Thursday, December 22, 2011

Donate your Starbucks Allowance to your local library.

by Odilia Rivera Santos

At some Starbucks locations in NYC, customers are not allowed to use restrooms and they are sealing off outlets so people can't plug in computers or cellphones. I can understand not wanting people to set up an office at a coffee shop, but there are more consumer-friendly ways to deal with laptop squatters who do not buy anything and take up a lot of space.
If you offer a service to get consumers to come in and then, make the service difficult to use, it is bad business.
Maybe, it's time to donate that $5.00 to $20.00 you'd spend at Starbucks, on a daily basis, to your local library.
Use your computer at the library and give them the money.

This seems to be a case of corporate greed and it makes me wonder how much of a profit the company makes from each cup of regular joe.

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