I know I can't be the only one with god-awful coworkers, anyone else fed up with pretty much everybody!?
Awful Coworkers(17 posts) (12 voices)
some of my coworkers are just awful too, but not all of them.
i really only like one of my "partners" and sorta like one or two. god, how much better this job would be with a good team.
All my partners are give and take. Some of them are fun to work with. I'm not actually friends with any of them (but then again I'm super anti social and only been there 3 months so I only really socialize with them there) but there are some where I look forward to working with, some that I don't really think about,and others I dread working with.
The ones I dread working with are just the people who really don't want to be there (not that any of usdo) but the ones who take it out on EVERYONE and make my job harder because I have to deal with their snapping/complaining at me for little things.
Also, the people who think they are the god of starbucks. :P
I'm actually really close with most of my coworkers. The ones who were there before me or hired shortly after. We make a pretty good team. Its the NEW hires that make me wanna shoot myself. We're losing a bunch when school starts so we hired 4 new partners and its just been a disaster. Partly because my SM is never actually there. Partly because they suck.
Its the only way.
At least you haven't had a screwdriver thrown at you. in front of an ASM and all the supervisors. right before the Christmas store meeting started. and get blamed for setting the girl off because you were accidentally in her way.
That was fun.
I actually like most of my coworkers. There's only 3 people that I end up working with most of the time, and I like them. We can have some fun sometimes.
There were some I absolutely despised... though most of them are gone fortunately.
I'm probably not the best to work with myself, honestly... I've just become so ridiculously moody lol. I take things SO seriously... and then absolutely not give a f***, laughing, and scowling, and yelling, and joking.
I used to not think I was an easy person to work with, but everyone at my new job loves me and prefers me over others, so it just confirmed that everyone in SBUX is crazy.
By nature I am a very chipper, cheesy and playful person. They HATEDDD that about me. When I would hand off drinks, I would be really nice and do funny things and say silly things to the customers. Or at register, I would compliment customers or try to interact with customers, and my partners used to SEETHE with hate and despite.
I remember one time, these girls came in after a night of partying, obviously still drunk and clamoring to go downstairs. When one of em came up, I was like, "Are you ready to tackle the morning rush?!" Obviously being cheesy and over the top. Her response? "Don't be so fxckin happy dis early, im not even tryna be here n u all cheerful. fxck wrong witchu."
You better believe I followed her downstairs to curse her out.
I'll admit. I am very confrontational. But sometimes it is the only way to get things done!
Threw a screw driver at you? Jesus, it's a wonder you got out of there without punching someone in the face!
I almost did.
So i'm at handoff with Anthony. Its the typical 10 hours morning rush, nothing unusual happening. Tourists, multiple drinks orders for the entire office, etc. - it was crazy, but not unusual. They don't like putting me on bar, because I can't work with my partners, they do things differently (ie, the wrong way) and they're very feisty, we fight all the time. But that morning, they put me at handoff, and of course we aren't doing BRR because they don't like doing it, whereas I do - fine, but they have no structure to their barring, so double barring with them is always a nightmare, even if it isn't me on there with them, there's always a fight.
So people keep taking the wrong drink. Anthony gets frustrated, and tells me I am not doing my job in making sure people are taking their correct drink. I explain to him, as calmly as I can, that I hand off the drinks, I call out the name and what it is, and I connect with a compliment - there isn't time to confirm with every single person. And wtf do you want me to do? Ask for a receipt and some ID? Get real. People take the wrong drink sometimes, it happens, it really isn't a big deal. He gets angry and says that I am making him do double work because I don't want to do any. I ignore him, because on the floor is not the place to check somebody.
Well, some lady comes back to return a CM that wasn't hers. An honest mistake, and she wasn't a bxtch, so when I discover that someone else took her drink, Anthony boils and angrily snatches the drinks off the hand off plane - and you could tell from the look on her face she felt really bad, and she tried to apologize, to which I replied that its totally okay, it happens all the time, no biggie. I am smiling and laughing and trying to comfort her and Anthony goes off on me, stops barring entirely, and yells at me that i'm too busy talking with customers and not helping him and because I am such an idiot and don't have a brain, that's why I am giving people the wrong drinks. I was like, Anthony, I can lid and hand off and talk at the same time, I don't know what your talking about, you're holding up the rush and there's nothing for me to hand off. You won't let me make drinks like we are supposed to in BRR, so I don't know what you expect from me.
Out loud he goes, "You know what Enjay, FXCK YOU!!" Loud and in front of everyone. I ran in the back because I was so angry I was brought to tears. The idiot ASM says to me, "What are you doing?? Get back on bar!!" I explained to him what happened, and he goes, "That's not important, I don't care about that right now, I need someone on bar." (Just recalling this brings back that reflexive gag of working there. Wtf kind of management is this??) The only people with sensibility in that entire store were the shifts. Nobody else. So the shift at the time knows me. I've gotten into physical altercations with partners before for very similar reasons. So the shift tries to reason that I need to a time out, because i'm heated, and I can't go back on bar, because you can't make to explosives work together, its just not happening. The ASM doesn't see that, and tries to tell Anthony to that he knows Enjay is a problem, but play nice just to get these drinks out. Anthony replies that he can't wait to take his apron off to fight me.
You don't understand. I legit ripped my apron off and ran out the back door. Because if I saw his face during the phase I was seeing red... I would have fxcking killed him.
This type of shxt was an every day occurrence while working there.
I really wish management was more in tune with how partners get along with one another. I've been in verbal altercations with coworkers before (I'm so non-confrontational that it takes a LOT to get an arguement out of me)
I had a former partner curse me out in front of a regular customer AND our shift. There had always been tension between the two of us for whatever reason and we tried to make peace but it never worked out and that morning I was extremely frustrated cause he took a regular's drive thru order, then completely screwed it up so I asked him "Do you EVER listen?!" And he just slammed whatever it was he was holding on the counter and just UNLEASHED his vocabulary on me. Granted, I was very rude to him, and I did apologize to him but still it was a fury I have never seen before. He's gone but now there's a brand spanking new partner at our store who is SO disrespectful to everyone he works with. Someone's going to get into it with him, guaranteed.
lol CH, people just LOVE to push my buttons. I guess they figure because I am so goofy and well natured, I don't have the capacity to get crazy. They're often very much mistaken.
Its too bad I am not there, because I the second someone says something crazy, especially if unwarranted, I press it.
We definitely need a Starbucks fight club. I'm pretty sure some of my coworkers would feel a lot better if they got to punch me in the face. I don't really have any complaints about them so whatevs for me, I can take a punch and turn the other cheek.
I have one five-year partner who is also a pastor at a local church. He thinks he is god's gift to the world, and feels the need to tell everyone that he is a pastor and a man of god at least three times a shift. Last time I checked "men of god" killed three million witches during the Crusades and 150,000 people during the Inquisition (I'm not hating on anyone's religion, please don't make it that. I'm all for believing in whatever you feel proper.)
A conversation we had on my first day as an example:
Me: You have a kid? How old is he?
Him: [Scowling] GOATS have kids. I have children.
Me: [finally realizing who he was] So how old is your SQUIRT?
Him: If you mean my child, he is three.
Me: So is the HOBBIT going to preschool this year?
^ lololo +300 internets
Yes, I love teh internets. Time to download some expresso pron.
@MP, I can't belive they would talk to you like that. I just can't belive it. Suffice it to say, if that ever happened in my workplace, we would get a stern talking to and sent off for some counselling. Not only that, but you should never, EVER embarass a coworker like Anthony did to you in front of someone else. That is a big no no, a serious no no, I mean seriously, don't do that. Sorry that jerk was mean to you. :(
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