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Starbucks Baristas Told to Be Kind to Worried Investors

CEO Howard Schultz wants workers to be extra-sensitive

(Newser) - Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz hopes his customers aren't crying into their cappuccinos after yesterday's stock market plunge . In an email to all 190,000 Starbucks employees, Schultz urges workers to recognize that a lot of customers may be stressed out and in need of "very sensitive" treatment... More »

Pregnant Woman: Starbucks Barista Blocked Me From Bathroom

Multiple times; venti-size outrage ensues

(Newser) - If you are the lone thing standing between a woman with a 7- or 8-pound fetus parked on her bladder and the nearest public bathroom, well, let's just say digging your heels in isn't going to win you any pregnant friends or an employee of the month award.... More »

Barista: Starbucks Trying to Fire Me for Tiny Tattoo

Michigan woman says she had tattoo 5 years ago when she was hired

(Newser) - There are several different ways you can get fired from Starbucks, according to Business Insider —organizing a union, selling leftover coffee on eBay, not letting your customers surf the Internet for "adult content"—or just having a tattoo. A 27-year-old Michigan barista identified simply as Kayla tells... More »

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