How much time do you spend working at Starbucks ?

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  1. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    After having read this article on Lifehacker, I would be curious to know how much time you macrumors members spend out of your office/home working in a Starbucks ?

    I usually spend one or two days a week with my MBP, as long as I can with my 3 hours battery ! :-D
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I never go to a Starbucks
    If I were going to go somewhere for coffee, it would be Dunkin Donuts
    If I were going to go somewhere to sit and work it would be... hmmm, home
     
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  5. Angelo95210 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I love working at the library too, very quiet and probably the best place to stay focused. I spent entire days at the British Library when living in London.
     
  6. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    Last time I was in a starbucks was in seattle sometime in 2000
     
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    Don't go to Starbucks. In fact, I can probably count on one hand the times that I've been. And if memory serves, they were with an old boss of mine who loved Starbucks.

    However, as of late since getting an iPad 3G, I've found myself working outside of my home/office much more. The iPad has given me a new sense of freedom and I like it. :)
     
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    0. I went to Starbucks once with some old friends. It is one of the reasons why they are now old friends. Overpriced, overhyped and full of clunge.
     
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    Surely there are better places than Starbucks for that :eek:
     
  12. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Every morning, I take my MacBook Pro, 24" display, my external drives, my laser printer, my scanner, my A3+ colour proofer, my Pantone books, pens, pads, two phones down to Starbucks, just three minutes away. People look at me kind of odd when I take up all the power sockets, muttering about me spreading out over two tables, but it's all worth it for a tall cappuccino, hold the chocolate.
     
  13. Angelo95210 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    +1. OK you are maybe not the target of this Lifehacker article... :D
     
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    Zippo, I don't spend any time working in starbucks, Panera Bread, or any other coffee shop that offers free wifi. I get my coffee (or lunch in Parera Bread's case) and drink/eat/leave
     
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Probably around 0.5-1 hours per week. Why?

    1. Shops in Australia regularly close at 5 pm. That includes most cafes. Starbucks closes at 11 pm. I only go at night.

    2. Cafes that are open beyond 5 pm usually become full-fledged restaurants, and you'd feel like an idiot working at one.

    3. Starbucks opens until 11 pm. I usually swim from 8-9 pm. After that, sometimes I go to Starbucks to read. Perfect timing, and it's an 8 minute bikeride from my house.

    4. They're the only place that serves brewed coffee. Espresso-based coffees are great, but I don't want milk all the time.

    5. They're one of the 3 places I know of in Melbourne that serves bagels!!!!! (I'm Canadian)




    If I need to read on a weekend for work, I do it at a real cafe. :)
     
  16. SlovakApple macrumors 6502

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    It's not that I would hate Starbuscks, but I could not concentrate there, always looking who is coming and who is leaving. :D
     
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    Most of the time you make some good, insightful comments, but sometimes, I swear, I don't know where you get nonsense like that... :p
     
  18. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Starbucks is the devil - so none. The gf loves it though, likes to sit in there and do stuff on her MBP. Chalk and cheese us two.
     
  19. JsR macrumors regular

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    +1 I'm a recent iPader - mainly for my Master's, but I've now started taking it out when I'm commuting to and from the office to read my book.

    I don't "do" Starbucks. I actually hate any hot drinks. I only ever drink milk with ice cubes in coffee shops :eek: I find Starbucks too...oily.
     
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    I never worked at Starbucks. The closest I ever came was delivering pizzas for Domino's, I had two different stints doing that back when I was in junior college. The second time was only for a week, though - I took the job to get some extra pocket money before I moved. I didn't tell the manager ahead of time, though. I bet he was pissed.
     
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    Never. I am actually a highly advanced digital apparition residing on a hard drive in someone's basement.
     
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    They're supposed to be very good to work for. Elder care, health benefits, stock options and free coffee if you work 20+ hours a week.
     
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