August 18, 2013 - ProhibitionRose
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.
Yesterday was my last official training day, and as I made management aware, I wouldn’t be able to work Tuesdays and Thursdays because my husband attends college on those days. They continued to schedule me on those days, then yesterday I was called in and informed that if I am unable to work those hours, they will have to hire someone else and I will be out of a job.
Not only that, but the Starbucks Lead told the HR Lead that I am extremely slow and not picking things up fast enough. I apologized and said I would do better.
This morning, they are bringing me in for ONE hour. Only one. Why? Because they scheduled me for three consecutive days of opening by myself without even training me to open. Every single training day was a mid-shift and one closing shift. It is extremely irritating that whoever made my training schedule didn’t seem to know what they were doing.
On top of everything, during all of my shifts that were five hours and longer, I didn’t get a single break. Every shift I worked with the Starbucks Lead, she would leave me completely alone in the department while she chatted with friends who came in or go off and do God know’s what.