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Anyone remember the late 80s?

Retails banks employed 1000s.

Plush job too. Paid well. Subbed mortgage rates.

Job for life*

* - providing your life expectancy was to 2014ish.

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Since Internet banking, I can't remember visiting a bank branch more than five times in the last ten years.

Do they really need the staff, or even all those buildings?

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I was sat in a large Barclays branch yesterday for a prolonged period (wanted a face to face...silly me).

I noticed that some of the shop décor was in the form of building blocks.

It struck me that they want their Gen Y and Millennial customers to feel relaxed so they have done the chuffing place up like a play group!

Seriously, look around yourself with a critical eye the next time you find your self in a major Barclays branch.

Also the "customer relations manger(ess)" who was on meet and greet duty was entirely done up in the corporate colours...even her finger nails were company blue...again check when next in one of these places.

Tablet surgically attached to her hand, I was informed that the thrre customers infront of me would be seen at 3 mins, 5 mins and 7 mins; so I would be seen in 10 mins. Guess what, 1 hour later having been given a good ignoring , I got my 5 min interview.

Enough to make you weep.

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I was sat in a large Barclays branch yesterday for a prolonged period (wanted a face to face...silly me).

I noticed that some of the shop décor was in the form of building blocks.

It struck me that they want their Gen Y and Millennial customers to feel relaxed so they have done the chuffing place up like a play group!

Seriously, look around yourself with a critical eye the next time you find your self in a major Barclays branch.

Also the "customer relations manger(ess)" who was on meet and greet duty was entirely done up in the corporate colours...even her finger nails were company blue...again check when next in one of these places.

Tablet surgically attached to her hand, I was informed that the thrre customers infront of me would be seen at 3 mins, 5 mins and 7 mins; so I would be seen in 10 mins. Guess what, 1 hour later having been given a good ignoring , I got my 5 min interview.

Enough to make you weep.

Infantilization is everywhere.

Just about every ad on the TV has a puppet or a cartoon in it. Or a subordinated man.

Not seen the big eyed Dolmio Italians for a while though.

^_^

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Also the "customer relations manger(ess)" who was on meet and greet duty was entirely done up in the corporate colours...even her finger nails were company blue...again check when next in one of these places.

The one in Oldham did the form filling on a putting in a cheque for my mate the other week. We didn't go to university to do the work a bank clerk! :)

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Infantilization is everywhere.

Just about every ad on the TV has a puppet or a cartoon in it. Or a subordinated man.

Not seen the big eyed Dolmio Italians for a while though.

^_^

Yup.....why everything sucks.

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Like most everything else the deification of youth started in America

What he fails to point out in the video is the real reason for this switch to advertising to young people in the 50's.

It was obvious with the boom in babies after the war that the "Baby Boomer" generation were going to dominate for decades to come.

Kind of makes you think "where do we go from here".

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Since Internet banking, I can't remember visiting a bank branch more than five times in the last ten years.

Do they really need the staff, or even all those buildings?

and that's gonna be their excuse to ban cash. No one uses it as everything is online. Job's first then the paper...

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and that's gonna be their excuse to ban cash. No one uses it as everything is online. Job's first then the paper...

Their desire to ban cash is tainted by the knowledge that in doing so it would make the take up of cryptocurrency more wide spread hence accelerating their demise.

It be interesting to see whether banking repeats a similar path taken by other industries that have fallen by the wayside.

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Their desire to ban cash is tainted by the knowledge that in doing so it would make the take up of cryptocurrency more wide spread hence accelerating their demise.

It be interesting to see whether banking repeats a similar path taken by other industries that have fallen by the wayside.

+1 same with negative interest rates on bank accounts, and helicopter drops. It was originally fine as gold prices were controlled via the paper markets

But now bitcoin is an open ledger non manipulated, non controlled asset. They have a mechanism to destroy themselves via their own actions finally.

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