Thread regarding Walmart layoffs

Artificial Intelligence to Help Humans

Here is an interesting notion - The HO will get data and they will realize that they are short staffing stores so they will need more humans to do the work (we all know that we do not have enough people to do all the work required):

  • Walmart Corporate will get a rude awakening in February 1, 2020. Here’s why: From a Tech standpoint, they have already put Artificial Intelligence programs into effect this year (bet no one knows that juicy detail). The AI will quantify and compile all the data, like if bins are worked, if sections are done, how many items a shift are re-scanned the next day (aka not stocked). And soooo much more. This report will be compiled and finalized after Christmas, but analysis checks and additional calculations should take a few weeks to materialize. They will soon have an accurate look on how much work is not getting done. And approximately how many extra hours each store would need to correct the data. That also goes for customer service, fresh, and all areas essentially. Corporate will know how “screwed” they are in real quantifiable data, in stores/regions/divisions/etc. The Reckoning will come...
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I don’t ever see labor hours going up. I only see them going down.

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Post ID: @11fYLRvD-mopx

I think they know not everything gets done. I think they project sales every year and based on that, come up with hours.

Then their fancy scheduling systems just tries to spread the hours.

Could be wrong, but that’s what I believe.

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Post ID: @11fYLRvD-hpyy

Im curious on if they are planning scheduling AI. That could be a threat to People Lead duties in the future.

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Post ID: @11fYLRvD-3wdn

@ clv Don't give the Home Office any more ridiculous ideas. They already come up with enough on their own.

Seriously tho, I'm sure someone in the HO has came up with the idea already of using temp services.

I'm sure it'll work as well (or better) as OGP and OBW. /s

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Post ID: @11fYLRvD-1tvu

I'm gonna marry this with another topic: I see Walmart staffing their stores purely from temp services. I'm pretty amazed they're not already doing this, although I guess it's been tried in various markets in the past.

But yeah, I think you're right about them realizing they've painted themselves into a corner..... it's just that the days of hiring on there with 40 hours, full benefits, all the perks we used to enjoy years ago, that's all gone now. Temp services, bullsh!t that they are, will always work for companies (not real job seekers) because there will always be a steady supply of bodies simply wanting enough money for d–gs and booze. Constant turn-over, sure....but hell, Walmart's got that NOW.

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Post ID: @11fYLRvD-clv

will never happen - they will never add headcount

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