Anonymous asked:

So, I just recently graduated and I need to get a job. It will be my first, so I'll probably be stuck with something in the customer service or food industry, and most grocery stores are out because past head trauma causes me to get really dizzy and faint whenever I'm in flourescent lighting too long. Starbucks has more mellow lighting and even though I have no idea how to do any of the stuff a partner does, it's looking to be my only option. Any advice for a shit-scared n00b?

yourbaristaprobablyhatesyou answered:

Show up on time and work hard, even when you don’t feel like doing either of those things.

Be happy and if you aren’t happy, learn to fake it. Oddly, pretending to be happy seems to go a long way in making you genuinely happy.

Learn everything you can. Master the basics they teach you in training. Only after youve done that, learn what rules to break. Remember, Picasso could paint photorealism long before he started painting wiggly lines and calling them portraits.

Stand your ground and defend your rights as a worker. This means knowing your rights as a worker.

Don’t let the bastards grind you down.

This is just good advice All around.