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February 5, 2014 - anon222

okay so

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.


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  • viciousdave says:

    OMG, that's horrible. At the Target I work at they recognize bad times and emergencies. Health is a big thing at my job and they were quick to realize my problems from a benign tumor I have like severe headaches and times of fatigue. You have every right to contact the better business beruough along with telling the police and getting government attention on this as that is not acceptable. Under the law, all workers of any employer must prohibit work when noted by a doctor and can not force you to work and say you must or you're fired. That is illegal and you if this ever happens again, threaten to call the police and have your team leads know that they are breaking a code of law by not allowing you to have that time off when you were advised to do so by a doctor.

  • disgusted says:

    Yes sadly, this is how the great Tarshit operates. They force people to work when they are sick, they do it because they know they can, and that nothing will ever happen to them, even if it is illegal or unethical. Ya gotta keep those shareholders happy always, and any cost, and for sure at the cost of a worker working sick.
    This brings up an interesting topic, the fact that scheduling is often done, on the basis of if a worker has never been sick, then they will get full hours that are available. one sick call out, and you are "marked" as being unreliable and not worthy of getting hours. This kind of thinking is engrained into TL's and ETL's, it is what they are taught in the name of profit.(or some cruelty and stupidity too).

  • Silverfox says:

    lols, and they think they can compete up here.

  • Hate_Me says:

    Ugh, omg I almost had an aneurysm from the horrible grammar and misspellings in your post, anon. Here's a tip: if you don't want to always work service jobs for the rest of your life, for the love of all that is holy, get a friggin' education. With the way you wrote your post, I'm assuming that you are completely incapable of writing a proper resume, as well. Try this: instead of hating your miserable Starbucks existence, loathing the wealthier-class individuals who come in for their coffee because you're a jealous, under-educated, self-loathing, snit...focus on YOURSELF. You seriously need some improvement. So what; these people come in and want coffee, and they're not the most polite fuckers in the world. Well guess what? You're in the SERVICE industry, idiot. Your job is to suck cock, take orders, and fucking smile while you do it. Your rant was ridiculous, mostly because half of it was incoherent and riddled with horrible structure; but made even worse by your clear resentment of those who worked hard to have it better than you.

    I worked at Suck-My-Ass Target for five long fucking years, and I hated every single fucking t-shirt that I ever had to fold. I hated staying until 2:00 in the morning because my co-workers were slow, and "guests" had fucked shit up all day long. But you know what? It was my fucking job. I chose it. I'm the one that applied to do it. Nobody was forcing me to stay. Same goes with you. So shut the fuck up and make some coffee.

  • Silverfox says:

    As an english teacher once said, as long as it makes sense and flows well, don't worry about grammar.It'll come naturally to you. The rant certainly makes sense to me.

    • TargetSucks says:

      So we should blame Canada for bad grammar too? 😉

      • Hate_Me says:

        I blame Canada for everything. They deserve it. and Silverfox, your English teacher was probably high on acid, because grammar does NOT "come naturally". Shitting, pissing, breathing, and child birth "comes naturally". Grammar is a fucking instituted skill that one has to learn in order to master. Fucking idiot. No wonder you work for Target. Hahaha

        • Silverfox says:

          pffffft and pfffft. Why do you assume I work for target just because I post here? Seriously I never even had a target until December of last year. Yeah. You are one to jump to conclusions. Grammar is not learnt by countless grammar exercises. it won't sink in that way. You can do them and grammar will still be awful. Reading, being exposed to it over and over again will help more. Immersing oneself in the language again will help. Without knowing his background you start slinging accusations around. Someone not that great at English can be still in college and working towards a degree. And clearly someone failed English comprehension. Note that I did not say the English teacher was mine. I only said an English teacher once said. I never had him for English. >_>. Only had him for Geography. Someone needs to learn how to read properly. If it clearly didn't make sense then the rant would be all over the place, but it isn't. And guess what? I blame the Americans for the deep recession the entire world was in. Take that! I also blame americans for SOPA. And taking such horrible care of your own people that people come up here for expensive surgeries that if they paid the full asking price it still cheaper than what an American hospital would charge them. I blame Americans for using precious resources in healing Canadian patients. And I blame Americans for buying up all our over the counter medicine because Americans charge so much for otc medicine down in in the states.

          • TargetSucks says:

            To still be in college or be still in college are two different things. 😉

          • Hate_Me says:

            I read the first two sentences, and then I decided that I had better things to do. Sorry you wasted your time. Oh, by the way, the "better things to do" was to go take a massive shit.

  • Silverfox says:

    i was defending the poor dude because it looked like he was being insulted and then you decide to insult me as well. Grammar mistakes can easily happen when someone is mad.

    I replied with what I blame Americans for. Such as blaming americans for the deep recession everyone is in. And it's not like I'm the only one blaming USA for it.

  • ProhibitionRose says:

    Oh My God. Why do I feel like we worked at the same Target!? *cough* Viera *cough*
    It feels like the Starbucks Baristas at Starbucks get it twice as bad. Not only do we have to live up to Target's standards, but we have to deal with Starbucks standards as well. For example, Target doesn't give a rats ass if you have tattoos. Yet, in our hot as hell Starbucks IN THE MIDDLE OF FLORIDA SUMMER, I had to wear long sleeves because god for-fucking-bid someone see a STAR an INNOCENT FUCKING STAR on my forearm. -_- You should tell everyone to fuck off and find a new job. You do not need that kind of stress, especially if it is getting so bad that you have to go to the ER.

  • Targetthefuckouttahere says:

    You should've punched your ETL in the jaw so SHE can come to work with a fucking mouth guard.

  • texastargetsucks says:

    Forget that. I woulda threw up on the floor just for them to send me home

  • doublea says:

    You can not let the people bully you. You had a Doctors note. Throw that shit on her desk and say see you in 4 days. She can't do shit to you. Plus you where high on pain killers. Safety risk. WTF. I wish I was there to hear this shit I would fucking go bonkers. I hate target with all my soul.


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