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March 03, 2013

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Barista

I unplug the wifi

Herman

There are a whole lot of folks in the US who get very excited by the New York Times.

ChiTee

This is so funny because today, a guy in his 60s or so came in and read his magazine. Me being tired and all from opening, never gave it a second look. When I'm cleaning the cafe a couple minutes after he left, I find on the table:
His trash.
A toothbrush.
A porn magazine.
And a diamond earring.
Somehow I feel these must be clues left behind for some grand purpose. Not sure where to start...hmm...

Brandon

To say that Gawker is siding with the porn-lover, either you didn't read the article or you are being deliberately obtuse. Did you miss this paragraph?

"There are some situations in which it would be considered cowardly or, at the very least, bizarre, to ask a manager to intervene on your behalf; for instance, if he were stepping on your power cord. This is not one of those situations. Awkward encounters like this are the reasons Starbucks hires managers in the first place. Someone's got to prevent drunk people from having sex in the bathroom. Someone's got to inform the gentleman enjoying pornography that he's making other customers uncomfortable. It's not your job to run the Starbucks rodeo."

They are saying if someone plops down next to you and starts watching a Jenna Jameson video and you are offended by it, you should notify a manager and let THEM handle the situation, don't "run the rodeo" as they mention.

OldGuy

There was a man who came into our store on a regular basis and was caught viewing porn on his laptop. It was only discovered when he sat in a chair that put his back to the espresso bar and was observed by a barista. Our store manager told him he was not to view porn in the store and would not be allowed in if discovered doing so again. The man revisited our store many times after that incident and to the best of our knowledge behaved himself. No complaints and no one observed him viewing porn. He stopped coming in about 3 months later.

baristanon

No, don't unplug the wifi. Have we already forgotten about the shift who got fired for doing that when a customer refused to turn off their porn?

Sheik

Didn't someone famously get fired in the past for unplugging the WiFi and it was a huge story on Starbucks Gossip?

me

Why would you unplug the wifi? For that matter, why would you do anything at all? Assuming that he's not subjecting this to anyone underage...it's perfectly legal so why is this an issue?

I think this speaks volumes about the screwed up nature on our priorities as a society when we'll cheer like crazy so we can pack our guns wherever we want......but heaven forbid we happen to see an image of two people in the perfectly natural act of procreation.

How our species ever made it this far is beyond me......

JBean

So we had a guy who regularly viewed and copied porn in our store to dvds. It was my store the employee was fired for unplugging the WiFi. He shouldn't have unplugged it however this was such a problem, we couldn't keep this guy out of the store. You know what unplugging the WiFi did? It caused such a stir, that particular customer finally left and never came back. I am not saying everyone should go around unplugging their WiFi but what else are people supposed to do? The complaints were steady and someone had to do something.

That Guy

Whatever you do that you may think is risky, COA and call your DM before! Ultimately they can protect you if the sh*t hits the fan.

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