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THERE IS ONLY ONE OF HIM BUT A FEW MILLION WORKERS THAT WOULD GET THAT MONEY. DO THE MATH. The company would half to lay off some employees or cut back hours or just go under.
Or maybe he could stop being greedy and take a pay cut if it meant that his employees could have a livable wage.
When you devote you life to one company for 30 years, you expect a big ass paycheck. They actually do a shit ton of work and run a billion dollar company. Shit aint easy. His paycut will not support every single employee.
Y’know, I totally get what you mean and I agree to an extent and I understand that he was fundamental in making Starbucks the restaurant chain it is today, but I feel like if you really cared about a company, you’d at least try to help out a little by taking even a little less home. Would it fix the problem? Probably not, but it’d help minimize the damage. Also, he said that his company could afford the minimum wage so clearly they wouldn’t go under. I don’t even support the $15/hr minimum wage (I think it’s not addressing the actual problem), but I don’t particularly like someone who can afford to pay his employees that say that it’s too high when they make so much more than that. I did some reading and he said that most small and mid-size companies couldn’t afford it, which is probably true, but who’s to say that he’s not just saying that to justify putting more money in his pocket? I guess no one really knows but him.
Most excellent point. I was thinking more about the small business guys. For example, I live up here in new england and things are pretty expensive cause a lot of rich people leave in the state that commute to new york, anyway, I had a job at this little mom&pop store for a while and they couldn’t pay everyone 15 a hour even if they wanted to. Yet in other states where the average cost of living was lower, maybe they could? Though, if starbucks says they could…and they’re not…that’s a boat load of shit. How dare they. Also, if these bigbox stores would just let their employees go full time and not force them part time. I bet that would be super helpful too.