Hiya there. I'm a new Starbucks employee and just started a little under two weeks ago, and have yet to become barista certified.
I work at a Starbucks, but it's owned/franchised/something by a larger company. As such, I don't receive any of the Starbucks benefits. So that's pretty crappy. Additionally, this company has a policy regarding changing your availability and the like. I'm unable to do this in my first three months, and so I've been unable to do that. I'm going back to school the beginning of January and my three months are going to be "up" at the end of that month. So, I don't know.
I don't feel entirely confident with what I'm doing but my training has been going pretty well. My bosses and coworkers are nice enough, too, but I was just wondering if anyone has any imput on my situation.
It seems kind of crappy to not have benefits/a free drink/free beans/a discount...et cetera...so I was just thinking about my options. If they don't want to let me change my availability then I guess I'd have to quit, but I'd ideally like to wait it out and then respectfully leave and go work at an actual Starbucks. What is the starting pay usually at a normal store? I guess mine might be more if I already had experience and was fully trained, but even so. Any thoughts? Thanks!