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Boba Guys Suspends Workers Without Pay After Public BacklashBay Area

Boba Guys Suspends Workers Without Pay After Public Backlash

After a week of public backlash, Boba Guys management temporarily closed their Mission District store on 19th and Valencia, made their Twitter account private, and disabled comments on their Instagram posts. Workers at the Mission store received an email early Thursday evening from HR director Marisa Bowman-Frye and were notified that they were suspended without pay, “to refrain from entering Boba Guys business locations,” and that “an investigation is pending.” Xiaojun Zhou, a bobarista who worked at the Mission store for two years and had a semi-viral Instagram post that led to the public backlash, already resigned before the email was sent out but expressed frustrations for other employees that received it. “My frustration comes from watching them making super…

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