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Remember how the right said Starbucks open bathroom policy would backfire...
People said that this would be a disaster... and of course... they were called every name in the book by far leftists for fear mongering and not seeing the good in humanity in every person...
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Guess who was correct and who was wrong.

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Quote:Starbucks is installing boxes for safe disposal of syringes in the bathrooms of certain locations, following workers' reports of discarded needles and sometimes concerning conditions.

The coffee giant is exploring possible remedies after employees expressed fears about being pricked by uncapped needles and experiencing related health risks. Starbucks is testing solutions including installing sharps-disposal boxes, utilizing heavier-duty trash bags to prevent needle pokes, and removing trash cans from certain bathrooms.

"These societal issues affect us all and can sometimes place our partners (employees) in scary situations, which is why we have protocols and resources in place to ensure our partners are out of harm's way," Starbucks representative Reggie Borges told Business Insider.

Starbucks currently trains employees on how to safely deal with hypodermic needles. According to the company, any employee who feels unsafe performing a task is encouraged to speak with his or her manager and will not be made to perform the action.

"I can't emphasize enough that if our partners are ever in a position where they don't feel comfortable completing a task, they are empowered to remove themselves from the situation and alert their manager, " Borges said. "As we always do, we are constantly evaluating our processes and listening to partner feedback of ways we can be better."

However, some workers say that in the fast-paced workplace, policies are sometimes ignored and inadvertent needle pricks remain a problem.

In October, three Starbucks employees in Seattle told local news that they encountered hypodermic needles on the job nearly every day. They said they had to take antiviral medications to protect themselves from HIV and hepatitis.

Following the incident, Starbucks began installing sharps boxes in certain Seattle locations. Sharps boxes are containers that allow people to safely discard needles, syringes, and lancets that might otherwise pierce through a trash bag and poke workers.

While not every Starbucks location has the same issues, baristas across the US have expressed concerns about needles and other disturbing materials found in bathrooms — a common problem in the restaurant industry.

A Starbucks employee named Jamie, from the Twin Cities area in Minnesota, said that she has found an array of worrisome items in bathrooms over the last 13 years, some of which she has provided photos of for this story.

According to Jamie, she and other coworkers have encountered drugs, alcohol bottles, blood on floors and walls, condoms and condom wrappers, and needles (capped and uncapped) on floors and in the trash.

Baristas dealing with syringe disposal and needle pricks are symptomatic of a problem that extends far beyond Starbucks.

In a study led by Brett Wolfson-Stofko for New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, 58% of the 86 New York City business managers surveyed said they had encountered drug use in their businesses' bathrooms. Another Center for Drug Use and HIV Research study of 15 service-industry workers found that a significant majority had encountered drug use and/or syringes in bathrooms while on the job.
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I chose to start making my coffee on the weekends after they began being SJWs. I now give my money to Community Coffee and Black Rifle Coffee.
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Quote:"These societal issues affect us all and can sometimes place our partners (employees) in scary situations, which is why we have protocols and resources in place to ensure our partners are out of harm's way," Starbucks representative Reggie Borges told Business Insider.

No, I'm sorry Reggie. Discarded needles do not affect me, ever. I do not have a problem of drug users in my life, where I work, or where I get my coffee.
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(01-10-2019 07:44 PM)gdunn Wrote:  I chose to start making my coffee on the weekends after they began being SJWs. I now give my money to Community Coffee and Black Rifle Coffee.

Okay, I gotta ask is Black rifle any good? I get them on ads here on the radio all the time in St. Louie.... I've been told it's not actually that great of a coffee, but I want to try it once.
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(01-10-2019 08:27 PM)Lord Stanley Wrote:  
Quote:"These societal issues affect us all and can sometimes place our partners (employees) in scary situations, which is why we have protocols and resources in place to ensure our partners are out of harm's way," Starbucks representative Reggie Borges told Business Insider.

No, I'm sorry Reggie. Discarded needles do not affect me, ever. I do not have a problem of drug users in my life, where I work, or where I get my coffee.

Do you live in a major metro city? Drug use, mental health issues, crime are a part of every day living. To a lesser degree Boise... but I've run into it in every city I've lived in.
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RE: Remember how the right said Starbucks open bathroom policy would backfire...
(01-11-2019 10:59 AM)JDTulane Wrote:  
(01-10-2019 08:27 PM)Lord Stanley Wrote:  
Quote:"These societal issues affect us all and can sometimes place our partners (employees) in scary situations, which is why we have protocols and resources in place to ensure our partners are out of harm's way," Starbucks representative Reggie Borges told Business Insider.

No, I'm sorry Reggie. Discarded needles do not affect me, ever. I do not have a problem of drug users in my life, where I work, or where I get my coffee.

Do you live in a major metro city? Drug use, mental health issues, crime are a part of every day living. To a lesser degree Boise... but I've run into it in every city I've lived in.

Good excuse for needles in the Starbucks bathrooms continously. Blame the city. Blame society. Say 'its the norm'. Lolz.

I can think of another policy that will cut down on needles in Starbucks bathrooms. Can you? Aside from blaming the 'the city' or 'society'?

And hate to tell you JD, many people dont have a problem with drug needles in their life. Whether it be work, or the fing coffee shop.

Funny we dont hear about rampant drug needles in the restrooms in Seattle from all the *other* coffee providers there. Must be a conspiracy of silence, eh?
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Quote:However, some workers say that in the fast-paced workplace, policies are sometimes ignored and inadvertent needle pricks remain a problem.

Starbucks does tend to have a lot of inadvertant pricks working for their company.
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(01-11-2019 10:59 AM)JDTulane Wrote:  
(01-10-2019 08:27 PM)Lord Stanley Wrote:  
Quote:"These societal issues affect us all and can sometimes place our partners (employees) in scary situations, which is why we have protocols and resources in place to ensure our partners are out of harm's way," Starbucks representative Reggie Borges told Business Insider.

No, I'm sorry Reggie. Discarded needles do not affect me, ever. I do not have a problem of drug users in my life, where I work, or where I get my coffee.

Do you live in a major metro city? Drug use, mental health issues, crime are a part of every day living. To a lesser degree Boise... but I've run into it in every city I've lived in.
You need to pick better places to go in your cities and stop hanging out at the bus depots and food kitchens.
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(01-11-2019 10:59 AM)JDTulane Wrote:  Do you live in a major metro city? Drug use, mental health issues, crime are a part of every day living. To a lesser degree Boise... but I've run into it in every city I've lived in.

Not any more. I don't live in the city any longer because of things like (among others) drug use, mental health issues, and crime.
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(01-11-2019 09:31 AM)DaSaintFan Wrote:  
(01-10-2019 07:44 PM)gdunn Wrote:  I chose to start making my coffee on the weekends after they began being SJWs. I now give my money to Community Coffee and Black Rifle Coffee.

Okay, I gotta ask is Black rifle any good? I get them on ads here on the radio all the time in St. Louie.... I've been told it's not actually that great of a coffee, but I want to try it once.

I can't comment on Black Rifle coffee, but it can't be worse than Starbucks coffee - assuming you drink it black. Plain Starbucks coffee sucks. Go to Duncan Donuts or Tim Horton's if you refuse to make your own and take it with you. A decent autodrip or French Press plus a thermos plus good quality coffee beans equals great coffee.
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(01-11-2019 11:47 AM)miko33 Wrote:  
(01-11-2019 09:31 AM)DaSaintFan Wrote:  
(01-10-2019 07:44 PM)gdunn Wrote:  I chose to start making my coffee on the weekends after they began being SJWs. I now give my money to Community Coffee and Black Rifle Coffee.

Okay, I gotta ask is Black rifle any good? I get them on ads here on the radio all the time in St. Louie.... I've been told it's not actually that great of a coffee, but I want to try it once.

I can't comment on Black Rifle coffee, but it can't be worse than Starbucks coffee - assuming you drink it black. Plain Starbucks coffee sucks. Go to Duncan Donuts or Tim Horton's if you refuse to make your own and take it with you. A decent autodrip or French Press plus a thermos plus good quality coffee beans equals great coffee.

Oh I am definitely NOT a fan of Starbucks crappola... We've got a number of gun-shops up here that are selling the Black Rifle stuff, and I'm just looking for advice on it before I go 20 miles out of my way to pick some up.

I've never done Tim Horton's, although I think we've got at least two shops in my "vicinity" (still have to go out of my way to get to them)
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(01-11-2019 10:59 AM)JDTulane Wrote:  
(01-10-2019 08:27 PM)Lord Stanley Wrote:  
Quote:"These societal issues affect us all and can sometimes place our partners (employees) in scary situations, which is why we have protocols and resources in place to ensure our partners are out of harm's way," Starbucks representative Reggie Borges told Business Insider.

No, I'm sorry Reggie. Discarded needles do not affect me, ever. I do not have a problem of drug users in my life, where I work, or where I get my coffee.

Do you live in a major metro city? Drug use, mental health issues, crime are a part of every day living. To a lesser degree Boise... but I've run into it in every city I've lived in.

Not a shock that someone with absolutely no honor finds themselves constantly running into drugs use, mental health issues, and crime.
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(01-11-2019 11:47 AM)miko33 Wrote:  
(01-11-2019 09:31 AM)DaSaintFan Wrote:  
(01-10-2019 07:44 PM)gdunn Wrote:  I chose to start making my coffee on the weekends after they began being SJWs. I now give my money to Community Coffee and Black Rifle Coffee.

Okay, I gotta ask is Black rifle any good? I get them on ads here on the radio all the time in St. Louie.... I've been told it's not actually that great of a coffee, but I want to try it once.

I can't comment on Black Rifle coffee, but it can't be worse than Starbucks coffee - assuming you drink it black. Plain Starbucks coffee sucks. Go to Duncan Donuts or Tim Horton's if you refuse to make your own and take it with you. A decent autodrip or French Press plus a thermos plus good quality coffee beans equals great coffee.
People don't go to Starbucks to drink "coffee". They go there to drink milk/cream flavored with some sugary syrup with a little coffee added to it and then topped with more whipped cream and more syrup. Fatbodies.
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(01-11-2019 12:12 PM)Eagleaidaholic Wrote:  
(01-11-2019 11:47 AM)miko33 Wrote:  
(01-11-2019 09:31 AM)DaSaintFan Wrote:  
(01-10-2019 07:44 PM)gdunn Wrote:  I chose to start making my coffee on the weekends after they began being SJWs. I now give my money to Community Coffee and Black Rifle Coffee.

Okay, I gotta ask is Black rifle any good? I get them on ads here on the radio all the time in St. Louie.... I've been told it's not actually that great of a coffee, but I want to try it once.

I can't comment on Black Rifle coffee, but it can't be worse than Starbucks coffee - assuming you drink it black. Plain Starbucks coffee sucks. Go to Duncan Donuts or Tim Horton's if you refuse to make your own and take it with you. A decent autodrip or French Press plus a thermos plus good quality coffee beans equals great coffee.
People don't go to Starbucks to drink "coffee". They go there to drink milk/cream flavored with some sugary syrup with a little coffee added to it and then topped with more whipped cream and more syrup. Fatbodies.

What my wife terms "Pie in a cup"
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Starbucks coffee is just fine.
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(01-10-2019 07:44 PM)gdunn Wrote:  I chose to start making my coffee on the weekends after they began being SJWs. I now give my money to Community Coffee and Black Rifle Coffee.

Okay, I gotta ask is Black rifle any good? I get them on ads here on the radio all the time in St. Louie.... I've been told it's not actually that great of a coffee, but I want to try it once.

I drink my coffee black. I’ve tried several blends some I like more than others but the one thing I can say about them all is that it has a smooth taste and there’s no bitterness at all. My favorite so far has been the Fit Fuel with Freedom Blend and Coffee or Die tied at 2nd. CAF and Caffeine and Hate are behind. The caffeine content is higher as well.
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It has been years since I have been in a Starbucks. 99% of the coffee I drink make it home. I usually buy this or the Colombian.

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I'm finally going to break down and try some Black Rifle. Will let you know how I like it, if anybody cares.
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(01-10-2019 08:27 PM)Lord Stanley Wrote:  
Quote:"These societal issues affect us all and can sometimes place our partners (employees) in scary situations, which is why we have protocols and resources in place to ensure our partners are out of harm's way," Starbucks representative Reggie Borges told Business Insider.

No, I'm sorry Reggie. Discarded needles do not affect me, ever. I do not have a problem of drug users in my life, where I work, or where I get my coffee.

Ditto. In fact, I’ve never walked into a bathroom and seen a needle. Guess I must not frequent the crappy parts of cities.....
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(01-11-2019 10:59 AM)JDTulane Wrote:  
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Quote:"These societal issues affect us all and can sometimes place our partners (employees) in scary situations, which is why we have protocols and resources in place to ensure our partners are out of harm's way," Starbucks representative Reggie Borges told Business Insider.

No, I'm sorry Reggie. Discarded needles do not affect me, ever. I do not have a problem of drug users in my life, where I work, or where I get my coffee.

Do you live in a major metro city? Drug use, mental health issues, crime are a part of every day living. To a lesser degree Boise... but I've run into it in every city I've lived in.
Well Duh! JD if big cities weren't bastions of liberalism you wouldn't have those damned problems now would you?
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