Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Starbucks supports "Create Jobs for USA"; a note on Apple stores and genius bars
Starbucks has teamed up with Opportunity Finance Network and “Create Jobs for USA” to raise money for community-based small businesses that will actually be able to hire people at reasonable compensation and benefits. Starbucks “sells” a card (“Let’s create Jobs for USA”) in its stores and outlets. I picked up one at Pentagon City yesterday after going to the Apple store to fix a problem with an occasional Safari hang on a laptop. (Fix: reinstall, start over with preferences, etc.)
Here’s the website.
I have to pass along the link to this blog posting by pianist Jeremy Denk (“The Exciting New Kindle”) here, where he provides a description of the Apple store as the victory of gadgetry over content.
P.S. Starbucks employees wear tags, like "I am smooth". I know, the company thinks its branding its blends. But there's a double meaning. And some employees have no shame.