May 22, 2018
Starbucks recently announced that it would begin altering its business model from that of a coffee shop to that of a homeless shelter. This came as a response to allegations that they hate niggers.
Following with their announcement, I advised people to go around and inform all of the homeless nigger crackheads in their neighborhood that the local Starbucks was inviting them to come live inside of their stores. I suggested that people hand out flyers at existing homeless shelters to let crackhead niggers know that there is a much nicer shelter in their area – the Starbucks chain of homeless shelters.
Today, however, Starbucks is backtracking and saying that the homeless niggers they are welcoming into their establishment are not allowed to use crack in the store or even sleep.
This has further fueled speculation that the management of Starbucks – and all of the employees, individually – hate niggers.
Starbucks Corp. tried to dig itself out of controversy Monday by attempting to clarify a policy toward nonpaying guests that generated an onslaught of weekend criticism.
The Seattle-based retailer on Saturday had said it would allow all guests in its U.S. company-owned stores to use its cafes, including its restrooms, whether or not they make a purchase. That announcement, which attracted some support, also drew complaints that cafes wouldn’t have enough seats for paying customers and would turn into homeless shelters and drug havens.
On Monday, Starbucks revealed more about the policy, telling The Wall Street Journal that employees now have detailed instructions on what to do if someone is behaving in a disruptive manner, such as smoking, using drugs or alcohol, using restrooms improperly or sleeping.
So in other words “we’ve instructed our employees to ban niggers – this is a homeless shelter program only for whites who are down on their luck.”
At issue, in essence, is whether Starbucks views itself as a business that caters to customers, or a quasi-public place generally welcome to all. The uproar, which follows the arrest last month of two black men who wanted to use a Starbucks bathroom in Philadelphia, demonstrates the unusual spot that the nation’s biggest coffee chain holds in American culture.
lol they didn’t want to use the bathroom, they were loitering and repeatedly asked to leave by the staff and then asked to leave by the police and argued with the police for like five minutes before being arrested.
I don’t think the bathroom came into play at all.
Come on, WSJ.
Get it together here.
What kind of a news site are you running?
We heard about this event for two weeks straight, and you can’t even remember it?
While many other restaurants and retailers also must manage the issue of lingering customers and nonpaying guests who come in to use restrooms, Starbucks has promoted itself as providing a “third place” between home and work where people can freely exchange ideas. It essentially pioneered the idea that is now generating controversy.
“The whole Starbucks situation has opened up a can of worms. In most cases restaurants leave it up to the discretion of the individual restaurant and most are too busy to enforce a policy,” said Joe Pawlak, managing principal at restaurant consulting firm Technomic Inc.
Views over the last few days ran the gamut. “It sounds like Starbucks is turning their stores into homeless shelters. Their coffee is strong but their management is weak,” said Ron Raduechel, a 64-year-old retired supply chain executive from Waukesha, Wis., who said he would no longer go to Starbucks.
“Starbucks is making a strategic bet that by defining its own moral code they will continue to attract a core consumer group that will remain loyal, but you max out on that demographic at some point,” said Eric Schiffer, chairman of Reputation Management Consultants.
Starbucks, he said, had no choice but to take action rather than just apologizing and then letting the news die down. “The whole goal of managing a crisis is regaining credibility and that comes from aligning words with actions,” he said.
I am a crisis management expert, and I wouldn’t have had a plan to manage this crisis.
It was a true mess.
Pretty much, they boxed themselves into a situation where their only option was to transition from coffee shop to homeless shelter. But now they’re like “wait, is a homeless shelter going to be profitable?”
The answer of course is that no, a homeless shelter is a charity, not a business.
Under the procedures for handling disruptive guests, Starbucks said Monday, managers and baristas should first ask a fellow employee to verify that a certain behavior is disruptive and if it is, respectfully request that the customer stop.
Other examples of disruptive behavior include talking too loudly, playing loud music and viewing inappropriate content. The company provided employees with examples of when they should call 911, which includes when a customer is using or selling drugs.
Yeah, but what if he’s black?
And he will be black.
And it will be filmed and go on YouTube.
The arrests last month in Philadelphia came after a manager’s decision to call the police after the two men asked to use the bathroom without purchasing anything and allegedly refused to leave when asked.
It is really insane that the WSJ is now actually describing the event wrongly. Watch the video I posted. This is not what happened. I don’t even think this is on purpose, I think they’re just a horrible, irresponsible website.
Anyway, the official policy of “homeless niggers can live in our stores” is still official, so I do continue to advise you all to go out and alert the homeless crackhead niggers in your neighborhood that there is a new homeless shelter in town.
Print up flyers and distribute them “Starbucks invites you to come use their bathroom and airconditioning for free!”
I’m sure /pol/ will get some stuff together.
But remember: there are no homeless crackhead niggers on the internet, so we are going to have to go into meatspace to inform these people that they can now live inside Starbucks.
If you want to add something like “free coffee and sandwiches for people of color,” then that’s on you.