Walmart Patents Audio Surveillance Tool to Monitor Employee Conversations

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  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Walmart Patents Audio Surveillance Tool to Monitor Employee Conversations
    July 11, 2018
    https://splinternews.com/walmart-patents-audio-surveillance-tool-to-monitor-empl-1827529033
     
  2. mirimir

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    Workplace surveillance has pretty much become the norm. As has retail outlet surveillance. So I'm not at all surprised. Or really, much concerned. I mean, Walmart arguably does have rights to surveil their property, no?
     
  3. RockLobster

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    Sounds more like something to monitor customer conversations while they are in the line to me.
     
  4. mirimir

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    I'm guessing that they want to reprimand cashiers who BS too much with customers, "wasting" time. But that seems shortsighted, in that such BS can leave customers feeling more positive about Walmart.
     
  5. Carver

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    A work there are cameras and microphones everywhere, so watch what you do and say.

    Where I worked they monitored the employees more than the customers.
     
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    Goes "hand in hand" with their recent installations of self-checkout stations. If you start swearing at the scanning for screwing up, they will add an extra 10% to all future scans.

    They need to change their marketing slogan to - "Walmart …. Your Big Brother."
     
  7. ProTruckDriver

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    Damn, talk about micromanagement. Looks like I won't be taking that job as a Walmart Greeter now. :argh:
     
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