I LOST MY JOB TO A ROBOT OCTOBER 2018. THE VIRAL SPREAD OF ‘’SMART MACHINES’’ TAKING OUR JOBS.
‘’ Dear…, REF: END OF CONTRACT NOTICE BY 31/10/2018.
I want to extend my uttermost apologies to you on behalf of the company for this occurrence. As per company new inventions, and innovations, we introduced new automated scanning machines that have been tested and proven to handle the duties of cashiers and customer service representatives from henceforth. So please be informed that your services will end on 31/10/2018. You will all receive your terminal and other benefits compensations’’……..,…..
Human resource manager.
Cc to section manager.
SO I have been a good hard working cashier, always smiling to the customers, packing items and representing the company’s image. In August 2018, I was selected best cashier of the month because I follow the golden rules of a cashier (GREET, INFORM, ASK, THANK.) But why today am I receiving this notice? Is because the enemy took over.
According to further explanation by my manager, he states that machines are good to work with because;
· They don’t fall sick. And don’t ask sick leaves which humans do.
· They need no public holidays, anniversary celebrations, leave, and special days.
· Machines don’t take off day and don’t go for prayers. They work 24/7
· Machines don’t ask for salary and employment benefits.
· They don’t need air tickets and medical check-ups that involve huge cash.
· They do not have mood swings, bad days and overwhelm.
· He also said, machines don’t get break time, don’t get emotional, angry and tired.
· Machines work more smart, faster and are time alert. Elektra.
He goes ahead and explains that jobs are in a state of transition/change, which is causing anxiety. There is the growing division of job opportunities between high skilled- and low-skilled. Unemployment and underemployment is getting rampant especially among young people because companies are busy automating jobs and since these machines can handle a large volume of work
But who are directly affected by these co-workers machines right now?
· I am a cashier
· We are karaoke singers and dancers
· I am a receptionist
· Security guard
· Mss Customer service assistant
· I am a driver
· I am the waitress/waiter
· TAX COLLECTOR
· Machine Operators.
WHY ARE WE THE MOST AFFECTED AND VULNERABLE?
Because many of our activities/duties that we carry out today have the potential to be automated.
Migration of skills and its effects on jobs has become a sensitive political issue in many advanced economies and there is a massive public debate raging about the future of work, whether there will be enough jobs to everyone.
His statements come in handy with McKinsey report. That
‘The technology boom shows no sign of slowing. A report released in November 2017 by McKinsey Global Institute found that up to 800 million global workers will lose their jobs to new technology by 2030.
Also, Deloitte, the Big Four accountancy firm, and the University of Oxford in 2014 predicted that 35% of the jobs we do today in the UK could go to robots by 2034. They listed some of the jobs like machine operators
The development of automation enabled technologies including robotics and artificial intelligence brings the promise of higher productivity with economic growth and increased efficiencies, safety, and convenience
‘’…….some of the job-matching sites such as LinkedIn and Monster are changing and expanding the way individuals look for work and companies identify and recruit talent. Independent workers are increasingly choosing to offer their services on digital platforms including Upwork, Uber, and Etsy and, in the process, challenging conventional ideas about how and where work is undertaken’’ as noted by Thomas McMullan writer of ‘how technology got under our skin’
SO WHAT IS THE WAY FORWARD TO COME OUT OF THE MACHINE DOMINATION AND REMAIN PRODUCTIVE?
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Restructuring our education systems. It is high time we reshape our traditional and advanced education curriculums. Policymakers could do more to improve basic skills through the school systems, put new emphasis on creativity as well as critical and systems thinking, and foster adaptive and life-long learning.
Empower the private sector to drive training. Companies face gaps in skills needed to match the technology-enabled workplace. The private sector could benefit from playing a more active role in education and training, including providing better information about needs to learners and the education and training ecosystem and proving better learning opportunities themselves.
On the job training and staff support. As work evolves at higher rates of change between sectors, locations, activities, and skill requirements, many workers will need assistance adjusting, this can only be done through in-house training so to up the worker's skills to suit demand.
The value in humans. “There are a lot of middle-income companies that, rather than getting rid of people when they get robots, they realize people are of value, especially if they’ve been working for them for a long time,” says Doyle. “There’s always some concern when people bring in a robot. But I think once they realize that it’s there as a tool to help their companies, they really embrace it. Some of these companies… they even name the robot.” Brian Heater Technology is killing jobs, and only technology can save them.
The economy has already changed and it’s getting evenly advanced. Our way of living is now managed by a machine (kitchen appliances, the smartphones, transport) and six sense is technology. We can only but embrace these change both good and bad. some of us who are job seekers need to strategies on which areas to apply and those in risky jobs need to look for options beforehand.
What are you going to do as an unskilled? Less educated, underemployed, and unemployment?
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