Anonymous asked: Wow, I didn't know that a Starbucks drive thru existed. All the Starbucks I've been to were just cafes. I learn something new everyday!
Wow really? Over half of the ones in my town are drive thrus haha.
I work 6 out of the 10 this year… Breathe in, breathe out….
I might go crazy…
Anonymous asked: When people order something, pay, then try to ask for add-ons when I'm making their drink so they can get freebies. Not gonna happen
Any partners out there have some EcoSure horror stories? I’ve worked at Starbucks for 3 years now and I’ve never been present during an audit. We’re one of 2 stores in our district that hasn’t been audited yet. Ugh. Any stories partners? Interesting or scary?
I have a co-worker who does the most ratchet things sometimes.
When she’s on bar and people want things “extra hot” after they’ve ordered or she didn’t notice it written, she will literally take back that same normal temp drink, dump it back in the pitcher (syrups, whip, toppings, and all), re-steam it, pour it back in the SAme cup, re-apply the toppings, and give it back.
I am all about short cuts and “I took the whip off your frappu-pain-in-my-ass you can still drink it okay?” but that is just…gross.
And every time she does it I just wanna be like…”You serious, bruh?”Ew. That has to violate some EcoSure rules. That’s just gross. Especially because when you steam coffee or espresso, it tastes metallic. Just be like ew honey. No no.
Corporate sent my manager an email today making sure everyone in my store knew to make frappuccinos according to standard, even during Happy Hour.
Farreal? Don’t act like you’ve never been in a drive thru before. I could SERIOUSLY write a book about this. People were being extra special in my drive thru today, so I thought I’d give you a list of don’ts. Like do NOT. EVER.
1.) Why do you pass up the speaker box? WHY? It’s RIGHT THERE. It’s the rectangular BOX with the SPEAKER on it. If you are driving too fast too notice it, sloooooowwww the eff down! You do not need to be going that fast.
2.) Roll. Down. Your. Window. And. Acknowledge. Me. I realize you have a life and you might be having a phone conversation or talking to someone else in the car. But if you could just ROLL DOWN YOUR WINDOW and POLITELY tell me to hold on, I will do so. I don’t mind so you can tell your conversational partner to hold on so you can do what you came to the drive thru for. Do not continue your conversation as if I’m NOT there, waiting to cater to your every whim. You did not come to my drive thru to hold up my line and talk on your cell phone. Please do that elsewhere. Thank you.
3.) I realize that some people don’t come to Starbucks that often and won’t know what they want right away. That’s fine, just politely tell me you’re still deciding and I will happily wait for you or answer any questions you have. But DO NOT start ordering until you know what you want for sure. If the majority of your order consists of “Uhhhhhhhh…” I need you to know I am picturing punching you directly in the throat.
4.) Don’t order more things at the window when there’s a line behind you. Just PLEASE don’t.
5.) Do not order 7 different types of frappuccinos for all the 13 year olds in your car and then complain about how long it’s taking. Maybe you shouldn’t be spending $30 at Starbucks? There’s a thought…
6.) This happens in the cafe too, but more often than not it’s in drive thru. Ordering from the non existent “secret menu”. I don’t have any idea what a Snickers Frappuccino is. I’m not lying to protect some type of Starbucks secret. If someone orders like that, I usually respond with “I don’t know how to make that, it’s not on our menu, but if you know what’s in it, I’ll be happy to make it for you.” And WITHOUT fail, I hear “Well. I’m looking at your Secret Menu right now and it says I can order it.” NO LISTEN. I WILL START BUYING SNICKERS BARS SO WHEN I GET ORDERS LIKE THAT I WILL THROW ONE AT YOUR DAMN CAR.
7.) And last but not least, don’t order just water in the drive thru. Do not trouble me with your dehydration. Come inside. Damn.
oneangryviking asked: OMG! its like, you're my twin blog! BY OUR POWERS COMBINED! -sincerely, the guy behind yourbaristaprobablyhatesyou
Ahhhhh!!! Omg!! I love your blog so much! It seriously feels like I’m talking to a celebrity! Hahaha, Baristas Unite! :)
Go to Starbucks. Order coffee for “Prisoner 24601”
When they call out your order, jump up and yell “My name is Jean Valjean!”
And if the barista replies with “AND I’M JAVERT,” you tip that motherfucker so hard
you tip them right over the edge of a bridge
you fucking didn’t
There’s a certain blog this should be on.
Free coffee to anyone that does this in my store. Not joking.
Come to my store and do this please!!!
onechoice-at-atime asked: Hey, haha so im going into starbucks, and i wanna try somthing new... any suggestions... i dont really like the STRONG coffee flavor if you could help me out thatd be cool
Well, if you love sweet, I’d suggest a white mocha. It’s a really good balance of sweet and coffee and the espresso doesn’t taste too strong. You can get it iced or hot, it comes with whip cream. If they give it to you and it still tastes kinda strong, ask them to add a few more pumps of white mocha. It’s no extra charge, so they’ll just do it right there. I hope you like it! :)
merving asked: do you know the exact recipe for the caramel frappuccino?
Like what’s in the syrup? No. I obviously know how to make a caramel Frappuccino with all the syrups in front of me… And the frap roast. You wanna know how to make it with all the syrups? You might be able to order it online.
You could also just. Not order caramel frappuccinos. That’d be great.
deadpoetsocietea asked: Hello! I just applied online to become a starbucks barista. Do you know by any chance how long it will be until they get back to me? Also, I heard that being a barista is arguably one of the worst jobs ever... would you agree?
If they don’t contact you within 2 days, contact them. It’s a lot better if you go in the stores you applied to. It looks better. As far as it being the worst job, I wouldn’t say that. I do think we are pretty underpaid because of everything we have to deal with, but we get a lot of benefits as well. (health, dental, 30% discount, free beverages on your shift, free pound of coffee a week). If you work with great people, the stress is much easier to manage :)
faggetr0nn asked: i have a starbucks interview tomorrow and i wanna know what should i wear? (im a girl) and what kind of questions will they ask? D:
Definitely something business like. Be super bubbly and friendly, smile a lot. I honestly don’t have a clue what they’ll ask you. They’re all so different. I barely even remember the questions I got. But you LOVE coffee, okay? Even if you don’t. You LOVE coffee.
thereshegoesthedopestethiopian asked: your blog is what keeps me sane. I makes me laugh to read other partners problems until i realize i have to go through it myself the next day, LOL
Haha! Yay! It makes me so happy to know people enjoy it! :)