Reading the partner guide in my spare time, I found out something interesting. Thank you Starbucks for making us real slaves.
Starbucks owns anything you invent(7 posts) (7 voices)
That part of the partner book concerned me when I first started. I'm glad I'm not the only one.
that reminds me
one time, around october/november 2011, i was standing around & getting paid for it, (because lol slow night), & i was like, "man starbucks should have pie. like, slices of pie, or something."
later on? those **** petite pies that like no one buys
it was scary, man.
Test out new drink recipes in the store... perfect them with real ingredients and care at home. Does that technically work? If you use slightly different ingredients to get the same taste... whatever :p
I feel like there should be more experimenting, playing around with drink recipes and routines when it's quiet. Since they obviously expect you too hence why they've covered themselves. We'd probably get shouted at if we suddenly decided to make a really fun and interesting latte while it's quiet D:
This is actually not all that unusual. Many technology companies have this clause, too. My BF worked at a certain tech company and had to sign waivers saying he wouldn't create things that would directly compete with the company. There's a legal precedent for this too, I think the company was Mattel? We read about it in Copyright Law. Basically, if you are on the clock when you create a brand new blend of beans or drink recipe, then yes, Starbucks can exert their rights.
This isn't that rare, but it still sucks.
It's not just for new products either. It's actually more focused (see intended) at employees who create something to make their job easier. Some gadget or program. So the company can acquire it and use it for everyone.
It wasn't really started to make us slaves, it just was a coincidence that it worked out that way.
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