One of former Starbucks employee Sarah Gillane’s customers even sent her a cheque to pay for her removals van when he found out she was moving house. Starbucks sets rules on where exactly we should hold the cup when we hand it to you, and how the shot glasses should stand on the espresso machine drip tray, according to ex-barista Sarah Gillane. Wealthiest Starbucks locations bring the worst customers Even impatient commuters are nicer to handle than spoilt brats. When you order a coffee with one and a HALF packets of Splenda, or demand a certain temperature, yes, we think you’re ridiculous, reveals amateur barista Michelle Licerio 10.
The best of us can serve three customers a minute, says Gillane 11.
Starbucks HQ sets upper and lower temperature limits, according to Morgan, and store staff don’t have much leeway.
Bring another jumper if you’re too cold, or go elsewhere. Truthfully, working at Starbucks is "a lot like being in the Hunger Games", says Justin Lindsey.
"I was flirted with by a barista," he explained on Facebook. The customer claims that the officer told him the note had been "creepy." He insisted that he'd done nothing illegal (and currently, there's no evidence that he did).
He complained that this is a clear case of age discrimination.
If all you want is to get your coffee and go, you’re in the minority “For every person who wished we'd just give the coffee quickly and quietly, there were four more who loved the interaction”, said Morgan.
Those drink-dispensing folks bring many attributes not only to the coffeehouse but to relationships as well. Somehow they keep cool during the morning coffee rush hour and while dealing with difficult customers. They have good memories—not only for remembering drink orders, but also to provide customer service by remembering names and important facts about people. Baristas must be organized, with strong time-management skills. With the stream of people they meet, baristas get acquainted with doctors, accountants, plumbers, mechanics, and lots of others. In addition to coffee preparation, baristas know how to clean—counters, dishes, floors, equipment.
In fact, the same skills and qualities that make a barista an indispensible part of our daily routine translate nicely into romantic relationships…including these: 1. With the many characters they meet each day and the lively atmosphere they work in, you’re sure to hear intriguing anecdotes and revelations on your dates. What besides coffee drinks are coffeehouses known for? Besides coffee expertise, your barista-lover can recommend funky, unusual music to expand your tastes. These contacts will come in handy if you ever need a recommendation. Baristas arrive home at the end of the day smelling of coffee. That’s an attribute most people would love to have in a partner.
The customer might be offensive, annoying or even mistaken.
How, though, should a sales associate -- or their employers -- react?
’, read: ‘Yesterday at your drive thru we had a less than cheerful encounter.