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Starbucks Will Give A Free College Education To Thousands Of Workers
Forbes ^ | June 16th 2014 | Susan Adams

Posted on 06/16/2014 11:33:59 AM PDT by Citizen Zed

This morning at a company meeting in Manhattan, Starbucks’ billionaire CEO, Howard Schultz, announced that the company would pay for thousands of workers, including baristas who work just 20 hours a week, to get a bachelor’s degree through Arizona State University’s online program. The initiative, the first of its kind, will allow many of the Seattle-based company’s 135,000 workers to graduate debt-free. Those who already have two years of college credit under their belts, will be entitled to a full tuition reimbursement. Those just starting college will receive subsidies worth an average of $6,500. There will be no requirement that employees who graduate with the program stay on at Starbucks.

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1 posted on 06/16/2014 11:33:59 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

Do all the degrees offered end with “-studies?”


2 posted on 06/16/2014 11:34:39 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Citizen Zed

The headline says “college education,” but the article mentions ASU. I’d say the headline is a bit misleading... :)


3 posted on 06/16/2014 11:37:47 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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4 posted on 06/16/2014 11:39:07 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Citizen Zed

Uh, aren’t most of them there because they got a “college education”?


5 posted on 06/16/2014 11:40:37 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Citizen Zed
There is a new Starbucks going up in our town in a former Taco Bell location just a block away from an existing Starbucks in a Barnes & Noble Store.

I wonder where they are getting their money . . . or if the existing B&N Store simply wants to get rid of some of the Starbucks crowd who comes to use their free wireless for hours on end and purchases next to nothing.

I'd guess that at least half of their parking lot is taken up by Starbucks customers whom you seldom see sitting at one of their tables with anything more than a coffee.

6 posted on 06/16/2014 11:41:06 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: F15Eagle

I can say, that I have never been in a Starbucks!


7 posted on 06/16/2014 11:41:24 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: Citizen Zed

may as well... they will just be back as barristas afterwards.


8 posted on 06/16/2014 11:43:04 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: defconw

I avoid them as much as possible, now.

Switched a lunch meeting to a different place (that was last year though). We met there, but went elsewhere without purchasing anything.


9 posted on 06/16/2014 11:43:25 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Citizen Zed

They’ll take art, French, lesbian studies, world ecology, sociology and be back at Starbucks in a flash!!


10 posted on 06/16/2014 11:56:11 AM PDT by albie
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To: Citizen Zed

So long as your last name is not Zimmerman. Then they ask you to leave.


11 posted on 06/16/2014 12:08:37 PM PDT by YourAdHere (I flip off all Obama bumper stickers.)
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To: Vigilanteman

That’s not that unusual. Go to Seattle sometime; the city of 10,000 Starbucks with one literaly on every corner in the downtown area and a Seattle’s Best every mid-block.


12 posted on 06/16/2014 12:09:54 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RJS1950

Seattle is an open air insane asylum. Greensburg, PA is a respectable mid-sized town.


13 posted on 06/16/2014 12:15:20 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Citizen Zed

Kind of shows everyone how over priced their product is. They could just pay their workers more so that could pay for their education themselves but then the employees wouldn’t be owned.


14 posted on 06/16/2014 12:17:05 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Vigilanteman

Never been to Greensburg but have made some expo trips to Seattle as well as taking a cruise out of there. Not a place I would choose to live. Nice views but full of really brainless new and old hippies.


15 posted on 06/16/2014 12:22:15 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Citizen Zed

They would not sell their coffee to those wishing to
send it to G.I.’s overseas; they wrote a “please keep
your gun out of our stores” letter; they embrace the
homosexuals; and they think the American consumers
should be overjoyed with this college thing???

Fie on thee, starbucks!


16 posted on 06/16/2014 12:58:13 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Citizen Zed

college professor welfare.

the costs of college will not go down if people keep paying the exorbitant fees. especially when they find the “degrees” they “earned” are worthless in the real world.


17 posted on 06/16/2014 2:29:17 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: defconw
I can say, that I have never been in a Starbucks!

I was. Once. The taste of burnt coffee is awful. Who can drink that stuff?

18 posted on 06/16/2014 5:54:29 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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