I'm new to this forum, so hi all! And I find you all hilarious and I <3 you already... I'm a fellow barista approaching my one-year-death-anniversary (since I started working for The Bux)
Anyway I just wanted to add that getting asked out at work is horrible. Most recently, I was having a kinda stressful busy day on till dealing with the usual high-maintenance assholey customers, and then when I finally got a break, I just wanted to sit down for a while and relax. But this guy was staring at me and when I went over to ask him what his problem was, he just went into some lame pickup attempt, which made me want to chuck the coffee I was holding in his face. After I mumbled some excuse and ran away to cry in the bathroom (it was just a bad day), I eventually had to return to work, so I tried to hide behind the espresso machine but he continued to ask me if I wanted to "chat".... I'm working; where the fvck is your respect?
I felt so violated, because at what other job would it be appropriate to just go hit on someone and ask them out? Just because we baristas work in a somewhat social environment doesn't mean I'm here to socialise with all the d-bags who drink Starbucks "coffee." Maybe for you customers it's another day to get some coffee, get some work done, and pick up some chicks on the side but for me it's just another sh!tty person to deal with on top of everyone else who doesn't care to treat me like a human being.
AND he asked me out for coffee? Seriously? I've been up to my elbows in coffee all day, I'm on my coffee break and I'm holding a **** cup of coffee, so no, I wouldn't like to go out for coffee. Fvck me gently with a chainsaw first, please.
So please take your nastyass, overpriced, oversweetened, oversized beverage and shove it where I will most certainly not be going. AND he didn't even tip me, the b@stard. Fvck you kindly.
(okay sorry for the huge rant as my first post but apparently I really needed to get this off my chest...) :S
EDIT: I feel the need to add that yeah I'm kinda antisocial.... so, not sure why I'm working for Starbucks but hey some people seem to like me :D