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Do you support limiting self-checkout stands at grocery stores?
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1077 Votes

Do you support limiting self-checkout stands at grocery stores?

Yes, for jobs!

16

No, we need more!

14

Yes, for jobs!

16 Comments
Kimberly Yoder
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Kimberly Yoder

1- they take jobs away from real people. 2- they are irritating as hell!

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Kevin Crabtree
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Kevin Crabtree

I will wait in line 99% of the time I would rather shop at a Logan's Ray's or any other Local merchant than a big Box even if I pay a little more

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Daniel Wohlford
Daniel Wohlford

Kev, what does that have to do with self-checkout stands? try to stay focused.

Valerie Rhodes Kifer
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Valerie Rhodes Kifer

They are a pain to use and I still appreciate/expect customer service. If I want to self checkout I'll shop online!

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Janine Dobkins Hansen
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Janine Dobkins Hansen

Because for every self checkout stand there could be a person employed helping to lower the employment rate

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Richard Dillard
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Richard Dillard

I do not like self check out to inconvenient for a basket full of groceries.

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Martha Peterson
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Martha Peterson

If I'm doing my own checkout and bagging, I should get 50% discount since I'm doing their job without pay. Need to keep cashiers in place and stop trying to make more profits from the customer.

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Wendy Olstad
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Wendy Olstad

The reduction of self check machines should be replaced with person operated check stands. Otherwise the corporations will just opt to leave customers in long lines if measure to reduce automation pas

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Kristin McKinley
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Kristin McKinley

Absolutely!! Where do I sign? Not only for jobs but if an issue occurs, it takes longer to fix at a self-checkout than going thru a human-manned checkout. I've had a lot of issues at a self-checkout.

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Nora Currier
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Nora Currier

Some people are not ready to scan, bag and then do all the electronic stuff required to check themselves out. Especially seniors. Could give many more reasons why they are not the best idea.

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Julie O'Neal
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Julie O'Neal

I deserve a discount if I use self check out. I have saved the wage of two people, the checker and the bagger. I have limited my shopping at the Redmond Fred Meyer - often forced to use self checkout.

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Lisa York
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Lisa York

Yes, for jobs but keep what the stores have now...I prefer self-checkout, in and out quickly

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Teresa Rodriguez
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Teresa Rodriguez

I am not getting a discount or wage to check out my own groceries. I am not an employee. I let the employees do their jobs by checking out my purchase.

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Pam W
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Pam W

What will people do without these type of jobs? I would rather have someone check me out with a friendly face than a stupid manchine.

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GT Thomas
GT Thomas

You do not have to use the machine but quit trying to stop others who like them. You must be a liberal.

No, we need more!

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Larry Ewart
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Larry Ewart

It is totally frustrating to be in line and someone who hates technology is trying to cash a $5 coupon. And write a check! :(

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GT Thomas
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GT Thomas

Unions only want more dues so they can own more Democrat politicians.

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Gary Arnold Seevers
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Gary Arnold Seevers

Automation is happening. I worked as a cashier once. It was miserable. I love that I can do my own work and not wait as long.

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RO2312
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RO2312

It's faster and more convenient. It opens more checkout lanes when traditional cashiers wouldn't be available due to low staffing.

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Joseph Hemrick III
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Joseph Hemrick III

How about we regulate based on American Values... freedom being the important one. Stop regulating everything TO DEATH.

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Roy Tiller
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Roy Tiller

It's so much faster than the two regular check stands that are open when the store is slammed.

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JohnWayne Kenneth Pool
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JohnWayne Kenneth Pool

At my store, we added self checkouts because we were understaffed. We're still understaffed...... Without our self-checks, we'd only ever have 2-6 registers open.

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Jim Van Osdell
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Jim Van Osdell

I don't agree that we need more however, 2 is too few.

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k san
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k san

Absolutely not! when lines at checkout get unbearably long, self-checkout relieves that wait. None of the stores I frequent EVER have even HALF the checkout lines manned, so it's not about about jobs!

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Robert Northrup
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Robert Northrup

Machines don't go on strike.

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liz birdwell
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liz birdwell

With the growth in Bend there are plenty of jobs and also that brings very crowded grocery stores. We need the self-checkout to balance the outrageous growth in this town.

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Jodi Dwyer
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Jodi Dwyer

Look at the multitude of cashierless check out stands at most stores ( ie. Walmart, BiMart, Target. They aren't staffing enough cashiers as it is. Let us check ourselves out. Faster/ more efficient

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Would you consider using ChatGPT in your job?
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117 Votes

Would you consider using ChatGPT in your job?

Yes!

0

No!

1

Yes!

0 Comments
No one has commented yet

No!

1 Comment
Dave Stalker
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Dave Stalker

AI is dangerous, very vulnerable to Misinformation and just spitting it back out. AI is NOT creative, real writers are creative. AI just re-arranges the factoids available to it. Teachers are alarmed that papers submitted by students might not be their work, just ChatGTP garbage.

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Do you think the Bend City Council should hear the gas station appeal?
KTVZ Asked by KTVZ
545 Votes

Do you think the Bend City Council should hear the gas station appeal?

Yes!

14

No!

1

Yes!

14 Comments
Susan Gaylord (Hidden Hills OR)
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Susan Gaylord (Hidden Hills OR)

This is an issue that has an effect on every commercial development in the whole city. A gas station is a dinosaur and we don’t need any more! The city needs to support walkability, bikability, and connectivity.

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Jane Roeser Gillette
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Jane Roeser Gillette

Voting FOR clean, walkable, bikeable neighborhood activities the encourage getting out of the car, meeting neighbors for coffee, ice cream, day care for kids from the elementary school nearby just makes sense. City council should listen to the residents who live in the neighborhood & act accordingly

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April Baynes
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April Baynes

SE Bend citizens deserve a micro-community that takes people out of their cars and walking and biking to healthy options for food and services. Another gas station in this area is redundant and downright disrespectful. City council listening to this issue is the right thing to do!!

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Jim Bullock
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Jim Bullock

I have lived in this area of Bend for 20+ years. There are 3 gas stations within 1 mile of this location and we do not want another. I ask the City Council to hear our objections to a gas station at Murphy/Brosterhaus. Listen to the homeowners and citizens and not $$$$. Thank You...

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Wendy Oconnor
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Wendy Oconnor

Because it is in direct conflict with the CCAP goals of reducing use of fossil fuel. Allowing a new gasoline station to be built in an established neighborhood with six existing fueling stations nearby does not align with demonstrating leadership in attaining CCAP goals, objectives or goals.

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Susan Cantrell
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Susan Cantrell

We do NOT want a gas station on Murphy and Brosterhaus. An out of town oil company does not make a good neighbor. Schools, a park, homes and multiple school bus stops shouldn't have to share space with this type of business. Our city should support their voters, not big business.

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Foster Fell
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Foster Fell

For transparency. For a more democratic process. 2000 petition signers should not be dismissed in what some might perceive as callow and arrogant.

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Lesley Sullivan
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Lesley Sullivan

Outdated city codes need to be addressed by the city.This is an example of how older codes are not acceptable to residents now. Why would a city allow polluting gas stations and businesses that greatly increase traffic in the middle of a residential neighborhood & blocks from an elementary school?

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James Christo
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James Christo

The Hearings Officer ignored city code and shifted the burden opposition. This is bad for Bend as developments will no longer have to comply with code and the city and opponents will have hire experts, conduct studies to prove the development doesn't meet code. this will hurt everyone.

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Kevin Johnson
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Kevin Johnson

Cities are banning new gas stations. Bend is allowing them in neighborhoods? Why doesn't the city of Bend listen to its residents' concerns in this neighborhood, 85% of whom oppose this gas station and have no problems getting gas 1 1/2 miles away? Residents want a grocery, brewpub, daycare.

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Steven Daniels
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Steven Daniels

Were you just kidding about all of your lofty "goals". Or, did the "contributions" from the developers persuade you to look the other way?

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Duane Wyman
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Duane Wyman

City pushing an agenda w/o constituents support or input. City pushing it down the throats of the neighborhood directly affected. Take it slow w/appropriate discourse of the public!

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

Bring to much traffic!

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Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

Um, "to" much traffic? Homeschooled?

No!

1 Comment
Ed Sink
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Ed Sink

Way to late to worry about traffic, probably little if any increase.

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