May 13, 2009 by Gsmith
Imagine being a single mother and working for minimum wage. Minimum wage in the State of Washington is about ten dollars an hour. In the Province of British Columbia it’s eight dollars per hour — about 6.50 US. These are the two highest minimum wages in North America. To add insult to injury, Starbucks had a scandal in which it was revealed that the tips you leave your barista were officially “redistributed” to management.
Could you support yourself on ten dollars per hour? How about yourself and a little baby who needs child care, medicines, diapers, etc.?
I’ve been Starbucks free for over a month now, after patronizing their stores in Vancouver, Spokane and Seattle (not to mention dozens of other places I visited) on a daily basis for many years. Joseph Smith had a point…