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Old 04-16-2018, 03:06 PM   #16
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Old 04-16-2018, 03:07 PM   #17
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For what it's worth, this Starbucks is located in a very upscale part of Philadelphia, a neighborhood called Rittenhouse Square.
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Old 04-16-2018, 03:09 PM   #18
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For what it's worth, this Starbucks is located in a very upscale part of Philadelphia, a neighborhood called Rittenhouse Square.
I was wondering about that. I think that is a factor in unconscious bias.
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I'm just glad there is something new for the country to be outraged over. We need something new every week. Otherwise we might be still talking about how today's rock music is girly.
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My grocery store is like 20 yards from this Starbucks, I wonder if it's going to be chaotic over there tonight when I go get some turkey.
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I'm just glad there is something new for the country to be outraged over. We need something new every week. Otherwise we might be still talking about how today's rock music is girly.
Who has time to get worked up about this when there are more important things to get worked up about, like who Sean Hannity's lawyer is!
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Interesting. We did this ten years ago as well, although that was just to do a retraining on espresso or something like that.

Starbucks will close 8,000 US stores May 29 for racial-bias training
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Interesting. We did this ten years ago as well, although that was just to do a retraining on espresso or something like that.

Starbucks will close 8,000 US stores May 29 for racial-bias training
The expresso training will probably be more useful.
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See! I said I wasn't as smart as Irvine thinks!
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it wasn't okay when dire straits did it and it's not okay now.
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The expresso training will probably be more useful.
yeah I hate to be cynical but after having been through numerous diversity training excercises and what not in my career so far, it's hard not to be.

if you are a bigoted asshole, a trite lecture from a corporate trainer is not going to fix things.
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See! I said I wasn't as smart as Irvine thinks!



That honesty cred you think you have just took a big hit.
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There have been several studies on such training (diversity, sexual harassment, etc.) a while back, that resurfaced after the Weinstein/#metoo movement. The upshot was that such trainings are rarely useful, and in fact can often have the opposite effect than intended.

In any event, most employees don't take it seriously, and these things are done as legal CYA, and the in the case of Starbucks, PR and damage control. And it will probably work, the social media mob will find another outrage soon enough and move on to the next thing.
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it wasn't okay when dire straits did it and it's not okay now.
See! That's ecactly what I was doing! Quoting Dire Straights! Finally someone gets my humour.

You sir, are a genius.
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