LOL at anyone that comes online to b*tch about this job..seriously. Have you people ever had another food service job? We have it pretty easy. Yeah, I get it, asking people what size drink they want can get a bit repetitive but jeez you just gotta understand that just because we know the menu in and out doesn't mean every customer is familiar with our drinks/ how to order.
If you have to run to an online forum in order to whine about a stupid customer then you don't belong in food/ customer service.
"I hate to begin my post by stating obvious, but we are all posting on a site named, "IHateStarbucks," are we not?
That being said, darling, we aren't being mean. We're expressing our own emotions and opinions. It is just another job. However, there are lives that come to work every day.. and they belong to real, tangible human beings. This job may not be our end goal, but it is our present life.
Please don't be afraid of negative emotions. They are a part of life. Opinions are bound to disagree with your own. It's unfortunate that we all live in a society where disagreements and correction are looked down upon as being 'bad.' I certainly don't hate you just because you like working here."
Dear lord this site makes me fear for mankind. First world problems much? Like seriously, imagine how hard those starved people in Africa are laughing at us right now. This is a website for people to complain about their job at STARBUCKS. LOL. I get it..you're the edgy cool one that calls people "darling" and you come online to whine about your cushy job and all the excellent benefits you receive.
I work in one of the scummiest areas imaginable. We have combination locks on our bathrooms. I deal with maniacs on a daily basis. We regularly call the police on customers who have fallen asleep or used drugs in out cafe, and yet, my Starbucks job is way better than ANY other food service job I've had. Go be a waiter/ waitress and work a double with no break and get back to me about how awful our job is.
And yeah, I'm sure while you read this you're enjoying a nice freshly brewed cup of free coffee compliments of Howard, maybe on a paid vacation?
My advice to you all: Grow a pair and accept that you have it pretty easy. If you can't deal with a job at Starbucks, then your future at other jobs is probably pretty grim.