Tuesday, June 05, 2007

My New Job


Guess what?! I am now officially a Starbucks employee! I went in last Sunday, asked for an application, returned it the same day and got scheduled for an interview the next day. Friday I went in for a second interview and they hired me! I started on Monday. I worked for only 2 hours and mainly did paperwork. Today I worked for 8 hours and did lots of modules and training. But they also had me cashier which was kind of scary at first but I got the hang of it pretty quick. At one point everyone was running around like crazy and no one seemed like they could help me. So I took initiative and started taking customer orders and writing them down on the cups and handing them to the barista. I don't know any of the abbreviations for the drinks so I just guessed. There were a few times I got it wrong but the barista knew what I was trying to write. I learned so much today and I really love this job! It is very fast paced but that keeps things from getting boring and the day went by in the blink of an eye. This evening I made little flashcards with all the abbreviations for the drinks and the extras and so tomorrow I am going to start memorizing them. I have tomorrow off but when I go in to work on Thursday I want to be able to write down the orders on the cups and know I can do it without having to ask for help. I am really excited! I will keep you all posted on how everything goes! :)

5 comments:

Katherine Hall said...

I'll take a tall, decaf, mochacappafrappachinodoubleespresso with two lumps of sugar, no, make that three, and a dallup of whipped cream!

Bonita said...

Good for you, Annie! Once you 'learn the ropes', you'll do fine. I've been to that Starbucks with Ruhiyyih, and it is one very busy place. Enjoy.....

Jess said...

How exciting- a new job! I am always overwhelmed when trying to order at a Starbucks so I am very impressed that you are figuring out all the drink codes so quickly.

I usually order a soy caramel macchiato with no whipped cream - yum!

The Last of the Mohicans theme is playing on your sound player right now and it is making me want to watch that movie!

rachd said...

Annie that is too TOO cool!! :o)

I would be so overwhelmed--I'm like Jessie, I'm intimidated just ordering! :oP

Good luck! I can't wait to read how you do!!!

Nicole said...

Which Starbucks do you work at? My sister in law works at the one by Target and Albertson's in the Harbor. If that's the one, her name is Mandy. She is awesome and she is a believer. You'll have to tell her that you know someone who knows her!!!