Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014
Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Trending on the Journal

Related Headlines

What do exploding coffee prices mean for Starbucks in 2015?

Starbucks Raises Prices as Arabica Coffee Costs Increase

Recent Comments

WarCry - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
If that's the way you interpret the statement then, frankly, you're an idiot. Look at all the stories about arrests for meth busts, over and over again, the same names. They don't give them more jail time partially because they don't have anywhere to put them. The crimes don't rise to the level of state prison, and we have no room at the county level. You think it's…
Snarky_2 - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
Build it on the current parking lot for the court house. No Transportation needed. ... Property already owned... build an underground parking lot to allow for safer transport of prisoners rather than the back door the sheriff referenced and the elevator they would have to use to get people up to the court room, they could design a better and larger elevator with a cage to keep staff save from drunk…
ReardenShrugged - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
The way I interpret "our jail no longer meets modern day needs" is "we need a new jail so we can further grow the incarcerated population, our police force, and government power while shrinking everyone's liberty and taxpayer pocket books." We may need a new jail just due to the age and safety but it shouldn't be any larger than the current one since our county population hasn't grown,…
tomcan2 - Thrown chicken bone tops Quincy Police Blotter for 12/16/14 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Please 'fire up' the QHS Fight Song: Any Blue Devil worth his "Q" would never call the police when attacked by flying chicken bones, they'd do exactly what they were trained to do: Get their 'potato launcher' and retaliate. Only rule: One flying Spud for every flying Fowl until one side surrenders, loser cleans up the 'injured' birds/spuds. PS Please pass the butter.
qfingers - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
And here's the next logical question someone need to ask... What happens if this doesn't pass? Will they just stick it in our property taxes then?

Most Popular

Quincy man formally charged with murder Updated

Cause of Quincy's Hotel Elkton fire undetermined at this time Updated Video

Newcomb site project falls through Updated Video

Info wanted on Nov Save-A-Lot theft

Quincy man allegedly violates animal cruelty law

Milton woman arrested for shoplifting in Quincy...twice

Juvenile hit by car after shoplifting from Walmart

Hotel Elkton fire interviews Updated Video

Starbucks to allow tipping by app

Starbucks to allow tipping by app

9 months ago from Associated Press

The coffee chain says the mobile tipping option, which it announced more than a year ago, will be available on its updated app for iPhones starting March 19

Starbucks will soon let customers leave tips with its mobile payment app, which begs the question — how often do people tip their baristas?

The coffee chain says the mobile tipping option, which it announced more than a year ago, will be available on its updated app for iPhones starting March 19. The rollout comes as the company's app has surged in popularity, with roughly one out of every 10 purchases now made with a mobile device.

After paying with the app, Starbucks says customers will be able to leave a tip of 50 cents, $1 or $2 anytime within two hours of the transaction. The tipping option will be available only at the 7,000 of the roughly 11,000 Starbucks locations in the U.S. owned by the company.

The move puts a spotlight on what can be a sensitive topic for customers, workers and even Starbucks, which has faced lawsuits over how it divvies up the contents of tip jars among workers. Some customers are happy to tip for friendly service, knowing baristas don't earn that much. Others say they already fork over enough money and shouldn't be made to feel like they should throw money into a tip jar as well.

RESPONSE TO DEMAND

Starbucks, meanwhile, has been pushing to get people to sign up for its mobile app and rewards program, which helps boost the number of times people are likely to visit its stores. The Seattle-based company says the addition of the mobile tipping option is a response to demand from customers, many of who no longer carry around much cash.

"We asked our customers what they thought would be easiest and best," said Adam Brotman, chief digital officer for Starbucks.

Exactly how Starbucks divides up the tip jars varies. Shannon Liss Riordan, a lawyer who represented baristas in lawsuits saying shift supervisors shouldn't share in tips, said the cash is typically distributed on a weekly basis.

"They keep it in a safe and dole it out to employees . . . based on the number of hours worked," she said.

As for the tips earned through mobile payments, Starbucks said they'll be paid out to workers in cash in line with however they receive their regular tips.


From the Newsroom

Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 45 minutes ago

RT @QuincyJournal: Dirt turning underway at QU Stadium - Click to watch an interview with Marty Bell and Tim Weis of Quincy Universit... http://t.co/EocHV2Z7NM
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 47 minutes ago

Dirt turning underway at QU Stadium - Click to watch an interview with Marty Bell and Tim Weis of Quincy Universit... http://t.co/EocHV2Z7NM
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 1 hour, 17 minutes ago

RT @Clay Travis: Interesting stat from today’s NYT: EPL soccer games on NBCSN average 414k viewers. NHL games on same network average 342k. Wow.
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 1 hour, 17 minutes ago

RT @Heather: Oh Donna Brazil is in Cuba today too. Rubio just said he wasn't briefed on until 10am this morning. Glad Dem pundits get the heads up first