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Starbucks: Now with open restrooms and those spiffy new used needle boxes. Yumm!

With all the sh*t being dropped in Seattle it was only a question of time before the vile and anti-American Starbucks chain figures out a new way of repulsing normal customers from its stores stocked to the rafters with bums, drunks, and junkies. If you are not sick to death of this company’s diseased policies you will be now:

Starbucks needle-disposal boxes added to more locations Starbucks has installed needle-disposal boxes in its locations’ bathrooms in at least 25 US markets as the chain works to address workers’ safety concerns in recent months. By summer 2019, the coffee giant plans to have installed sharps boxes in bathrooms in all regions where such action was deemed necessary.

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigated Starbucks’ safety policies and practices in 2018 after two employees at a store in Eugene, Oregon, were stuck with hypodermic needles within a month of each other, according to documents obtained by Business Insider through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Starbucks was fined $3,100 as a result of the investigation.

Thousands of workers have called for Starbucks to install sharps boxes in its bathrooms as employees report finding blood and needles and being pricked by improperly discarded sharps, risking exposure to HIV and hepatitis…

A number of employees who spoke with Business Insider said that they felt safety issues grew more serious after Starbucks announced an open-bathroom policy in May 2018.

“I think the bathroom policy has definitely changed the store’s environment,” one manager who works at a Starbucks location in Southern California told Business Insider. “It’s great that Starbucks wants to try and include everyone, but that means that they include absolutely everyone.”

Another employee in Minnesota report encountering “drugs, alcohol bottles, blood on floors and walls, condoms and condom wrappers, and needles (capped and uncapped) on floors and in the trash” (and provided pictures).

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  • Gordon Scott April 22, 2019, 5:35 PM

    The corporate concern for employees is at an all-time low, in my experience.

    CVS and Walgreens now tell employees that they must not interfere with anyone stealing things. One can tell them to please take merchandise out of their pockets, but if they laugh and walk out, then nothing is done. In Minneapolis, the police will not respond to a routine shoplifting call.

    A CVS manager I know just transferred to a far suburban store from his very busy urban store. He’s one of their top performers, but he’s sick of being called racist just for telling someone they cannot steal. When the light rail line was installed past his store, his shrink tripled. Groups of Somali “youth” come in and brazenly steal. At another chain drugstore nearby, they’ll dive across the counter to steal vape materials. One assistant manager watched a customer grab two bottles of detergent ( a favorite item of theives ) from the cart where they were sitting, next to the security devices yet to be installed. The customer walked up to the counter and demanded a refund. He didn’t get it, but the ASM did get called racist.

    If you try to stop it, you will get fired.

    You are still held responsible for the shrink.

    As was seen with the Twin Cities Chipotle manager who got fired for refusing to serve repeat thieves, the corporations care more about not being called racist than they care about their staff.

  • ghostsniper April 22, 2019, 6:10 PM

    “…the corporations care more about not being called racist than they care about their staff.”

    There’s got to be more to it than just that.
    But I have no idea what it is.
    I suspect there is a bigger picture in all this nonsense that has been going on lately as none of it makes sense no matter which way you tilt it. General mayhem everywhere.

  • Casey Klahn April 22, 2019, 6:35 PM

    And Shultz, who left us this shitshow at Starbux, now wants to be our POTUS. Hmmmm.

  • Lance de Boyle April 22, 2019, 7:13 PM

    What’s your take on the “bigger picture,” Ghost?
    I suspect generalized cowardice and a side-order of madness.
    Cowardice. “O me, and O my. What will happen if I throw these diseased life forms out? I may get beaten up.”

    Madness. “It’s really an issue of social justice. Who am I to make distinctions? We are all equal.”

    But as they say, Ghost: “There ain’t nuthin cain’t be solved with a ball peen hammering in the rest room.”

  • Jeff Brokaw April 23, 2019, 4:15 AM

    The bathroom issue at Starbucks was entirely predictable but today’s climate requires ignoring everything we all know to be true.

    Our society is going backwards. We are literally unwinding centuries of accumulated social wisdom, on purpose!

  • Southern NH April 23, 2019, 4:32 AM
  • Snakepit Kansas April 23, 2019, 4:49 AM

    Why do we allow immigrants to come in here that hate us?

    I worked at a liquor store in addition to my regular job to pay for a bachelors degree (never got a school loan and wouldn’t know how to go about getting one). We engaged with some losers from time to time and a couple of them were shoplifters. I got in two memorable fights in which I was able to wrestle down and detain the perps. The owners of the liquor store gave me a bonus for it.

  • Phillipa Crawford April 23, 2019, 6:31 AM

    Why on earth would you go to Starbucks knowing this?

  • Richard April 23, 2019, 6:53 AM

    Never ceases to amaze me how, after “progressives” create these problems, can never understand what went wrong. Seemingly, from their perspective, the theories are so righteous, they just cannot be a part of the problem, never mind THE PROBLEM.
    Mensa members with their pretzel logic refusing to go anywhere near the root causes of such egregious behavior. Then compound the problem by failing to punish unacceptable behavior and act all gob-smacked when you get a boat load more of it.
    Biggest culprit: LBJ and his so-called Great Society programs. Been paying dividends for decades.


  • Montefrío April 23, 2019, 8:49 AM

    Fellow liquor store worker while at university. My store-owner was anything but supportive. A guy he knew asked for credit (illegal in NY) and I gave it to him. Owner told me I’d have to eat it when he failed to pay. Oh yeah? I explained to him that I’d call the state liquor board if he tried that, then told him I’d get the money. “From that deadbeat? Good luck, you wiseass little son…”. It took some serious nastiness, but I got it. A bonus? Hah! Stan (the owner) wanted to fire me and I wanted to quit, but not until full justice was received. These days? I’d likely have been jailed along with the professor who’d loaned me the bullhorn and the VN vet who kept saying “Let’s just kick his ass and be done with it”.

    Starbucks? Is there anyone on here who actually goes there?

  • Anonymous April 23, 2019, 9:39 AM

    Starbucks? Is there anyone on here who actually goes there?
    Yeah, that whole Starbucks phenomenon is something I never comprehended. The opportunity to over-pay for a common , easily procured product, served-up by some snarky SJW. Every time I see cars lined up around the outside of one of those joints, I feel like I got too close to a flaw in the Space-Time continuum and was yanked into a parallel universe in which people have lost their minds.

  • Gordon Scott April 23, 2019, 10:10 AM

    Casey: “And Shultz, who left us this shitshow at Starbux, now wants to be our POTUS. Hmmmm.”

    He’s considered the adult in the room among the Dems, Casey.

    Ghost: “There’s got to be more to it than just that.”

    The people at the top of these companies want to be cool folks who get invitations to talk at TED events, and hang out at Cochella. They really don’t understand social media, but they have staff who do. So when the staff tells them urgently that You Must Act Now Or The World Will End because Twitter is atwit with some rumor that a store manager was unpleasant to someone with other than white straight males, the corporate heads fire the manager and pat themselves on the back for being so woke, baby!

    The actual number of people needed to make one of these events go viral is quite small. There are sort of professional agitators who can make perhaps 20 people look like thousands. There are also crisis managers who will tell you: Wait it out. Don’t apologize. After two weeks it will be over.

    Trump understands this instinctively, I think.

  • Denny April 23, 2019, 10:26 AM

    Hey Anonymous, – “Every time I see cars lined up around the outside of one of those joints, I feel like I got too close to a flaw in the Space-Time continuum and was yanked into a parallel universe in which people have lost their minds.”

    I get the very same feeling every time I read the stats about how many hours each day people regularly watch the MSM. There seems to be a very affectionate relationship between coffee snobs and vast wastelands. Our government should fire up a commission to investigate (If they haven’t already).

  • AesopFan April 23, 2019, 11:46 AM

    “It’s great that Starbucks wants to try and include everyone, but that means that they include absolutely everyone.”

    Except, of course, by including people who ruin their stores, they exclude people who don’t want to shop or work in that environment.
    What the SJW twits don’t understand (or pretend they don’t, depending on their level in the hierarchy), is that every decision necessarily excludes somebody; you can only choose which groups are to be IN and which are to be OUT — but there is no situation in which everyone can be IN, except for life and death.

  • Gordon Scott April 23, 2019, 12:31 PM

    There is a Target store underneath the headquarters building in downtown Minneapolis. It’s a two-story store, very very busy at lunchtime. Inside that store is a Starbucks. There used to be a Target snackbar, but that was replaced by Target Liquor when they remodeled.

    When the remodel happened, they rejiggered the Starbucks space so that all the seating was in the back, rather than adjacent to the flow of people through the Skyway ™. I think they thought this would discourage the ask-for-a-courtesy-water-cup-and-then-sit-for-hours crowd. Sadly, it did not work out that way. The non-customers occupy all of the seats, safely away from anyone who might raise an eyebrow.

    Target has an unusual culture. The stores tend to be managed by younger folks. Outside the urban core stores, the staff tends to give those who want freak flags flying some stink eye. The culture in headquarters is youthful, but there’s enough Minnesota practicality still to keep the progressives from running rampage.

    The Twin Cities Pride Festival is on again shortly. Target is a major sponsor of men wearing leather chaps, vests and little else sauntering down the streets. It will be interesting to see if Ilhan Omar makes an appearance.

  • ghostsniper April 23, 2019, 1:41 PM

    Snake sed: “Why do we allow immigrants to come in here that hate us?”

    Change that “we” to “them” and you’ll be better apt to discover the answer.

    @Lance, I suspect the big picture has to do with resource depletion and over population, especially with sub-IQ persons.
    Frequent this guys blog: http://bisonprepper.blogspot.com/ and he’ll help you fill in the blank spaces, but be warned. He is a bare fisted brawler and takes no prisoners. Stick with him for awhile cause he has a learning curve, as all good info requires. Everyone else nibbles nicely around the edges but he bites the center out of it with wanton abandon.

  • Tom Hyland April 23, 2019, 5:57 PM

    Mine Fuehrer LOVED Krups! And so do I. The last 30 years I’ve pressurized one big mug of coffee-nitro every morning with the model 972… thus… there’s no need to ever enter a Starbucks and fork over 5 bucks for something I concoct for pennies. I burn out a 972 about every 10 years but here’s a link in case mine fraulein should take a shit.

  • Snakepit Kansas April 23, 2019, 6:14 PM

    The first liquid store shoplifter I got into it with was simply suplexed. What is a suplex? look it up on U-TUB. I crushed him on the floor and it was game over for him. He was a Mescan immigrant. It was Christmas eve and he spend the night in the pokie. The second dude was a 19 year old white boy. He decided he didn’t want to pay for a case of Bud and a liter of Bacardi 151. He hauled ass past the register and out the door. I chased him down about a half block away and he decided to fight. His second bad choice of the evening. By the time the cops showed up I had him in a triangle choke from my back (look up triangle choke on U-TUB) and had punched and elbowed his noodle more than he wanted. He had outstanding warrants for other petty failings and…spent the night in the pokie.

    Of course that comment about the immigrants was semi-rhetorical but FFS, don’t the liberal weenies know that these crazy doods will cut their throats at night without checking what political party they are associated with? Yeah, yeah…I simply cannot put the logic to this.

  • ghostsniper April 23, 2019, 7:20 PM

    “…don’t the liberal weenies know that these crazy doods will cut their throats…”

    Having never met one in person, I can only suppose what their problem is.
    I suspect their early upbringing was such that it left them sort of handicapped.
    They are simply incapable of realizing a reality that has not yet flared up in their mug.
    They will always claim that when such things happen to other people, the other people must have done something to deserve it. And since they are not like the other people, it will never happen to them.