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Posted 1/31/17

Roboteki wrote:

I only go for the pumpkin spice latte, god I love that drink.


You and everyone else in the world apparently.
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Posted 1/31/17

Kerst wrote:


Roboteki wrote:

I only go for the pumpkin spice latte, god I love that drink.


You and everyone else in the world apparently.


I thought it was awful.
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Posted 1/31/17

geauxtigers1989 wrote:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/food/wp/2017/01/30/starbucks-promised-to-hire-thousands-of-refugees-critics-want-a-boycott/?tid=sm_fb&utm_term=.8bf616101247

First it was the red cups sending these people into a tizzy, and now this.

Edit: Yes, I realize I misspelled "boycott."Laugh away.


Sadly, I can't read the story from your link, because they keep blocking it, demanding that I register to their website before I can read the story.

So, what was going on with Starbucks?
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Posted 1/31/17

DeadlyOats wrote:


Sadly, I can't read the story from your link, because they keep blocking it, demanding that I register to their website before I can read the story.

So, what was going on with Starbucks?


You must have maxed out your free articles for the month. Try this one.
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/people-boycotting-starbucks-ceo-announces-153452243.html
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Posted 1/31/17

octorockandroll wrote:

I remember last time people called for a boycott on Starbucks in 2015.

Well, I'm sure this boycott will be just as damaging to the chain XD


Angry person: "Let's boycott Starbucks!"

Some random guy: "Yeah!"

Angry person: "But let's get a pumpkin spice latte, first."

Some random guy: "Yeah!"
Posted 1/31/17

DeadlyOats wrote:
Sadly, I can't read the story from your link, because they keep blocking it, demanding that I register to their website before I can read the story.

So, what was going on with Starbucks?


The "TL;DR" gist is:

Starbucks has committed to hiring thousands of refugees around the world. An internal memo by the CEO (Howard Schultz) states that they're developing plans to hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years in seventy-five different countries where Starbucks does business. Because of this, those who agree with the recent EO are boycotting Starbucks in retaliation.

I've always laughed at boycotts when it comes to things like this, from both sides (Uber/Starbucks/whoever) - it doesn't really impact their bottom line. For every liberal/conservative that boycotts, the opposing political spectrum will support just to spite the boycott. This isn't always the case, but most of these companies we end up boycotting (or trying to boycott) are international companies where their territories in the US wouldn't necessarily kill them off entirely either way.
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Posted 1/31/17

ninjitsuko wrote:

I've always laughed at boycotts when it comes to things like this, from both sides (Uber/Starbucks/whoever) - it doesn't really impact their bottom line.


Don't forget Marvel and the Dr. Strange movie XD

those were like the best ones.
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Starbucks has said it's prioritizing hiring refugees who served as interpreters or as other support staff for American soldiers.

"Yeah! $#@% our troops!" ... Wait, what?
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Posted 1/31/17

octorockandroll wrote:


ninjitsuko wrote:

I've always laughed at boycotts when it comes to things like this, from both sides (Uber/Starbucks/whoever) - it doesn't really impact their bottom line.


Don't forget Marvel and the Dr. Strange movie XD

those were like the best ones.


Yeah, and people HAVE TO HAVE THEIR COFFEE. You know? There aren't many other places they can get a coffee, but there's a Starbucks at every street intersection.
Posted 1/31/17

iriomote wrote:

Starbucks has said it's prioritizing hiring refugees who served as interpreters or as other support staff for American soldiers.

"Yeah! $#@% our troops!" ... Wait, what?


No, you've misinterpreted what was actually said; unfortunately.
They've basically said that they're going to put them on equal playing ground and ignore any prejudices that they may have against them. (at least from the official statements that I've found so far).

Though, people are still bitter that they wouldn't send troops overseas coffee because they (the company as a whole) did not support the ongoing war. So there's always going to be something to boycott anything...

As I sit here with a Frappucino ...
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Posted 1/31/17

ninjitsuko wrote:

No, you've misinterpreted what was actually said; unfortunately.
They've basically said that they're going to put them on equal playing ground and ignore any prejudices that they may have against them. (at least from the official statements that I've found so far).

Though, people are still bitter that they wouldn't send troops overseas coffee because they (the company as a whole) did not support the ongoing war. So there's always going to be something to boycott anything...

As I sit here with a Frappucino ...

"And we will start this effort here in the U.S. by making the initial focus of our hiring efforts on those individuals who have served with U.S. troops as interpreters and support personnel in the various countries where our military has asked for such support."
Perhaps they contradict it elsewhere, but there aren't really many other ways to interpret this statement. Of course, whether or not they follow through is another matter entirely.

As for sending American soldiers Starbucks coffee, isn't that a violation of the Geneva convention? i don't know how anyone can drink their crap.
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Posted 1/31/17

iriomote wrote:


ninjitsuko wrote:

No, you've misinterpreted what was actually said; unfortunately.
They've basically said that they're going to put them on equal playing ground and ignore any prejudices that they may have against them. (at least from the official statements that I've found so far).

Though, people are still bitter that they wouldn't send troops overseas coffee because they (the company as a whole) did not support the ongoing war. So there's always going to be something to boycott anything...

As I sit here with a Frappucino ...

"And we will start this effort here in the U.S. by making the initial focus of our hiring efforts on those individuals who have served with U.S. troops as interpreters and support personnel in the various countries where our military has asked for such support."
Perhaps they contradict it elsewhere, but there aren't really many other ways to interpret this statement. Of course, whether or not they follow through is another matter entirely.

As for sending American soldiers Starbucks coffee, isn't that a violation of the Geneva convention? i don't know how anyone can drink their crap.


Posted 1/31/17

iriomote wrote:
"And we will start this effort here in the U.S. by making the initial focus of our hiring efforts on those individuals who have served with U.S. troops as interpreters and support personnel in the various countries where our military has asked for such support."
Perhaps they contradict it elsewhere, but there aren't really many other ways to interpret this statement. Of course, whether or not they follow through is another matter entirely.

As for sending American soldiers Starbucks coffee, isn't that a violation of the Geneva convention? i don't know how anyone can drink their crap.


Yeah, that was my bad. I didn't read the article that was linked in this thread and was basing it off of the various reports I had read on the issue. I've seen them claim that they weren't going to prioritize over American citizens - just give them a better chance, but .. alas, that's how the cookie crumbles in the end either way.
Posted 1/31/17

Kerst wrote:


Roboteki wrote:

I only go for the pumpkin spice latte, god I love that drink.


You and everyone else in the world apparently.


Posted 1/31/17
Lmao ^
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