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Starbucks Employees Grow Frustrated As TikTok Sparks Ridiculous New Trend

Starbucks’ staff has become subject to ridiculous coffee orders from TikTokers.

Featured image courtesy of YouTube / Modern&Cold

When the coronavirus lockdown started, the social media platform TikTok took off. Videos of โ€œquick tipsโ€, dance moves, singing, or just funny skits took over the internet. For example, Charli and Dixie Dโ€™Amelio – two of the biggest stars on TikTok- currently have a combined net worth near $11 million: both of them are younger than 20-years-old. The app has truly been a cash cow. 

Still, one issue that has come about has been the need to “trend”. People are coming up with crazier and crazier ideas to try and become noticed and/or famous. 

I mean seriously, customer service can be hard enough. I worked at a restaurant all throughout high school and during parts of college. Let me just tell you, I got some ridiculous requests. One day, a lady asked for patio seating. 10 minutes later she came in complaining about her bee allergy (as if we could control whether or not bees are outside).

So, when I see something like this, I start to squirm a little bit. Why? Well, mostly because of the fact that the people are doing this for their own โ€œcontentโ€. Like, I get it, try and make your social media footprint. At the same time, you can create content that doesnโ€™t include tormenting the people making minimum wage.

Their days are tough enough, you donโ€™t need to order a coffee with 20 different ingredients to make it even worse. I am positive that if you were in a Starbucks workerโ€™s shoes you would not be thrilled in the slightest if you got an order for a coffee with: almond milk, a caramel swirl, an espresso shot, whipped cream, sugar, cream, mocha flavor, whatever; you get the point.

So, it may be all fun and games now, but if workers start to quit, people may have trouble getting their Starbucks coffee. Thanks TikTok. 

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