I realize there have been issues about NIP there.
My experiences NIPing there have never been problematic and I like the way Starbucks has used their big business $$$ supporting Environmental causes (such as organic and shade grown farming) as well as their corporate social responsiblity regarding diversity, and the fact that they provide really good insurance benefits and stock options to their employees (including part timers...). I know a lot of single moms who work for them to get benefits for their kids. I also know a lot of people who get benefits for their domestic partner (same gender or not) by working for Starbucks.
My big issue with them, though, is the lack of diaper changing facilities. I have NEVER seen one in any Starbucks in any city I've ever been to. Let's all write them a letter and let them know!
Here's my letter:
To Whom It May Concern:
I am a frequent customer of many your Indianapolis area stores (about 3-5 times a week). Customer service is almost always flawless, drinks are served to order everytime. This market area is doing well!
My only complaint is that there are NEVER diaper changing facilities in your restrooms. While most stores' restrooms are kept quite clean, there is something very unappetizing about crouching down to the floor and placing your very small child on their back on the floor of a public restroom. Not to mention that it must be quite uncomfortable for the child to be placed on cold hard tile...(it is quite stylish, and probably easy to clean though!) I must request that your stores make it a priority to include parents of younger children as a part of your Starbucks community. Many of your stores are neighborhood meeting places for parents. Having a delicious beverage at one of your stores can be the highlight of my day! But I feel as though my needs are not being met by your otherwise very comfortable and well run stores.
Please realize that it sends quite a message to parents to see a large, clean restroom that does NOT include a place to meet their child's needs. Almost every retail and restaurant chain includes this standard equipment in their bathrooms. Why the choice not to include it in your stores? Starbucks have never spared expense to make their customers feel welcomed, comfortable, and cared for. You tirelessly promote diversity, social responsibility, and are one of the most accessible stores for the disabled. The lack of this simple service in your stores seems to fly in the face of what your company stands for.
I hope to see an improvement in this one area. Otherwise, keep up the good work!
seriously though, great letter and a good idea!
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Expecting Ada Marianne 11/14
I should ask my sis if that's in fact the case since she works there. Hmmm...
|Really? I've been to several of them in five different states and not a single one had changing facilities...|
where the heck are all these magical starbucks with changer tables???
why have i worked for them for three years and never seen one installed in a new store? why have i been ridiculously enslaved to my coffee addiction and never seen one in ANY store in any state??? am i going to the wrong starbucks stores?
I'll have to ask my friend if she put in a request for a changing station. I'll bet she did!
'Til today. Of the more than half-dozen Starbucks in my area I've been to, this is the ONLY one with a changing table - and there's one in the men's room, too! I'm pleased as punch, and I'm thinking I'll write a letter of pleasure to that location, and ones of "hey, you could have my business back if..." to all the others.
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But this thread makes me wonder.... does Dunkin Donuts typically have changing tables in their bathrooms?
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The best thing I've seen was at another Starbucks, that had a basket of kids' books by the armchairs. That's what started my daughter's whole Starbucks hot chocolate addiction....
I agree that they really vary though!
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