Xiao Mei was in for a long night. It was past closing time, and she and three other colleagues had locked themselves in the supermarket in protest.
The management was going to implement a cashless payment system, and they would all be out of jobs.
After spending a lifetime balancing cash registers, the advent of a cashless payment system just didn’t add up for them.
They demanded to speak to the highest management, asserting that years of loyalty and dedication should count for something. They were good at their jobs, and they wanted to keep their jobs.
Their friendship is tested when the management’s proposed of compensation weakened their resolve. They begin to break ranks.
Locked in that night with the store in ransom, it slowly dawned on them that they didn’t know what their future holds.
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