Now that Starbucks is Paying the SJWgeld they Will Never be rid of the SJW

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Now that Starbucks is Paying the SJWgeld they Will Never be rid of the SJW

Appar­ently the own­ers of Star­bucks have never read these words from Kipling:

And that is called pay­ing the Dane-​geld;
But we’ve proved it again and again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-​geld
You never get rid of the Dane.

Oth­er­wise they would have never started this new pol­icy

Star­bucks baris­tas and store man­agers have long found the cof­fee company’s guide­lines on how to treat lin­ger­ing non­pay­ing guests vague at best. One com­pany exec­u­tive told the Jour­nal the guid­ance on non­pay­ing guests had long been a gray area, which the Philadel­phia inci­dent brought to the forefront.

The com­pany said at the time that it had dif­fer­ent guide­lines for its 28,000 stores glob­ally, depend­ing on the mar­ket. The new pol­icy will apply to its more than 8,000 U.S. company-​operated cafes.

On Sat­ur­day, the com­pany told its employ­ees in a let­ter that “any per­son who enters our spaces, includ­ing patios, cafes and restrooms, regard­less of whether they make a pur­chase, is con­sid­ered a customer.”

Jazz Shaw is exactly right about the abuse of the pol­icy that is coming

This “woke” pol­icy is an invi­ta­tion to abuse, and his­tory has shown us that when you roll out such an invi­ta­tion, there will be some­one com­ing along to take advan­tage of it soon enough. This is par­tic­u­larly true in larger cities where busi­ness own­ers reg­u­larly have to deal with indi­vid­u­als look­ing for a place to pass the time, either to escape the heat or the cold or to find a free bath­room. If the word gets out that Star­bucks can’t stop any­one from hang­ing out there, some of the stores are going to turn into impromptu home­less shel­ters and that’s not going to do much for the store’s prospects in terms of pay­ing customers.

And he is likely right con­cern­ing the goal as well

Star­bucks may believe that they’re going to get the SJW crowd off their backs with this pol­icy change. And for a short time they might. But I would wager that many of their out­lets will come to regret the new pol­icy in short order.

They will regret it not just because of what will hap­pen, but because SJW’s are never sat­is­fied. One con­ces­sion will require another and another and still another.

If the own­ers of Star­bucks read either his­tory or Kipling they would know this, but then again if they read Kipling, the SJW com­mu­nity would likely object to that too.

Apparently the owners of Starbucks have never read these words from Kipling:

And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
But we’ve proved it again and again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
You never get rid of the Dane.

Otherwise they would have never started this new policy

Starbucks baristas and store managers have long found the coffee company’s guidelines on how to treat lingering nonpaying guests vague at best. One company executive told the Journal the guidance on nonpaying guests had long been a gray area, which the Philadelphia incident brought to the forefront.

The company said at the time that it had different guidelines for its 28,000 stores globally, depending on the market. The new policy will apply to its more than 8,000 U.S. company-operated cafes.

On Saturday, the company told its employees in a letter that “any person who enters our spaces, including patios, cafes and restrooms, regardless of whether they make a purchase, is considered a customer.”

Jazz Shaw is exactly right about the abuse of the policy that is coming

This “woke” policy is an invitation to abuse, and history has shown us that when you roll out such an invitation, there will be someone coming along to take advantage of it soon enough. This is particularly true in larger cities where business owners regularly have to deal with individuals looking for a place to pass the time, either to escape the heat or the cold or to find a free bathroom. If the word gets out that Starbucks can’t stop anyone from hanging out there, some of the stores are going to turn into impromptu homeless shelters and that’s not going to do much for the store’s prospects in terms of paying customers.

And he is likely right concerning the goal as well

Starbucks may believe that they’re going to get the SJW crowd off their backs with this policy change. And for a short time they might. But I would wager that many of their outlets will come to regret the new policy in short order.

They will regret it not just because of what will happen, but because SJW’s are never satisfied.  One concession will require another and another and still another.

If the owners of Starbucks read either history or Kipling they would know this, but then again if they read Kipling, the SJW community would likely object to that too.