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Here’s another industry Amazon is killing off

PITTSBURGH — It is clear that Sherry Johnson loves her job as a cashier at the Giant Eagle a few miles outside of Pittsburgh. She greets each customer warmly as she carefully places their groceries in blue plastic bags. “I have had this job for years. The people who come in my aisle are like family — I have been around for the births, graduations and weddings in their lives,” Sherry told me. “My colleagues are like family, too. Look, I just plain love what I do.” Sherry wasn’t given permission to speak on the record, so I’ve had to change her name. But her words capture how strongly the 34,000-strong workforce at the Giant Eagle chain feel about their work — and their fears over forces that threaten to kill it off. ...