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.