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More cuts for Starbucks

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by novelist_wannabe, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member


    Say what you want about the company -- I know some on here view them as evil on some level -- but I'm impressed with this:

  2. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    Why couldn't he have done that before he thought of buying the Sonics?

    Fuck Starbucks.
  3. The Granny

    The Granny Guest

    Any aging media "tycoons" reading this?
  4. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Executives have been doing this left and right lately.
  5. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Maybe it's a hollow gesture to those who are being downsized, knowing that since he made $9.7 million last year he's not going to have to worry about how to make the rent payment. Still, he could easily have done nothing and still continued to draw six or seven figures. It feels better than the Big Three Auto CEO's flying to Washington in corporate jets to beg for bailout money.
  6. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Starbucks isn't evil. They just burn their beans so their coffee tastes crappy.
  7. AMacIsaac

    AMacIsaac Guest

    Shuddit! I love Bux.

    This less than $10K deal ... he'll still pull in bonuses for meeting targets and budgets, right?
  8. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Well, the story said corporate execs, including Schultz, forewent bonuses in 2008
  9. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Bloomberg makes a dollar a year for being mayor of NYC. With New York's budget crisis, maybe he should knock it down to 50 cents.
  10. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Does he live in Government Housing, Gracie Mansion?
  11. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    No, he doesn't.
  12. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    AMac nailed it. These execs getting good publicity for taking small pay are still getting huge bonuses every year. AIG management just got $400 million in bonuses for running the fucking company in to the ground. Of course that was right after they got $152 billion in fed subsidies. And the Merrill Lynch senior execs who got $4 BILLION in bonuses despite getting a $20 billion bailout and LOSING $15.3 billion last quarter.

    Why isn't this getting publicized more? Why isn't there more outrage?
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