Example of Incivility at Trader Joe’s
I have come across an article that explains an example of incivility displayed at Trader Joe’s.
“I said that we all know that the job that the man at the checkout counter was doing can now be done by a machine. But until he is replaced by a machine, I think he should be treated as a person, with all the rights of a person. And that includes a bit of human exchange, since that is clearly what makes his job tolerable for him, makes him feel that in his job, this job that could be done by a machine, he is still a human being.”
It isn’t the fault of an individual, but society as a whole. As people become accustomed to incivility, it will be regarded as the new norm. This article clearly defines a problem that needs to be addressed – the need to treat people with more respect. It all boils down to the golden rule: “Treat others as you wish to be treated.” Perhaps then, experiencing such empathy will create a better atmosphere for everyone.