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Sci fi short story about automation leading to less meaningful work

The opening of the story is about a particular software suite taking over the day to day management of a fast food store. The workers wear headsets and the computer tells them what their next tasks ...
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Is there an indication that technology is used to eliminate extreme inequality on Earth in Star Trek?

I think I have seen someone apparently vacuuming(?) aboard the Enterprise or some starship in some version of Star Trek. But it seems to me that even if advanced AI is avoided -- we only see rare ...
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