Ok, a new day has dawned on IHateStarbucks.com.
I no longer want to keep hacking the old, tired php on the site, so this is what I propose. These messages will remain up for all eternity. In addition, there is a new Guest book. So if you want to share your opinons, i.e. post to the site, go here. As always, if wish to rant or rave, send me an email:
|Date:||Apr 22 2005 03:43 AM|
|I wasn't too unhappy about my new job at Starbucks until two days ago. But today was the worst. The Starbucks in Michigan I work at is only about 3 months old but it has a drivethrough. Drivethroughs invoke pleasant memories of such places as MacDonalds. I was put on the drivethrough register my third week there early in the morning and it was insane for two hours. The front counter though was COMPLETELY EMPTY. That's right folks, empty store, busy drivethrough and I'm still slow at doing everything. At least every other Starbucks without a drivethrough has a lively interior. This place was as barren as a desert. And if you think customers are ***holes at the register, they're undisputably nastier through drivethrough. They would get their drinks a lot faster at the counter, but NO, they prefer to wait in a long line of cars because they're too lazy to park their fat, lazy ***es and walk to the counter for quicker service. My coworkers are cool, and my manager is cool too, but this job is totally not worth the stress. I'm going to let my manager know I'm leaving tomorrow and pray for all the poor souls who work at any Starbucks with a drivethrough because it is not healthy.
|Date:||Apr 22 2005 03:42 AM|
|Holy Cow, I just moved to San Jose, and there are 28 starbucks within 5 miles of my house. Maybe the postoffice should take notes from starbucks, they already have the crappy service and hours locked down.
|Date:||Apr 22 2005 03:41 AM|
|is it sad that i have all the sandwich sku's memorized?
i think it is...
|Name:||Knowledge is Power 04497|
|Date:||Apr 22 2005 03:41 AM|
|I know many of you have worked for SB in the past. I am wondering if anyone had in their possession the training manuals and nutritional facts. If you had them, what do you do or will do with them?
|Name:||Better Off Now 04498|
|Date:||Apr 22 2005 03:41 AM|
|Brook's April 19 post says it well. Bux has undergone a dastardly change in nature: where once they stood for quality and personal respect that engendered partner loyalty and love for the company, which was expressed in enthusiastic customer service, in the last few years has become an environment of job insecurity and poor treatment by management of staff translating into resentment and care-lessness toward customers. Greeeed is the driving force and to hell with anyone who stands in the way. We were being ripped off in hours but we caught it. As a result we were scapegoated. This is the rule: victims are victimized more so, when they resort to Partner Resources for help or refer to the policies which "protect" partner rights. It is also a fact that seniority and tenure are bad words with $$$ hungry and pea-brained DMs these days, who could care less for anyone but their own best interests, and as a result the whole nature and attitude of the stores has diminished into a survival mentality from the creative and flourishing places people used to enjoy, because at one time partners could depend on job security and reward for giving their all. What goes around will come around to humiliate this ignorant and power-satiated bunch, and probably soon and fast.
|Date:||Apr 22 2005 03:40 AM|
|Sorry to report, but I do like starbucks.
But I just had to say this website is brilliant. You're a great writer. So what's with all of these people who can't spell??? Pretty scary.
|Name:||Snarling Siren 04500|
|Date:||Apr 22 2005 03:38 AM|
|I agree with Brook.
I worked at starbucks for 4 years, and the change was amazing. I worked at a few different stores and no matter how long the line was out the door, the dm's would say we weren't making our budget. It was crazy. The more buttkissers they hired, the more good people left. It used to be about coffee, now it's only about the money. Anyone with any kind of morals doesn't get promoted.
|Date:||Apr 22 2005 03:34 AM|
|Ok, here is the deal. I know someone that is so high and mighty about Starbucks. And he brags about Starbucks uses \"Real Chocolate\" in the drinks the require it.... And then he said that they poor the \"powder\" into the blender. And I was like what? I told him that this place we have here uses real melted chocolate, and he remarks back with and I quote \"We only use powder because if we where to use real chocolate we would make less profit, and its gives the drinker less chance of getting diabetes.\" And this is the guy that told me that Starbucks employees have a way of give the drinker diarrhea!
|Date:||Apr 22 2005 03:32 AM|
|I just read the hate mail and thought the responses were a good counter pounch (and a little bit funny) keep up the good work!!
|Date:||Apr 22 2005 03:29 AM|
|Name:||Ann Anonymous 04484|
|Date:||Apr 22 2005 03:28 AM|
|Just a few things: the new Mint Chocolate syrup tastes like Mint Maalox if you make a latte with it and we can't seem to find any literate on how to use this disgusting concoction. Second, the new affogato's taste like a frappucino that's been sitting around too long. No one knows how to pronounce it........only lending to the notion that Starbucks seems to want it's customers to feel stupid when ordering a drink. My co-worker pointed out that affogato sounds like avacado and now we will have to spend another fifteen minutes explaining something stupid to customers from the suburbs. My daughter says it sounds like awfulgatto!
Third: and this is just a list of things that really get me: the raspberry lemon pound cake tastes like a** and anyone who thinks it is great substitute for the much better tasting lemon pound cake is on crack. No one wants to buy a three dollar brownie and if I have talk another a**hole out of ordering a venti Chantico I am going to scream.
And just an aside: if you come to the front of the line with two of your closest friends PAY ATTENTION to the register partner. They don't care about anything in your pathetic, suburban soccer mom life and in case you don't know you are not more important than everyone else. And if you answer your phone one more time while I am trying to extract your effing tall sugar-free vanilla skinny latte order out of your dried up old mouth I am going to shove it up your skinny a**.
There are million other pet peeves but these are my biggest.
|Date:||Apr 22 2005 03:28 AM|
|Coffee rules! I love it and look forward to it every morning. That said, Starbucks is hands down the absolute worst-tasting coffee I've ever tasted. It's more akin to 6-month-old used motor oil than a beverage. The company I work for sells Starbucks coffee in their cafeteria. I tried it once and damn near spat it out. Now I bring my own coffee to work (which gives me a great opportunity to pimp the best coffee in the country - DUNKIN DONUTS :) )
As for all the other stuff that Starbucks sells... ENOUGH with it! All this latte and foam and iced junk - that isn't coffee people! If you want some lame, watered down, rotgut-tasting motor oil then have at it. I'll continue to consume my Dunkin Donuts, Tim Horton's and Bad A** coffee very happily, thank you very much!
Finally, one other thing - Do we really need to have 2 Starbucks locations within a 1/2 of each other?
That's my rant against you, Starbucks. Now F-off. Heh :)
|Date:||Apr 22 2005 03:28 AM|
|Starbucks takes cheap coffee beans and burns them to give them "flavor" and "body". All their coffees taste the same -- burnt! They might as well use charcoal -- it's cheaper and people won't notice the difference.
They now have some great brochures telling exactly how they're making the world a better place. I don't believe them, but does anyone have the real story on those projects?
|Date:||Apr 22 2005 03:25 AM|
|I can't stand Starbucks. They over-roast their beans, basically burning them, making the coffee (which should be a beautiful thing) taste like something that might come out of a pigs arse. Their supposed "fair-trade" line is laughable. They basically financially rape the harvesters and suppliers. Oh, well, they have this fair trade line, which still sucks and is more expensive. So, in order to give fair wages and make their freakin' profit, they jack up the cost...bastards. Coffee is a beautiful thing and they've made it in to a corporate catastrophe. Anyway, I hate Starbucks so much that I made a deal with my wife (a Starbucks fan). She doesn't like that I drink beer. She would prefer that I never have more than 2-3 beers. I don't agree. But, in order to stop the madness of her spending our money at Starbucks, I struck a deal. I would agree to drink no more than 3 beers if she'll never go to Starbucks again! The deal has worked so far.
|Name:||Dunk Me Donuts 04487|
|Date:||Apr 20 2005 08:06 PM|
|Heroin-Effects: Short-term effects include a surge of euphoria followed by alternately wakeful and drowsy states and cloudy mental functioning. Associated with fatal overdose and- particularly in users who inject the drug-infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. Long-term users may develop collapsed veins, liver disease, and lung complications.
Nicotine-Effects: Nicotine is highly addictive. The tar in cigarettes increases a smoker's risk of lung cancer, emphysema, and bronchial disorders. The carbon monoxide in smoke increases the chance of cardiovascular diseases. Secondhand smoke causes lung cancer in adults and greatly increases the risk of respiratory illnesses in childre
Cocaine-Effects: A powerfully addictive drug, cocaine usually makes the user feel euphoric and energetic. Common health effects include heart attacks, respiratory failure, strokes, and seizures. Large amounts can cause bizarre and violent behavior. In rare cases, sudden death can occur on the first use of cocaine or unexpectedly thereafter.
Starbucks-Effects: Temporary euphoria, Super Hero abilities in thinking and reaction time... only until rush hour hits and you need another fix on your way home, impaired balance and coordination due to being a complete fat ass from eating LOWER FAT blueberry coffee cake and double chocolate pound cake, eating like animals and leaving crumbs everywhere (hey, no problem... those under paid Baristas will get that for you!) having the "I am God" complex, swearing you are so "intellectual" and being served by a pretentiously "elegant" Cafe'. Sucking Major C*ck.
Starbucks customers are so rude and nasty. Seriously, I do not know who they think they are. I make their coffee, why in the hell would you want to mess with someone making your coffee or Crappacino? SOMEONE... please tell me, they must be retarded? I would not be surprised if in the future customers will able to rent Baristas. Of course, the company will be paid for this service, not us.
I bet if I scooped up some dirt from my yard (where my dog craps in) and put it into those brewers, people would not be able to tell the difference. MMMM... is this Bold? Mild? Sure is, Sir. F**k OFF.
My grandma makes the shizzle cuban coffee, you are all welcomed to join me for a cup.
|Name:||Boston Starbucks Rebel 04483|
|Date:||Apr 20 2005 06:51 PM|
|Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I am so angry with all of Starbucks that today I just handed out free beverages to help myself feel better. I mean the company really likes to suck the blood out of its so called workers. I feel I am simply going to become more irate in the coming months considering that summer is upon us. I can't wait! Did anybody hear about the new affogato. Starbucks now pours an espresso shot over a frappucino. I think the Starbucks research department is starting to run out of ideas. I think if I get in really pissy mood I will go into a Starbucks and order a mocha affagato espresso frapp. Yummy!!!
|Name:||The Almighty Shoe 04489|
|Date:||Apr 20 2005 10:14 AM|
|Holy crap, lots of people have posted here. I hate coffee, I hate Starbucks coffee more. Luckily theres none where I live. Only in other cities.
|Name:||Chris G 04488|
|Date:||Apr 19 2005 11:07 PM|
|Today, more than 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed every year. Over 81 million Americans admit to drinking coffee in the workplace. I wonder exactly how many of these people are coffee addicts because Shmucks started selling milky Chock Full 'O Nuts?
|Date:||Apr 19 2005 02:42 PM|
|To "blank": If this was a work-related injury, the worker's compensation company is required to pay the bill. I would complain to the Dept. of Labor ASAP. Starbucks is still responsible for that injury. Don't let them tell you otherwise!
|Date:||Apr 19 2005 01:53 PM|
|ANOTHER PREDATORY MOVE. About a year ago some -students- came in to the
coffee shop where I work and surveyed our customers. They paid our
customers $5 a piece to answer coffee questions. Turns out they were
from Starbucks and less than a year later they had signed a lease to
open up on the NEXT BLOCK OVER. This shop was the first place this
whole community had to hang out. Before it was just crappy hairdressers
and car repair garages. It was the catalyst for a lot of new business
opening up in the area. SBux is making some aggressive moves to
overtake the community too, by having it's female manager join the
women's club (which this shop's owner is a member of), the city chamber
of commerce and she's even gone as far as joining the chamber of
commerce in the town where OUR NEXT location is set to open. Sbux has
offered to sponsor town events with free (and might I add crappy)
coffee, crap pastries and the like. The kicker is that the SBux
manager doesn't even live in this community! She isn't even from here.
The company moved her here from out of town to open the store. She
doesn't own a home and care about the people here. It's one thing to
open up everywhere, it's quite another thing to have such a viral,
predatory MO. Destroying the diversity of communities is a crime.
Squashing local independent stores is terrible. I used to be a fan of
Sbux, but their coffee sucks, their mentality sucks and their lack of
|Date:||Apr 19 2005 01:16 PM|
|I have just spent the last few hours reading the different posts. My opinion is that if you hate your job so much, then quit or stop complaining. You say you have to pay rent or because of the benefits, is it really worth the stress?? I will agree that sometimes the answer is yes- stay at your current job; other times it's about your mental health. I go to a my local coffee house because the coffee does taste better and because they are open when I leave my place for work... Starbucks in my area do not open until 8 or later which is fine, but I am at work at 7am. I will admit I do buy Starbucks sometimes because of locations. But whenever possible I try to avoid Starbucks.
|Date:||Apr 19 2005 01:15 PM|
|I used t work for this crappy company. Then, due to their bar, I was the THIRD person to recieve an injury. They forced me to go to the doctor, told me it would be covered, and now three monthes later, I have a collection company on my butt because they won't pay the whopping $60 doctor bill. Their reason? They've had too many workman's comps that year. Nice. The best part? They still haven't fixed the broken bar for the employees that still work there!
So they can afford to give everyone a bonus, but they can't afford to pay for doc bill when employees get hurt, they can't afford to fix a broken bar which is causing wrist injuries, and they can't afford to close when there is a SEVERE snow advisory and the cops are on the news begging people not to drive, and not to go to work unless it's an EMERGENCY, or they work in a hospital, nursing home, etc.
|Date:||Apr 19 2005 01:13 PM|
|In Response to Lauraís posting, Dec 02 06:41 PM
It saddened me to hear your story. I currently work for Starbucks & have been homeless in the past. I lived off of coffee and toast. It was hurtful to hear what that employee did to that homeless individual. She should hear what youíve got to say. Maybe you could print out your comments (& mine) and give it to her. She doesnít know his circumstances. I, for one, wasnít taking drugs or drinking or anything like that and I ended up homeless. Out on the streets you hear ALL KINDS of stories as to how people ended up homeless. One never knows where the pendulum is going swing to next. She canít control all of her circumstances and one day homelessness might be where her pendulum swings.
P.S. Starbucks makes me quite miserable too.
|Date:||Apr 19 2005 01:11 PM|
|thanks for allowing us to say the fact of SB, that it is expensive for unknown reason (for sure the are selling bad coffee ), also is the word " large " weired?? or is it not familliar to them . SB is really uniqe but not the human race
|Date:||Apr 19 2005 12:09 PM|
|I watched a show on VH1 called I Love The 90's. The year was 1995 and Starbucks was brought up about how they open up a Starbucks right across from one another and how Starbucks is everywhere. Well a commentator said "There is a Starbucks opening up in my a$$" Just thought this site would love a good laugh.
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