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I Work For Starbucks

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 42 People

    Been Having Trouble...need Advice...

    I started working about a month ago, and it is kind of my first job. There have been so many things to learn...the gazillion drink combinations, and the pastry case, coffee cadence, and everything else. So far, I enjoy being there, and I feel that I've learned a lot, but others...
    SaphyrePrincess SaphyrePrincess 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 3, 2012

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    Newbie.

    Just this month, I began my job at Starbucks. I began working the cold bar, which I liked a lot. It's easy, it has rules that don't have many exceptions. Hot bar (or espresso bar, whichever) is a different story. All the numbers! I can never remember the proportions. Just plant...
    dramaticthespian dramaticthespian 18-21, F May 7, 2012

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    Hitting a Rough Patch At Work

    i just celebrated my one-year "anniversary" of becoming a partner and i love this company and being a barista! Lately, though, I'm not too crazy about all the new people coming into the store, due to the new advertising campaigns, and basically making fun of us...
    birdsong415 birdsong415 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 23, 2008

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    I am a barista at Starbucks

    and I absolutely love my job. (: I just ended my 2-3 week training and I'm so excited to get on bar and make the drinks!
    sinsoftheflesh sinsoftheflesh 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 2, 2014

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    Playbook

    I have worked for SB's for about a year. I like my job. I only have one question though; What corporate moron sat in their office in Seattle (and has never worked as a barista or in one of the stores) and came up with "playbook"? It is ******* off the customers and the workers...
    oldone1 oldone1 61-65 9 Responses Jul 27, 2013

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    WOOO! I'm a Starbucks Barista.

    The good life! ^.^ so much fun and free coffee
    TheYoungHawaiian TheYoungHawaiian 22-25, M Aug 7, 2014

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    I'm New =]

    I just started at Starbucks three weeks ago and I love it so far. The store I work at is small, no drive-thru, and we see the same customers every single day. It's fantastic =] I'm a bit frustrated that I still haven't mastered the job; I need reminders on how to make some...
    ClearlyFog ClearlyFog 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2009

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    More Rants

    i hate when i'm on bar, and there's always that one idiot that stands next to it and watches me. **** it's not THAT interesting ok? do you wanna try, cause i think you should. and then we got new machines and so now people can see me, before i was too short and no one could see...
    notinthemood notinthemood 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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    My Pet Peeves

    1) people who order their drinks at 200 degrees. one day, somebody is going to say "um I ordered this at 200 and it is clearly not 200 degrees. After which I will have lost my last ounce of self control and will say "Actually Ma'am I've...
    arnoldisabstract arnoldisabstract 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 12, 2009

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    I Work For Starbucks

    I've worked at starbucks for almost 3 years, and like any other job it has it's good and bad. I've made some of my best friends there and have met amazing people, and i have met some people that i could just do without. I love it because i love entertaining people and making them...
    notinthemood notinthemood 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2008

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    Playbook

    I have worked at Starbucks for over a year. I trained with a great manager and a great crew. Earlier this year our manager left for a position as District Manager for Seattle's best coffee. A new manager came in and didnt know ANYTHING! There our problems begin. Since March, we...
    BetterThanThisTX BetterThanThisTX 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2013

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    Starbucks Annoyed Me Today

    LIKE REALLY REALLY annoyed me. ok first of all, i hate it when stupid people say " don't you want my name?" no, not really. if i didn't ask for it then i don't need it and i really don't care. " WOW you guys got new machines..... dont you like them what do you...
    notinthemood notinthemood 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2008

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    Starbucks has stellar benefits,

    which is why i've worked there so long. Now, I shall narrow my first-world-problems-peeves into a short list. 1. There seems to be an extreme misunderstanding of the word "need". 2. The vast majority of our patrons are indeed literate, please use that skill when ordering from...
    anhonestmouse anhonestmouse 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2013

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    Play Book

    Play book is one of the BEST things to happen to Bux, it has no monetary gain for Starbucks it's offering consistent customer service and taking a load off of our shoulders, the "support partner" makes me iffy on the subject seeing as it sounds like they're a janitor. Being a...
    Admal100 Admal100 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 23, 2013

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    Beljane Beljane 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Hey guys, I just got hired at Starbucks, and was wondering if anyone had any tips to quickly master the menu and all the different types of coffee. Tips can be from present or...
    strivingforperfectionn strivingforperfectionn 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I really really really dread the 9-5 working life that most likely i will be going through in 4 to 5 years time. The boring routine goes from waking up to working and at the end of...
    cy94 cy94 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    I try my best to complete my assignments. But if im being stopped trying to work hard by lovers, family and friends, than i will talk to u another day... Because a supportive...
    CatWomen21 CatWomen21 18-21, F Apr 9

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    My dream is to have a workstation set up in my home where I can do projects for clients that I choose
    sahmmama sahmmama 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I'm looking for a cyber relationship that can possibly be more. Attractive m 19 bi.
    Barnp18 Barnp18 18-21, M Apr 7

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    I am an 18 year old Senior in high school who is trying to get her act together before college. I procrastinate, I'm lazy, and I always look for the easy way out. On top of that, I...
    sa3r1na sa3r1na 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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    I love what I do. I travel and get paid for it. It's a great experience. The shifty part of it is that no matter what we are automatically stereotyped. I'm not a low life, I don't...
    carnilove carnilove 22-25, M Apr 15

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    Yet ANOTHER fundraiser tonight! And, OF COURSE, I get hand selected to be on the set up committee....which means an even later night for me than my norm. It also means that there...
    Loverofpeace Loverofpeace 41-45, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've poured my heart out to too many men with one thing on their mind, and i'm sick of it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 24

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    ...because capitalism and alienated labor SUCK.
    rhiajanita rhiajanita 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    I work in a nursing home and I absolutely love it. I was hired there last August in 2014 and there I began taking classes to train as a nurses aid. When I began my classes I was...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    Well Tomorrow is the day that my company will shut down for ever . Its not a big company although at one time I had 10 men working for me . I have had Foltz Construction in...
    chris121458 chris121458 56-60, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    All I do is to work. I'm 17 and work for my parents. I get paid pretty good for guess but it's hard to stay motivated when your life revolves around work... I really have no time...
    deletedprofile821 deletedprofile821 18-21, M Apr 17

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    I met my husband through the man who is now my brother-in-law. At our wedding he was the best man and in his speech he said "I may be losing a good house keeper but I am gaining a...
    ag00dwife ag00dwife 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 25

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    Like I said I don't understand why you would limit your career choices to the aps. Don't you have any ambition? you know when an organisation like the aps recruits people with a...
    LuisT LuisT 13-15 Apr 6

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    I really love this job I have work for the commercial, feature film and it really lovely job I got paid casually I am proud to work for this entertainment cuz I feel like it can be...
    Sam075 Sam075 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    I don't workout to look good for others or impress them. I workout for me to make myself feel good inside and out.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 24

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    Yesterday I spent most of the day cleaning a vintage 1982 GMC motorhome that I bought for $1000. I didn't find any roof sealer as it was Sunday, but Walmart supplied necessary...
    jthitt jthitt 56-60, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    my husband is really proud that i do books for small businesses that can't afford to hire an accountant. I'm a CPA, but not working for pay right now. so i do books and consulting...
    tryingtobeamazing tryingtobeamazing 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    I am a sugar Daddy. I work for myself so I can and do travel all over. I will spoil and shower you with gifts and attention and affection. I am the most passionate, romantic...
    TEXASMAN1979 TEXASMAN1979 36-40, M Apr 11

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    Oh, this? I only work for the fun of it.
    LillianGray LillianGray 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I work out of my home since I started my own consulting business. I started going to Starbucks when I am writing stuff. Now I am kind of addicted to the crowds and ambience. As...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Source: http://starbuckssecretmenu.net/ so i went to Starbucks today and ordered the cotton candy frozen frappe!! omg it's the best!! XD so which one(s) do you like best/ are your...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Well, i was in big hope for that. But it turns out that it doenst always need to turn out like a happy fairytale. Im in a LDR too, the second time in fact (with the same person...
    ElAlemano ElAlemano 36-40, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Starbucks is more than coffee, it's an experience! :-)
    jdamselfly jdamselfly 36-40, F Apr 14

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    Love Starbucks its amazing
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 18

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    your kitchen spot is a position which implies more than exactly where you set up your suppers. These days, the kitchen spot is turning into a decent spot for lounge area and the...
    northernvalleyconstructioninc northernvalleyconstructioninc 22-25, F 18 hrs ago

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    I don't care about being rich, I care about being able to eat and pay my bills. Fast food is not above me, or anyone else in the world. Because I do not care about money, does not...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 1 hr ago

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