Portland Woman Files Age Discriminati...

Portland Woman Files Age Discrimination Suit Against Starbucks

There are 6 comments on the WCSH-TV Portland story from Nov 23, 2007, titled Portland Woman Files Age Discrimination Suit Against Starbucks. In it, WCSH-TV Portland reports that:

A Portland woman is suing coffee giant Starbucks, claiming the company wouldn't hire her because of her age. via WCSH-TV Portland

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H A Flores

Beaverton, OR

#1 Nov 25, 2007
I too experienced the run-around and after a year of waiting and pursuing , I was given an interview. The interview took place on a Sunday morning at 0800 hrs. I have two degrees and over 30 years of sales and marketing, and needed a job desperately.
At the interview the manager said someone would be contacting me. And guess what? They did not.
My personal observation is most of their employee's are young and certainly not anyone over 40 years old.
JDD

Bloomington, IN

#2 Nov 27, 2007
I'm over 54 years old,with over 25 years experience in retail business. I applied hundred times and always got "nice" letter:Thank you for your interest in joining the Starbucks
team. We have reviewed your qualifications for the
store manager (area 127)- near west suburbs of
Chicago position, and need to inform you that we are
pursuing other candidates at this time. We wanted to
let you know so that you can continue to explore other
opportunities.
We encourage you to keep an eye on our online Career
Center ( Starbucks.com/careers ) for new opportunities
that may be a good match for your skills and
experience.
Thank you again, and on behalf of Starbucks Coffee
Company, we wish you every success in your career
search.
Warm regards,
Starbucks Recruiting Team"
I emailed to them:
"You said:"we're committed to hiring a diverse work
team that reflects the communities we serve."
Regarding my experience I don't think so!
I have great qualification/s: education, working
experience and great personal attitude, but! You choose
other Born Americans instead of Naturalized Americans,
and you choose young educated people and not me in
54-year-age."
Guess what happened?!
This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.
Delivery to the following recipients failed.
[email protected] "
They are close for some normal complaint even.
I'll write letter to Howard -Founder and tell him that he "lost" company, if he doesn't stop discrimination.
I have understanding for his people: it's better to hire young, cute lady with short skirt then old 40 or even worst 54 women or men...but this is America where all people are equal or that's just for stupid people to beleive in it...!!!

Good morning America
OBSERVING

Shrewsbury, MA

#3 Nov 29, 2007
let Starbucks hire who the hell they want!!!!!!!!!
she sounds like an arrogant woman, anyway!
spp

Baltimore, MD

#4 Feb 2, 2008
i was just demoted and i believe it's age discrimination as well. I am 43 and my replacement was promoted within 2 days....she is 18....this just isn't fair. there is definatley age discrimination at starbucks. Someday it will probably come back to haunt them.
jon

Jaipur, India

#5 Apr 30, 2011
ho skta h
aju

Jaipur, India

#6 Apr 30, 2011
pta nhi

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