Venting on YouTube about your customers in a creative way may very well get you that 15 minutes of fame, but there’s a good chance it’ll also get you fired.
That’s a lesson former Starbucks barista Christopher Cristwell has learned the hard way.
Cristwell was fired from the world’s most famous coffee company after he posted a video on YouTube in which he sang a song about annoying customers, frustrating drink orders and people that have trouble using the public restroom correctly.
In the video, Cristwell strums an acoustic guitar and appears to be wearing nothing other than a Starbucks apron.
You can view the video here.
After the video went viral and caught the attention Starbucks’ brass, Christwell had a number of meetings with company managers and was eventually fired.
The Youtube sensation had this to say about his termination: “They were really cool about it. The regional manager complimented me on my creative ability — not on that specific song — and then asked me why I did it.”
So why did he do it? According to Christwell, the intent was “strictly satire.”
Should Christwell have been fired or was he simply expressing his freedom of speech? Let us know in the Comments section.