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Nearly a million retail jobs will be destroyed by the march of tech, warns trade body

earl grey Silver badge

unskilled will always be the first to go

it's unfortunate, but the lowest wage jobs should generally just be considered a stepping stone to getting experience, pocket cash, and moving up to a better job. in the states there is a problem with people thinking the minimum wage is somehow supposed to be a "liveable wage" - as they call it. It's not; never has been; never will be. It's a stepping stone wage.

regarding merchandise on high street.... i recently ordered a new igniter for SWMBO's oven and knew that no one locally had that very specialized item in store; so i ordered it online. no real choices there, but (and this is a big difference now), it's at least available for purchase without having to call out a specialist to deliver and install at 10 times the price.

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