer knew that it had to keep building bigger distribution centres to accommodate the growing number of items being sold in its supermarkets.

So instead of building out and hiring more workers, the national grocery chain built up and replaced many employees with robots.


Walt Disney’s ”Paul Bunyan” (1958)

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  • Marius K

    All that talk about taxing robots is silly. You replace government bureaucracy with robots at fraction of present costs that will be covered – let say by GST – no need for an income tax.

    • David Murrell

      Yes but Justin will find reasons for not only preserving the income tax, but increasing it.

    • WalterBannon

      The government does not produce any value for society, and most of the paper shuffling it does do can be automated

  • Tom Forsythe

    They also don’t file specious lawsuits.

    • Exile1981

      Or demand time off during to pray 5 times a day… or take 2 hour long bathroom breaks…. or show up drunk.

  • David Murrell

    …and robots do not unionize.

    • tom_billesley

      …….us meatbags have had our chance.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Joseph Schumpeter’s economic principle of creative destruction in action.

  • simus1

    In other breaking news (roll eyes), Amazon is spending multibillions for Whole Foods, a leader in the care and feeding of virtue signaling organic fetish morons with more money than brains. Sweet.

    • Jaedo Drax

      Scene: At jeff bezos house…

      Jeff Bezos: “Alexa, buy me something from Whole Foods.”

      Alexa: “Sure, Jeff. Buying Whole Foods now.”

      Jeff Bezos: “WHA- ahh go ahead.”

      • David Murrell

        Heh.

  • WalterBannon

    Good thing we are bringing in all those illiterate Muslims to replace robots in these unskilled manual labor jobs that will soon cease to exist

    Someone has to collect welfare and drag the economy down to failure in order for the Marxist revolution to succeed. Right Trudeau?.