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Day 9: Why I would work for Starbucks September 28, 2009

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Ok so we all know I am working a part time job at Disney.  But I am really poor and I am trying to find another part time job.

One of the first places I applied to was to the two Starbucks shops by my apartment. I have always wanted to work for Starbucks and I wasn’t sure why. It was just one of those urges you get when you really want to do something.

Well, I was sitting in Starbucks today, reading a book and drinking my grande non fat caramel macchiato, and it occured to me why I wanted to work for Starbucks. There are many reasons why a person would want to work for Starbucks. If you are part time they give you all these cool benefits like health care and tuition reimbursement. But that doesn’t appeal to me. I mean it does, but that’s not what was drawing me to this company or shop.

Coffee brings people together. Coffee makes your day better. Almost every time you walk into Starbucks or drive thru, the barista is friendly. I have run into some really grumpy baristas, but that is besides the point. If you go into the same Starbucks enough times they learn your name, what you do, and exactly how you want your coffee, latte, mocha, frap, whatever. Baristas at Starbucks are great! They usually have a lot of fun and are easy to relate to. Occasionally you run into some Starbucks shops that just have unhappy employees, but that’s something that needs to be taken up with a manager. Coffee with a smile makes people feel better. Besides, for coffee lovers, just being able to get your coffee or beverage is an amazing part of your day. You might really need a coffee pick me up.

So that’s why I would work for Starbucks. I have applied and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to be part of a Starbucks team but like the rest of the world, they really aren’t hiring. I really wish they were though.

 

Ponderings Over Coffee August 1, 2008

So I realize my last post was a bit of a downer. I must admit packing to leave for 5 months can get depressing. Then I realized, people do it all the time. People in the Army pack to go away for who knows how long and they don’t even know if they are going to return. So I guess I shouldn’t be too depressed. It’s still hard.

 

I’m at my internship right now and I am sitting here drinking my Starbucks coffee *a Grande Non-fat caramel macchiato…my fave!* and I am just thinking. We are done with the internship so I just have to make it through today and two days next week. I’ll be fine. Mmmm coffee.

 

Anyways I just thinking about different things. For example: Old Disney Channel Original Movies. Since they started in 1997 I have seen EVERY SINGLE ONE and I REMEMBER THEM! That’s a bit scary I know! Some of my favorites are: Brink, Motocrossed, Now You See It, Zenon, Halloweentown, A Ring of Endless Light, and a few others. It would never cross my mind how old these movies are until you do a search for them and realize they premiered when I was in middle school and high school. Now a college senior, I am amazed that I know so much about DCOMs. Wow.

 

Another thing I was thinking about is my attitude. It’s not a pleasant one. My mom likes to think that when I am with my friend Paul I am much happier about things. I’d like to agree with her, but I don’t think I would say that I am much much happier. Paul just makes my life interesting, fun, and new. I can do that on my own, I just choose not to. I was thinking that I need an attitude adjustment. Randy Pausch stated in his last lecture that there are two kinds of people: Tiggers or Eeyores. Tiggers are outgoing, have a positive outlook, and are fun. Eeyores *while cute as pie* are slugglish, mopey, and have a don’t care attitude.  I would like to think I am a Tigger but I know that sometimes I can have the attitude of Eeyore. I want to be a Tigger all the time.

 

So what am I doing about this? I have decided to take a new outlook. I am making it a point to find beauty in everything around me. The office phone for example. I have to answer it. So I smile through the phone when I do and maybe make someone else smile or feel more comfortable calling. I am also trying to get off of my computer more. This is hard to do at work, where I do a lot of work on the computer, but I am trying. I also want to take a daily walk. Not one that is rushed either. I want to take everything in, breathe deeply, and relax. There is beauty in everything, you just have to find it.

 

More ponderings: I do a lot more when I am busy. I realized that since I have been home this summer I have gained a few pounds, watched a lot of reruns on TV, and just been lazy. I really haven’t been outdoors too much and I move slow. The busier I am the more active I am, the better I do. I think one thing that benefitted me this summer, was the fact that I made it a point to sing every day. This way my vocals are still on track, even if I get sick every three weeks. No one can stop me from singing.

 

I like to laugh and smile and do crazy things. When I’m not busy though, I tend to be grumpy, tired all the time, and just blah. It’s time for a Attitude Makeover. Watch out World Here comes a happier Lauren!

 

Oh and at work yesterday I made a Kevin Jonas background of my computer on Photoshop. There will be NO Kevin hate here!