I think we are out of topics for the year so I am going to talk about writing and working at Starbucks, and why I think it’s the perfect part time job.
First and foremost, I get to feed my caffeine addiction free of charge J After ten years, if you retire, you still get a free pound of coffee a week. It’s better than crack – and it’s legal.
Second : it’s busy, so I get my cardio in. We all know writing requires a lot of sitting, which causes ass spread if left unattended
Third : I meet people. Not all of them are nice, some are down right douche bags, but I’ve met some really great people too. A few have become good friends!
Fourth on the list: Things are never the same, despite the routine. Which keeps my ADD side happy. Squirrel??
Fifth: Being with people forces me to be in the moment instead of safe behind my keyboard. I am part of my community.
Sixth: My job description states I am to make the customer happy, so no matter what, the customer gets to be right. Starbucks has nailed customer service with this – as a barista, I can remake your drink as many times as it takes until you are happy. I can offer you a free drink if you’ve been forgotten in line, or give you a certificate if you have been mistreated in any way. My job is to make the customer happy. Which in turn makes me happy, lol
Seventh: I am able to provide very affordable health insurance for my family, working only part time
Eighth: Starbucks is very flexible with my travel schedule – accommodating as well as supportive
Ninth reason would be the 401 K and stock options
And reason number ten is: who doesn’t like a little extra jingle in their pocket?
Just thought of another reason too – an important one. I have NO control over the publishing industry. I work hard and write the best books I can, and then what? I wait. I have a very active imagination and I can come up with all kinds of misery as to why my stuff isn’t selling or moving faster – whatever. I can write. And I can work at Starbucks and accomplish all of the above and have some sort of control over a tiny bit of my life, keeping me out of a straight jacket in a nice white padded room <g>
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I find a way to do all the writing I need without sitting too much, but other than that I totally agree with your post.
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Posted by Traci:
Hey Lynette! How are you? I agree, and you know we hava few customers who come in and they are actually tea drinkers but they love the smell of coffee
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Bear, Piks? We are a pair, aren't we?!! That customer was very kind and kinda hot too, lol.. I 'member that!