What It's Like Working At A Starbucks
Start writing a post

13 Quotes That Perfectly Explain What It's Like Working At Starbucks

To inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time.

Photo by Omar Lopez on Unsplash

Of course, like all of my articles, this is just my opinion. I've been working at Starbucks for a few months now, but I can tell you one thing: I've never had a job harder than this one.

"I like to take pictures of my Starbucks cups because, while I don't think my name is that difficult, apparently it is!"

Don't judge baristas for misspelling your name. We really don't care if it's right or wrong when there's probably a long line of people behind you.

"I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not too sure."

It's usually a good idea to figure out your drink while waiting in line, but it seems people like to wait until they get to the register.

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.”

There are some really rude people that come in to get coffee. Lucky them, because we're taught to take it with a smile.

“Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.”

Now, I always said things wrong before I worked at Starbucks...but when I hear someone pronounce espresso like "expresso," it hurts a bit.

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

To work here, you have to be able to joke and laugh with your coworkers. Otherwise, you won't be able to get through the shift.

“I was born to make mistakes, not to fake perfection.”

We mess up drinks from time to time. If something's wrong, simply tell a barista because they'll gladly remake it for you.

“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.”

You have to learn to let go. It might be easy to let things get to you, but, at the end of the day, it's just a job.

“Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.”

At Starbucks, you can do the minimum. You have to go out of your way to make connections. It's how you get tips, and how you meet people that might just be your next employer. *wink wink*

"Success is being a good person, treating people well."

Starbucks takes pride in learning the names of regulars and what they drink each time. It's why so many people come back despite the outrageous prices.

 "Behind every mask there is a face, and behind that a story."

Customers only get a glimpse of who we are as people. You see a smile but not the death of a relative or losing property. Be nice to your baristas. Please!

 "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."

Time flies by while working and so do the days. Before you know it, someone is promoted and you might just be next.

 "The most complicated skills is to be simple."

We enjoy making simple lattes and getting black coffee. Please get more of those. Thank you.

 “People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.”

People will never understand how hard this job is until you actually work it. It's mentally and physically draining. Someone comes in every day, thinking they know things that you only learn during training.

Don't ruin our day if you're having a bad one. It's hard enough when you work at Starbucks.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

Top 10 Reasons My School Rocks!

Why I Chose a Small School Over a Big University.

man in black long sleeve shirt and black pants walking on white concrete pathway

I was asked so many times why I wanted to go to a small school when a big university is so much better. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a big university is great but I absolutely love going to a small school. I know that I miss out on big sporting events and having people actually know where it is. I can't even count how many times I've been asked where it is and I know they won't know so I just say "somewhere in the middle of Wisconsin." But, I get to know most people at my school and I know my professors very well. Not to mention, being able to walk to the other side of campus in 5 minutes at a casual walking pace. I am so happy I made the decision to go to school where I did. I love my school and these are just a few reasons why.

Keep Reading...Show less
Lots of people sat on the cinema wearing 3D glasses

Ever wonder what your friend meant when they started babbling about you taking their stapler? Or how whenever you ask your friend for a favor they respond with "As You Wish?" Are you looking for new and creative ways to insult your friends?

Well, look no further. Here is a list of 70 of the most quotable movies of all time. Here you will find answers to your questions along with a multitude of other things such as; new insults for your friends, interesting characters, fantastic story lines, and of course quotes to log into your mind for future use.

Keep Reading...Show less
New Year Resolutions

It's 2024! You drank champagne, you wore funny glasses, and you watched the ball drop as you sang the night away with your best friends and family. What comes next you may ask? Sadly you will have to return to the real world full of work and school and paying bills. "Ah! But I have my New Year's Resolutions!"- you may say. But most of them are 100% complete cliches that you won't hold on to. Here is a list of those things you hear all around the world.

Keep Reading...Show less

The Ultimate Birthday: Unveiling the Perfect Day to Celebrate!

Let's be real, the day your birthday falls on could really make or break it.

​different color birthday candles on a cake
Blacksburg Children's Museum

You heard it here first: birthdays in college are some of the best days of your four years. For one day annually, you get to forget about your identity as a stressed, broke, and overworked student, and take the time to celebrate. You can throw your responsibilities for a day, use your one skip in that class you hate, receive kind cards and gifts from loved ones and just enjoy yourself.

Keep Reading...Show less

Unleash Inspiration: 15 Relatable Disney Lyrics!

Leave it to Disney to write lyrics that kids of all ages can relate to.

The 15 most inspiring Disney songs

Disney songs are some of the most relatable and inspiring songs not only because of the lovable characters who sing them, but also because of their well-written song lyrics. While some lyrics make more sense with knowledge of the movie's story line that they were written for, other Disney lyrics are very relatable and inspiring for any listener.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments