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Everyone dumps on Wa;lmart for paying their employees what they pay them, why isnt anyone crying about places like Starbucks npot paying their employees enough to not need food stamps

February 25 2014 at 2:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

if you take something from the trash it is not stealing because item has been discarded. If I see a sofa on the street I am free to take it. If it were "stealing" why didn't they involve the police? Oh yeah, I know , even the police would have laughed their badges off.

September 11 2013 at 8:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bobby Blast

I used to be a manager for Starbucks for 5 years. The policy is in place for 2 reasons. First, in an age where so many people are litigious, Starbucks doesn't want to be held liable for food borne illness that may result from partners (employees) eating expired food. Second, discouraging partners from eating expired food is also meant to prevent partners from "stashing" food until it can be marked out, which is not only theft from the company but also limits options for paying customers. Inevitably there will be food that is marked out, and it is to be donated to a local homeless shelter. Partners receive a 30% discount and free beverages while working. So, what this headline should really read is "Starbucks barista fired after stealing food from local homeless shelter and poor attendance; Takes to the Internet to whine about it like a spoiled, entitled child."

September 11 2013 at 5:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

BASTARDS... Guess I'll be making MY morning coffee from a Keurig from now on.. **** YOU STARBUCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 11 2013 at 1:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

First taking food out of trash is kind of sick. But to stick up for mgt. 1 if he got sick he would have taking them to court and sued (and with the bleeding heart jury) he could have won. 2. I worked in food place and they caught people taking good food and putting in the trash and taking it out latter basically stealing. And on another note I think all companies should not be able to hire an extra server, stock person till they give the other employees a chance work 40 hrs. a week. Like the story says we are paying their employees with food stamp and other government hand outs. Thank you Walmart

September 11 2013 at 11:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Thomas Gilbert

I do not taking food from the trash he should be rehired back I feel taking food out of the trash isn\'t stealing next time wait for it to take outside.

September 11 2013 at 9:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I wonder if this article has anything to do with the recent decision to support Obamacare? Is Starbucks going to be a target now? Just saying........

September 04 2013 at 7:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What "the public" doesn't realize is that food can be stolen from trash by being improperly placed there.

Anyone eat at Wendy's? Did you ever notice that the self-serve trash cans there DO NOT allow the trays to fit down the round hole where the trash goes? That little innovation (invention?) saves the managers from having to poke through the trash to retrieve trays that would somehow find their way into the trash otherwise... (And don't even think about a WalMart's trash, or recycling...They have been known to call the police and press charges.)

Managers at restaurants that use metal tableware can testify how much of that finds its way to their trash, possibly along with boxes of frozen things, like steaks, shrimp, salmon, etc...
People poking around in the trash aren't always looking for a half-eaten sandwich, but might find a wrapped sandwich that "expired" or was an incorrect special order...
There is too much precedent for theft there, as well as health hazards.

August 30 2013 at 6:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Basically you can take your high priced designer crap coffee and put it somewhere. A good cup of joe should cost no more than a dollar. Who gives a hoot about a Latte or a whatever. You see these exec clowns in NYC walking around with their little cups and their smart phones and I want to vomit.

August 29 2013 at 11:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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