3-month old Barista here! Been lurking around here for the past few weeks. :)
And I've noticed a lot of you guys are from the Manhattan stores, I can only imagine the crap you guys go through!
I'm from NY as well, but not Manhattan.
Anyway, I just need to get stuff off my chest:
-My store has not had any n00bs for two years.
-My store is filled with a bunch of smartasses, with some cool people here and there.
-3 months in and I'm STILL not "trained properly" for this store according to these smartasses.
-I trained at a different store where I got along with everyone, they were sad when I left. AND I KICKED **** THERE!
-I feel like my coworkers dislike me at my store.
-I'm ALWAYS thrown on register. I only bar when others go on breaks. I rarely have any problems while making drinks, I got it all down but they never seem to want me there. I understand my store is busy most of the time, but I can do it.
-I get along with my manager very well, a lot better than the one from my old job (a movie theater: a job much worse than Sbux, I assure you)
-I'm great with the customers, no one at my store can deny that.
-and ALL I WANT is a transfer to the store I trained for. I seriously miss that store and feel like I'd be happier there. I don't get along with that many people here, and I feel like it could cost me my job one day, no matter how much I improve, and no matter how my relationship with the SM is.
Hopefully you guys won't treat me the same way my coworkers do. I'm sure you won't, we're all here for similar reasons. ;)