I have now seen what a Starbucks store looks like after it closes. The store now has brown paper in the windows, or that’s what I saw one week after it closed. It has now been two weeks since my beloved first Starbucks has closed. I miss my coworkers. I wonder if corporate misses us. Ha, just kidding!
We had a great party on closing night. Afterwards, after much searching, we went to a restaurant to hang out. It’s quite possible that a few people may or may not have had adult beverages. We took lots of pictures and had tons of fun. I have seen a handful of these fellow coworkers since and have worked a shift at one of the stores they have transferred to. I pass by one of the stores to and from work and I eagerly look for my coworkers’ cars.
Somehow, despite missing my old store and my former coworkers, I have found less stress at my new store. I work at a drive thru now and it can be pretty exciting during the busy times. When there aren’t customers around we have a great time talking about random things and doing rather ridiculous things. Ironically, there is going to be a new store opening up close by, let’s say it’s a stupid move. This new store is going to be drive thru only according to an ad I saw at my store; however, I heard that it might have a walk-up window and that would be a beneficial feature.
Oh, regarding less stress at my new store, this may be due to the fact that I have yet to run an entire shift where I am the actual supervisor. This may greatly change in about 12 or so hours when I’m actually working. By the way, closing so much later than at my old store is messing up my sleep schedule. I have always been the type of person to stay up late most nights, but I also like to sleep. It takes me a few hours to wind down from working. It’s after 3am and I’m finally getting to the point where I’d be comfortable and relaxed enough to sleep.
I have so much more to say about everything else in my life, but I shall save that for my next post. Let’s hope that post comes soon!