It sucks. This company does not believe in taking it easy on their "partners". You could be busting your butt the entire rush while on bar and be asked to not use your break so you could instead do a million other jobs throughout the day for them. I once was on bar for 7 hours straight; it was a crazy busy day and my shift ended in an hour. I didn't get a single break except for my lunch which I had to beg for. Finally getting your lunch break an hour before you shift ends is not cool. This happened to me so many times that I eventually left. I was crazy fast and good at making drinks but they took advantage of it and "forgot" to give me my breaks so often that I had no choice but to leave. Drama is also worse than high school; can't say I didn't see that coming working for Starbucks where nothing but snotty brats want to work. Highly do not recommend this place.
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.
I just got hired at the South Miami Starbucks just yesterday. At my first interview, my manager asked me my availability and told me that she wouldn’t call me within the time ranges that I told her, so yes they let you choose days and times. I’m also a student, so I had the same worry.
I like being able to stay moving. You keep moving all day and it makes the days go by quickly. Who you work with makes all the difference. It's fun to meet nice people.
The shifts I got were usually 5 and a half hours so they could avoid giving us a lunch at 6 hours. You get a 10 minute break whenever the shift supervisor decides its your turn, but most of them are pretty nice about it if you ask politely. My main problem with hours was that one week I would have almost 30 hours but the next I'd suddenly be down to 15 hours so it was very hard to budget around that not knowing how much I'd actually be working.
Not having enough coverage you have a list of things to get done by the end of the day ( if you’re a closer ) also while having to make drinks help customers etc on top of that still making sure you’re on track with your tasks, also towards the afternoon you have one person on bar drive thru and the inside can get pretty hectic at the same time making it stressful for the person who’s on bar. So remember to be nice and patient to your baristas!