I officially started my job at Second Cup today. It was a three hour training shift where I learned how to use the lovely touch screen cash registers, along with learning how to make you a cup of delicious coffee, or tea. My heart rate must have gone up a few notches during the shift, as I frantically tried to remember all of the buttons to press on that small screen. It's pretty straight forward, but it's difficult when you're dealing with real people who would like their coffee right.
There were several times where I fumbled up, only to apologize with a sheepish grin and explain "I'm in training, today's my first day." I must say that everyone was incredibly understanding. I've discovered that listening to what the customer wants is key. It's gets difficult when they order 3 or 4 different things, and all of them have different modifications - skim, no whip, extra hot.
I'm assuming I'll work a few more weeks before they even get me started on the barista machine - making lattes and cappuccinos and espresso, which by the way, looks about 15 times harder than pressing a button down on a pot of coffee.
All in all, it was a successful shift.
I now have 2 jobs. One at the pool, and one at a coffee shop. I'm blessed.
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