Woman loses new job for exposing her old employer’s controversial YouTube channel entitled #MeNeitherYAHOO! #YouTube_ChannelJanuary 12, 2019
She says the coffee company and cafe chain is co-owed by Nancy Rommelmann and her husband, Din Johnson.
The channel has three videos.
She said she had the support of 30 current and former Ristretto employees.
“After I saw Rommelmann’s YouTube channel and shared the public information on my personal social media profile, I received a call from the bookkeeper saying she could no longer bring me on,” Coddou explains.
“Nancy was always presented to me as one of the owners of Ristretto Roasters, from the day I started to the day I left,” Coddou recalls.
“Nancy made decisions ranging from what sorts of pastries the cafes would carry to when it was time to close down one of our locations.” She admits that she never saw any official paperwork identifying Rommelmann as a co-owner of Ristretto Roasters but adds that “to say that she was anything but extensively involved in running the business is untrue.
“I do not work for Ristretto, the business my husband founded and owns,” Rommelmann insists.
For these reasons, Johnson feels it is unfair to hold Rommelmann’s political beliefs and YouTube videos against his business.
“A lot of people are thanking me for coming forward and sharing this information more widely, but for me, it was just so clearly what had to be done.
And while this could affect her husband’s business (Yahoo Lifestyle spoke to another former Ristretto employee who resigned last night because of this), Rommelmann also has no regrets.