View Full Version : Starbucks charges $130 for water to NY rescue workers
09-26-2001, 04:19 PM
Seatle Post-Intelligener Reports:
Starbuck's CEO rebuttle:
Starbucks also complained that their stores were damaged during the peaceful workers demonstrations in Seatle some years ago and how they could not sell coffee during their peak season. :hmm:
09-26-2001, 04:44 PM
09-26-2001, 04:54 PM
well... not that starbucks is a friendly entity, but if i was some dumb 19 year old counter clerk, i might not take it upon myself to donate stuff... good way to get fired. it dint say if it was a manager or something who charged em.
09-26-2001, 05:31 PM
Not everyone reacts well to a crisis. To much adrenalin starts pumping and they can't think straight. I wouldn't expect much from a store clerk in the first place.
THe paramedic should have just walked around the counter, told the clerk he was confiscating 3 cases of water and given him a receipt for it.
09-26-2001, 05:32 PM
that's why you call a manager
09-26-2001, 05:40 PM
I just think when they reimburssed Midway Ambulence they should have added a few zeros behind what they gave them. I could see being a Starbucks employee and not knowing what to do but if they asked for a donation I would not take it upon myself to make that decision, unless ofcourse if I could see 3 inches of ash covered on the street and people running for their lives, then I would know what to do.
09-26-2001, 05:42 PM
Clerk: "I'll have to ask my manager."
Manager: "I'm not allowed to make a charitable contribution above $25 without corporate approval. I won't be able to get hold of anyone in corporate for about three hours. Would you care to wait?"
09-26-2001, 07:42 PM
District Manager "The both of you are fired for caring about your job more than saving victims to the most horrific act of terror ever to occur on US soil and kill more than 5000 civilians."
09-26-2001, 07:59 PM
Yeah, I'm sure if he looked out the window he could have seen that they needed it. What a moron. If he had given them the water there's a very slim chance he'd get fired. He'd probably get a promotion for showing initiative. Besides, those guys shouldn't have paid in the first case... In a situation like that where the guy behind the counter won't give it to you, you just pick it up and walk out and ignore anyone trying to stop you. It's not like they were gonna sue the city.
09-26-2001, 09:21 PM
yeah, it was silly of those ambulance company people to actually pay, too. This was one of those situations where they would have been more than justified to just walk out with those water bottles, whatever the legal consequences might have been.
09-27-2001, 07:06 PM
It's my understanding that to fail to render assistance in an emergency is a prosicuteable offence.
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