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

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    Hating my job at starbucks and itís been only 6 weeks

    Hello everyone,

    I have started a job at Starbucks 6 weeks ago and I just hate it. I donít get along with any of my colleagues- not so much that I just feel itís forced , very very forced. The job itself is just dull and repetitive and I just hate being there. I feel like it is a prison. I feel my energy is being sucked out of me!

    I have just finished university in a degree in medical sciences and been volunteering prior to getting the Starbucks.

    What should I do??

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    Keep applying for graduate jobs and internships in your field.

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    Are you applying for other jobs? I worked at a coffee place during high school. I didn't "enjoy" it because it wasn't fun -it was work - but I got along with most of my colleagues and made good tips. It was more of a means to an end. Once I had a college degree and, later, a grad degree, I applied for and did jobs related to my degrees.

    One of my friends who is now in law school and a mother of 3 children including 2 young children, one with special needs, works full time at a law firm and worked at a Starbucks for about 1.5 years during a time in the past she experienced unemployment. you do what you need to do to provide for yourself/your family. She eventually got the job at the law firm and then pursued her grad degree. She is in her 30s.

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    Iím looking at other jobs for sure but havenít had time to apply for jobs but now Iím going to find time as this job is really dull. I have been told my manager to lower my hours (so I can look for other jobs tbh) but I said itís due to a different reason.

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    You do want to make sure you get a good reference from your manager.

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    Yes but how do I do that if I am not enjoying the job? Do I just force myself?

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    Originally Posted by sesameseeds
    Yes but how do I do that if I am not enjoying the job? Do I just force myself?
    Force yourself to smile and pretend you are enjoying your job, yes!

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    Originally Posted by dias
    Force yourself to smile and pretend you are enjoying your job, yes!
    Yup! When my work is stressful I use the mantra in my head "pretend you are at a tea party". I've only been to two formal tea parties. But it helps me to calm down and smile/be positive.

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    If you donít like your current job, you have to make the time to search for another.

    I get it, job searching is very time consuming. Looking for another job is practically another full time or part time job unto itself.

    Despite it being a pain, you just have to suck it up and make the time if you want to get out of your current position.

    In the meantime, make the best of your current job. Work hard, be friendly.

    And although maybe you might feel like the only one who feels this way about your job, Iíd bet some of your colleagues feel the same way as you.

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    What is "medical sciences?" It sounds like a baseline degree to specialize in grad school with or some sort of technical program. What opportunities do you feel it opens you up for?

    Retail and food service tend to be the bottom of the barrel as far as an enjoyable working experience goes. While easier said than done, it's kinda like learning Spanish in the DR. If you can do it there, you can do it anywhere. If you can learn to at least go there and go home with your sanity in tact, you'll at least temperamentally speaking be pretty fit pretty much anywhere else, which can give you a good leg up and some very good perspective with regard to weighing your personal threshold against whatever pros and cons of a job.

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