Starbucks employee Grant Baucom stopped by his workplace on his day off to order drinks. After his co-workers recognized him from his order – an iced chai venti latte “with 6.5 bottles of bottle” – they offered him the job.
“There are five of us here,” she told Baucom. “Three people were called off.” Many employees proceeded to ask him to work that day.
“Ummm… Maybe,” he replied, and then said he would work the next day. His video received 7.7 million views after it was posted on December 28.
A co-worker also reminded Baucom of a time when he was “off work” and he told her he was “sick.”
TikTok has been embraced by countless commenters and other TikTokers in many ways.
User @centali did a video duet, saying the interaction between Baucom and his co-worker was “incestuous”. They also say that Baucom’s colleagues are “manipulating the situation.”
Two TikTokers who identified themselves as colleagues heard in Baucom’s video commented on @centali’s TikTok and said the interaction was a joke.
Several commenters on Baucom’s video agreed with his colleague: that their conversation was humorous. Some sympathize with their lack of staff.
“Check out your Starbucks worker friends,” @becca0_o commented. “They’re not fine.”
“They never forget when you call,” @nathanielngn commented. “Find a way to bring it up whenever.”
@Tikittytokgrace wrote: “Not Starbucks serves extra tea with your bottle.
The Daily Dot has reached out to Baucom and @centali through TikTok and Starbucks comments via email.
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*First published: January 4, 2022, 6:23 p.m. CST
Tricia Crimmins is a journalist and comedian based in New York City. She is studying at Columbia School of Journalism and is a regular contributor to the Daily Dot. Previously, she wrote for Mashable, Complex Networks and Moment magazine. She can be found on Twitter at @TriciaCrimmins.
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