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Sept. 29, 2011


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Christopher Cristwell was fired as a Starbucks barista two months after performing and posting a satirical original song on YouTube which has garnered more than 730K views since July.

A sample of his (occasionally profane and racially tinged) lyrics:

You ordered a grande drip
and my coffee is out
I'll just pour you something fresh
from the decaf spout

if I have to serve another latino
An extra caramel frappucino
I'll empty my drawer and go to reno
and thats not nonfat in your cappucino

and theres that angry man
when the store is closed
feels the need to shout aloud
and pound on the windows...

Did the company overreact or handle the situation appropriately?

Below are his song and a follow-up after being axed:




Mario (9/30):
Great songs. All true (probably) about Starbucks. Kid has great talent. Should get a record deal out of this.

Veep (9/30):
He had to expect to be fired and Starbucks had to fire him. Funny, yes. Stupid, yes.

Drip (9/30):
Awfully thin skin there, Starbucks.


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