The only question: what to ban next? The Observer says that free employee lunches in tech companies’ in-house cafeterias might be on the chopping block if the city has its way.
San Francisco: more or less fine with hobo poop everywhere and skyrocketing rents, pretty upset about straws, increased density, and [checks notes] free lunches. https://t.co/djXr0d6x7D
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) July 26, 2018
Like the tweet says, when tech companies offer their employees free lunch in-house, nearby restaurants suffer. So on Tuesday, two city supervisors introduced a bill that would ban future companies from providing in-house cafés:
“We see thousands of employees in a block radius that don’t go out to lunch and don’t go out in support of restaurants every day, because they don’t have to,“ Ryan Corridor, owner of Corridor, a restaurant in downtown San Francisco, told CBS.
Corridor sees a surge of lunch customers only every other Friday, when Square, a payment processing company located a five-minute walk away, closes its employee cafeteria.
“You can’t compete with free. Free food is a wonderful amenity but doesn’t do anything to extend the community around it,” Gwyneth Borden, executive director of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, wrote in an open letter.
So knowingly passing HIV to another person is only a misdemeanor, but in-house cafeterias will be banned outright.
Can’t tax free
— tahadden (@tahadden) July 26, 2018
This has to be satire. Please tell me its satire. https://t.co/oNpLynT6MF
— Shinhwa (@gShinhwa) July 26, 2018
People: Corporations take advantage of their workers
Same people: Corporations shouldn't be allowed to give their workers free lunch
— Sam (@Sam_5thEstate) July 26, 2018
What a crock of shit. "Ban free lunch". Strange for a city council who has always been about giving people "free" crap.
— Jesse Gilbert (@JesstersDead) July 26, 2018
They only approve of "free" lunch if the city provides it.
— Julie R. (@thevaliumsofa) July 26, 2018
So we need to now force people to buy lunch in their community? This is the stupid government at work folks. https://t.co/vo9AiHu5y1
— Katie Mo (@katiemo3636) July 26, 2018
Liberals ruin everything.
— Denny Loggins (@DerpFlannel) July 26, 2018
By not feeding the employees, many of whom are homeless because they aren't paid enough to live in their rent-controlled utopia, they will reduce the amount of sidewalk poop. #galaxybrain
— To Uber The Libs (@UberLibs) July 26, 2018
Upset about employee benefits, but the employees could go outside and crap on the sidewalk, no problem
— Otis Driftwood (@otis_driftwood0) July 26, 2018
This is the tipping point. Tech is looking elsewhere (Idaho, Utah, e.g.) to set up shop.
— DesertRunner (@DesertRunner60) July 26, 2018
At this point, Trump sending the army in to dissolve the local government and establish martial law would be the best option.
— Jünger Respecter (@Helo_Legionary) July 26, 2018
NBC affiliate investigation into filth on the streets of San Francisco will make you VOMIT https://t.co/q5sz2VCaoY
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 20, 2018