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Tango0124 Mar 2017 9:21 p.m. PST

… To Start Work at a Fast Food Chain.

"The term "burger flipper" is often used as a derogatory way of referring to someone working a low-paying job (sometimes, but not always, literally flipping burgers) that is generally seen as the kind of gig that could be done by anyone. And that's paraphrasing the politest definition on Urban Dictionary. But if you think burger flipping is more complex than the haters like to let on, science hasn't done you any favors as of late: CaliBurger, a chain whose last sustained time in the spotlight was occurred because it was too much like In-N-Out Burger is the latest restaurant to announce it'll be using a burger flipping robot to handle grill duties…"
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goragrad24 Mar 2017 11:03 p.m. PST

When wages and benefits closely approach or exceed the cost of automation it becomes the logical choice.

Personal logo The Nigerian Lead Minister Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2017 9:31 a.m. PST

With the minimum wage setting rise to $15 USD an hour in the test location, it makes sense to replace the burger flipper with an automatic burger flipper.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2017 6:17 a.m. PST

Yes, but can it get your order wrong over and over again like a human can? Or will they program it to occasionally mess up too?

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Mr Elmo27 Mar 2017 4:20 a.m. PST

I know the food is still made by hand but Panera Rapid Pickup is awesome.

Use the app to say you want the green goddess cobb salad light onion extra dressing at 12:15pm

Boom, it's ready!

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member01 Apr 2017 3:31 a.m. PST

Yep, so much for human workers.

Same thing is happening in warehouses too.

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