Questions and Answers about Starbucks

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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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If they have enough staff in depending on your situation I'm sure they might work with you

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If you are a student and need them to follow your schedule I think you should apply at McDonald's because if you apply here I would think you're responsible for days and weekend schedule

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You applied for the job so it's your responsibility to be there on the days and weekends that you are supposed to work once again this is a team effort if everybody don't work together then it's going to be stressful for everybody

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I think first of all if you applied for the job you would do whatever it took to be at your shift it's not fair to the others to work their shift and cover yours as well we don't want our employers stressed out and then not being friendly to our customers that we want to keep coming back

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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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