October 6, 2022
Starbucks corporate employees just aren’t returning to the office “at the level” that CEO Howard Schultz desires following remote options implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Starbucks corporate employees just aren’t returning to the office “at the level” that CEO Howard Schultz desires following remote options implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I have been unsuccessful, despite everything I’ve tried to do, to get our people back to work,” Schultz said at a New York Times event last week. “No, they are not coming back at the level I want them to. And, you know, we’re a very collaborative, creative group. I realize I’m an old-school person and this is a different generation.”

Schultz vowed to do “whatever” employees want to get them to leave remote work and return to the office, according to the Business Insider.

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“I’ve pleaded with them, Schultz said. “I said, ‘I’ll get on my knees. I’ll do push-ups. Whatever you want.’ Come back.”

Starbucks’ website states that it has”reimagined our workplace to offer flexible options for eligible, non-retail roles. Hybrid workplace options depend on the individual role and are identified in our job postings.”

Schultz returned as interim CEO in April when Kevin Johnson retired. He was the CEO for nearly three decades prior to Johnson.

The company is now looking for fresh talent from outside the company to lead as its CEO in the midst of a wave of unionization across its thousands of stores.

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Schultz’s call for employees to return to in-person work comes days after Tesla CEO Elon Musk told employees at the electric car maker they must return to the office for at least 40 hours a week or leave the company.

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