Good Freaking Grief
Good Freaking Grief
Remember all that Starbucks sensitivity and inclusion training? They closed all their stores after some activist types screamed RAAAAACISM! Remember that? Yeah, maybe Starbucks should retry that
(Reuters) – Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) on Sunday apologized after an employee at one of its stores in Tempe, Arizona asked six police officers to leave or move out of a customer’s line of sight, triggering social media backlash.
The officers had visited the store on July 4 and had paid for the drinks, before one company employee approached them about a customer not feeling safe because of the police presence, the Tempe Officers Association said on Twitter.
“This treatment of public safety workers could not be more disheartening. While the barista was polite, making such a request at all was offensive,” the association added.
So, the barista was “polite”? Realllly! How the heck can you be polite when kicking people, paying consumers, out of your store? First thing I do if I ran Starbucks? Fire the dipshit that posted that “apology”. Good Freaking Grief who hires such morons? Do they only hire people with IQs below 40?
It’s a good thing that the voices for AI assistants like Alexa and Siri always seem to be female. If they were male, moonbats would shriek that it constituted sexism by implying that men have all the answers. Since the voices are female… moonbats shriek anyway.
It turns out the feminine voices are a patriarchal scheme:
The revelation about this digital plot for male dominance comes in a 146-page report from the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in cooperation with the German government and the EQUALS Skills Coalition, a partnership of governments, businesses and nonprofits. …
The report says that these voices send “a signal that women are obliging, docile, eager-to-please helpers, available at the touch of a button or with a blunt voice command like ‘hey’ or ‘OK.’”
Have I mentioned lately that it is no longer possible to parody the left?
Simply put, the government of California is out of control. In total, the state added 1,016 new laws to the books in 2019, including a silly “straw ban,” intrusive requirements for children’s menus and yet another minimum wage increase. At virtually every level of Californians’ lives, state policymakers are ready to step in and interfere. From the cradle to the grave.
Now it seems the new governor, Gavin Newsom, is anxious to make his own contribution to the ever-expanding role of government in our lives by taxing some of our most basic necessities in an unprecedented power grab.
In his ineffable wisdom, the newly elected governor has proposed a statewide tax on, of all things, California’s drinking water. Newsom plans to dedicate the new tax revenues to programs to help communities clean up contaminated water sites. Improving the quality of drinking water may be a worthy goal, but the water tax proposal is a case study in the failures of progressive policymaking.
Nuclear Grade Stupidity!
Stupidism? Yes, I know, not a word, but, frankly, I think it describes the idiocy and cowardice of many corporations. Legal Insurrection fills us in
It has now been been 8 months since the famous purveyor of caffeinated confection, Starbucks, declared their bathrooms “open to the public” without the need to purchase their products.
The last time we reported on the caffeine giant, a New York Post team had investigated several Manhattan bathrooms and found that there wasn’t an open stall among the stores they visited. Many employees complained of blood, discarded syringes, and potentially infectious materials strewn throughout the toilets.
Sensible corporate leaders might reconsider the open-door policy, in light of the health risks to both employees and their customers.
However, this is Starbucks we are talking about. Its executives opted to add a new menu item: Needle-disposal boxes.
The coffee giant is exploring 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, using 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.
The problems revealed by the New York City report are not limited to that area. Complaints about the bathrooms are being generated across the country, by workers who are not comfortable in being directly identified.
As of Thursday, more than 3,700 people signed a petition on the site Coworker.org petitioning Starbucks to place Sharps Containers in “high-risk bathrooms.”
One Starbucks barista, who declined to have her name published out of fear for her employment, said she was jabbed with a needle last year. She has lobbied her bosses and the company to get medical waste containers.
“Honestly, safe Sharps disposals in the bathrooms because that’s going to protect us that’s not going to fix the problem overall, but it’s going to protect the employees and the customers,” she said.
The barista said several of her colleagues had also been jabbed.
“It’s a coffee shop. It’s not a coffee shop’s problem to solve the drug problem, it’s to protect the employees.”
Again, Stupidity reigns. In an attempt to be sensitive, and compassionate, Starbucks has begun a descent into madness. One simple rule of life, and one Starbucks ignored is that you do not win by rewarding bad behavior. In fact you only make it worse. Wisdom, trumps compassion. Reality trumps sensitivity.
Excusing, tolerating and in fact enabling bad behavior does not work. Yet Starbucks is so afraid of negative publicity. Put me in charge of Starbucks, and I would return the no loitering policy, and insist that ONLY paying customers be allowed to use the restrooms. And if some activists do not like it, tough! If someone wants to call such policies “unjust” or “insensitive”, that is OK with me. I prefer safe working environments. Starbucks, it seems, is OK with their workers becoming infected by dirty needles, or some other type of exposure to contagions. Leadership, Leftist style