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There is a new “hack” customers at Starbucks are using and the employees are not happy about it! In fact, according to an article out of Newsweek, baristas nationwide are urging customers NOT to use it! The “hack” that’s being used is all in the name of getting your favorite drink and saving a buck or two, but truth be told, it holds up the line and puts employees between a rock and a hard place with owners!

The Mike & Carla Morning Show brought this up in the wake of talking about “hot girl” who didn’t want to “pay it forward” at her local Starbucks last week…and now this! The truth is, it’s all about getting a Pumpkin Spice Latte for half-price…and although it might work, the baristas are now hip to it and have been for a while.

Here’s how it works: It simply involves free add-ons that aren’t supposed to add up to a full drink . . . like making a full latte from the free “splash of milk” option. This is where it puts the employee in a precarious position. If they decide to top-off the drink . . . because they know the customer is using a hack and expects a full cup . . . they get in trouble with management for “using too much product” for what was ordered. On the flipside, if they don’t comply, you end up with an “allegedly” angry customer!

Either way, it’s the general public trying to get something and NOT paying full price, while putting the employee in an awkward position…in the end, not a great situation. We also understand that a lot people think, if I cheat the system, what’s a couple of bucks to a huge money-making company like the coffee serving giant? Probably not a lot, but in the end it doesn’t land on the company as a whole, but that kid that’s working there just trying to get through a shift as easy as possible…

Listen to the segment from The M&C Morning Show this morning and some of the comments that came in and think to yourself if it’s well worth the effort in the end…and enjoy!

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8 Coffee Table Books That Will Rock A Music Lovers World

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When it comes to gift-giving, I’ve always found that a cool coffee table book is a solid option for the person who seems to have everything. Often created to focus on a singular topic, this type of book delivers on two fronts. Great storytelling paired with beautiful images.

If you or someone on your gift-giving list is a big fan of Rock & Roll, here 8 coffee table books that could make a perfect present. 

  • No Cameras Allowed: My Career as an Outlaw Rock and Roll Photographer

    Artists including Prince, U2, the Police, David Bowie, R.E.M., the Ramones, Elvis Costello, the Talking Heads, the Grateful Dead, and Joan Jett were all photographed by Julian David Stone. This cool book features 250 of his best photos of Rock & Roll and would be a great addition to any music fan’s library.

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  • Immortal Axes: Guitars That Rock

    Photographer Lisa S. Johnson gives us not only brilliant images of the guitars belonging to B.B. King, Kurt Cobain, St. Vincent, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and more than one hundred and fifty icons of rock, she also tells us about the history of these amazing instruments. This book would hit the right note with any guitar fan.

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  • Queen: The Neal Preston Photographs

    Neal Preston’s relationship with Queen began in the band’s early days as a tour photographer and offered him access to capture brilliant images of this iconic group. The book features over 200 images as well as forewords by Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. It would be you a gift-giving champion for sure.

  • The Decade That Rocked

    With over 700 photos of the bands like Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, Aerosmith, and Mötley Crüe to Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Bon Jovi, and KISS by photographer Mark “Weissguy” Weiss make this book a Must Have for any fan of 80s Rock & Roll.

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  • The Beatles: Get Back

    This NYT bestseller takes the reader on a journey through the recording of the album Let It Be with hundreds of images from photographers Ethan A Russell and Linda Eastman (the future Mrs. McCartney).  It’s a Must Have for any Beatles fan. 

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  • Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin

    400 pages with over 300 photographs tell the story of one of Rock & Roll’s most important bands. One of the elements that makes this coffee table book unique is that Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones collaborated with Reel Art Press to bring this to fans everywhere. 

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  • Fleetwood Mac: The Complete Illustrated History - What Dreams Are Made Of

    Fleetwood Mac fans will no doubt thank you for this beautiful look back at the fascinating history of the band. It chronicles the early, blues-based days in the 60s all the way through and includes band member changes to the 2015 reunion. 

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  • Capitol Records

    From Sinatra to The Beatles and Bob Seger to Katy Perry, the list of hitmakers that have been a part of the Capitol Records label reads like a who’s who of the music industry. Take a deep dive into the label’s 75+ history with this impressive book.

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