24 May '15, 4pm

Starbucks honors military spouses who've joined the company.

Jennifer Roxburgh knows firsthand that having a flexible work schedule is critical for military spouses. “My husband was in the Army and would consistently deploy. It was my job to make life easier and keep everything settled on the home front,” she said. “My career plans for being a nurse took a back seat.” She held a variety of jobs including being an on-call firefighter and a lifeguard instructor as relocations required moves from California to Georgia to New York. With a young daughter to care for, Roxburgh landed her first job at Starbucks in New York and found comfort in the friendships she built there with fellow baristas. “It is single parenting when your spouse deploys,” she explained. “Unlike most people, you don’t always have your extended family around you for support. Starbucks was there for me.” Roxburg is one of the nearly 1,200 spouses of armed forces membe...

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