I wrote this article as I tried to recover from the terrible interview that I have had early last week.
As I drove 50 minutes to my fourth ever interview, I felt quite relaxed. I’m quite a nervous person but this was not a job that I needed, so I thought to myself ‘whatever happens, happens’.
Being a barista is a tough job and you never fully understand the stress and complexity of the job until either; A. You become one, or B. You know someone who rants to you about being a barista.
I thought, for this fun article, I would give you a rough day-to-day schedule of what it is like being a barista! It all begins with coming in approximately 15-20 minutes before your shift even starts. That way, if there is a line up (Which usually there is) you can have an appropriate amount of time to get your drink before you start work.
Hey Everyone, I thought I’d give you a glimpse into what I have been dealing with these last couple months… Maybe you’ve been there before, or are there right now and do not know what to do.
As most of you know I have been working two, at most three, jobs and I am beginning to find myself at a place where I actually miss my social life. I actually didn’t understand how much I valued social interaction until I deprived myself of it.
Recently I have been in a conflict with someone at my work in regards to an incident that had happened last week. It all started when she kept calling in sick for each one of her shifts so we were either short handed, or we would be struggling to find someone to cover for her. It came to a point where I was beginning to become frustrated with her so on the schedule I wrote “sick” in quotations. The next day I got a Facebook message from this person calling me all sorts of things and saying I was assuming when she has a “medical need”, but no one had ever talked about it before. This brings me to the point of my article: Where you draw the line with an argument or hostility?
I’ve grown up with parents who told me to stand up for what I thought was right and to essentially live life not regretting decisions. Do I regret my decision with this situation? Nope. Not one bit. I’ve come to realize that what I did was not only an eye opener for her but for other people that this individual needs to realize that if this perception that she’s giving off made me assume this, then what would be different than someone else writing it?
In the end, I will be sitting down with this person and making it a point that if my assumption of her is this, then I am probably not the only one who works with her that feels the same way. So the question stands:
Where do you draw the line? Have you thought maybe you’ve been there, and you do not know where to stop it?