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02/27/2013 12:07 pm ET

Starbucks Barista Margaret Hobson: Fired For Being Too Old?

If you're trying to put yourself through school or launch your career as a puppeteer/rapper, Starbucks is an excellent side job. Unlike many other retail chains, Starbucks even offers benefits to part-timers, along with stock options, a 401(k) match and a free pound of coffee a week. But some older Starbucks "partners" say the chain isn't so benevolent. One Baltimore woman, Margaret Hobson, claims that she was actually fired because of her age.

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