Anonymous said: one time at my store when someone ordered a "frappe" through the drive thru my shift just went off like "UM, WE DON'T HAVE FRAPPES. MCDONALDS HAS FRAPPES IF THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR BUT WE ONLY HAVE FRAPPUCCINOS. YEAH OURS DON'T COME OUT OF A MACHINE IT'S DIFFERENT FROM A FRAPPE" bc honestly just say the whole goddamn word that's right in front of you
I want to give that shift a high five.
Anonymous said: I am pissed that I can't like a post of yours more than once. I keep double and triple tapping on the little heart like its going out of style. You da best.
Well you, old sport, just tapped my heart with that message.
Anonymous said: Any advice for new SS? Specially when it comes to closing?
I’ve never been a SS at Starbucks (was at my last coffee job) but I have enough friends who are, and I’ve heard many of the shift woes.
Apparently the new AD-HAWK (or whatever it is called) is absolute bullshit and has added a lot of extra work and stress on shifts, on top of them already having to deal with tills, the safe, QASA audits, and pulling pastries (if you’re at a frozen store).
All I can say is learn to prioritize your time, and know some nights you will be of little help to baristas while they close. And if it is a busy night and you fall behind on your SS tasks, learn to stand your ground and stick up for yourself and fellow baristas and explain why you got out late, and perhaps adding an extra closer would be beneficial.
Also, try to maintain a harmonious relationship with whoever is running the day shift, so that they won’t abandon you high and dry, as well as one with the openers so that you won’t come in to angry notes every day.
Good luck, anon!
Some woman asked us a million questions about our sandwiches, and which ones are on whole wheat (side note, I’m vegan and allergic to everything, so I’ve never tried any of our food items, so I answered to the best of my ability, as I always do).
She was super rude about it all, and I throught she was going to burst a blood vessle when I told her everything was premade and sent to us frozen. She went on and on about how gross it was, but eventually ordered the Turkey Russtico.
She came back a minuet later, saying it tasted like plastic (dude, what did you expect?) and started waving the sandwich in my face, yelling at me to try it and take a bite to see for myself. Then she was livid that I declined and accused me of not believing her. I refunded her the insane amount she spent on the frozen, fast food slop, but she was not happy about it.
When you’re in bar, it’s busy, you’re kicking ass, and an awesome customer comments on how great of a job your’e doing.
Some girl yesterday in the middle of a Sunday rush came in, threw her phone to me, and told me “I want this.”
It was some Starbucks Fanfiction Secret Menu bullshit Frappuccino. Key Lime Pie or some shit.
980493804958094 different single shots of syrups with cool lime “juice” and milk and I almost threw up while marking her cup.
Then she turns to her mom and says “haha I ALMOST feel bad for ordering this!”
I thought I was going to break my jaw when I had to smile and thank her, because my teeth were clenched so tight.
If you’re an asshole, then I will conveniently forget to give you your treat receipt. Simple as that.
teetrinken said: Story time: for earth day, a regular bought us a beautiful little succulent that we all took care of. We left him on the drive thru window, and despite a fall or two, he was thriving and happy and reminded us that there is life outside of Starbucks. So tonight, I help this lady through the drive thru who was unpleasant, taking up my time, and ordering nonexistent items. After she leaves, our succulent is GONE. What the fuck is this human's damage that she stole our plant?! I want to punt her.
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?!
Who the hell steals a plant?! Succulents aren’t hard to find, nor are they expensive. It’s not like you left a fucking irresistible, rare bonsai that grows fucking diamonds sitting out.
And once again, WHO THE HELL STEALS A PLANT?!
This makes me so angry.
muchadoaboutqueer said: So what really kills me is when a grown-ass adult walks up to my register, looks me straight in the face, and then turns to their friend and gives their order to them to relay to me. Like damn, I get that service workers aren't real people to you but you could at least fucking acknowledge the person who's making your gross frappuccino
The weirdest part is THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME!
I can completely understand if someone has social anxiety, but when it is obviously someone just being a rude asshole, I get a little pissy.
Anonymous said: is making frappucinos annoying?
Only when it is for annoying people.