"The Starbucks Rant Songs" Whip Up Controversy
(Heads up: Songs are not suitable for work! Headphones recommended.)
If you aren't happy with your job and need to share some honest feelings, one option is to pick up a guitar and sing about it to the computer. However with this tactic, you may get exactly what you're wishing for: a new job to search for.
Christopher Creswell, 25, was a barista at Starbucks in Chowchilla, CA until his first YouTube video went viral. Starbucks' executives came across the video months after it was posted and asked Chris to turn in his green apron. They decided “the disparaging remarks about our customers and company are unacceptable and out of line.”
Chris told the Sun-Star: “I understand some people could get offended by some of the lyrics, and I don’t want people to think they won’t get quality beverages from Starbucks,. But there are moments when you’re working for Starbucks that it’s so stressful; if you mess one drink up, it can back everything else up.”
After being fired, Chris submitted Part 2 of The Starbucks Rant Song where he begins with a more heartfelt than angry explanation and a more appreciative than bitter message. Perhaps he's better suited for making music than frappucinos, anyways.