Friday, February 03, 2012

Big Brother Starbucks Is Watching You

Employees of Starbucks Coffee in Fort Belvair was recently shocked to discover that they were being secretly videotaped and charged for any food they consumed. One employee was actually fired for theft after drinking a $3.75 coffee and expected to pay for the drink.

This particular Starbucks actually falls under two sets of rules. It follows both Starbucks and Army and Airforce Exchange policies as well, since it sits on a military base. Because it is on a military base, the videotaping of employees is allowed because of tighter military security rules.

When author George Orwell penned 1984, I bet he never dreamed that Big Brother would be coming to Starbucks Coffee, or a coffee would be $3.75.