@pinkprius we always had chairs when I worked in a local shop (in SE England), I do remember having to stand for nuns (although not a legal requirement, my younger sister attended their school so it made a good impression, and I'd have to get up anyway and help haul 100+ litres of booze into the Mother Superiors trolley (a blind eye was turned to me only being 17 at the time so not even officially legal to sell this to the sisters) 😆
@anarchiv I think the position the worker is in is heavily planned on with the design of the register.
What the cashiers job needs is frequent brakes and good pay.
Probably to the point where it's mostly self checkout registers left anyways. I can supervise them for 8 hours, but I wouldn't like sitting 8 hours behind the counter at all.
In theory, yes -- but it doesn't always work that way. I know of another nearby co-op where it took some serious informed activism just to get management to let members see the bylaws. Employees were afraid to protest unpopular decisions because they didn't control hiring & firing. Etc.
...and our co-op's governance model was apparently based on theirs.
So I'm watching for signs of the same problems.
@pinkprius I somehow want to distribute this to every store manager I know. It's so... obvious?
@j216 Yes and no. I was thinking of cashiers at supermarkets, which mostly are sitting in Europe. Some quick lanes or at some hardware store they might have some standing checkouts. Most gas stations do have people standing here I think, the counter is high and they need to move around a lot.