After filling up, people are now able to pay at the pump; a system used at many service stations all over the world. Not only is this more convenient but it is said to help reduce the cost of fuel by reducing the need for staff at filling stations.
However, paying at the pump has led fewer customers to enter the shops at filling stations that sell other items typically sold at convenience stores, thereby affecting the profits fuel stations make from such sales.
While many service stations continue to have an attendant on duty, customers are performing most of the former tasks of the attendant, thereby leading to less availability of employment.
Some filling stations are completely unmanned and only allow customers to purchase fuel by paying at the pump. What are your thoughts on paying at the pump?
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