“My very first job was a cashier at Burger King in Tucson, Arizona. And I occasionally worked the drive-thru. Id go wherever I was needed! My second job was at Dairy Queen. I stayed in the fast food royalty.” – Kate Walsh
This Saturday’s weekend challenge word on partner Susan and my site was LEAP.
With that word in mind let’s not LEAP to conclusions about Safeway cashiers in California who have won the right to site down at their till and cashier out customers.
One cashier in Edmonton recently injured her leg and wished that she could be able to sit down on the job to serve customers. Another nearby teller said that she believed that cashiers in Britain are able to sit at their checkout stations. I refer this “fact” to my partner Susan to clarify.
The cashier with the injured leg told me she needs to stand at her till for a five hour shift. She is a dedicated employee with years of serice with the company.
She showed me her left leg and it was black and blue from ankle to knee cap. She had been to the doctor’s office and he had given her pain killers. She needs her job and taking time off is out of the question for her.
At first I thought her notion was absurd. Supermarket cashiers have always as far as I knew stood patiently at their posts waiting for the next customer to arrive.
After viewing the above video I am now changing my position and accepting the notion that cashiers should be allowed to sit down at their checkout stations.
Will customers have to bag their own groceries while a trained cashier merely sits there and watches them do so?
Will check out lines get even longer as cashiers adjust to this novel service notion?
It will definitely be a leap of faith for Safeway management at other outlets to provide their cashiers with the requested seat in order to do their job.
Do you think that cashiers have the right to demand seating arrangements to do their work?
If you are a suermarket cashier would you opt to use a seat?
Make that leap of faith and tell is how you feel about this issue.