Not what you think.
Pros: Get to be yourself. Being around people.
Cons: You don't have a "true" weekend.
When I had originally started working back in 2006, the company's focus was all about the customer. I loved that. They wanted us to make Starbucks feel like a 2nd home for customers. Warm and welcoming. Fast forward a couple of years, and that changed. For the worse, it did. Became about numbers and such. I had left the company in 2011 in search of a job that "was my calling," and haven't succeeded yet. Those close to me would tell me that "Starbucks was ME. Being around people and making people happy was ME." So, I applied and was given a job there again. I was hoping that the mindset behind the company was like it was back in 2006, but it isn't.
Yes, I have fun working with my fellow baristas, but it's just not the place for me. I love making customers happy. It fuels me. It gives me a boost when I hear them compliment me for making their day and what-not.
During the years after my first stint with Starbucks, I was trying to figure myself out and what it is, job-wise, that I wanted to do. It just seems that customer service is my calling. But for what company?
I'm just hoping that I can find a company out there...a job, that just feels right. That calls out to me.