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.
1 week. That’s all it took for me to utterly despise my job at target(i refuse to capitalize it). Now, I’ve been working retail for many years and aside from some general annoyances, I’ve enjoyed it. 3 months ago I was hired as a Starbucks Barista. Let the venting commence in no particular order.
So, I’m new to this site and I wanted your opinions on this situation my fellow coworkers and I are in.
I honestly don’t know where to start. Judging by the post title you already get somewhat of an idea about what this post is going to be about. Well, I want to say about several weeks ago they had hired a new GSTL for our Target to help out with guest service and watch lanes. Here’s where the issue comes in, I have friends that work in that area and chat with them on a daily basis; they have told me these past few weeks that the new GSTL has been giving them problems. They’ve already reported her to HR and told them that they can’t stand her attitude. Well, judging she is pregnant I’d say her hormones are up and down, give her some time. No. They don’t give her time, they complain to the point where they have HR move her to Starbucks. WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU MOVE A PREGNANT WOMEN TO STARBUCKS?!! That’s the question I want answered… Worst of all they make her the new team lead. Do they not know they the team lead has to do heavy lifting and operate machinery in the back to get product off the pallets? What in their right mind would make them come to that stupid conclusion. I thought, “Oh, maybe they just want to have someone over there for now until she takes a LOA or until they get a new team lead for us.” Yatta yatta yatta… Come to think of it, wouldn’t it be unhealthy for the baby and her for being over there. We are under a lot of stress on a daily basis, and I do not want her to stress out right before she has it. I just want her to be safe. I can careless about her attitude and how she is going to run things. Should I or should I not bring this up with HR and see the reasoning behind this. What do y’all think? I’m so over Target and their stupid decision making.
I could also go on about other stuff but I’ll save those other stories for another rainy day…
After two years of being a stay-at-home mom, I got a job working for Target as a Starbucks Barista. And I have to say that at first, it was pretty amazing. Everyone was super nice, the pay and hours looked great. And then, three days into training some strange things came into light. One of the girls training me had put her two weeks notice in because she doesn’t get along with the Starbucks Lead. Another, everyone was told that I was fully trained and needed absolutely no training. While I have Starbucks experience, it had been two years since I worked and I even made that perfectly clear during my interview.
Nobody wanted to train me.
So basically, I was getting re-accustomed to a completely different layout and trying to remember things from two years ago all while the girl who is quitting was telling me how to do things that were completely wrong. On my third day, I was told to ignore everything this girl said. Almost all of my shifts were with her and they were mid-shifts.