I just read this little blurb about how Starbucks all over the country are closing their doors for 3 hours to reinvigorate the coffee passion and retrain their people.  I can see this sort of thing working in Seattle, where they are headquartered, where there might actually be some passion involved.   But was there ever any passion to be lost in the 7,000 other stores throughout the country – like say the one in the Target store here in Springfield?  Yeah… I bet they just take 3 hours off and wander over to the connected Pizza Hut Express.






8 responses to “Starbucks”

  1. Aunt Kath Avatar
    Aunt Kath

    I venture a guess that I, too, would not show much passion in a minimum wage job. (Of course, there is personal pride in a job, but that depends on the individual.) But, again, I’m sure that pride may be elusive if your life’s work is selling coffee (or “flipping
    burgers,” or cleaning toilets) all day.

    Suffice it to say that our families are fortunate.


  2. Bob Avatar

    I think I am going to take 3 years off and re-ignite my passion for my job :-).


  3. EJ Avatar

    You should forward that article to someone… 😉


  4. Aunt Kath Avatar
    Aunt Kath

    Excuse me!! It’s only been 1 year and 10 months!


  5. EJ Avatar

    I think Bob was saying that 3 hours wouldn’t quite re-ignite passion in his job – it would take a few orders of magnitude more than that, years.


  6. Aunt Kath Avatar
    Aunt Kath

    Yeah, I assumed that because of the “3” and “3”, but I sent that on the off chance that he had a double meaning–you KNOW how your dad is!


  7. EJ Avatar

    Alright, I just don’t want a war on my blog… I’ll shut it down!!



  8. Dave Avatar

    I bet tomorrow morning (or maybe even later tonight,) the baristas will be all smiles. Nothing like a healthy dose of soul sucking corporate kool-aide to promote and further your evil coffee empire. I’ll stick with the local chain; it just seems less pretentious than Starbucks.


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