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Former NBA All-Star Vin Baker Now Working at StarBucks -and That’s Great!

Vin Baker was an NBA All-Star four times and an Olympic gold winner before ending his basketball career after the 2005/6 season. Now he’s working at a Starbucks in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, in the hopes of becoming a full-time manager. What’s so great about working at Starbucks when Baker once earned a reported $100 million playing basketball? Well, for starters he used to be an alcoholic, but now he’s sober and holding down a job. He also has the humility and determination to keep moving on and take a regular job similar to the type of jobs the majority
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Starbucks Releases List of Closing Stores

We have to interrupt our usual postings on fashion, politics and music with a monumental announcement that affects Blindies everywhere: Starbucks will be closing 600 stores across the U.S. by early next year. At first the coffee mega-chain had no plans to disclose the locations of the closings, but after receiving complaints from customers and employees a list was made publicly available: New York City is losing 5 stores, while the hardest hit is Las Vegas with 13 and San Diego with 10. Approximately 12,000 workers will be affected. We advise all Blindies to check the list to see if they will have to find a new place to work while jazz plays over the whir of industrial blenders as the aroma of burnt coffee wafts through the air.
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Former NBA All-Star Vin Baker Now Working at StarBucks -and That’s Great!

Vin Baker was an NBA All-Star four times and an Olympic gold winner before ending his basketball career after the 2005/6 season. Now he’s working at a Starbucks in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, in the hopes of becoming a full-time manager. What’s so great about working at Starbucks when Baker once earned a reported $100 million playing basketball? Well, for starters he used to be an alcoholic, but now he’s sober and holding down a job. He also has the humility and determination to keep moving on and take a regular job similar to the type of jobs the majority
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Starbucks Releases List of Closing Stores

We have to interrupt our usual postings on fashion, politics and music with a monumental announcement that affects Blindies everywhere: Starbucks will be closing 600 stores across the U.S. by early next year. At first the coffee mega-chain had no plans to disclose the locations of the closings, but after receiving complaints from customers and employees a list was made publicly available: New York City is losing 5 stores, while the hardest hit is Las Vegas with 13 and San Diego with 10. Approximately 12,000 workers will be affected. We advise all Blindies to check the list to see if they will have to find a new place to work while jazz plays over the whir of industrial blenders as the aroma of burnt coffee wafts through the air.
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