- Jun 2, 2014
This is a Starbucks related question. Since I have began working, I have had three closing shifts. Each time, I have been scheduled to 9:30PM(thirty minutes after close) and each time I have not gotten out until almost 10:00PM. In fact, last night I was asked to leave before I was even finished(fridges weren't wiped down or stocked, hadn't swept anything or even touched the lobby, ready to drink case unstocked, etc...). To clarify, I NEVER waste time on my shifts. I am constantly doing something. If I am not making a drink I am wiping down the bars or restocking ice or cups or lids. I try and start cleaning as soon as I get on if I'm doing a closing shift, making sure the dishes are kept up with and starting to get the hot and cold bars wiped down and ready for the next day. I pull all my pastries and sandwiches and date them well before close. Hell, I even dump my coffees and teas into Trenta cups early so that they can be cleaned and prepped before close. However, I am still struggling to get everything done in the thirty short minutes I'm given to get closed. I'm worried that I'm incompetent somehow because everyone else seems to be able to get the millions of closing tasks done that I cannot. Am I missing something somehow? Is there a trick someone just neglected to teach me? I'm afraid I will get written up and eventually termed if I can't figure this out. I appreciate any help I can get!