Starbucks Installs Needle-Disposable Boxes After Baristas Poked by Syringes, Find Drug Baggies and Blood All Over the Walls in Bathrooms

You’re gonna love the new Starbucks!

Starbucks is being forced to make a minor tweak several months after it implemented its social justice warrior “Third Place Policy” which means employees should consider anyone who enters the establishment a customer regardless whether they make a purchase.

As a result, homeless drug addicts immediately began shooting up heroin and other drugs inside of Starbucks’ bathrooms. Employees complained that the bathrooms would be blood-spattered and littered with needles at the end of the day.

Careful not to offend the homeless drug addicts who only use the establishment to shoot up, Starbucks unveiled a progressive solution after thousands of employees signed a petition.


Starbucks is installing needle-disposable boxes after the baristas were poked with syringes and found drug baggies and blood all over the walls in bathrooms, reported Business Insider.

Via Business Insider:

Starbucks is installing boxes for safe disposal of syringes in the bathrooms of certain locations, following workers’ reports of discarded needles and sometimes concerning conditions.

The coffee giant is exploring remedies after employees expressed fears about being pricked by uncapped needles and experiencing related health risks. Starbucks is testing solutions, including installing sharps-disposal boxes, using heavier-duty trash bags to prevent needle pokes, and removing trash cans from certain bathrooms.

“These societal issues affect us all and can sometimes place our partners (employees) in scary situations, which is why we have protocols and resources in place to ensure our partners are out of harm’s way,” Starbucks representative Reggie Borges told Business Insider.

Starbucks employees have anonymously expressed their fear of getting poked by dirty drug needles.

In October, three Starbucks baristas in Seattle had to take anti-viral medication to protect themselves from AIDS and Hepatitis after being poked by needles left behind by drug users.

Needle-disposable boxes in the bathrooms sound like such a great way to lure in customers who pay over $5.00 for a fancy latte– how about a side of syringes with your Frappe!

Starbucks enacted this policy last year after they faced a huge backlash when two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia location.

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