Goodbye Service Personnel, Hello Disgruntled Shoppers?

Goodbye Service Personnel, Hello Disgruntled Shoppers?
Christine Huang
  • 19 march 2008

The end of customer service is upon us, portends TIME in their “What’s Next 2008” special. With automated systems and self-service kiosks growing in popularity at movie theaters, hotels, airports, and restaurants (see uWink), it should come as no surprise that many businesses and venues are opting to take the service personnel entirely out of the equation -or at least the customer-facing part. As TIME explains:

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