To USA by Kinsee Morlan
Starbucks is reportedly heading south, setting up shop in parts of Mexico, including Tijuana. The store is set to open by the end of the summer.
I do hate evil corporations, but I’m not convinced that Starbucks is completely evil just yet. I don’t typically go to Starbucks, mostly because I think their coffee is disgusting, but I understand that independently owned cafes can be just as bad if not worse than big companies. I’ve worked at two independently owned cafes, in San Diego nonetheless, where I was paid under the table. I worked long hours, never got over-time, never got any insurance of any kind, was sexually harassed by my bosses and on and on and on.
Perhaps there are things about Starbucks I don’t know. What I do know is that they pay workers fairly well, offer benefits even for part-time employees and they offer incentives for students.