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Do they let you choose what days and the number of hours to work? I'm a student and I want to know if they're flexible like that.

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They do not honor the promised hours at least my manager did not offer the full time hours, that led me to work at Starbucks. I had open availability and told my manager directly during the interview process, that I needed full time hours. However, I only get 20 hours if I'm lucky and tend to less than 20 hours each week and can't afford my bills. I know I would have been able to at least afford food at full time, but I'm struggling to make ends meet and I had to move on quickly to get a job that offered full time hours and paid more. Furthermore, if you do decide to resign, than please leave as quickly as you can out the door. I made the mistake of finishing one last shift than was guilted into finishing one last week even though I gave notice and each day is torture. I don't reccomend working here at all if you want to make living or keep your sanity. The turnover rate is very high and people were quitting by just not showing up and it was crazy. I wished. I did the same because working there is destroying my morale. I dread my last two shifts and have to keep telling myself that, I need to make it through these last shifts, than I will be free.

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They can be. The issue may be that if your hours are incredibly limited then they may not hire you because they need those who can work more hours and longer hours. Also, if you get hired with that limited availability, you aren't going to get priority scheduling so you may not get the most hours. They're only as flexible as you can be. If you can only work three nights a week and no days you may only get 6-10 hours a week. But, if you can have open weekends with most nights then you may get more.

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They say that you can choose but if you have limited avaiblity you always get the least amount of hours which is not cool.

Answered - Barista (Current Employee) - Colorado Springs, CO

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They are pretty flexible. Just depends who you talk to.

Answered - Barista (Current Employee) - Alhambra, CA

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It depends who Is the manger you can work something out, My manger was cool enough to give me weekends off certain days because I couldn't find a babysitter during Friday and Saturday's.

Answered - Barista/Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) - New York, NY

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Yes they do. Very flexible with availability.

Answered - Store Manager (Current Employee) - Hayward, CA

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They said they will work with your schedule but if you are a student, they more than likely only give 2 days unless you are willing to slave early mornings/ really late nights (many clo-pens 9close then open early) was the only way to get full hours or become a supervisor) which affects school work.

Answered - Starbucks Barista (Former Employee) - New York, NY

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Yes they're usually very good about students who work there.

Answered - Barista (Former Employee) - City of Sunrise, FL

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Yes, the company is pretty flexible and the majority of employees are in school

Answered - Store Manager (Current Employee) - California

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Yes they do

Answered - Barista (Former Employee) - Conroe, TX

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