Starbucks Employees Are Begging The Company To Shut Down Stores Because Of Coronavirus: ‘Coffee Is Not Essential’


Starbucks employees are pleading with executives of the $66 billion coffee juggernaut to immediately close thousands of its stores in an effort to avoid sickening employees and customers.

Several baristas, supervisors, and store managers who spoke to VICE News said that although the company has increased sanitation measures and moved to a “to go” model, employees feel they’re putting themselves at risk of contracting COVID-19 whenever they have to tell customers not to reach behind the counters, stay in the store, or crowd around each other. Plus, whenever an individual store closes because it’s in an area with heavy crowds or illness, an employee’s best option is often to transfer to another store that’s still operating so they can continue to get paid.

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