Thursday, August 14, 2008

Work (wûrk) (n.): exertion or effort directed to produce or accomplish something

I am officially the holder of a minion position at one of America's consumer gods. No its not Walmart or McDonalds or Microsoft which of course leaves Starbucks. I've been working there for a week as of today and I still don't know how to do anything. There are hundreds of drinks to memorize codes for and don't even get me started on how to actually make the drinks. I have to smile and say thank you to everyone even the people who are complete and utter jerks. I'm surprised they don't make me curtsy every time someone buys something which would wear thin even faster than the rest of it is. Good news is they were very understanding with my schedule, working two jobs and needing to have weekends off to be at home with the family. It looks like I will be working 16 hours a week there and another 16 at the library if I am lucky. The good news is I have a paycheck to pick up both Thursday and Friday of next week and money is nearly always good especially when you have month old veterinary bills to pay off.


This Book For Free said...

It's always nice to have paycheck to pick up...worse than not having them.

That must be challenging having to be nice to jerks.

BTW, I'm inviting you to my free book giveaway site.I hope you can visit.

Veggie Mom said...

Oh, gosh. I was in food service for 6 years, and all it got me was laugh lines (from the constant smiling) and varicose veins (from the constant standing). I hear that Starbucks has good benefits--I hope they're benefitting you!

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