Starbucks Employees OUTRAGED Over Unintended Consequences Of Higher Pay

StarbucksCaptureStarbucks employees begged for a raise and they got it. Now they are upset about something they never saw coming: the law of supply and demand.

From Fortune Magazine:

An online petition accusing Starbucks of “extreme” cutbacks in work hours at its U.S. cafes, hurting both employee morale and customer service, has been signed by more than 9,000 people.

The world’s biggest coffee chain, trying to address cooling growth at its U.S. shops, recently introduced technology that allows customers to order and pay from mobile devices. That service aims to boost sales and reduce bottlenecks in stores.

Who on earth could have seen a cut back in hours occurring after Starbucks increased wages? Ohh, right, anyone who understands basic economics could have seen this coming a mile away.

It’s no coincidence that Starbucks is replacing humans with machines at a fervent pace. Since, they pay higher wages than many competitors, they have the highest incentive to use automation to reduce hours.

The good news for liberal politicians, is that Starbucks now has an incentive to have the government to force it’s competitors to pay more. In a higher minimum wage environment, a mom and pop coffee shop won’t have the resources to automate like Starbucks already has done.

The next Bernie Sanders will get plenty of financial support from business executives at places like Starbucks who benefit from government mandated wages, but will employees be able to figure out that this gambit doesn’t necessarily benefit them?