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2013-02-12 12:19:27 PM  
Chuggo, is that you!?!?!?!
 
2013-02-12 12:23:53 PM  
My hip-hop name is Konstipashun. I gots so many phat beats inside me that I'm gonna explode.
 
2013-02-12 12:26:29 PM  

JackieRabbit: Carn: What an ass, no wonder he's 30 and is a barrista.  After reading some of his comments he deserves to lose his job.  Some people can't handle caffeine and need decaf or else they can react very badly (those on certain medicines).  And it's awesome that he works at a place that sells food and he doesn't care about people with food allergies.  Hilarious.

Reminds me of a little CSB:

About a year ago I ordered pizza before our poker game as is our standard and I paid online with my credit card because I was low on cash.  It was a small order but I left a decent tip.  The delivery guy brings the pizza a little later and hands it over then kinda stares at me.  I ask him "Do you need me to sign?" (order was less than 20 bucks).  He says "No, but it's customary to tip the delivery person".  Well, this pissed me off but I managed to remain somewhat calm as I pointed out to captain dipshiat that if he looked at the receipt he was holding in his hand he would see 10 bucks for a pizza, 2 bucks for delivery charge, and 3 bucks for a tips.  Maybe you ought to try a little reading before you insult your customers you jackass.  He apologized and ran.  I saw him one other time but then he either quit or got fired.  No wonder you're delivering pizzas.

/CSB

Why would he examine your credit card receipt? All he knows is that the pie is already paid for. It IS customary to tip the delivery guy in cash at the time of delivery. The cashier could have just put the total into the credit card transaction and pocketed the three bucks, without the driver's knowledge. So you acted like an asshole to him for no reason. Go try working with the public in retail or food services for a few weeks and you will come to appreciate this guys blog. He may be delivering pizza because he needs the money and it's the only job he can get right now. It may be one of many jobs he has to feed his children. And learn something about delivery people. They don't get paid minimum wage and many of t ...


when you order online, the system processes all that stuff out automatically, totally hands-off on the pizza place's part.

which is pretty awesome because our local domino's can't get anything BUT an online order right. it would be funny if it weren't so sad, having to send back a walk-in order TWICE because they couldn't get it right.
 
2013-02-12 12:26:30 PM  
"I would remember your usual drink if you were a more memorable person."

You're overwhelming averageness is such a drag
So fix the situation or wear a name tag
 
2013-02-12 12:28:01 PM  
I've never met a Philosophy major who didn't think he/she was better than me.  I'd like to be proven wrong about that, someday...

G*ddamn, I hate Philosophy majors!

/English major
 
2013-02-12 12:30:15 PM  
This dude's resume must be hilarious.
 
2013-02-12 12:31:24 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Guy's a tool. If you can't stand the general public, then don't get a job serving the general public.
If you've made poor life choices (degree in philosophy), then don't biatch about having to be a barista as one of your few job choices in life.


Well, you could always take your philosophy degree and be a jet pilot for the Navy,. like my old college roomie. Of course, THAT's a loser career working for the government.
 
2013-02-12 12:35:37 PM  

JackieRabbit: Carn: What an ass, no wonder he's 30 and is a barrista.  After reading some of his comments he deserves to lose his job.  Some people can't handle caffeine and need decaf or else they can react very badly (those on certain medicines).  And it's awesome that he works at a place that sells food and he doesn't care about people with food allergies.  Hilarious.

Reminds me of a little CSB:

About a year ago I ordered pizza before our poker game as is our standard and I paid online with my credit card because I was low on cash.  It was a small order but I left a decent tip.  The delivery guy brings the pizza a little later and hands it over then kinda stares at me.  I ask him "Do you need me to sign?" (order was less than 20 bucks).  He says "No, but it's customary to tip the delivery person".  Well, this pissed me off but I managed to remain somewhat calm as I pointed out to captain dipshiat that if he looked at the receipt he was holding in his hand he would see 10 bucks for a pizza, 2 bucks for delivery charge, and 3 bucks for a tips.  Maybe you ought to try a little reading before you insult your customers you jackass.  He apologized and ran.  I saw him one other time but then he either quit or got fired.  No wonder you're delivering pizzas.

/CSB

Why would he examine your credit card receipt? All he knows is that the pie is already paid for. It IS customary to tip the delivery guy in cash at the time of delivery. The cashier could have just put the total into the credit card transaction and pocketed the three bucks, without the driver's knowledge. So you acted like an asshole to him for no reason. Go try working with the public in retail or food services for a few weeks and you will come to appreciate this guys blog. He may be delivering pizza because he needs the money and it's the only job he can get right now. It may be one of many jobs he has to feed his children. And learn something about delivery people. They don't get paid minimum wage and many of t ...


Given the context, this response is priceless.
 
2013-02-12 12:43:56 PM  
Carn:  ...After reading some of his comments he deserves to lose his job.  Some people can't handle caffeine and need decaf or else they can react very badly (those on certain medicines).  And it's awesome that he works at a place that sells food and he doesn't care about people with food allergies....

Yeah, I've run into a handful of arse-hat servers over the years that make light of gluten allergies like this little turd. It's a farking painful thing to have to go through and I wish I could make him live it for a few days - it's not a thing to freaking joke about.
 
2013-02-12 12:46:06 PM  
What a douche-blogger!
 
2013-02-12 12:48:50 PM  

Carn: What an ass, no wonder he's 30 and is a barrista.  After reading some of his comments he deserves to lose his job.  Some people can't handle caffeine and need decaf or else they can react very badly (those on certain medicines).  And it's awesome that he works at a place that sells food and he doesn't care about people with food allergies.  Hilarious.

Reminds me of a little CSB:

About a year ago I ordered pizza before our poker game as is our standard and I paid online with my credit card because I was low on cash.  It was a small order but I left a decent tip.  The delivery guy brings the pizza a little later and hands it over then kinda stares at me.  I ask him "Do you need me to sign?" (order was less than 20 bucks).  He says "No, but it's customary to tip the delivery person".  Well, this pissed me off but I managed to remain somewhat calm as I pointed out to captain dipshiat that if he looked at the receipt he was holding in his hand he would see 10 bucks for a pizza, 2 bucks for delivery charge, and 3 bucks for a tips.  Maybe you ought to try a little reading before you insult your customers you jackass.  He apologized and ran.  I saw him one other time but then he either quit or got fired.  No wonder you're delivering pizzas.

/CSB


I see this attitude a lot on fark. Elitist douche bags who look down on people for being baristas or delivery guys. I hope that dude wiped his nut sack all over your pizza you farking dickwad.
 
2013-02-12 12:50:35 PM  
The irony is he may get another barista job,  but he'll be forced to get every order correct from now on; anyone he intentionally gives the wrong item could certainly sue if the reaction is bad enough.  Read a story once posted by a diabetic girl who ended up getting several regular cokes instead of diet because the waitress thought "she was skinny and didn't need a diet drink."  Good way to kill someone.

I noticed the second he was called on it he was backpedaling as well and trying to spin it positively for  his boss to save that oh so declasee and boring job.  Fark you and the high horse you rode in on, buddy.  GTFO.
 
2013-02-12 12:50:58 PM  
All I can say is that from a design perspective, his design is atrocious. And his writing is actually worse. And I say this as a bitter 20-something (well, not too bitter anymore, and almost not a 20-something, but still...). It actually makes me seriously embarrassed to be a gen-Y creative type, and if he gets a coffee table book, I might track this asshole down and punch him in the cock.

Also, can we please drop this whole "Baristas are creative artists who only sling coffee to pay the bills until their careers take off, and are way overqualified to sell coffee, anyway" shtick? The unemployment rate for BA holders is under 4%, and that's not counting freelancing. If you have any kind of marketable skill, you shouldn't ever have to work in a coffee shop for minimum wage. Go out and make your own damn job. Or go into a related field. With a philosophy degree, you should have no problems getting into a corporate ethics program, and those jobs are growing like crazy, and pay decently well.
 
2013-02-12 12:51:03 PM  

BunkoSquad: "What a coincidence! You have a gluten allergy, and I don't care that you have a gluten allergy!"

To be fair, this ought to be on a T-shirt.


+1.  I would wear it to every family get together.
 
2013-02-12 12:51:42 PM  

YixilTesiphon: buttery_shame_cave: FTA: 'an astounding 1640 coffee shops...' (emphasis mine)

you know how i can tell the author hasn't lived in seattle that long?

/srsly one has but to look at the average 2 shops/city block and extrapolate...

Yes, this is two Starbucks across the street from each other on Street View.

(That Barnes and Noble serves Starbucks too.)


I'm sick and tired of all the Starbucks bashing.
 I met my wife at a Starbucks.
Not at the same Starbucks, but we saw each other at different Starbucks across the street from each other.
 
2013-02-12 12:54:32 PM  

zeroeffect: Yeah, I've run into a handful of arse-hat servers over the years that make light of gluten allergies like this little turd. It's a farking painful thing to have to go through and I wish I could make him live it for a few days - it's not a thing to freaking joke about.


Unfortunately for people you, the diet trend followers and hypochondriacs have soured people on the gluten allergy thing IMO.  They use a gluten allergy as a cover for their low carb diet cause it sounds cooler. And the hypochondriac-by-proxy (if that's even a term) assign every allergy in the book to their snowflakes to protect them from God knows what. Whether they actually have them or not.
 
2013-02-12 12:56:07 PM  

Maud Dib: I'm sick and tired of all the Starbucks bashing.
I met my wife at a Starbucks.
Not at the same Starbucks, but we saw each other at different Starbucks across the street from each other.


Okay I lold
 
2013-02-12 01:00:08 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: WhippingBoy

GORDON: I read the entire article.

I can't decide if the guy is more of a tool, or more of a loser.

He's a tooloser.


Tooloser Lautrec


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2013-02-12 01:02:04 PM  

BunkoSquad: "What a coincidence! You have a gluten allergy, and I don't care that you have a gluten allergy!"

To be fair, this ought to be on a T-shirt.


Anyone claiming an allergy should be treated like they have a farking allergy. I don't care if there are a hundred liars for every honest afflicted person or not.

I say as a former server of ten years, it isn't hard to accomidate people.

Go fark yourself.
 
2013-02-12 01:03:57 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Guy's a tool. If you can't stand the general public, then don't get a job serving the general public.
If you've made poor life choices (degree in philosophy), then don't biatch about having to be a barista as one of your few job choices in life.


Eh, I would bet 100% of service staff biatch about their jobs, just like 100% of everyone I know in any job does. Writing it in a public forum is stupid though.
 
2013-02-12 01:07:13 PM  
FTA: Watson says that his blog was satire and that he was just accentuating "the 5 percent who I guess make our job more difficult and don't treat us as human beings. I had a good personal relationship with 95 percent of customers." He says he thought very highly of his boss, Seth Levy.
The thing about baristas, he says, is "that person is probably an artist, overqualified, people with pretty much college education across the board."
And here they are, working for minimum wage plus tips, which for Watson totaled about $15 an hour for a job that for him started at 6 in the morning.


I believe a "fark you" is in order for this self-important douchebag. Why?

Read that again. His implication is that he's just too damned important for this job. "I'm college-educated, for Christ's sake, yet I'm stuck here working for minimum wage plus tips - you need to be nicer to me, because I'm better than the usual peon forced to work for minimum wage plus tips. Otherwise, I'm going to deliberately fark with your order and then laugh up my sleeve about it on an attention-whoring blog." This guy is allegedly a hip-hop artist, just doing this job to make ends meet while he pursues his dream - and you're in his damned way, as far as he's concerned. You're a necessary evil, a pain in his ass that he has to deal with just to get paid. Apparently, you're not only expected to pay him, but to build a good relationship with him, too, if you want a damned coffee prepared as requested - even though that's his damned job.

I hate arrogant, self-entitled, "I'm too good for ths" folks who whine because their dreams aren't being fulfilled by the job they're currently doing, and think it's somehow OK to take it out instead on the folks for whom they're getting paid to provide services or products. I've done everything from shovel chicken shiat to write code, and while dealing with customers can be a pain in the ass sometimes, that's part of the job. If you're too good for the job, get another damned job. But, no, that would eat into his "trying to become a hip-hop artist" time, and so he'll just whine about how he's such an overqualified artist, with a college education, stuck serving coffee to people who don't see him as the rising star he so wants to be.

Fark him.
 
2013-02-12 01:09:04 PM  
Smackledorfer

"What a coincidence! You have a gluten allergy, and I don't care that you have a gluten allergy!"

To be fair, this ought to be on a T-shirt.

Anyone claiming an allergy should be treated like they have a farking allergy. I don't care if there are a hundred liars for every honest afflicted person or not.

I say as a former server of ten years, it isn't hard to accomidate people.

Go fark yourself.



 Defective people such as yourself ought to live a more insulated life to protect yourself from all the normal things the rest of us deal with daily.
That boy in the plastic bubble didn't spend all his time yelling at normal people to remove everything that might make him sick. He mostly stayed at home. So should you.
 
2013-02-12 01:10:55 PM  

FormlessOne: FTA: Watson says that his blog was satire and that he was just accentuating "the 5 percent who I guess make our job more difficult and don't treat us as human beings. I had a good personal relationship with 95 percent of customers." He says he thought very highly of his boss, Seth Levy.
The thing about baristas, he says, is "that person is probably an artist, overqualified, people with pretty much college education across the board."
And here they are, working for minimum wage plus tips, which for Watson totaled about $15 an hour for a job that for him started at 6 in the morning.

I believe a "fark you" is in order for this self-important douchebag. Why? ...


d22zlbw5ff7yk5.cloudfront.net
 
2013-02-12 01:15:27 PM  
I bothered to read about 30 or so items off his blog.  He is a horrible writer and not even remotely funny.  Some people are geniuses with short-form humor... not this guy.
 
2013-02-12 01:19:41 PM  

keepitcherry: Carn: What an ass, no wonder he's 30 and is a barrista.  After reading some of his comments he deserves to lose his job.  Some people can't handle caffeine and need decaf or else they can react very badly (those on certain medicines).  And it's awesome that he works at a place that sells food and he doesn't care about people with food allergies.  Hilarious.

Reminds me of a little CSB:

About a year ago I ordered pizza before our poker game as is our standard and I paid online with my credit card because I was low on cash.  It was a small order but I left a decent tip.  The delivery guy brings the pizza a little later and hands it over then kinda stares at me.  I ask him "Do you need me to sign?" (order was less than 20 bucks).  He says "No, but it's customary to tip the delivery person".  Well, this pissed me off but I managed to remain somewhat calm as I pointed out to captain dipshiat that if he looked at the receipt he was holding in his hand he would see 10 bucks for a pizza, 2 bucks for delivery charge, and 3 bucks for a tips.  Maybe you ought to try a little reading before you insult your customers you jackass.  He apologized and ran.  I saw him one other time but then he either quit or got fired.  No wonder you're delivering pizzas.

/CSB

I see this attitude a lot on fark. Elitist douche bags who look down on people for being baristas or delivery guys. I hope that dude wiped his nut sack all over your pizza you farking dickwad.


A) I've been a delivery guy, as well as many other shiatty jobs
B) The people in question (guy in article and my story) are assholes and probably still will be regardless of whatever work they find next.  When someone treats me like a dick I respond in kind.  If you believe that this single event out of all the hundreds of times I've had some food delivered to my house makes me a farking dickwad I must question your reasoning skills.  I treat everyone politely and with respect until they give me a reason not to.  Having been on the other side of the situation, as I said above, even if I really wasn't giving the guy a tip it's still no reason for him to be an asshole.  This is why I was reminded of this CSB when I read the article about the barista being fired (deservedly so).  But hey, believe what you want.
 
2013-02-12 01:29:45 PM  

pla: SnarfVader : And that's why he's a barista. Excuse me. Ex-barista.

Came here to say that. You beat me to it. Good work!

Free hint, Gen-Y/Z/whatever... All those idiot coming through the door talking about gluten and decaf; the complete bastard giving you your daily marching orders and taking all the highest-tipping shifts for himself; the suited idiots at corporate HQ to whom you wouldn't give a glass of warm piss if you found them dying in the desert...

Those asshats pay your wages. You can think whatever you want of them, but at the end of the day, if you haven't left them feeling like they just got a BJ from Chasey Lain - You gonna starve in the gutter biatch!


You are showing our age there dude.
 
2013-02-12 01:32:02 PM  
Starbucks new slogan " We try to hire people who dont hate you"
 
2013-02-12 01:32:03 PM  
"I'm supposed to be looking down on you, lowly barista! How dare you turn the tables on me?!?!"
 
2013-02-12 01:36:13 PM  
keepitcherry:

I see this attitude a lot on fark. Elitist douche bags who look down on people for being baristas or delivery guys. I hope that dude wiped his nut sack all over your pizza you farking dickwad.

Let me explain my contempt.

Some people are servers because its the best job they can get.  They don't have much in the way of education, they didn't get a lot of opportunities in life to get a start on a good career, they're doing the best they can.  I respect these people.  Incidentally, in my experience they don't look down on their customers as all idiots unworthy of their brief attention.

And some live in a place where all there are are minimum wage (and under) service jobs.  I feel bad for those folks.

But there are some who live in a place where there are some pretty good jobs. People who had opportunities to get an education, network, gain skills.

Now I don't disrespect someone like that for being a barista or a waiter or a delivery guy.  I do disrespect them when they're whiny, think the world owes them a better life, and look down on their customers.  Those customers you resent?  Maybe if you had some ambition, and put more time in to your career than your blog, you'd be on the other side of that counter, picking up a capalatte and worried about getting a parking ticket on your 3 series.
 
2013-02-12 01:37:23 PM  
If the quotes from TFA are an accurate representation of his work, the firing seems well-deserved.
 
2013-02-12 01:37:37 PM  
Nothing against baristas or delivery guys but WTF re: caffeine and allergy concerns.  Clearly those customers with medical conditions are unreasonable in wanting to make sure that the food or beverage they're paying you to provide won't harm them.  How dare they think that I might have forgotten the special instruction for their order.  I'll intentionally ignore those instructions, confirming their low opinion of me, to teach them not to question me.

/ Philosophy teaches critical thinking.
 
2013-02-12 01:38:27 PM  
Since I live in Atlanta, I can wish Mr. Bitter Barista good luck on his hip-hop career. Self promoting hip-hop artists here are more abundant than coffee shops in Seattle. However, it might be interesting to hear this dude rap about epistemology, metaphysics, and especially ethics. I am sure his audience will be huge in that basement makeshift cafe.
 
2013-02-12 01:42:16 PM  

Lusiphur: All I can say is that from a design perspective, his design is atrocious. And his writing is actually worse. And I say this as a bitter 20-something (well, not too bitter anymore, and almost not a 20-something, but still...). It actually makes me seriously embarrassed to be a gen-Y creative type, and if he gets a coffee table book, I might track this asshole down and punch him in the cock.

Also, can we please drop this whole "Baristas are creative artists who only sling coffee to pay the bills until their careers take off, and are way overqualified to sell coffee, anyway" shtick? The unemployment rate for BA holders is under 4%, and that's not counting freelancing. If you have any kind of marketable skill, you shouldn't ever have to work in a coffee shop for minimum wage. Go out and make your own damn job. Or go into a related field. With a philosophy degree, you should have no problems getting into a corporate ethics program, and those jobs are growing like crazy, and pay decently well.


His personal ethics are now publicly shaky (at best). Would that help him or hurt him in corporate ethics?

Guess he could go to law school. If he found a way to pay for it...
 
2013-02-12 01:50:19 PM  

MisterRonbo: keepitcherry:

I see this attitude a lot on fark. Elitist douche bags who look down on people for being baristas or delivery guys. I hope that dude wiped his nut sack all over your pizza you farking dickwad.

Let me explain my contempt.

Some people are servers because its the best job they can get.  They don't have much in the way of education, they didn't get a lot of opportunities in life to get a start on a good career, they're doing the best they can.  I respect these people.  Incidentally, in my experience they don't look down on their customers as all idiots unworthy of their brief attention.

And some live in a place where all there are are minimum wage (and under) service jobs.  I feel bad for those folks.

But there are some who live in a place where there are some pretty good jobs. People who had opportunities to get an education, network, gain skills.

Now I don't disrespect someone like that for being a barista or a waiter or a delivery guy.  I do disrespect them when they're whiny, think the world owes them a better life, and look down on their customers.  Those customers you resent?  Maybe if you had some ambition, and put more time in to your career than your blog, you'd be on the other side of that counter, picking up a capalatte and worried about getting a parking ticket on your 3 series.


But you're right, it's totally ok for a grown, well-adjusted adult to throw a tantrum over not getting their way in a coffee shop. That's why the retail employees of the world look down on others. Being polite instead of acting like a boorish, self-important child is key. Treat the person on the other side of the counter like a human being, and receive the same in return. I don't care how important you think you, your job, or your illegally parked 3 series are, you're just another douche bag who doesn't know how to use a coffee pot.
 
2013-02-12 01:57:15 PM  
Wow...just wow:
1. The "it's satire" excuse. Maybe he should consider what he says so it's unmistakably satire. Or, perhaps, look up "satire" and consider its function.
2. Hold on, brochacho -- the BA in philosophy DIDN'T translate into a career?!?
3. "Baristas are artistic types" = He's an unknown hip-hop artist...Spekulation?
4. Now he's even failed at being a barista because he's got a big mouth.
**golf clap**
 
2013-02-12 01:59:36 PM  

99.998er: Since I live in Atlanta, I can wish Mr. Bitter Barista good luck on his hip-hop career. Self promoting hip-hop artists here are more abundant than coffee shops in Seattle. However, it might be interesting to hear this dude rap about epistemology, metaphysics, and especially ethics. I am sure his audience will be huge in that basement makeshift cafe.


But then he might get caught up in that whole east coast deconstructionist vs west coast logical positivism feud, and you do NOT want to get caught up in that shiat. You want to end up like Derrida?

A year ago I started getting involved in my local arts scene.  There are some, like me, who find it a fun, creative outlet, a nice hobby that lets you meet some interesting people.

Then there are the ones who have crappy minimum wage jobs they hate, no prospects, over 25 and still living with their parents.  They really, really want to think they're going to make it big if they just keep trying hard enough.

Even worse, most of them are doomed for the same reason they have no career: they're lazy, disorganized, can't show up on time, never put in any effort beyond the least amount, never agonize over something trying to make it as good as possible.  Don't know how to network, build up favors, or even market themselves in the simplest ways.
 
2013-02-12 02:00:32 PM  

nickeyx: But you're right, it's totally ok for a grown, well-adjusted adult to throw a tantrum over not getting their way in a coffee shop. That's why the retail employees of the world look down on others. Being polite instead of acting like a boorish, self-important child is key. Treat the person on the other side of the counter like a human being, and receive the same in return. I don't care how important you think you, your job, or your illegally parked 3 series are, you're just another douche bag who doesn't know how to use a coffee pot.


Look, bean-monkey. Just serve me my coffee, mkay? In this world, there are winners and losers...
 
2013-02-12 02:04:51 PM  

WhippingBoy: nickeyx: But you're right, it's totally ok for a grown, well-adjusted adult to throw a tantrum over not getting their way in a coffee shop. That's why the retail employees of the world look down on others. Being polite instead of acting like a boorish, self-important child is key. Treat the person on the other side of the counter like a human being, and receive the same in return. I don't care how important you think you, your job, or your illegally parked 3 series are, you're just another douche bag who doesn't know how to use a coffee pot.

Look, bean-monkey. Just serve me my coffee, mkay? In this world, there are winners and losers...


This is true, but things can change in the blink of an eye making a winner into a loser. Karma is a biatch - better hope you stay on that winning side cock sucker.
 
2013-02-12 02:15:11 PM  

WhippingBoy: nickeyx: But you're right, it's totally ok for a grown, well-adjusted adult to throw a tantrum over not getting their way in a coffee shop. That's why the retail employees of the world look down on others. Being polite instead of acting like a boorish, self-important child is key. Treat the person on the other side of the counter like a human being, and receive the same in return. I don't care how important you think you, your job, or your illegally parked 3 series are, you're just another douche bag who doesn't know how to use a coffee pot.

Look, bean-monkey. Just serve me my coffee, mkay? In this world, there are winners and losers...


Bean-monkey.  I like that.  I hope to be using it in a sentence before week's end.
 
2013-02-12 02:15:32 PM  
"You can say '2% milk' all damn day. You're getting whole milk."

Why do all of his asshole customers repeat their requests over and over?

I...oh. That's why.

/You're the problem, dumbass.
 
2013-02-12 02:16:52 PM  
nickeyx:

But you're right, it's totally ok for a grown, well-adjusted adult to throw a tantrum over not getting their way in a coffee shop.

Because asking for something multiple times is throwing a tantrum.  Okay, bunky.

That's why the retail employees of the world look down on others.

Not the ones I know. They have problems with people who don't tip, and I hear a lot of racial stuff (white servers, black customers).  The ones who look down are a small number: usually they work somewhere with customers who make pretty good money, such as a fine dining place. They've been in the job for years and aren't going anywhere. They see customers who make a farkton more money than them and are resentful.

YMMV

Being polite instead of acting like a boorish, self-important child is key. Treat the person on the other side of the counter like a human being, and receive the same in return.

And when, say, 80% of the customers do that, and 20% are d-bags, most are sensible enough to take the good with the bad. Some don't, and start hating all of the customers. Getting all passive-aggressive: oh, if you ask me for decaf just one more time, even though I've not made eye contact or otherwise made you too confident that I'm paying attention to what you're saying, oh I'm going to mess with you.

Here's another news flash: many times how you get treated is based on what the customer right before you, who was a d-bag, did to the server's attitude.

 I don't care how important you think you, your job, or your illegally parked 3 series are, you're just another douche bag who doesn't know how to use a coffee pot.

No, I'm the douche bag who is a customer.  At the moment, my time is important - I'm waiting for you to make me some coffee.  If I stand around talking to my friends or on the phone before ordering, that's cool.  If you're doing that when you should be taking my order, making my order, cleaning up a table so I don't have to feel like I'm eating on a rotation in a prison cafeteria - its not.

I know how to use a coffee pot. Be glad I'm too lazy to do it sometimes or you wouldn't have a farking job.
 
2013-02-12 02:24:56 PM  

MisterRonbo: nickeyx:

But you're right, it's totally ok for a grown, well-adjusted adult to throw a tantrum over not getting their way in a coffee shop.

Because asking for something multiple times is throwing a tantrum.  Okay, bunky.

That's why the retail employees of the world look down on others.

Not the ones I know. They have problems with people who don't tip, and I hear a lot of racial stuff (white servers, black customers).  The ones who look down are a small number: usually they work somewhere with customers who make pretty good money, such as a fine dining place. They've been in the job for years and aren't going anywhere. They see customers who make a farkton more money than them and are resentful.

YMMV

Being polite instead of acting like a boorish, self-important child is key. Treat the person on the other side of the counter like a human being, and receive the same in return.

And when, say, 80% of the customers do that, and 20% are d-bags, most are sensible enough to take the good with the bad. Some don't, and start hating all of the customers. Getting all passive-aggressive: oh, if you ask me for decaf just one more time, even though I've not made eye contact or otherwise made you too confident that I'm paying attention to what you're saying, oh I'm going to mess with you.

Here's another news flash: many times how you get treated is based on what the customer right before you, who was a d-bag, did to the server's attitude.

 I don't care how important you think you, your job, or your illegally parked 3 series are, you're just another douche bag who doesn't know how to use a coffee pot.

No, I'm the douche bag who is a customer.  At the moment, my time is important - I'm waiting for you to make me some coffee.  If I stand around talking to my friends or on the phone before ordering, that's cool.  If you're doing that when you should be taking my order, making my order, cleaning up a table so I don't have to feel like I'm eating on a rotation in a prison cafete ...


If only you knew how much phlegm and bodily fluids you've consumed due to your attitude , lol.
 
2013-02-12 02:28:37 PM  

zeroeffect: Carn:  ...After reading some of his comments he deserves to lose his job.  Some people can't handle caffeine and need decaf or else they can react very badly (those on certain medicines).  And it's awesome that he works at a place that sells food and he doesn't care about people with food allergies....

Yeah, I've run into a handful of arse-hat servers over the years that make light of gluten allergies like this little turd. It's a farking painful thing to have to go through and I wish I could make him live it for a few days - it's not a thing to freaking joke about.



THANK YOU.  Having colonoscopies is NOT a good time!  I'm not in this for a conversation piece.  It's a real thing for a lot of us!!
 
2013-02-12 02:42:25 PM  

fastfxr: Philosophy.
Pours coffee.
Wants to rap.

Mommy and Daddy failed...and failed HARD.


Because it's not his fault he made bad choices?
Standard approach: he followed his bliss, didn't plan ahead, and now it's someone else's responsibility.

How about no.
 
2013-02-12 02:43:42 PM  

keepitcherry: MisterRonbo: nickeyx:

But you're right, it's totally ok for a grown, well-adjusted adult to throw a tantrum over not getting their way in a coffee shop.

Because asking for something multiple times is throwing a tantrum.  Okay, bunky.

That's why the retail employees of the world look down on others.

Not the ones I know. They have problems with people who don't tip, and I hear a lot of racial stuff (white servers, black customers).  The ones who look down are a small number: usually they work somewhere with customers who make pretty good money, such as a fine dining place. They've been in the job for years and aren't going anywhere. They see customers who make a farkton more money than them and are resentful.

YMMV

Being polite instead of acting like a boorish, self-important child is key. Treat the person on the other side of the counter like a human being, and receive the same in return.

And when, say, 80% of the customers do that, and 20% are d-bags, most are sensible enough to take the good with the bad. Some don't, and start hating all of the customers. Getting all passive-aggressive: oh, if you ask me for decaf just one more time, even though I've not made eye contact or otherwise made you too confident that I'm paying attention to what you're saying, oh I'm going to mess with you.

Here's another news flash: many times how you get treated is based on what the customer right before you, who was a d-bag, did to the server's attitude.

 I don't care how important you think you, your job, or your illegally parked 3 series are, you're just another douche bag who doesn't know how to use a coffee pot.

No, I'm the douche bag who is a customer.  At the moment, my time is important - I'm waiting for you to make me some coffee.  If I stand around talking to my friends or on the phone before ordering, that's cool.  If you're doing that when you should be taking my order, making my order, cleaning up a table so I don't have to feel like I'm eating on a rotation in a ...


If only you knew how much phlegm and bodily fluids you've consumed due to your attitude , lol.

This is why I only go to bikini stands. Hot half naked chicks that do a much better job of making my coffee than any retarded hipster bean-monkey (that is an awesome term), and I watch the whole process and can see everything they're putting into my coffee. And boobies.
 
2013-02-12 02:44:43 PM  
I think this guy is actually pretty clever.

I mean, really, who else would've spelled "Spekulation" with a "k"?
 
2013-02-12 02:44:59 PM  
bryanoji.com

Young woman is OMG NO WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY when judge gives her jail time for giving him the finger in court.

All I thought about when reading this article.  I mean, who would ever have thought that a person working a Customer Service position could get fired for giving deliberateely bad customer service?  I mean, that is soooooooo unfair!  And getting fired for insulting your boss?  Like, you can't do that!  It's, like, against the constitution... or something.
 
2013-02-12 02:50:12 PM  
Having a degree in philosophy does not make you over-qualified as a barista, it makes you perfectly qualified.

There's a reason degrees in communications, philosophy, literature, etc. are referred to as "pre-barista" or "pre-retail."
 
2013-02-12 02:51:42 PM  
I know just how this guy feels. I, too, am working a dead end job while I wait for my carrier writing My Little Pony fanfiction to land me a sweet writing contract. I'm totally working on the next Fifty Shades of Gray!

Oh wait, no. I have a degree in engineering and make a good salary in a low cost of living area where I rarely have to put up with snow or blizzards.

Sorry. I got confused between myself and a complete loser for a second.

/complete is the import word there
 
2013-02-12 02:53:22 PM  

99.998er: Since I live in Atlanta, I can wish Mr. Bitter Barista good luck on his hip-hop career. Self promoting hip-hop artists here are more abundant than coffee shops in Seattle. However, it might be interesting to hear this dude rap about epistemology, metaphysics, and especially ethics. I am sure his audience will be huge in that basement makeshift cafe.


That seems almost so ridiculously niche that you might be able to lure in hipsters.

/Y'all jus' be hatin' on 'im 'cause he doin' what ya Kant."
//apostrophe
 
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