Starbucks' Optimal Scheduling: A Permanent Booty Call

Starbucks is calling it a "a philosophy, not a program," but the new HR technique, Optimal Scheduling, requires baristas to be incredibly flexible. If they want to work full-time, they have be available to work for 70 percent of open store hours—if you're an employee at a typical Starbucks that's open 16 hours a day, that would mean you need to be available 80.5 hours per week. Says The Big Money:

Optimal scheduling amounts to a permanent booty call; only the most boorish boyfriend would insist on such conditions.

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