3 Things Leaving Starbucks Taught Me

1. People leave managers, not companies.
2. Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte’s are glorious when it is 30 degrees out.
3. Focus is less important than results.

  • coco

    This makes me feel pretty sad. Sad that some people are so far out of touch with what really matters. You did the right thing.

  • shaikens

    pumpkin spice chai tea latte’s are FANTASTIC! Unfortunately, here in the “A” its 70 degrees, so that doesn’t sound so appetizing. In the winter they are awesome though.

  • Mule

    I don’t know you at all but I did work at starbucks in my youth. I left my manager not starbucks as well. For some reason companies (even good ones) are so efficient, except at hiring good managers.

    There’s better opportunities out there anyway.


  • coco

    Yep. I feel ripped off. I got a notice of a new blog post and there was a big fat ZERO when I came over here. One of these days, I’m gonna get sick of getting let down…. For shame, for shame 😉

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Sean Oliver

Sean Oliver is a management consultant in Seattle, WA