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:||Dec 12 2002 02:25 PM|
|I love customers. I love America. I love the fact that someone can come in and get a cup of coffee and walk over to the condomint bar, pull off the top, slosh coffee on themselves, and then sue Starbucks. WTF is that? It's HIS fault for being a clumsy f*ck, not our fault for serving him a "venti coffee with not a lot of room." RETARDED!
|Date:||Dec 12 2002 12:57 PM|
|i think there is more delicious and have a good aroma of cofee rather than yours
|Name:||Nigga wit attitude 01008|
|Date:||Dec 12 2002 10:58 AM|
|For the player who be talkin loud running his lips he better lay low.
|Date:||Dec 12 2002 01:55 AM|
|After reading some of these messages, why not contribute? I am opening a coffee house that will be right across the street from a Starbucks. From a business standpoint, they have opened up an industry that was not much before they came in. The way they market themselves is all in the packaging. The coffee is not even the least bit gourmet and the quality is questionable at best. When you walk into a Starbucks, you really need to look around and see what they created. It's a slick atmosphere with big band music playing, kind of cool. Their downfall is the freshness, quality, cleanliness and community friendly. Their corporate ethics are something that really need to be reviewed. They are all about market domination by locking up real estate with exclusives in all of their leases. Let's face it, they are a credit tenant. Wherever they have stores, they will do whatever it takes to put a competitor out of business for their own gain. There are ways to compete with them since they're so big. You need to be different and better. In many situations, competitors and Starbucks end up feeding off each other and both do fine. People want variety just like fast food. You may not want McDonald's, maybe you want Burger King. Starbucks does not want us to have options, and that's unfortunate. Think about how many evil companies have come from Seattle, Microsoft, Washington Mutual, Boeing and Starbucks. What's up with Seattle?
By the way, an espresso shot should be between 23 and 29 seconds.
|Date:||Dec 11 2002 05:14 PM|
|if you hate starbucks and goofy george w. bush, you should check out www.corporateswine.net there are some great "corporate swine" starbucks stickers you can print out as well as anti-bush and anti-war fliers. steal sticker paper from corporations like wal-mart and plaster your city with corporate swine! peace
|Date:||Dec 11 2002 03:23 PM|
|beware starbucks is restructuring see the latest info http://www.theonion.com/onion3709/starbucks_phase_two.html
|Name:||dingus squatfunker jr. 01004|
|Date:||Dec 10 2002 09:39 PM|
|I tink starbbukes is a gud cofeey palace if you likes the coffeey in the $1.80s decor. Nope in caffyeine to the drinks their.
|Date:||Dec 10 2002 01:36 PM|
|the only people who go into starbucks are fake f**kers, "so i was talking to john" kaboom!!!!!
|Name:||Barista King 01002|
|Date:||Dec 10 2002 09:36 AM|
|falconer, a cup of coffee at starbucks is $1.80. The same as Dunkin Doughnuts, and our local A&P. Its cheaper at the deli but the coffee tastes like the paper cup it comes in.
P.S. Your not funny, sad maybe but definitely not funny. Now that was funny! :4D
|Date:||Dec 09 2002 09:45 PM|
|hi all. why all this about starbucks? does anyone really NEED to pay $4 for a cup of coffee. no. but, uh...why tell them. the way i see it, all these idiots will someday be bankrupt because of starbucks. then we can laugh at their deadening addiction to a product they can't afford....wait a sec. isn't that called substance abuse? last time i checked, that was illegal. maybe we can sue everyone of those idiots, and dance on their graves. hehe. dont hate me, im funny
|Date:||Dec 09 2002 07:22 PM|
|How do you "get" others cookies? THat is the question of the day my friends first one to answer gets a prize.
|Date:||Dec 09 2002 03:45 PM|
|i like my job cause pretty girls come in and theyre addicted to what i got. its not a difficult job. if you think it is your lazy, prolly overweight, need to cut down on hydrogenated oils, and drink more water. and our pastries are made up fresh every morning, id rather eat a toffee fantasy bar than anything. i like the chocolate macadamian nut coffee cake too. oh and the whip cream has 5 grams of fat per tablespoon, so for the chearleaders they get about 25 grams of fat on the top of their frap. and i like chocolate chip cookies, and white chocolate mac. nut. but the molasses cooies are made with hydrogenated oils. so dont eat them. so are the cream-based fraps.
|Date:||Dec 09 2002 01:45 PM|
|Dear Starbucks haters
i was a manager fgor starbucks for four years, and i have been reading some of the messages posted on this site with some interest on the whole i have found most of the comments completely unfounded. i am not a huge starbucks fan but i do feel that you should make some constructive criticism before you start cutting them down. yes some of their motives are completely profit based and not entirely ethical but you have to hand it to them they are one of the most succesfull businesses on the planet and i for one am jealous if only we all could be that succesful
|Date:||Dec 09 2002 01:16 PM|
|Agreed Chirpy. There's nothing I love more than getting someone a cup of drip. Well, cept when we get to close and kick everyone out. I don't even care what they call it, hell they can literally say "a regular coffee" and that works for me, and I suspect for pretty much everyone. It's when they come in with attitude that they get attitude back.
|Date:||Dec 09 2002 12:23 PM|
|DON\'T SIGN UP FOR TMOBILE HOTSPOTS AT STARBUCKS, THE FINE PRINT SAYS YOU CAN HAVE AN UNLIMITED CHARGE MONTHLY EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE ON THE UNLIMITED MINUTES. THEY ALSO DON\'T TELL YOU BUT YOU WILL HAVE A YEAR CONTRACT.
|Name:||Chirpy Mofo 00995|
|Date:||Dec 09 2002 11:30 AM|
|Hey, Lefty, you probably got a look because you went in all belligerent, growling about what you didn't want in your coffee. I GUARANTEE you that if you ask for a "tall drip", a "tall coffee of the day" or, God forbid, a "small coffee", you will get what you want, without the looks. But if you start off as a jerk, you're gonna get the look.
|Name:||Barista King 00994|
|Date:||Dec 09 2002 09:42 AM|
|Hey Lefty, I live in NY and a cup of coffee in Starbucks is $1.80. The same at Dunkin Doughnuts. My A&P sells a regular cup of coffee for $1.90. Now you can go into a deli or buy from a coffee truck for a $1, but the coffee tastes like paper. And I never got a strange look for asking for a reqular cup of coffee. If you are a regular Starbucks patron you would know that most of the employees hate making those drinks. They love it when all they have to do is to pour a regular cup of coffee and get you out of there.
|Date:||Dec 09 2002 05:32 AM|
|As a member of a wonderful so called third world country that earns from exports of coffee amonst others things, let me agree with the statements made on the website regarding the fact the majority of coffee sold by starbucks is actually 'unfair trade coffee' yes, they do sell fair trade coffee but that is just coffee beans and sometimes I think normal filter coffee. The problem as I see it is not with Satrbucks but with the consumers of Starbucks. They are the one who should have a moral obligation to see that the products they purchase are from companies with ethical business practices. Of course this problem goes beyond just Starbucks - companies like Nike, chiquitta, well all the oil companies and many others are all involved in unethical business practices. The thing is as a consumers I think people should do their own reseach before making conclusions about companies but hang on we rather watch movies or rather go and stuff ourselves with Big mac etc then think about why there are countries with much poverty especially if these same countries are they ones that seem to export a lot of raw stuff like coffee beans etc. The problem goes beyond this, there are countries like Mali and Bukina Faso to name a few whose had a very vibrant cotton industry but now it is dead because the USA gov't gives massive subsidies to its cotton farmers which makes US cotton cheaper to sell on the world markets, cheaper tham Mali's or bukina Faso's! Thus, the farmers in bukina Faso can't compete! This not only applies to cotton there are thousands of crops and many third world countries are effected by the massive subsidies the USA and EU gives to its farmers. As for coffee well I advise anyone interested in knowing the truth to look at the facts themselves prices of world coffee are quite low. They have and will always be manupulated by the multinationals. Look at the amount per cup of coffee the poor third world farmer gets from each cup of coffee sold by Starbucks and who will see the truth. Let me give you another example, who do think is to be blamed people who kill elephants for ivory or the people who buy and wear ivory porducts. Surely if there is noone buying ivory there will be no market for it hence noone will go and kill elephants for there ivory. It is the same with cocaine why target the dealers and coca growrs in countries like columbia and bolivia etc when people who buy it should be targetted by helping them. Incidently some those farmers growing coca turn to it as it is not economically viable to grow crops whick they had been grwoing before due to fact fact that the EU and USA give massive farm subsidies. Anyway on a final note as long as people are not dying in front of our door steps then why should we care! I mean Mali, bukina Faso etc are countries miles away so why should we care right?
|Date:||Dec 09 2002 03:16 AM|
|man, i am so glad to see that i'm not the only one that thinks starbucks is a terrible, terrible thing.
|Name:||Lefty in New York 00991|
|Date:||Dec 08 2002 08:48 PM|
|Here in New York, you can't get lunch for less than $10. If you trace it back, it started when Starbucks found that they can sell a dollar cup of coffee for $2.50. If you are willing to pay $2.50 for a cup of coffee then there is no doubt that you can pay $7.00 for a ham and swiss sandwich.
Should you find yourself in a Starbucks, did you ever notice how they look at you when all you ask for is a cup of 100% Colombian - no expresso, no cappuccino, no latte, no special flavor of the day - just a cup of pure coffee. You would think that you asked for something alien!
|Name:||Jenny from Marquette 00990|
|Date:||Dec 08 2002 01:40 PM|
|My school wants to bring Starbucks to campus- in a town that has yet to be invaded by the company. We have started a petition to demand that the opportunity be given to a local business instead of a greedy mulit-national corporate giant... anyone have any suggestions or advice to offer us?
|Date:||Dec 08 2002 04:07 AM|
|The 18-23 second shot timer nazi bastards that work at Starbucks should get their retarded brains into some real espresso shops to see how good it can be beyond 23 seconds. Jeez! Anybody ever tasted a sweet shot at sbux? Oh yeah-what the hell is up with the foam crap they make? why don't they steam it right from the beginning then free pour it? God how any times I see some punk totally biff the milk by burning the shiite out of the top of the milk to strech it then shove it back on the bar to further ruin it. Later on, they use a friggin' spoon to get all that crappy big bubbled foam out and into the so called cappuccino. No wonder everybody orders "no foam" latte,etc. Because they have never had it right.
|Date:||Dec 08 2002 03:16 AM|
|I so love trying to communicate with my district manager by email, phone, or in person.Good luck with any response from that. Now that I have been hired as a Supervisor, seems that my management level resume has been thrown in the trash and I must "work" my way up the ranks. These losers don't understand PR at all. My manager rarely returns phone calls to people or chases after big opportunities that are banging on our doors. Top that off with a super bitch from hell partner that can't get along with anyone and even drives good people off-she stays cuz she is the managers friend--arghhhhhh!!! Good thing is meeting all the potential employers that come through the doors-you know executives, biz owners,ceo's,etc. Lots of times they'll talk/interview you right there- you know, probing for more info to see if they can use you for your excellent starbucks people skills and training. When are they going to change the dress code? I mean really! How about we wear whatever we want. and get some local art in the shops!!
|Date:||Dec 07 2002 06:26 PM|
|Yes, it seems as though it may be a popular thing to hire a manager in a company that has no prior experience with the company what-so-ever. My previous Starbucks manager being from Einstein Bagels. Sometimes being hired from the outside works, most times not. I feel strongly that someone who obviously shows that they are determined in their work, they know what they are doing... these are some of the things that should factor in when placing someone in a supervisory position. But that happens hardly at all. That is in agreement with some of you. Perhaps my feelings towards how much I loathe my previous mananger, still arouse an anger in me, and I immediately go on the defense. My experience there will haunt me for a while I imagine, at some point I may even get over it... But what these things have taught me is that there are a lot of horrible people out there, and sometimes they become our store managers. And I believe that just about in every workplace, there are concerns just like mine. Visiting other stores and going through the training classes, there were quite a few managers that seemed like wonderful people... But then what are the district managers smoking when they make the hasty decisions to hire icompetant people?
|Date:||Dec 07 2002 03:20 PM|
|ATTENTION: CURRENT AND FORMER MANAGER/PARTNERS
I am currently conducting a research project on Starbucks and their hororible management style. I'm curious as to what sort of conflict you experienced? how they were communicated and resolved? I'm also curious how you would rate the communication level between the manager and partners? Is it two-way communication? Are staff meetings routinely held and is your feed-back solicited and considered? On a scale of (1 to 5) 5 being very high and effective how would you rate communication within the organization and/or site?
Is there any changes that you think would benefit the operations of the site where you work and the organization as a whole?
Because, man I'm going crazy trying to get feedback from these assholes! They are very unresponsive and could care less about me as both a customer or a researcher.
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