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Thread: Hating my job at starbucks and itís been only 6 weeks

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    It was part of a medical degree but I failed the medical degree at the final hurdle-they refused to give me another chance and my course was terminated and walked away with a Biomedical Sciences with Honours.

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    Originally Posted by sesameseeds
    It was part of a medical degree but I failed the medical degree at the final hurdle-they refused to give me another chance and my course was terminated and walked away with a Biomedical Sciences with Honours.
    So now I see a clue here. You say "they refused to give me another chance" but the reality is you failed and didn't complete the requirements for a medical degree. What were they supposed to do that would have been fair/evenhanded? So is this part of a general mindset of yours -that your job should be very interesting/exciting even as an entry level at Starbucks, that you shouldn't be "forced" to act professionally in a service industry? I happen to like Starbucks a lot despite some issues I've had with certain locations and I worked at a lower level type of Starbucks as a teenager. Customer service is hard. But often it''s a stepping stone and if your manager can give you good references that will help you ultimately.

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    Ok you'll have to stick it out until you find something else. Get a profile up on LinkedIn with your education, experience, job goals, a professional looking head shot, etc. Then upload your contact lists and see who's on there that you may know. Join some professional groups and your high school and university alumni groups. You can also upload your resume and set your notifications/privacy setting to allow employers to contact you. Check your university for job postings, job placements.

    Have your resume ready at all times on file and update when necessary. Take both an active and passive approach by searching for jobs online and having your resume available on sites such as LinkedIn. It doesn't matter if it's an entry level job.

    In the meantime, suck it up and deal with their dot com corporate smiley-happy-people-we-are-the-world bs culture. It's bs everyone knows it, but hey, it's free coffee, a discount and a paycheck until you land something else. I personally don't patronize Starbucks because their overpriced trendy coffee sucks and that phony attitude is too obsequious for my taste as well..
    Originally Posted by sesameseeds
    I just feel itís forced , very very forced. The job itself is just dull and repetitive and I just hate being there.

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    LOL yeah I'm not a Starbucks lover either. Although there's a spot not far from my (densely populated) area where there are literally 3 Starbucks on the same corner. And a 4th one less than 1/4 mile more. You can literally sit at one Starbucks and stare at the other two.

    That being said, I'm sorry you failed your exam, but you'll have to figure out a way to find something more meaningful and enjoyable. Until you do, plaster on that Starbucks happy-happy smile, brew some overpriced, bitter coffee, add some chemicals to make it taste like something natural, and collect your paycheck.

    I'm not trying to give you a hard time for failing. That's very difficult. JFK Jr. famously failed the bar twice before he finally passed. I guess the point is, given that this is your degree, what can you do with it, or what do you want to do with it? Figure out a plan for yourself to move forward from this.

    And no, of course no one is hating on anyone who works at Starbucks. Anyone, anywhere, who gets up, gets to work, and works an honest day is alright by me.

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    It is hard when it is all I have ever known and I am trying to see what else I enjoy. I guess it would have to be something within healthcare or customer service.

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    Originally Posted by sesameseeds
    It is hard when it is all I have ever known and I am trying to see what else I enjoy. I guess it would have to be something within healthcare or customer service.
    Then find a healthcare job. What certifications can you get to add to your degree so that you can work in your field? you won't be able to be a doctor, but maybe you can get training as an xray tech. Can you work in a lab or on the research end with your degree (where you are not qualified to see patients, you could do a behind the scenes job?)

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    How about pharmaceutical, medical, or dental sales?

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    Originally Posted by sesameseeds
    I guess it would have to be something within healthcare or customer service.
    If you don't like working in a coffee shop, you're probably not going to like customer service!

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    Originally Posted by Jibralta
    If you don't like working in a coffee shop, you're probably not going to like customer service!
    Agree!! Starbucks is a customer service job.

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    With your background, you could probably do well as a laboratory technician. A lot of labs need to hire recent graduates. Would this be something you would be interested in?

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