Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Jobs Lost to Mc Donaldization
Mc Donald's has been a successful business because of it's effiency and predicability. Mc Donaldization is a substition of non-human technology. Behavior of the customers and workers in Mc Donald's is reduced to a series of machinelike actions. Ultimately, efficient technologies will replace much of the work that humans once perfored. Self-checkout lines in the supermarket are a prime example of this. The cashiers with their machinelike actions are being replaced with efficient non-human technologies. What other jobs can you think of that can be replaced that easy?