Friday, March 21, 2008

Is Corporate Coffee Evil?

Starbucks Ordered to Pay Back Tips

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Superior Court judge on Thursday ordered Starbucks Corp. to pay its California baristas more than $100 million in back tips and interest that the coffee chain paid to shift supervisors.

San Diego Superior Court Judge Patricia Cowett also issued an injunction that prevents Starbucks' shift supervisors from sharing in future tips, saying state law prohibits managers and supervisors from sharing in employee gratuities.

Starbucks spokeswoman Valerie O'Neil said the company planned an immediate appeal of the ruling, calling it "fundamentally unfair and beyond all common sense and reason." Read more, you procrastinator, you

1 comment:

Jens said...

What the hell? How can Starbucks call that "fundamentally unfair"? What sort of crazy-ass moon-logic are they using that makes it fair for a manager to wet his beak in the employees' tips?