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:||Jun 17 2006 11:15 AM|
|To everyone who works at Starbucks: Let us band together and quit that capitalistic motherf*cker right now! I asked off 3 weeks ago to run a Race for the Cure marathon tomorrow and they're not going to let me off! Let's see...raise breast cancer awareness or serve cranky people their "triple grande, 3 pump sugar-free vanilla, non-fat, light foam, extra hot latte." Screw all those coffee-drinking bastards. I'm on my way to quit. Who's with me?
|Date:||Jun 17 2006 11:14 AM|
|I am not an actual starbucks "partner" but I work in one of the plants. I am a temp, I have family to feed and bills to pay you know. I get paid a lot less than the "partners" do, and I do twice the work. I do the physical work while they stand around and watch machines. I lift over 25,600 pounds of that crap, by hand, daily. No benifits, vacation, holiday pay or anything! Slave labor is not the right term because at least the slaves got a place to sleep and food to eat. People really, just go to the supermarket and buy a can of Maxwell house or somethin'. Put them out of business. I would be out of a job but I can find a new one!
|Date:||Jun 17 2006 11:13 AM|
|PS: this all makes me really, really sad. i would make a good boss. and i would pay fair.
|Date:||Jun 17 2006 11:13 AM|
|i lived in australia for a awhile, and lemme tell ya, the majority of em HATE the idea of starbucks. unfortunately, a few of them are creeping in, dammit. but there are too many greeks and italians who know what they're doing to let starbucks suck the life outta them. i hate working for starbucks. i have seen so much theft of product, time, money...makes me sick. and even if you speak up, no one gives a royal rats ass either - bad managers are just moved to other stores after a nice 'break' from their crap ass jobs. i am not a starbucks effing robot. and there is so much money involved in this company i could puke. i made 16 dollars an hour making proper coffee in australia for a SMALL business owner - just think of how the lowly bee workers for sbux are being ripped off. i acquired a fabulous talent downunder, and it's being wasted here by a company that couldn't care less, and customers who don't know any effing better and are fully uneducated about what they're pouring into their guts. (rot). how the effing eff is it ok to push a button for espresso??? boo and shame on starbucks, those filthy stinking rich bucketheads.
|Date:||Jun 17 2006 11:11 AM|
|Hey Starbucks hater,
I think your site is hilarious. I'm an employee of Starbucks and I don't hate it or anything, but I still enjoy your site. I'm not being sarcastic at all. I really like reading all the stupid comments people have left for you. Your comebacks are great!
Just thought I'd let you know.
|Name:||Benn at Southernness 05033|
|Date:||Jun 17 2006 11:10 AM|
|Y\'all, we don\'t need no stinkin\' Starbucks Down South. Our mission at Southernness is to fight the threat of cultural monotony. We are not neo-Confederates. We simply relish the distinctive regional differences of the American South. Starbucks is a tsunami of corporate blanding to any distinct culture. I would like to encourage every true son and daughter of The South to join me in a spittin\' contest against these Yankee invaders. Unless we rally the troops and rebel, Starbucks may well complete the devastation begun by General Sherman and his ilk.
The South has the finest cuisine and hospitality in the world. We do not need carpetbaggers from Seattle flooding us with their uppity brown water and faux sincerity. Honor the Southland, folks. Think Cafe du Monde and drink local. Or, better yet, slow down to our gentler, relaxed pace; pick up a Eudora Welty short story or a Southern Culture on the Skids CD and drink \"slocal.\" Benn Johnson at Southernness/www.southernness.com
|Name:||Mrs. Fraley 05046|
|Date:||Jun 17 2006 10:28 AM|
|Reading through these entries has brought back many horrible memories of working for Starbucks. First of all, to the people that post on here about a barista not making your drink right, or something of the like, you are part of what makes Sbux so crappy in the first place. Whiney people that MUST have their coffee a certain way contribute to the general crappiness of the chain. Someone on here mentioned that they wanted the frappuccino without the powder, yeah, they can't do that...they could throw espresso and milk in a blender with ice, but has a completely different texture. Come on, the baristas are human-not perfect. Anyway, I hated working for the company. The problem was their rigorous standards (which were absolutely ridiculous--a cappuccino must weigh xxx amount)and horrible management. The Sbux customers were in a league of their own. People yelling at you because you happen to run out of coffee and they have to wait a minute for it to brew, all of it was terrible. I just wanted to tell them "it's JUST coffee, don't be so uptight about it." Uptight. That's the Starbucks way.
|Date:||Jun 17 2006 10:27 AM|
|Great site! Love your ways of communication, but what I love more is that you are smart, clever, and witty. Good job!!
|Name:||John Schackai 05044|
|Date:||Jun 17 2006 10:26 AM|
|Yesterday was my last cup of Starbucks coffee. I was in St Petersburg Florida and my wife needed to check a very important email, so we stopped in their store downtown. After paying almost $10 for three cups of coffee, we sat at a table (not clean either) and opened our laptop. Whoa, a t-mobil page appeared!! Pay for wireless? That's crap!! I did tell the manager I was never returning. His reply: It's not our fault!!
|Date:||Jun 17 2006 10:25 AM|
|iīm from mexico and i support this thing against starbuks! itīs very expensive for itīs quality!!!
|Date:||Jun 17 2006 10:25 AM|
|Hi. I will admit that I like Starbucks better than say, Joe Muggs, but your website is awesome. At first I was like, 'who would waste their time on this cause?', but it doesn't seem like you're completely obsessed with it to the point of being a "looser". I like the fact that you offer an intelligent opinion, and also offer alternatives to Starbucks. (If you find any good ones in Hattiesburg, MS, let me know.) The facts you gave on your explanation page made me a little uncomfortable about buying Starbucks coffee. Oh, and the Starbucks enthusiast who spelled "cretin" and "grammar" incorrectly, and your response to him/her, cracked me up. It sort of reminded me of a website I encountered years ago entitled "Argue with the Atheist", in which the creator of the site visited Christian websites and left messages on the guestbooks to provoke arguments. He even challenged me when my little site clearly stated my age: 14. Anyway, opinionated websites are not meant to start pointless arguments. So props to you for recognizing that, and for being an individual, but not trying too hard. You know what I mean?
|Date:||Jun 17 2006 10:25 AM|
|Um, Heather, in Japan they make a very delicious drink with powdered green tea called matcha. It is what they use in their tea ceremony. Probably too strong for most Americans, though. Powdered green tea is also what they use to make "green tea" ice cream.
|Date:||Jun 17 2006 10:24 AM|
|Just last night I asked my Starbucks-hating cousin, "Hey, I wonder if there's an 'I hate starbucks.com website'?" And sure enough...here you are. Very funny website. Great come-backs to the haters. Thanks!! Keep on hatin'
|Name:||Indrid Cold 05040|
|Date:||Jun 17 2006 10:23 AM|
|Brad, Yes the Da Vinci code is real! And starbucks coffee rox my socks off. Unfortunately I cant wear socks anymore though because I cant afford them both. :( They are raping us with their prices!
|Date:||Jun 17 2006 10:22 AM|
|ok first of all Shawna your rite the music really sucks at starbucks. lately it has been getting a little better but it still blows. as far as the internet goes, Starbucks feels the same way you do. Starbucks is locked in a contract with t-mobile and is trying desperatly to get out but so far has failed. they signed it before wireless internet became popular and then when it did there was nothing the company could do. also starbucks does not charge for the internet usage T-Mobile has total control over that and Stabucks makes a very small percentage. now to all of you who think Sbuks is evil because they are driving the little shops out of business, well, you have to remember one thing. Starbucks Created This Market That All Of Theese Little Shops Operate In. the plain and simple fact is if it wasnt for Sbux there wouldn't be any of theese other shops all over the country to begin with, except for a select few in very large cities.
|Date:||Jun 17 2006 10:21 AM|
|Well I work for starbucks in the UK and even though I work there I hate it. Please dont Blame the patners or wat ever the hell you want to call us. They tell us they put us first in the company and get great pay. I get minimun pay and have not seen one bit of the benefits they promised. I serve the coffee thats all, I try make it a great cup, but alas there is only so much one can do.
|Date:||Jun 13 2006 09:42 AM|
|I live in South Florida, the home of plastic EVERYTHING!
I find it ridiculous that someone would pay premium prices for inferior products such as those sold at Starbucks. I had the opportunity to live in Colombia and Brazil, two of the finest coffee makers in the world, and I absolutely refuse to pay Starbucks for the pathetic excuse for coffee they sell. It's dirty-tasting water and sugar!
And all the "haf-caf" "mochachino frap cap low-cal non-fat" crap is sickening. Or, in the words of people* who frequent Starbucks, "so retarded!".
*Definition of "Starbucks" goers: those who wear the star-trek looking cell phone ear piece, fendi knock-off sunglasses that pretend to be intellectually superior b/c they carry around books (which they've never opened) who sip whipped cream, sugar, and water and say "Oh, my frap cap mocha latte grande is fabulous. That's so hot!"
I really could go on and on but I'm going to have some coffee now, at a REAL coffee bar.
20 Yr Old Female College Student (Double Major: Intl. Business/ Management)Liberal Animal Lover Avid Book Reader.. and all those other pretty little words we love adding.
|Date:||Jun 07 2006 05:20 PM|
|All I have to say...$4 for a freaking coffee? Are you bleeping out of your mind? Thank you for your time and space.
|Name:||Jon Ingram 05062|
|Date:||Jun 07 2006 02:08 PM|
|I think it's a shame that so many people can support places like Starbucks, McDonald's, and Wal-Mart. I came from an INCREDIBLY small town. (I hated it there... I'm glad I moved from that crap hole) but I still visit family there a couple of times each year. It wasn't a Starbucks, but it's the same story here. They recently put a Dollar General there and it completely put Kilibrew's (the local store) out of business. It's a shame... As much as I loathed the place, I had a lot of memories in that town... and now the store is empty and the sign's been painted over.
|Date:||May 31 2006 03:01 AM|
|I live in Omaha, and there was not a starbucks until a few months ago. I am not a coffee drinker, but I am a college student and I recognize the fad of hanging out in a coffee house to listen to good music and get some homework done. I have been to a couple other independent coffee houses before, and I thought, why not study at the new starbucks closer to my home?
All the other coffeehouses had offered FREE INTERNET. Starbucks charges 10 bucks for a Tmobile hotspot daypass, or I can sign up for an account. How stupid is that, considering the local library next door offers internet, FOR FREE.
How much does it cost to offer free wireless internet to people who are already paying 2.94 for an apple cider, and 3.99 for strawberry lemonade? How do you think you'll keep customers if they have to pay for what many store owners give for free?
And the music sucked.
|Date:||May 30 2006 11:48 AM|
|I have boycotted Starbucks for several years now because of the high price of their awful tasting coffee. They are also one of the greediest corporations, right behind WalMart. When I read one time that a bean grower that grew coffee beans for Starbucks couldnīt even afford to buy coffee in a local store there, I immediately vowed to never go in a Starbucks again. I will quit drinking coffee if they are the only store left on earth. Iīm getting really sick of these wealthy maggots living on the rest of us. Isnīt one billion dollars enough to live on? Why do we need to keep supporting this. This is just a game to these people and we need to put a stop to it. Thanks for letting me rage a little.
|Date:||May 26 2006 08:32 PM|
|I am from Boston, and new several employees of the "Coffee Connection" coffee shops. Starbucks took them over, promising to change nothing. With in a month the coffee roasting plant was closed, (Better then Starbuck's), and a sore under construction, on Newbury street, became Star bucks, one by one they all changed. With in 6 months there were virtually no Coffee Connection emplyees left, all left on their own, they could not stand Starbucks.
Not stopping there, they bought out the lease of a very good pizza parlor and its neighboring laudromat in Boston's Southend, and they closed them down to open their own store. Now neighbors have to go 8 blocks to wash their clothes.
|Date:||May 25 2006 05:45 PM|
|Starbucks is like walmart... driving small buisnesses into crap, this will lead to the degredation of our economy, as small buisnesses are the backbone of america
they sell a "yuppie feel good because I think Im better than you image"
their coffee tastes like shit because they reuse grounds for brewing
most people who like starbucks, like it because theyve never drank any sort of cappucino anywhere else
their coffee cups come in weird sizes... honestly why the hell do they call them grande and venti? I know what the mean, but why not use engreesh? Oh I know.. because theyre appealing to stupid yuppies. Its sad to see how effective this image based marketing is on so called "educated people." One other target audience that image based marketing is heavily used is... young teenage girls. From this basis, which is truely a loose association, one could draw similarities between a teenage girl and a middle aged person who is most likely in the mid to high salary range, but just so happens to be a yuppie.
Im getting sick of seeing one on every corner in the city
its not convenient, its dumb
at my school Old Dominion, there are several, one being in a bulding used only for classes. and its funny because they positioned it right beside this large 200 person lecture hall, yet the school has a no food policy in classes
i guess even academic institutions must give in to corporate america
thats about it...
what really gets to me is the fact that theyre everywhere and its annoying and the yuppie thing
|Date:||May 25 2006 02:28 AM|
|I like their coffee,sorry to say that.But what makes me unhappy that is the way they handle their so-called partners.I work for this pathetic company,long time ago.Sadly,all my colleagues resign too.Not only we've to sell over-priced coffee,it's like we sold our soul to this bloody company as well too.Screw them!!!Best employee?It's all a lie!!
|Date:||May 25 2006 02:25 AM|
|I found out the other day that Starbucks uses powdered green tea in their green tea frappuccinos, lattes, etc... Are they so lazy that they can't even brew some green tea to put in their drinks? It's completely disgusting. Barracuda's in Richland, WA does great green tea smoothies with real green tea (and they have amazing coffee too).
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