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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    IvyV IvyV 18-21, F May 7, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    i want to feel alive again and i need to get a job but feel too disabled to. i feel like my image is a big issue in the matter cause i have image issues. i'm not superficial. it's...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 9 hrs ago

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    Which one am I? When I'm at home I'm lazy as hell and I mean lazy.. I'm basically a hermit, I never go out with friends or do anything. I just sit and watch tv or play games...
    crocsarelife crocsarelife 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I worked for my mom. Today, I messed up a great deal and did something really stupid and made her look bad. What I did was absolutely unprofessional and irresponsible. I left work...
    StayCsBS93 StayCsBS93 18-21, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am a Social Worker who currently is working with individuals with developmental disorders and have state waivers for services. I have been doing this for two years after working...
    CarpeDiemBrady CarpeDiemBrady 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    JUST KIDDING!!! All of their "geniuses" are fuckking idiots! I'm on the phone: Me: explains an issue. Support: "try a hard reset" Me: "I already tried to reboot the device...
    IchBinDeutsch2 IchBinDeutsch2 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was looking around and one of the main punishments for teenagers was the home bootcamp punishment. It seems like a lot of work for the adults and maybe a bit harsh. My idea was...
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    Working overtime has become routine for white-collar workers, with more than 60 percent of employees in a recent survey saying they have to work extra time on weekdays and 40...
    decantercentrifuge decantercentrifuge 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Lonelyness is forgetting what it feels like to press your lips against somebody else's. Or to hold hands with meaning or to look into that persons eyes and really feel something...
    JaySmith9999 JaySmith9999 16-17, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Its funny what simple things can brighten up your day. I was working my shift and I stopped at starbucks on my break. I ordered a latte and when I picked up the cup, the barista...
    tessagj14 tessagj14 16-17, F a week ago

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    I just found this and it's great advice. Originally posted by Heismyrightwingman A Girlfriend's Guide To Surviving Her Airman's Tech School So finally, finally, finally BMT is...
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    I work part time at a italian resturaunt as a waitress and I've been working there for a couple of months. they have a pretty strict dress code and they say all skirts have to be...
    embarrassedgirls embarrassedgirls 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 25

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    my LDR didn't work for the people we were. the distance those two years had nothing to do with it.
    mermaidhairr mermaidhairr 22-25, F Aug 24

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    My experiences at ASB the Alabama school for the blind, will be recorded here. My first years My first memory of ASB was a bus. Frn that bus, I came to the school that would...
    devinprater devinprater 18-21, M Aug 23

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    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 1 Response Aug 23

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    I'm a dad of two boys and I spank them regulary. My Ex-Wife often told me, I should have a strict dad or uncle, because I'm often rude to other people and I deserve a spanking, too...
    BadBoySpanking BadBoySpanking 36-40, M Aug 21

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    So I'm a bit late to the IM party but a few of my friends have been doing it for years now. I've sadly been a victim of quite a few scams and have recently found something that...
    Mommiebear012 Mommiebear012 26-30, F Aug 20

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    Truck still works. For now.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Aug 18

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    Three days a week I carpool with a gal to work. For the most part it's not too bad, but something I've learned about myself is that I really enjoy my mornings of peace & quiet. And...
    SaundraMae SaundraMae 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I hate the thought of hanging around with your partner 24 h a day, 365 days. Many problems would come up. I wouldn't move into his flat and he wouldn't move into mine. Maybe we'd...
    MutedVoice MutedVoice 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    not that I dislike working, I find it quite fun at times and my job is good but the problem I have is that I have to lead a double life. my work life and my social life. obviously...
    sonicblaha sonicblaha 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    As we grow older, our responsibilities add up. Having a health insurance should be one of the priorities that we should think of. By the time you are old enough to fend for...
    agnesalbinson agnesalbinson 22-25, F Aug 18

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    I am a social worker and I really love my work. I think that everybody should like the work what he is doing because this is the best way to be really, really good in the job. If...
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F Aug 17

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    I have seen the people who work as a cashier at Wal Mart or take your money in the drive thru at McDonald's and I look at them and realize that they are a person just like me and...
    girlfullofenergy girlfullofenergy 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Love the coffee, love the ambience. way to go Starbucks!!!
    ShantanuD ShantanuD 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 15

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