Pregnant Woman Asks for Employee to Be Fired Over Coffee

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A pregnant woman is feeling conflicted after a recent trip to Starbucks where a cashier refused to serve her a coffee. The cashier, who looked to be in his late teens or early twenties, told the woman that she shouldn't be drinking coffee. The woman, who had been limiting her caffeine intake throughout her pregnancy, felt angry and asked to speak to the manager. She suggested that the employee be fired for playing doctor and judging her. The manager placed her order and said he would think about the situation. Was the woman justified in wanting the employee fired or was she overreacting? Read on to find out more.

Feeling remorseful after asking for employee to be fired ☕

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Pregnancy cravings vs. employee's mistake: who's to blame? ☕

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Pregnancy and caffeine: the surprising facts ☕

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Coffee lover's dream turns into nightmare without happy ending ☕

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Teenage cashier shames pregnant woman for coffee craving ☕

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Pregnant woman denied coffee, demands employee's job, gets angry ☕️

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Pregnant customer demands respect, but goes too far?

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Pregnant woman demands cashier's termination over coffee incident ☕

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Manager considers firing employee over coffee mistake ☕

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Coffee request leads to remorseful customer questioning her actions ☕

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Pregnant woman demands Starbucks employee be fired over coffee ☕

A pregnant woman went to Starbucks to buy a small flat white, but the cashier refused to serve her, claiming she shouldn't be drinking coffee while pregnant. Angry and offended, the woman asked to speak to the manager and demanded that the employee be fired for playing doctor and judging her. The manager took her order but didn't immediately punish the employee. The woman left the store with her coffee, but now she's wondering if she overreacted. Was she really an a**hole for demanding the employee be fired over a cup of coffee? Let's see what people have to say about this controversial situation in the comments below.

Pregnancy policing and coffee shaming - NTA for standing up.

octopi-hi | octopi-hi

Pregnant woman denied coffee, manager asks for recommendation, NTA

Portie_lover | Portie_lover

Barista's entitlement is unbelievable. Pregnant bodies aren't public property. NTA.

SaltMarshGoblin | SaltMarshGoblin

Disciplinary action warranted but firing may be excessive. ESH.

puffalump212 | puffalump212

Pregnant woman denied coffee for health reasons, gets discriminated against.

TheoryAddict | TheoryAddict

ESH for unwanted advice and unprofessional manager putting customer in bad position.

UsefulCauliflower3 | UsefulCauliflower3

ESH, but demanding someone loses their job is cruel 😔

AgrippAA | AgrippAA

Pregnant woman faces discrimination at Starbucks, netizens outraged.

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Coffee dispute sparks extreme reactions from both parties. 😬☕

throw_away_800 | throw_away_800

Supports NTA, but firing may be harsh. Manager's decision.

Touchdmytralala | Touchdmytralala

Pregnancy discrimination is real. NTA for standing up.

Maleficent_Ad_3958 | Maleficent_Ad_3958

Barista crosses the line, but should he lose his job?

Relevant-Economy-927 | Relevant-Economy-927

Opinions on firing an employee over coffee order gone wrong 🤔

That_Weird_Girl_107 | That_Weird_Girl_107

Cashier denied pregnant woman service, manager asked for her input. NTA.

subsonic46 | subsonic46

Pregnant woman receives support for being refused service at cafe ☕

scrapqueen | scrapqueen

Report that manager! 👍 NTA, corporate needs to know.

sageberrytree | sageberrytree

Commenter suggests punishment but not firing for rude employee ☕

Raspberry_Reds | Raspberry_Reds

Teachable moment? Firing is too far for a good kid.

rtmfb | rtmfb

Woman shares her experience of being assumed pregnant and mistreated.

shebanat | shebanat

Starbucks supervisor supports customer and advises on protocol. 👍

MoodyStarGirl | MoodyStarGirl

Mom shuts down coffee shamer with hilarious response 😂

bar8509 | bar8509

Barista's smug attitude towards pregnant customer warrants firing. #notadoctor

WiseBat | WiseBat

Pregnancy entitlement is outrageous. NTA. Call corporate! ☕

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Manager's manipulative behavior exposed, leave a review 🚫👨‍💼

TheMandolin | TheMandolin

Support for NTA comment, calling out sexist behavior 👍👏

theforceisfemale | theforceisfemale

Bar manager learns to mind their own business when pregnant.

Soggy_Sando | Soggy_Sando

Manager's behavior towards upset pregnant lady is unacceptable 😠

LivingDeeLife | LivingDeeLife

Pregnancy shaming is not okay ☕️ Stand up for yourself!

12301li | 12301li

Debate over whether employee should be fired for pregnancy comment 🤔

admoo | admoo

Manager asks pregnant woman what to do, cashier discriminates - NTA 👍

fartqueensupreme | fartqueensupreme

Mind your own business ☕️

druidoom | druidoom

Cashier refuses to serve pregnant woman coffee, gets questioned about religion

Otherwise-Table1935 | Otherwise-Table1935

Bartender overreacted, but firing not the solution. NAH.

Shoddy-Helicopter-27 | Shoddy-Helicopter-27

Supportive comment section with NTA sentiment 👍

TheMandolin | TheMandolin

Commenter defends coffee spiller, suggests finding humor in situation 😂

BigTinBaltimore | BigTinBaltimore

Pregnant woman receives support for standing up for herself ☕

sickofdriving007 | sickofdriving007

Mind your own business ☕️

Techsupportvictim | Techsupportvictim

Pregnancy policing - NTA for standing up for yourself 🤰🙅‍♀️

Kimmbley | Kimmbley

Pregnant woman defends coffee intake, hates belly touchers 😑

Crafty_Pomegranate16 | Crafty_Pomegranate16

Barista suggests coaching instead of firing for coffee incident ☕

wontonbitch | wontonbitch

Inclusive reminder to serve all clients despite pregnancy. 👨👩💯

snarfblattinconcert | snarfblattinconcert

Defending the pregnant woman, commenter says employee was inappropriate. NTA 👍

DrWhoop87 | DrWhoop87

Fired for coffee?🤔 Commenter calls out misogynistic cashier.

PLoupee | PLoupee

Server defends pregnant woman's right to order coffee, NTA

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Support for customer complaint, but no firing over one incident

FuriousKittens | FuriousKittens

Pregnancy is hard enough, let her enjoy her Diet Coke ☕

wineampersandmlms | wineampersandmlms

NTA, but firing the employee is harsh. 🤔

nurse_camper | nurse_camper

Everyone sucks here in coffee debacle. ☕️

gundhamtanaka_isbae | gundhamtanaka_isbae

Employee plays doctor, pregnant woman demands firing. ESH. 😑

broccolichefdad | broccolichefdad

Pregnancy discrimination is a serious issue, NTA for speaking out 🤰

froggergirliee | froggergirliee

Pregnancy advice gone wrong. NTA claps back 👏

LordGreybies | LordGreybies

Commenter defends pregnant woman against mansplaining accusations. 💪

ekesse | ekesse

Cashiers have no place putting their two cents into a sale past the legal requirements. 😒

Jack_kaye | Jack_kaye

State law protects pregnant women from discrimination over coffee, NTA.

welliwasemily | welliwasemily