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:||Jul 19 2002 12:46 AM|
|Starbucks is a horrible company that has spread wildly EVERYWHERE! their coffe is horrible. They continuoiusly under-pay their source of beans... I will stick with my Seattle\'s Best and Tully\'s. Their frappicinno things suck any way... i used to have them because my sis was a barista there and ripped off anything she could... Good for her!!! please go away starbucks! yeah rite their everywhere!!!!!
|Name:||Swee Barista...until 00534|
|Date:||Jul 19 2002 12:13 AM|
|What size? What size? What size? What size? What size? This is all I say all day. If you morons out there would tell me the size FIRST, I can then assure you that I wont have to ask you to repeat your decafe triple tall 1 and a half pump vanilla, 2 raw sugar,non fat whole milk foam 190 degree lid on the side extra foam latte. I also love the "oh, i wanted it iced" (giggle) people. One ladt said that and I said "OK" as I filled a venti cup with ice and handed it to her. "There you are!" Trust me the 15 people in line loved that! Does the smell of coffe make you brain go numb or are people just plain F'n stupid?
|Name:||Al Cappaccino 00533|
|Date:||Jul 18 2002 05:27 PM|
|my local coffee house are more yummyR then the starBucks across the street. i must say starbucks esspressso drinks taste like water :P i dun hate starBucks but i dont like their coffee and they are everwhere! and that they mnake more money then my fav. local coffee house. My local coffee house : Al Cappaccino fullerton,CA.
|Date:||Jul 18 2002 03:01 PM|
|i work at stardust and I absolutely love this site, i find it so theraputive, like a special potion, a remedy... Today, a customer comes to the handoff point and says, "is this the large latte?" I reply "yes, it's large, but we don't call it large. There's one size larger actually". He says "I don't care what you call it, I want a large one". At this point I look at his sorry, suited-up, yuppie miserable, just-shaved-in-my-hotel-room, I-think-im-great-cos-im-rich-and-ur-scum face and think... I would just love to throw the "large" latte in your face and pour soya milk up ur nose..... idiot.
|Name:||CT Starbucks Rebel 00531|
|Date:||Jul 18 2002 11:19 AM|
|My manager has a like a temper tantrum if I don't mark the drinks. I find marking down the drinks causes me to forget them before I make them. Some people should realize that I can memorize ten drinks at a time. Oh well. Sometimes I mark them wrong and make them correctly. HEHEHEHE!!!
|Name:||*$ amgr 00530|
|Date:||Jul 17 2002 11:36 PM|
|Alabama Blender Washer - actually frappuccino's were not invented by someone up north, this really wicked woman named Ann a former California Store Manager created the recipe with some expermentation of double strength italian, 1/2 & 1/2, sugar, and vanilla powder ... and while partners suffer with the 15 min frap aka Mocha Coconut Frap, she's raking it in as the NE Zone manager, so don't blame us yankees, frap's, pardon me "frappuccino blended beverages" aren't our fault
|Name:||Shift Partner 00529|
|Date:||Jul 17 2002 05:57 PM|
|If you don't want your neighborhood ice cream shot to go out of business, continue buying your ice cream there instead of buying Ben & Jerry's at the store.How can you blame Starbucks for running out the local coffee shop? Obviously, patrons are choosing to spend their money at Starbucks instead of the local coffee shop.I will be the first one to say that it is sad to walk into a chain establishment in Boston and not be able to tell the difference from the one back home in Seattle. There is comfort, however, in knowing that I can get my grande non-fat latte in any Starbucks in the country--and that I will usually find it virtually identical to the one I get every Thursday morning when I meet my best friend for coffee down the street from my office. Sometimes this consistency is a good thing and other times it's not.My manager is never pleased, no matter how good you do anything she'll still be there at 5 am writing on her retarded dry erase board all the faults the crew had the night before...I mean I'm not asking much but at least constructive criticism would be a step in the right direction. It's no surprise there's a high turn around rate at my store.I have encountered some insane customers, and I appreciate other's stories of theirs. I think that everyone should remember that it is just coffee. It is not a life or death situation if your mocha gets whipped cream and you ask for no whip. I agree that the creme fraps taste like a**. Does anyone else work at a drive thru? Let me tell you, it is hell. The thing that kills me is the lazy people that wait for twenty minutes in the drive and then get pissed off for us taking so long. And there is hardly ever a line inside. And you have to love the people that argue with you about the prices of drinks. I had a lady order a grande brownie frap and try to tell me that it was a different price than what rang up. Listen lady, all I do is press a key. It could be worse, we could be picking the beans!
|Name:||pat ma\\ison 00528|
|Date:||Jul 17 2002 11:39 AM|
|starbucks suck arse
|Date:||Jul 17 2002 07:59 AM|
|Hawaii, let me understand. You don't think that Starbucks coffee is that great but go to one of three Starbucks to satisfy your caffeine addiction?.........HUH!
|Name:||Alabama Blender Washer 00526|
|Date:||Jul 17 2002 07:58 AM|
|Ooooooh I jus love em Frappuccino drinks. When I get to work, I look at all the empty cartons of frappuccino pre-mix we all went through and I just wishes I was there to watch that golden brown liquid mix with all that coffee.It's chemistry class all over again. I call my mommy down in Alibamy way and she just say them Frappuccino drinks was invented by some smart peoples from up north. I agree! It's like selling snow cones with a little fruity flavored syrups that costs maybe 40 cents. But HEY theys sells em for 2 dollars around the corner. More smart people! I wish I was smart cause I would remember not to add that white stuff into the frappuccino mix. I thinks they use that white stuff to cleans them espresso machines late at night. Funny, i dont see the usual customers no more after they started to drink thems Frappuccinos. Hope theys is O.K.
|Date:||Jul 16 2002 11:20 PM|
|This is an interesting site. I don't understand how people will pay outrageaus prices everyday for some coffee that is not even that great. Granted whenever I do need a cup of caffeine I take advantage of any of the three starbucks on any street. Starbucks definately has a great strategy on making money by addicting people to their undying caffeine supply.
|Date:||Jul 16 2002 06:31 PM|
|It was another hot one yesterday and of course we had over eightynine percent of our drinks be frappuccinos and you can just imagine how much fun that was. What I dont understand is why are customers so lazy? I mean I cant even count the number of times a customer asked me if the "fraps" (as all our store customers like to call them, probably cause they think thats cool or something?!?) were cold. If you would look at our sign right in front of your eves you would see that they are indeed cold! Another favorite thing I love about our customers is there incessant whining about our store hours. We open at 6 am, and dont close till 8 pm, I would like to see one of our customers in the store at 6 am with a smile on their face, making drinks for people, who upon receiving complain cause they didnt order an iced mocha, they ordered a iced mocha and its supposed to be blended, as they like to inform me. The store hours can not be changed, unless some suits in seattle decide its ok, DEAL WITH IT! But of course Ill go back to work tomorrow and Ill still have to listen to the same complaints, from the same stupid customers. Oh well I guess Ill just have to deal with it, or just beat all of those customers over the head with a milk pitcher. Well I can dream cant I.
|Date:||Jul 16 2002 02:23 PM|
|Date:||Jul 16 2002 11:56 AM|
|2 tall fraps = more than the ave baristas wages!!!
|Name:||soy is death 00521|
|Date:||Jul 16 2002 12:41 AM|
|Sue died. She made 231 Frappuccino's and everyone returned them saying I wanted it with no whipped cream. (her head fell of, like i wish the guy who invented cream frappuccino. (what were ya thinkin?)
|Date:||Jul 15 2002 11:06 PM|
|Hi there Sue. Miss ya
|Date:||Jul 15 2002 10:29 PM|
|i have to say, i hate starbucks as much as the next person, but in taiwan, they have this amazing drink called Green Tea and Creme and i can't get enough of it. granted, it's not coffee since their coffee still sucks, but yummmmmmmmmm so my ban on starbucks is on haitus until i return to california next month where green tea and creme DNE.
|Date:||Jul 15 2002 08:32 PM|
|if i get another customer who, after I pre-emptively explain to them the difference between an iced mocha and a mocha frappuccino, still orders the iced mocha and then, ten minutes later when they get their drink, complains that "they wanted the thing with the whipped cream on top" i am going to go postal.
not to mention the people that really make me cranky when i explain to them that our ice machine is broken because we have made TOO MANY FRAPPUCCINOS, they get this huge frown on their face and ask to speak to the manager like I intentionally broke the ice machine to mess up their day and their sugar-and-scary preservatives fix.
And the only thing that tees me off more than the idiot savant rednecks (yes I am in the south) wanting those blended frozen mochachinos with soy (I even get that from pseudointellectual but still white trash college students) are the friggin foreigners who come in and complain about how crappy starbucks is and how the coffee sucks. Of course the coffee sucks and so does starbucks, but if you want real coffee, go down the street and stop wasting my time while I'm right in the middle of frappy hour. One italian guy couldn't take it (omg you mean baristas aren't glorified helper monkeys) when I threw his little comments back to him in Italian, but at least it made my day. Oh and they cut off my insurance but still deducted it from my check, which will probably take ten years to clear up.
|Date:||Jul 15 2002 08:04 PM|
|Another comment from a Brainchild - "starbuckssucks Date: Monday July 15th, 2002 03:18 PM
Does anyone who works 4 starbucks ever think to themselves -why do they pretend to be all into coffee etc... They seems to go on and on and on about how coffee is the best etc... They only care about MONEY!!!" A COMPANY THAT ONLY WANTS TO MAKE MONEY!!!! WHAT A CRIME
|Date:||Jul 15 2002 06:18 PM|
|Does anyone who works 4 starbucks ever think to themselves -why do they pretend to be all into coffee etc... They seems to go on and on and on about how coffee is the best etc... They only care about MONEY!!!
|Date:||Jul 15 2002 11:27 AM|
|With regards to BARISTA's post. Here is an excerpt fromt he articel "I vaguely recall seeing these posters while standing in line at Starbucks, though nothing about the picture struck me as the least bit unusual."
Starbbucks statement ""Starbucks deeply regrets if this poster was in any way misinterpreted to be insensitive or offensive, as this was never our intent," a company statement said. "All retail stores in North America (United States and Canada) were instructed to pull the posters immediately . . ."
They pulled the add.......Bravo Starbucks
|Date:||Jul 15 2002 03:16 AM|
|About the tazo citrus "collapse into cool" poster.... I know this topic is a little old, ,however this article is very interesting...
|Name:||annoyed barista 00513|
|Date:||Jul 15 2002 03:08 AM|
|I hate fraps in general! Our store is swarming with high school kids at night, and all they want is FRAPS! Our ice machine BROKE, and this one girl was so desperate for Fraps that she said she would go across the street to Mc Donalds to borrow ice, then come back here so I could make her drink! We only have 2 blenders, and on one the lid doesnt even fit right, so you have to hold it in place while blending. Our store is ghetto! The bar leaks and we have to put cups underneath it to prevent flooding. Also, the sanitizer broke, and that floods too! Sometimes it gets so bad that we slip and really slide around or else we will fall over! The slide position should be taken literally at our store!
|Name:||Alabama blender washer 00512|
|Date:||Jul 15 2002 02:15 AM|
|I just loves em new Cream Frappuccino's. Umm ummmm good! Like my Mamy used to say down in Alibamy way. You just got loves em new drinks that smart people far far away invent.
Theys some really really smart people. No coffee in a Starbucks Coffee drink. WOW that's like a major light bulb going off! I loves em blended drinks ummm ummmm yummies!
Now if we could only get Slurpies for the lil kiddies that comes my way. STRARBUCKS COFFEE "Taking the world by the balls and squezing hard." --Share that at your Monday morning Staff meeting Seattle!
|Date:||Jul 15 2002 12:32 AM|
|It was almost 90 where I work today and everything was . . . . . . . . . . . you guessed it Frappuccinos! Ohh that was so much fun I have to tell you I cant remember when the last time I had SO MUCH FUN! Lets see there was the customers who when I said "So youd like a Iced Mocha" theyd say yes then when I would call it out to them they would ask me with a perplexed look on their face "Isn't this supposed to be blended?" Then there were the hundred or so high schoolers who kept asking me "so whats new in frappuccino land." Well I dont know why dont we take a trip down Brownie Chip Boulevard and land your nose in my fist. Of course I musnt forget the customers who after asking me two dozen times and still not quite understanding that there is NO COFFEE IN THE CREME FRAPPUCCINOS. Oh and I have to mention the customers who are oh so to cool for me. "Yeah I'd like a Caramel Frap" "Youd like a caramel Frappuccino" "yeah whatever, it's called different at other stores you know" Now it may sound like Im being sarcastic, and yes I am. I have nothing against people but when you come into Starbucks please treat us Baristas with a little respect, thats all I ask. I may have been a little harsh, but after ten months at Starbucks I still dont get any respect from customers, the baristas are serving you your drinks as fast as we can, if you want to come back here and give it a whirl be my guest. Not to say all customers are bad, but a good majority of the customers irritate me, and probably you too. thanks for letting me rant.
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