The best part is the coworkers.
Bookseller/Barista (Current Employee) – Longview, TX – December 26, 2018
I normally work a 5 1/2 hour, understaffed, shift at minimum wage. I started out as a barista, and then my manager decided I would be better off on the book side of things, and was basically thrown into the storm of the book side head first. My GM in particular never pays us any mind unless it has to do with the store, ignores scheduling requests unless you're one of the favorites, and does not amply staff so regularly that I get called in on my few days off (I work 2 jobs) almost every week. The MCC and magazine sales are useless unless the customer is actually easily convinced enough that they're beneficial. I always get the customers that aren't so easily duped, and customers that are so disgruntled that they don't bother to listen to the pitch, which I am perfectly okay with, so my SPIFF is almost non-existent. The magazine sales goals are very unrealistic for the area that the store is in, and corporate is always on our tails about them, even though customers have had horrible experiences with the magazines.
Literally the best part is the coworkers. The co-managers, AM, and other employees are all good people. They're the reason I bother to show up.
30% discount and the coffee. That's it.
Short breaks for the amount of work, general management, confusing rules for vacation time, and scheduling.