Open Letter to Starbucks Corporate

I remember that, recently, you shut down all your stores to give your “partners” (employees in stores) some extra “sensitivity training”.  This training was prompted by a little kerfuffle involving some freeloading black men, sitting around not buying anything, then asking to use the bathroom.  Admittedly, the employee involved could have been more circumspect, but the uproar on social media meant that the Company had to do a bunch of fancy footwork in order not to have the entire social media-sphere blow up.

Well, Corporate, it seems that you did NOT do enough training.  On Thanksgiving, in a store in Oklahoma, one of your so-called Partners who served a police officer, wrote the word “Pig” on his cup.  Normally, the employee writes the customer’s name on the cup to identify it.  It seems that you might need to do some additional training about being respectful to all customers.  I know your management is all big Leftists, and many were young in the 1960s, when police officers were called Pigs regularly.  And you support the Black Lives Matter movement, which regularly slanders the police who protect our communities.

I noticed that the employee in question has been fired, which was the correct thing to do.  But it would be a good idea for Starbucks Corporate to have their store managers do a little more training, in Respectfulness in the Workplace.  That means respectfulness to ALL customers, not just the oppressed and downtrodden, and minorities (even though there are a very large number of minority police officers).  We will be watching, and recording where necessary.

Thank you.

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