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Starbucks will close 8,000 US stores
Quote:Starbucks says it will close its 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States for one afternoon to educate employees about racial bias.

The announcement follows an uproar over the arrest of two black men who were waiting for a friend at a Philadelphia Starbucks last week. The store manager called the police.

The racial bias training will be provided on May 29 to about 175,000 workers.

"I've spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening to the community, learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it," Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said in a statement.

"While this is not limited to Starbucks, we're committed to being a part of the solution," he said. "Closing our stores for racial bias training is just one step in a journey that requires dedication from every level of our company and partnerships in our local communities."

Starbucks says the training will be developed with guidance from experts including former Attorney General Eric Holder.

Sherrilyn Ifill, the president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, will also help design the program, as will executives from the Equal Justice Initiative and Demos, the progressive think tank.

The experts will also review the effectiveness of the training, Starbucks said.

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Seems pretty simple. If you have the urge to be a dick to someone...ignore it.

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Too bad they didnt close their fing stores when the baristas all tried to lecture me on racial issues. But of course, that episode led me to never buying a single gd thing from then since then. Glad they want to stick a gun to their head to cost themselves a day of revenues. The best jack is a self-inflicted jack....
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Remember when they hired 10,000 refugees in order to virtue signal? Some "good" that did them. Now they're the enemy of both the left and the right.

There's a lesson to be learned for corporate America.
04-17-2018 06:21 PM
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If someone did something wrong you tell them not to do it again. Everyone else doesn't have to have their guns taken... I mean everyone else doesn't have to sit through some bs.
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I think its fine for them to reiterate their policies about employees not being huge douchenozzles.

Getting Eric Holder to teach that class seems...counterproductive.

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(04-17-2018 07:09 PM)ark30inf Wrote:  I think its fine for them to reiterate their policies about employees not being huge douchenozzles.

Getting Eric Holder to teach that class seems...counterproductive.

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Yeah, I was thinking this is all very good. Then they got Eric Holder involved.
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Huskie Jebus on a stick, just f'in sell coffee.
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They don't have any coffee to sell.
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(04-17-2018 07:31 PM)Paul M Wrote:  They don't have any coffee to sell.

That was part of my advice. To actually sell coffee.

;.)
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When will companies learn... This will not e enough...

Everytime some stupid outlier happens they bend the knee to SJW's to "make it right", overreacting. But it's not going to e enough
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Seriously though - how about THIS place:

Black Rifle Coffee. Founded by veterans.

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EDIT: SHOW THE ABOVE VIDEO TO A LIBERAL!!!
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(04-17-2018 07:43 PM)Lord Stanley Wrote:  
(04-17-2018 07:31 PM)Paul M Wrote:  They don't have any coffee to sell.

That was part of my advice. To actually sell coffee.

;.)

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Either allow loitering inside of the stores or do not.
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I love it when the liberals eat their own.
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(04-17-2018 06:26 PM)Paul M Wrote:  If someone did something wrong you tell them not to do it again. Everyone else doesn't have to have their guns taken... I mean everyone else doesn't have to sit through some bs.

Corporate business setting

I've never committed sexual harassment but I have to sit through the refresher lecture every year per company policy.


This whole situation seems blown out of proportion to me. Two people sat down in a private business and didn't order anything. When asked by the manager to leave they didn't. Okay then the cops get called and when the cops asked them to leave they didn't, this is where sh!t gets real, they get arrested for trespassing after being asked by the management and the police.

Maybe it's the skeptic in me but this thing seems premeditated. I'd love to see how this went down before everybody pulled out their phone to video and what transpired. Why pick on Starbucks? They are the SJW poster child. Is Philly that high on the racial tension scale?
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(04-18-2018 06:40 AM)JTiger Wrote:  
(04-17-2018 06:26 PM)Paul M Wrote:  If someone did something wrong you tell them not to do it again. Everyone else doesn't have to have their guns taken... I mean everyone else doesn't have to sit through some bs.

Corporate business setting

I've never committed sexual harassment but I have to sit through the refresher lecture every year per company policy.


This whole situation seems blown out of proportion to me. Two people sat down in a private business and didn't order anything. When asked by the manager to leave they didn't. Okay then the cops get called and when the cops asked them to leave they didn't, this is where sh!t gets real, they get arrested for trespassing after being asked by the management and the police.

Maybe it's the skeptic in me but this thing seems premeditated. I'd love to see how this went down before everybody pulled out their phone to video and what transpired. Why pick on Starbucks? They are the SJW poster child. Is Philly that high on the racial tension scale?

There are a lot of people out there that are just entitled jerks. You see it anytime you are driving.

Starbuck's has an image and they are doing this to avoid having it permanently tarnished. The whole thing probably blows over, but with the professional victim mentality, it might just stick. However, having Eric Holder, a sleazy politician involved, instead of perhaps an academic, shows that its not a real effort to treat all their customers with respect, but simply pandering. Its just like hiring a lobbyist to the professional victims groups.
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As others smarter than I have mentioned, this is going to mean that Starbucks becomes the preferred 24/7 hangout for every nasty-ass homeless junkie from Portland to Portland and yuppie hipsters and stay at home trophy wives will quickly find other coffee businesses to frequent.

I'm OK with that.
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(04-18-2018 07:09 AM)bullet Wrote:  
(04-18-2018 06:40 AM)JTiger Wrote:  
(04-17-2018 06:26 PM)Paul M Wrote:  If someone did something wrong you tell them not to do it again. Everyone else doesn't have to have their guns taken... I mean everyone else doesn't have to sit through some bs.

Corporate business setting

I've never committed sexual harassment but I have to sit through the refresher lecture every year per company policy.


This whole situation seems blown out of proportion to me. Two people sat down in a private business and didn't order anything. When asked by the manager to leave they didn't. Okay then the cops get called and when the cops asked them to leave they didn't, this is where sh!t gets real, they get arrested for trespassing after being asked by the management and the police.

Maybe it's the skeptic in me but this thing seems premeditated. I'd love to see how this went down before everybody pulled out their phone to video and what transpired. Why pick on Starbucks? They are the SJW poster child. Is Philly that high on the racial tension scale?

There are a lot of people out there that are just entitled jerks. You see it anytime you are driving.

Starbuck's has an image and they are doing this to avoid having it permanently tarnished. The whole thing probably blows over, but with the professional victim mentality, it might just stick. However, having Eric Holder, a sleazy politician involved, instead of perhaps an academic, shows that its not a real effort to treat all their customers with respect, but simply pandering. Its just like hiring a lobbyist to the professional victims groups.
Yep. They had an assistant manager type who wanted to exercise his executive authoriteh and chose the scary looking 'lower class' appearing interlopers to lord it over.

Training your employees to not be jackasses and to treat customers the same is fine.

Hiring Eric Holder to teach them to not be a ******* is pandering and counterintuitive.

As for the guys waiting for a friend, I might have behaved the same way when confronted by a coffee-house martinet.

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I wont buy any more coffee than I've ever bought from there and I cant buy any less. Rather have some from a run down gas station than have to associate w/ the types of people in Starbucks paying for overpriced coffee.
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