Sounds like a line from South Park, but in all actually the workers did not want those jobs. This is a result of Covid-19. Shopping at large grocery box stores is turning into a time-consuming chore. Waiting in lines of 10 shopping carts deep or more is the new normal, whether it is the self-scan or cashier checkout. Somehow the sign on the door stated if you are feeling sick do not enter; became the excuse needed by the employee to call in sick. This has resulted in long checkout lines.
According to the internet: supermarket chains first introduced self-service checkouts in 2003, and Walmart, the retail behemoth will be going fully self-checkout and/or “Scan & Go” by the end of 2021. That means it won’t be long before you go to Walmart and you’ll no longer see cashiers or manned checkout lanes- you’ll likely see self-checkout “hosts,” and possibly one or two lanes with a cashier for those with special needs.