February 5, 2014 - anon222
I work as a barista in target starbuck’s. Not only is it one of the most popular target stores where I live but the target is located in one of the wealthiest areas and its surrounded by large corporate company’s. I despise my job. Not only do I have the most rudest customers but also the most annoying customers. Taking orders for these professional mom’s that come in with there kids after their morning jog is absolutely annoying, they treat you like shit and talk to you even worse but I have to say the worst are the corporate big shots. I’ll say “Hi can I take you order” and they don’t even acknowledge me, they just start ordering their drink and don’t even look at me, They just stare off into space. To top it off my ETL is a major cunt. She is so stuck up and so fucking fake. She constantly has a smile on her face but it just looks so forced, I cannot start the sight of this women. So back when I first started the starbucks was really under staffed and very busy, (In a morning rush I can make up to 50-100 drinks in one hour. So it is very exhausting) anyways I was pretty much left on the bar on my first week, I was yelled at by so many customers, I remember this lady so was pissed she was practically standing next to me behind the bar yelling at me to make her drink, I had remake the lady’s drink 5 times and to top it off I had to apologize to her, give her back a full refund and a apology coupon. I wanted to yell at the top of my lungs, another time I wanted to slap my ETL, I was getting lot of anxiety and stress from work I started to grind my teeth. It got so bad that I actually had to go to the ER, I was in so much pain I couldn’t talk/eat or sleep. It took awhile for me to actually even go to the doctor. I was working full time and I couldn’t call out because we were under staffed so I had to suck it up for about 3 days and It was absolutely brutal. Finally I couldn’t take it anymore and I went to the ER and the doctor gave me 800mg Vicodin and very strong painkillers and told me to get a mouth guard and to have it on, I asked him if I could work. He pretty much told me to rest for 4 to 5 days and gave me a note. So the next day I went to work to hand in my note and I told my ETL that I couldn’t work. I couldn’t even talk and I was high the Vicodin, She just said. “You know we’re really under staffed. I just can’t take the chance of the day going bad if you don’t come in to work.” and She told me I had to work and I did. I worked with my fucking mouth guard on and I was on bar because I couldn’t talk or take orders. Then while being unable to talk, she has the nerve to “come check on me” and then tells me that I’m not VIBING with the guest and I need to VIBE with them. I wanted to throw some fucking hot water at her. This isn’t the first time she’s made employees stay when they are unable or sick. One of the girls I work with had really bad food poisoning after thanksgiving and she had to work all black friday, she had to keep running to the back to throw up. It was awful. well I guess that’s the end of my very long rant.