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Corporate Fingers in the Workers’ Tipping Jar

March 21st, 2008 · No Comments

With the level of ferocity that only a former waiter forced by management to pool tips can feel, I had mixed emotions reading the LA Times account of a class action suit brought and won by a single Starbucks barista. The story is here: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-starbucks21mar21,0,50639.story Starbucks has indicated their determination to appeal “in the interests […]

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Blue(s) Man Guy

July 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

The Blue Man Group has been an entertainment phenomenon since the 80s, first in the United States, and now through troupes in London, Amsterdam, Oberhausen and Berlin. This isn’t about them. I wanted to bring your attention to a BBC World Service program on their Close Up series. The theme of a recent set of […]

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