I work at starbucks in CA
And the Starbucks Rant is totally true. Every bit.
Also, managers make people come in sick regardless of how infectious they are. Coughing, diarrhea,vomiting, runny nose--if you call in sick they write you up.
So if the person making your drink speaks hoarsely, is covered in a thin layer of sweat, and sniffing Congrats! You're the next victim of Starbucks' attendance policy. Enjoy your influenza!