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Asda : New Tills

Started by: Tommy Two Stroke (7173)

I have been to Asda today, and all of the conveyor belt self-service tills have gone., and maybe some more of the manned tills have gone too.

In their place there qre now, and as far as the eye can see, a myriad of different types of self-service tills, first of all at the far end of the line, past the post office, there are these new tills which just look like an old-fashioned pair of scales, so I presume those are for people who only have one or two items, then there is an enlarged 'Scan & Bugger Off" area, and then there are these new tills, and I shouldn't really call them tills, because they are called EPOS'S which is a plooral for EPOS (Electronic Point Of Sale) and these new ones, and there are a lot of them. and they are sideways on to the barrier surrounding the area, and I have never seen them before, but they look good, and they have a packing area with a lip on it, so the till can insult customers who annoy it.
Then there is the basket area, and I was going to use one of these new tills, when an Asda woman grabbed me, and dragged me into the Scan & Go area, and she did me in there

So too yoo old fogeys who don't like self service, hee,,, ENJOY

Started: 9th Jun 2021 at 10:03

Posted by: riocaroni (175)

Still use the manned tills, always been in favour of keeping people employed!

Replied: 9th Jun 2021 at 11:51

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3633) 

BRAVO ,,, Riocaroni SPOT ON .... Being an trade unionist i agree with you ...
GB

Replied: 9th Jun 2021 at 15:45

Posted by: PeterP (8558)

Once used the self service till for a few items. Put an empty bag on the scales to put my shopping in after I got round to scanning them. Iritable voice kept saying unidentified item in the bagging area and it would not let me scan anything, Girl came over and I told her I was not handling my items twice has I wanted to scan my items then bag them up.,She scanned something and it worked . Items scanned then put strraight into my shopping bag. Far easier to deal with a human on a till than a scanning m/c

Replied: 9th Jun 2021 at 16:33
Last edited by PeterP: 9th Jun 2021 at 20:28:15

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7173)

PeterP

Try just using one hand to scan the product and put it into the bagging area, because the till is weighing your shopping as you are putting it through, and if you try and scan another product, before you have placed the previous product in the bagging area, then the till will throw a wobbler, but if you just use the one hand, you cannot bugger it up

Replied: 9th Jun 2021 at 16:48

Posted by: tonker (23570) 

"choose your favourites, or have a browse" .... says the machine in Tescoses..

So, I put four pomegranates on the scales, that's choosing my favourites, then I have a browse and click on carrots !

Replied: 9th Jun 2021 at 18:24

Posted by: momac (11613) 

I've paid by using the scanners in a couple of stores in Wigan town centre..no problem,but those in Asda are terrible,every time I look at them one of the Asda workers are there having to help a customer..they're hopeless..I order on line now,much better.

Replied: 9th Jun 2021 at 18:43

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3633) 

Just been in ASDA today seeing all those robotic tills ,utter disgrace was speaking to staff and post office staff they all said they are against them in an effort to safeguard jobs but ,as they say management want them so that's the end of the issue , akin to what is happening in CORBY at the weetabix factory the bosses there are doing or trying to implement what british gas did and thats FIRE AND REHIRE ON A LESSER CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT . I would like to know just what the TUC are doing about all this ?? I used to think once upon a time that when you joined a company and started work one would sign a binding contract of employment and that was that so again i ask JUST WHAT THE HELL ARE THE UNIONS AND TUC DOING ????? G.B.

Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 13:03

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7173)

Part of the Yoonion

Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 14:34

Posted by: basil brush (16507)

Moan, moan, instead of moaning go somewhere else

Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 15:05

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3633) 

basil brush ::::
Please explain to me what your problem is ? I thought this site was a way of expressing one's view's / or opinion's so i take it you have never complained or moaned about a topic ? I wrote this because i think that there are a hell of a lot of people who do not like the thought's of all this technology and prefer to use cash after all there are several million oap's who aren't conversant with cards and use cash , let alone the job losses that occur in the name of progress . So i will keep a look out for your comments from now on toooo!!! GB

Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 15:32

Posted by: AngelWood (553)

Good grief Golden Bear, what did you do to warrant that comment from the biggest moaner on the site.

Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 17:38

Posted by: nanajacqui (3689) 

And so say all of us .........you post some interesting information GB carry on doing so & just ignore the troll

Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 17:45

Posted by: basil brush (16507)

it was aimed at TTS...Doh!!!!!!!!!



Posted by: AngelWood (534)

Nothing to do with Wigan.

How come you've never said this to anyone else?

Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 17:45

Posted by: AngelWood (553)

How come you can't un-stick the needle.

Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 17:54

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7173)

"it was aimed at TTS"

How can it be aimed at me when I have not moaned at anything, yoo little yellow backed, chicken poo, coward

Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 17:58

Posted by: nanajacqui (3689) 

Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 18:04

Posted by: basil brush (16507)

moan, moan, moan



Posted by: AngelWood (534)

Nothing to do with Wigan.

How come you've never said this to anyone else?

Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 18:09

Posted by: AngelWood (553)

How come you are pretending to be someone you are not, we all know who you really are.

Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 18:15

Posted by: basil brush (16507)

"we"

another selective poster

Hello Gawpers

Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 18:28
Last edited by basil brush: 10th Jun 2021 at 18:29:23

Posted by: lectriclegs (4123)

"How come you are pretending to be someone you are not, we all know who you really are."

Oh the irony.

Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 18:30

Posted by: basil brush (16507)

Who is she?

obviously been on before, going off her attitude, but who?

Hello Gawpers

Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 18:36
Last edited by basil brush: 10th Jun 2021 at 18:38:34

Posted by: AngelWood (553)

The clue to who I am is in my username unlike either of yours. Those shoulder chips must be really wearing you down now.

Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 18:58

Posted by: lectriclegs (4123)

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
An dead give away .

Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 19:11

Posted by: Stardelta (8165)

"How come you are pretending to be someone you are not, we all know who you really are"

Arfur to the front desk please, Arfur to the front desk.

Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 19:16

Posted by: basil brush (16507)

is she the one who claims to be a teacher?

Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 19:21

Posted by: AngelWood (553)

Is he the one who claims to be an upstanding citizen?

Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 19:27

Posted by: basil brush (16507)

Leccys got her sussed.

Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 19:31

Posted by: lectriclegs (4123)

You seem to know a lot about the people on here, seeing you've only been a member a relatively short time, angel.

Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 19:31

Posted by: basil brush (16507)

Posted by: AngelWood

Basil if you had been in my class you would have learned how to use grammar and punctuation and how to spell.

well thank god, I wasn't.

Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 19:35

Posted by: AngelWood (553)

Lectriclegs, I'll let you into a little secret, since I retired I have lots of time to read the threads. There are thousands to peruse and it gives a pretty good insight into the characters behind some of the masks. It's pretty obvious you have a grudge against certain site users, a goldfish with half an eye could see that.
Basil, you have mastered the search function, well done.

Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 22:08

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7173)

Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 22:16

Posted by: basil brush (16507)

Basil, you have mastered the search function, well done

yes, to prove how you only try to have a go at certain people.

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 10:03

Posted by: nanajacqui (3689) 

You do exactly the same !!!

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 10:14

Posted by: basil brush (16507)

oh, looks who has appeared since I posted.

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 10:30

Posted by: nanajacqui (3689) 

I follow walshy cos I know you haha

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 10:35

Posted by: basil brush (16507)

at least she's not waited until boredy posted

Hello Gawpers

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 10:42
Last edited by basil brush: 11th Jun 2021 at 10:42:56

Posted by: nanajacqui (3689) 

Nothing boring about broady,bundle of fun when we were with him in Tenerife,unlike yourself !![p/]

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 10:48

Posted by: basil brush (16507)

Bundle of fun

HAHAHAHAHA

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 10:59
Last edited by basil brush: 11th Jun 2021 at 11:00:34

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7173)

Are yoo a bundle of fun Basil

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 11:24

Posted by: nanajacqui (3689) 

Quite the opposite TTS

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 11:46

Posted by: basil brush (16507)

I am Tommy, life and soul of the party

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 12:04

Posted by: nanajacqui (3689) 

Except when he tells you to stop moaning TTS

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 12:19

Posted by: basil brush (16507)

I'm alright, Tommy. with people who alright with me, I cant stand tell talers, nasty folk, or low lifes who posts somebody's personal details because they can't get the better of them.

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 13:01

Posted by: nanajacqui (3689) 

I'm the same walshy,can't abide people who tell lies

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 13:13

Posted by: basil brush (16507)

can't stand liars who say there not going to have any dealings with you anymore, then, carry one stalking you.

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 13:29

Posted by: tonker (23570) 

Stalk !

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 13:37

Posted by: retep1949 (679)

We went to Asda at Horwich today,a place we rarely go and it was a complete palaver.Their were very few people on the self service tills and queues on the normal tills.

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 15:34

Posted by: AngelWood (553)

I've just been to Asda Wigan and it's the same there.

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 17:38

Posted by: tonker (23570) 

There's only one Tommy!

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 17:48

Posted by: Arfur petesake (331)

My shop is booming since all these supermarkets are putting those machines in, Cash is King in my little establishment, I even have a slate for trusted members,, So if you're ever stuck come in, I might be able to help,

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 19:28

Posted by: AngelWood (553)

I have noticed that Asda have stopped stocking quite a few things. It seems to be becoming a big corner shop.

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 19:29

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7173)

It has always been a big corner shop

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 20:40

Posted by: AngelWood (553)

Even more so now and the prices are going up weekly.

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 20:46

Posted by: tonker (23570) 

What'll we do wit' th'herring's belly?
Make it into jars of jelly.
Herring's belly, jars of jelly.
Herring's scales, a ship that sails.
Herring’s eyes, puddings and pies.
Herring's tail, barrel of ale.
Herring's fins, needles and pins.
Herring's yed, loaves o' bread,
And all manner of things.

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 20:50

Posted by: AngelWood (553)

Kippers!

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 21:03

Posted by: broady (16895) 

You’ll get used to it. It’s called progress. We used to have twenty men digging a hole and now we have one man driving a JCB.

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 21:04
Last edited by broady: 11th Jun 2021 at 21:06:14

Posted by: tonker (23570) 

Or a Kubota!

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 21:20

Posted by: AngelWood (553)

Posted by: broady (16882) View broady's page
You’ll get used to it. It’s called progress. We used to have twenty men digging a hole and now we have one man driving a JCB.

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 21:04
Last edited by broady: 11th Jun 2021 at 21:06:14

I don't like people losing jobs in the name of progress. If they want us to do the job of their staff then discounts should be offered.

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 22:02

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7173)

They are not losing their jobs though, are they ?

When the store is quiet, the staff are doing other jobs, they don't leave them sat on the checkouts doing nothing, they will be filling shelves or whatever, and then when it gets busy more tills are opened, and a lot of the staff are picking orders for customers, for online delivery or click & collect, I don't mind the self-service as long as yoo are in reach of an Asda woman, in case you get stuck.

I said 'woman' because I cannot recall a 'man' ever being on the self-service tills, and if it comes to that I cannot remember when I last saw a 'man' on any of the tills in Asda.

And there are not many young people working in Asda either.

There are none or very few ethnic minority people working in Asda.

Sexist
Ageist
Racist

That should satisfy a few on these message boards

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 22:18

Posted by: AngelWood (553)

Somebody told me there will be redundancies shortly.

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 22:22

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7173)

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 22:27

Posted by: broady (16895) 

Nineteen men no job when the JCB arrived. As with lots of jobs natural wastage applies. When someone resigns or move so they don’t replace them. As far as I know it isn’t compulsory to use the said machines. If I have ten items and can line up or self checkout the it is a no brainer. That is merely my personal preference.

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 22:49

Posted by: AngelWood (553)

People need work to survive Broady. If I can keep someone in a job by using a (wo)manned till then I will do and that's my personal preference.

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 22:52

Posted by: broady (16895) 

Indeed it is. A couple of 5he supervisors in my local store are Brits so I will ask them how it was handled. One of the local stores is renowned for union membership.

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 23:11

Posted by: AngelWood (553)

That would be interesting to know Broady, thank you.

Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 23:12

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7173)

Av bin t'Asda a gen

Conveyor belt tills are still there, but they are turned off.

And the main self-service checkout place, where yoo take your shopping too, is called the 'Trolley Stop'

Replied: 12th Jun 2021 at 13:21

Posted by: nanajacqui (3689) 

Forget Asda.......I ordered online at 11am today Morrisons & Amazon Prime delivery will be here between 1pm & 3pm free delivery over £40

Replied: 12th Jun 2021 at 13:47

Posted by: AngelWood (553)

I maybe old fashioned but I like to do my own shopping. The one and only time I ordered online, half my order was missing and what did come had really short use by dates.

Replied: 12th Jun 2021 at 13:56

Posted by: nanajacqui (3689) 

Angela I don't order any fresh foods,only packets,jars,cleaning & washing items then I do a fresh food shop in M&S,all 33 items were her at 13.30 delivered in brown paper bags,brilliant service

Replied: 12th Jun 2021 at 15:08

Posted by: AngelWood (553)

That's good to know, I shall have a look at Morrisons.

Replied: 12th Jun 2021 at 16:18

 

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