Go fuck yourself with a cactus and without lube.
Just because I work at Starbucks doesn’t mean I’m not a barista. I’m going to guess that you’re likely an uppity hipster who recently got a job at a local cafe and now suddenly think you know everything about coffee. So allow me to learn you a thing.
Starbucks is the most recognizable name in coffee in the country. When we alter anything on our menu, it becomes national news. Sure, our machines are automated. You would need automated machines too if you were doing more than 150 transactions in a half hour at peak. We operate 20,000 stores in 62 countries. X
Our brand becoming what it is now has increased the push for “premium” coffee products from 3% of a country-wide market share to more than 25%. X
We spend the least on advertising of any food competitor, and yet hold some of the highest profits. How could that be? Because Starbucks is built for efficiency and consistency. We introduced the concept of “barista” to the United States and nearly single-handedly created the idea of “coffee culture” in a country that hadn’t quite gotten there yet. X
Starbucks also was one of the first companies to offer benefits to part time workers and created a company culture of togetherness. And have we lost our way? In some respects, yeah. But am I going to let you sit there and disparage me or the partners in this company who work their asses off every single day. FUCK. YOU.
|Customer:||OH MY GOD are you serving the pumpkin spice latte now!?!?!?!|
|Me:||*points to the menu*|
|Me:||*points to the sign next to the register*|
|Me:||*points to the multiple displays in the store*|
|Me:||*points to the picture of the latte on the wall*|
|Me:||*points to the large poster of the pumpkins spice latte that says "Its back!" that is next to the entrance*|
|Me:||Yes. Yes we are serving them now.|