Yesterday i didnt show up for work. Thats how much i dread SB. I hate to complain because i know those before me did hard unimaginable labor that don't compare. Yet and still i go in to "train" and learn absolutley nothing, NADA! i was so excited to work for them. What was i thinking huh? I gotta stand in front of the most complicated register ever! With no help from anyone! And would it kill them to place dessert stickers on the other side of the counter so i can start to learn what cake is what? This is really starting to **** me off. I start to panic when folks come in and pray like hell they just want a simple brewed coffee or a plain cappiccino, something simple. And i know my manager sees when im a nervous, confused wreck. No, he just walks on by. It's only been 4 days and i wanna quit. Im sick of those who come in and speak really low and have a thick accent. Then get upset when i ask them to repeat it. So my self imposed "day off" consisted of me putting in other applications. Dont get me wrong i have had some worsted off jobs but atleast i knew what was happening and what to do so i wont feel so out of place the whole day. If anyone has any advise, im listening.
Oh, how i dread you green apron.(4 posts) (4 voices)
Life Lesson - doesn't matter if you work for the Big Green Giant or some other company - there is a point where you have to take personal responsibility for your happiness - and your learning - SB is pretty basic once you break it down - and youre right people will walk by you and not help - You have to ask - really just ask - even if they are **** about helping - this is what you make of it - I am not saying I think SB is for everyone - in fact I find it a tough place to work - I think you have to decide what you want out of the experience - while reading around this site you won't find a lot of support and love for the Green Apron - but that being said - most have worked or work for Starbucks so you should take this with a grain of salt.
I tell people I have made great contacts from my store - I got my "real" job through meeting a guy that came into our store everyday and I made some great friends...too....
I know I sound like mary little freaking sunshine - but figure out what you want and go get it!!!! (that means you might actually - have to follow the rule and work a bit - but you can do it)
Also if you hate it so much - get another job! Really life is too short to be miserable - but remember it is called WORK and a JOB for a reason - very few people do what they absolutely love.....
Are you good at something - figure out at plan to monetize it!
Freakshow is right, you've got to ask the questions even if they are rolling their eyes at you and sighing. This is the only way you will learn. Who gives a rat's **** what they think? You've got to look after your own at SBUX.
Perhaps SBUX is not for you and that's OK! I realized SBUX was not right for me and I gave my notice. I gave it my best and tried like hell, but in the end, it was like fitting a square peg into a round hole.
Luckily, I've got a BA and BS, so I've some options up my sleeve. However, the economy is shite. I was hoping SBUX would work for me since I'm going to grad school next year. I was hoping it would allow me the flexibilty to work and go to school, but alas, the Siren is one demanding **** and I'm not into the whole high-maintanence thing.
You have only been there 4 days? What's the manager doing? When he/she is walking by grab them "gemtly" and say "I need help". Don't be afraid to ask, and ask, and ask. That way you can prove that you want to know. When put in difficult situations, after you manage to stop sweating and have a little composure, ask your SM or Manager how they would have handled it. Tell them how you were feeling. It's ok to be lost at 4 days. You can also explain to your customer that you are new and if they would like someone else could perhaps help them and watch, so you can learn. Grab every opportunity to learn. Failure is not trying. It's waaaay too soon to give up. I think most of the people on this site have been through more than you want to know. But, there are some who have just had some really crappy situations and this is the best place to talk about it, just to get it off our chests. knowwhatimean?
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