So I have a new job. I have been working at Starbucks for six weeks now, and have been drinking enough coffee to fuel a humpback whale flying to the moon. I can’t complain though, getting free drinks all day is just one of the many perks.
After I received my barista certification a few weeks ago, I decided to buy myself a mug that I have been lusting over for months. It’s not often I come across a mug that I drool over while my foot twitches at the same time.
SWOOOOOON. I first saw this mug back in March when I stopped into Starbucks on my way to VegFest. I couldn’t justify buying it then, so I didn’t. WELL I needed a new mug and figured that my barista certification was justification enough to buy myself a gift!. A mug like this makes my morning coffee taste so much better.
I’m slightly obsessed. Now all I need is my own espresso machine to make lattes at home. My favorite part about this mug is that I saved almost $4 thanks to my partner discount. We all know I go coo coo for discounts. I also no longer need to buy coffee for home thanks to my weekly markout where I get a pound of free coffee. Free loot, free loot, FREE LOOT!
I’m trying to be proactive with this job, and I ask to make drinks anytime it’s slow. Normally newbies stay on the register for a while before making drinks, but I want to learn as soon as possible so that I am on par with the rest of the crew. Sometimes when it starts getting busy and I have to make a drink I am unfamiliar with I feel something like this..
I’m catching on though. Thankfully all the people I work with are super nice and help me out anytime I flop like a suffocated fish splashing coffee and milk all over the place. I’ve held my own anytime it’s been busy, and I actually enjoy the morning rush of the junkies coming in to get their
crack coffee fix. Coffee drinkers can be ruthless.
As time goes on and things start to feel comfortable I enjoy the job so much more. I am having fun, and making new friends. I’ve received nothing but positive feedback which helps give me the confidence I need as the new kid.
Starbucks is an amazing company and gives back to the community, along with taking care of the countries they get their beans from. I’ve learned so much about what happens behind the scenes and it makes me love the products that much more! They also take great care of their employees. All in all things are going well, and I’ve started to settle in!
Q: Do you have a favorite mug you use for everything?