I'm a new barista with two college degrees (with honors) who just uprooted my life and moved to a small, blue collar town with nothing in my profession nor high paying. (I'm taking care of my grandfather who has alzheimer's disease and isn't ready to move into a home yet; just doing it till I join the Air Force) So I took a job at SBUX because one, it a **** job, and two because most people in this town don't have $5 for a cup of acidic coffee and we don't have to do as much work as baristas from, lets say, the Astor Place location in Manhattan. Yeah, a busy period for us is 20 transactions in 30 min, what a joke.
I originally applied, and interviewed for, a SS position. I understand that new people don't traditionally get SS positions and you're supposed to move into them. Manager said that he couldn't hire me as one, but a current SS was due to leave in three weeks for maternity and that if I learned everything fast enough, there was a good chance I could get it.
So they chose the new shift today, two others applied besides me. I have serious concerns with this selection. Neither of the other two candidates have graduated high school, have a GED, a husband/boyfriend (both have kids, but lets not get caught up in the single mother thing, this is about their availability) and the person that got the job has TWO felonies and THREE misdemeanors (two B's and one A) and is a recovering alcoholic and meth addict.
I know you legally can't be discriminated against for your past legal troubles, but when one of them is for theft/fraud, and that is the person counting the register and tips every day, wouldn't that raise a RED FLAG in anyone's mind?
Her first shift, my till was $4 under. Not enough to get anyone in trouble, but my drawer has never been more than $0.15 off. I'm wondering what's going to happen with tips too. I've okayed it to come in 10 min early to count my drawer before every shift and stay late to do the same thing. I have a trust issue with other people counting my money; I actually have issues relying on most people. I've found that the only way to ensure anything gets done, is to do it yourself. Plain and simple.
Is anyone else in this situation? Having a shift that you probably can't trust? She's done some things in the time I've been there that I've found weird too. Last weekend she "had too many $1 bills in her drawer so she was changing them for some bigger bills [in her purse and tip jar]." (Why is that a problem, it just goes into the vault, and it all spends the same!!!!)
I have an opinion of why I didn't get the job. I'm a man. She's a woman with perky ****. I'm the only guy working at the store besides the manager, who is kind of a fat pervert, and found out I was hired after the last guy quit. I think I'm there so they don't get sued. Could I be wrong?
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