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May 19, 2010

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bryan

I think more alcohol is the only thing that can save Starbucks nows! Although good, the liqueur was kinda kids play. In all seriousness, if Starbucks is going to a major player in the consumer goods, might as well have some competent at the helm so it succeeds. Only thing worse than losing core values but succeeding in the consumer market is losing core values and failing hard.

George

Of course you won't see Starbucks Sparkling Wine on store shelves. You'll see Starbucks Flavored Sparkling Wine -- in three different varieties!

Too Tired

No more Barista of the quarter...it will be salesperson of the quarter determined only by the numbers.

me, myself and I

Cool, so we might get liquor licenses soon. I can't wait for my Bailey's Frappuccino or a shot of Rum in my tea during my break. That will make it all so much easier bearable. :-)

Melody

Think of the new pairing possibilities inspired by execs: Perfect Oatmeal with a glass of wine, only $2.99!
;)

black apron boy

tall stout and a reduced fat banana chocolate chip coffee cake! MMMM

inkedmuse

in the sweet dreams of liquer licensed baristas, you are forgetting the most important question:

so, uh, we still get free partner bevs, right?

:)

PS Melody, that rhymed!

Don

No more Barista of the quarter...it will be salesperson of the quarter determined only by the numbers.

gc

No more Barista of the quarter...it will be salesperson of the quarter determined only by the numbers.

Posted by: Don | May 20, 2010 at 10:03 AM

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Which it really ought to be. The whole touchy-feely bit about which barista feels like the best employees is arbitrary and vague. Plus, there's no metric if you're motivated to get the top spot.

With hard numbers, it's pretty easy to see who's slacking off. You could even do sales divided by customer hours worked to get pretty solid number for each worker.

Seems fair.

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