Listen While You Work

When adding this to my pinboard links yesterday I had a wry smile on my face.

Starbucks music is driving employees nuts:

Earlier this year, irritated Starbucks employees took to Reddit to rage about how they had to listen to the same songs from the Broadway hit musical Hamilton on repeat while on the job. One user wrote that if they heard a Hamilton song one more time, "I'm getting a ladder and ripping out all of our speakers from the ceiling."

Was in some shop or another at the weekend and it played continual country music. Over and over. In the time we were in there I wanted to punch myself in the face. I can't imagine how the employees feel all day every day.

6 responses to “Listen While You Work”

  1. kapgar says:

    Yeah but that’s any job you work where customers come in and shop or dine or drink. All of them have music playing and all of them play over and over again. Deal with it and tune it out.

    • kevin says:

      If I'm any indication, tuning it out sometimes harder than it seems :-) Variety is the spice of life. I'm looking at you Christmas Music.

      • jake says:

        I find it's not so bad if they rotate the style of music. But the never ending repetitiveness is what gets to me.

  2. Adam Bowie says:

    I find Christmas music the most egregious. Especially when there's a tight playlist and it begins sometime around October. I will just note that the CIA has used music on repeat for torture in the past…

  3. martymankins says:

    To be honest, I don't know if I've spent that much time in a Starbucks the last 5 years. I'm barely in the store 10 mins, most of the time under 5 mins (mobile order is pretty slick). So I get one song.