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To: Starbucks Coffee company
Student loan assistance for long time partners.
Starbucks Coffee Company should assist long time partners with paying back student loans. Starbucks has recently partnered up with ASU in offering employees an undergraduate degree online through Arizona State University. This is a wonderful opportunity for partners who would otherwise be unable to attend college. While this is a great benefit of working for the company for new partners, it is unfair to those of us partners who had been with the company long before this newly offered tuition program was created. As a partner who already has a degree and student loans to go with it, I'd like to see Starbucks offer assistance paying back these loans. Had I known Starbucks was going to create the tuition program, I would have not gone to school and I would have waited to participate in the free college program as well.
Why is this important?
This is important because long time partners such as myself have grown with and supported the company through all its many changes over the years. We have been faithful and worked hard to make the company what it is today.