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07:11 AM on 06/27/2013
Starbucks should introduce a second tip jar for the CEO and see what happens. ; p
Weneed2know
currently observing
07:05 AM on 06/27/2013
and a law degree was necessary to reach that decision?
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PJ Parker
DC is Wall St's Customer Service Department
07:02 AM on 06/27/2013
There is no end to big corporations squeezing every dime out of customers and employees.

The pyramid scheme of bigger and guaranteed profits for stockholders and business owners has crashed.

The old way of making a profit, by having a better product, or being more efficient, or buying cheaper goods has been done, and has reached it's limit.

Skimming company profits off employees salaries and customer's costs has reached it's limits.

Now, they will go after the CUSTOMER'S GRATUITY, the optional tip the customer leaves to his server for good service, as if it is expected, and OWNED by the corporation as a revenue stream to offset labor expenses.

BIG CORPORATIONS HAVE KILLED THE GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGG.

The TRUE cost of providing service has gone up while customer's discretionary income has gone down, and these food service employees are left to suffer the consequences in the artificial loophole of poverty wages and tips.

I resent corporations taking my tips as if they are an EXPECTED revenue source, to offset the greed of corporations and the never-declining-company-dividends they award stockholders.

The pyramid scheme has run it's course, and the ACTUAL cost of a cup of coffee in America is now $10, UNLESS the corporation digs into it's profits.
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Katina Cooper
my friends made me dress up and pose
06:58 AM on 06/27/2013
I wonder if this will be reported on MSNBC's Morning Joe where the Starbuck's coffee cups are prominently displayed? Maybe FOX news will say something about it.
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06:43 AM on 06/27/2013
Starbucks' coffee is expensive enough for me as a consumer. Why don’t Starbucks pay their employees decent wages based on the charged prices instead of pushing it to tips and making a big issue of it?
Do not expect daily tips from me at Starbucks!
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madmatt
06:43 AM on 06/27/2013
So the supervisor gets more pay, tips and does less work, nice scam.
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chitownpete
Independent voter/thinker
07:15 AM on 06/27/2013
Supervisors should get more pay, they are supervisors you silly Communist.
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LadyChef
Walk gently and carry a big rolling pin
07:40 AM on 06/27/2013
The more pay should compensate for their extra supervisor duties (the company pay that) not out of the pockets of the worker.
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TMS3100
Tea Party has run off with his light saber.
07:48 AM on 06/27/2013
Now they get a cut of someone's pay. How progressive.
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IPredictARiot
US Military = largest socialist entity on earth
07:34 AM on 06/27/2013
The "shift supervisor" doesn't do less work. Trust me, every time you've walked into a Starbucks, your drink has been handled at one of the many stops by that shift supervisor.

The Assistant Manager is the person who doesn't work in the 'line' and the court ruled that they get no share of tips.
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madmatt
08:19 AM on 06/27/2013
Seeing as I would never go into one I told you they were underworked
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Y Woodman Brown
live & let live
06:41 AM on 06/27/2013
Gee, if I were the judge, I'd have ruled that those tips go to Sally Struthers for the express purpose of feeding those children starving in Africa. But the coffee clerk and his shift mother can split the dough. It'll help to buy an iPod, then they can stick-in their ear-phone and tune-out the real world.
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chitownpete
Independent voter/thinker
07:16 AM on 06/27/2013
We've been feeding "starving children" in Africa for generations. That will never stop.
Morbious8
Power concedes nothing without Demand.
06:39 AM on 06/27/2013
"Starbucks baristas are part-time workers who serve customers and share tips weekly based on hours worked."

Just out of curiosity, who holds the tip money until the end of the week? The company? Do they then pay interest to the employees for the time they hold their money? Or is this just an enormous slush fund for Starbucks? They have a reported sales in 2012 of $11.3 billion. So at a misery tip rate of 10% that would give Starbucks an annual interest-free loan from their employees of $1.13 billion. Billion with a "B." Free money.
This is a horrible scam against low paid part-time employees. It needs to be stopped and Starbucks should pay back interest to it's employees. Plus damages.
I worked in the hospitality industry for over 25 years and I have never heard of a company touching tip money. It was always divyyed up at the end of the shift, each and every shift.
Starbucks backs LGBT rights but wants to impose insane pay rates and take your tip money too. Tell them they can kiss your mocha!
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Montcalms Revenge
Plaines d' Abraham
06:19 AM on 06/27/2013
Drink tea, it's cheaper.... and you won't have to tip the slackers at Starbucks.... ;-)
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madmatt
06:43 AM on 06/27/2013
and it doesn't taste like feet
07:16 AM on 06/27/2013
Starbucks burns it's coffee anyhow.
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Sajwert
06:00 AM on 06/27/2013
No one is required to tip. If people stopped tipping, eventually people would stop working these jobs and/or the companies would begin to pay a decent wage.
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06:45 AM on 06/27/2013
Fortunately . . . or unfortunately . . . I'm an overtipper because I feel sorry for people stuck with jobs that require charity to make a living. All employers should pay a living wage.
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Ron Hinchley
Considers what you want; not what's around you.
05:48 AM on 06/27/2013
I thought the tip was my money to dispose of how I see fit? I think the staff should fight over it.
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chitownpete
Independent voter/thinker
07:16 AM on 06/27/2013
Bikini Cage Match!
07:20 AM on 06/27/2013
Libertarian maybe ?
RealistBC
Micro-bios must pass muster. Mine won't.
05:44 AM on 06/27/2013
And what did the bosses do to earn any tip money from me?
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NeoConsAreFinished
Fight the Ah mer I cun talibanned
05:43 AM on 06/27/2013
Klein said his clients don't have the power to hire and fire, which means they aren't "company agents" under labor law.
Ahh but the Supreme Fascists said that they can harass the other workers since they dont have the power to fire them.
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Ed Baker
All Hail Big Mother
05:34 AM on 06/27/2013
It should be up to Starbucks to make their own policy, they own the place.
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chitownpete
Independent voter/thinker
07:17 AM on 06/27/2013
Silly, this is America. The gov't built everything. Ask Obarry.
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Sad But True
Food for thought tastes like chicken
08:12 AM on 06/27/2013
Yep, because that's exactly what he said.

What a dolt...
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jerryengelbach
Working class heritage
05:33 AM on 06/27/2013
The issue should depend on how much money each position pays.

Tips should be reserved to those who rely on them to supplement their deliberately low wages.