Starbucks… More than Just Coffee


For about 2 months now I have been working at Starbucks. I actually was a rehire though. Last year around October I got hired at Starbucks but then around Christmas time I quit. My schedule was just way to busy to have a job. I was at school til about 5:30 because I was in the plays, then I’d work til about 9:45 and still would have to do homework. It all was a little too much for me then, but I’m glad I was able to get rehired because know I love it! 🙂

I am working at the Starbucks on 168th and Washington. I was a little scared to start working there at first but I am happy I am. It has been a good experience so far. First off I love all the people I work with. Everyone is very friendly and nice, and very easy to get along with. We all like to joke around together and overall it’s just a good environment all around. Yes we do have fun but everyone is hard-working and we always want the best for our customer’s and store. Like some people who dread to go to work, I don’t dread it. I always look forward to going to work because I know it’s going to be fun and that’ll have a good time working. Yeah it is a little tough on those early mornings when I have to be there at 4:30am or 5:30am but it’s not too bad I’m getting use to it. Haha.

Another thing I like is being able to connect with the customers. Everyone is different and everyone’s drinks are different and unique to fit them. In the mornings I usually work around the same hours so I see the same people almost everyday. There is the lady that gets a grande caramel macchiato with extra caramel, the guy that gets a triple grande SOY latte, and the lady that visits on her break from work to get something to eat or her usual iced green tea. Also the guy that comes in the lobby that gets a tall coffee with two honey’s, then goes to his same chair and reads his book.  They are always happy when you know there drink and it’s fun to be able to chat with them real quick and see how they’re doing. 🙂 Just the other day I commented on a lady’s purse which she then told me it was from Mary Kay. I told I use to use Mary Kay but stopped. Then I talked a little about what I do and my other job and just chatted. Then she asked for my number so she could call me about Mary Kay stuff. Well I ended up having a Mary Kay session with a facial cleanser and lip and hand softening  just this morning. Her name is Dawn and is a very sweet kind lady and who knew I would find my Mary Kay lady at Starbucks. 🙂

I think there is only one down fall to this job…I drink way to much Starbucks now. Haha. During work you are allowed to make drinks for yourself so I usually do. Then you can make yourself one before you leave. You basically get to make as many drinks as you want while you’re on the clock. Then the pastries and breakfast sandwiches are there and they always look so good. I especially love the pumpkin loaf. Sometimes I eat the pastries because I do get a discount off. 🙂 But I think if I don’t be careful I am going to end up weighing 802 pounds soon. I try to be a little healthy here and there though. Like drinking tea or a smaller size or something. Haha. Maybe I’ll jut start working out a lot.  I usually drink at the most two drinks while i’m there. It is usually coffee then a tea or something. I’ve been trying to drink more water while I’m there though so we’ll see how that works. Hehe!

Here are some of my favorite drinks there:

~ Toffee Nut White Mocha – it’s good cold or hot! Delicious!

~Pumpkin Spice Chai – I only like it cold, I don’t really like chai hot

~Caramel Machiatto with extra caramel

~Peppermint White Mocha – I only drink it around Christmas time though.

~ Vanilla Bean Frapp with 2 shots on top and caramel sauce – my dad introduced me to this : ]

Those are my favorite drinks right now, but who know’s, maybe I’ll invent some drink that becomes my new favorite! 🙂

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