Starbucks Worker Breaks Down in Tears Due to Their 8-Hours Working Schedule

A Starbucks worker recently shared a video in which he was seen crying because of his poor working conditions and long working hours schedule and now her viral video has become the center of attention on social media as people are giving mixed opinions on it.

The video which was initially shared on Twitter shows the employee tearfully explaining their thoughts about the long hectic working hours and rude customers.

When Sebastian Gorka, the far-right supporter of Donald Trump shared the video clip on Twitter, it went viral and has been receiving a great response from people ever since.

In the now-viral video, the Starbucks barista who is also a full-time student described how they were scheduled to work 25 hours during the week and 8 hours on Saturday and Sunday.

“People wonder why we need a union at Starbucks,” the worker shared in the video.

“I am literally about to quit. Like, I don’t know if I’m going to do it. But like I really want to, I almost walked out today. And I’m crying in the back room right now, I almost cried on the floor.”

The trans barista also told that they had to do work seven days a week and as a full time student it is impossible for them to handle everything because of their heavy working schedule.

“I’m a full-time student, I get scheduled for 25 hours a week. And then on weekends, they scheduled me the entire day, open to close, that one’s scheduled for eight and half hours, both Saturday and Sunday.”

They further said, “I’m three and a half hours into my shift. There’s so many customers and we have four people on the floor all day. Only five people were put on schedule and somebody had to call out.”

The coffeehouse company worker also added that the manager was not ready to cooperate with them and used to take himself off the shift because he didn’t want to come in for work.

“They are literally four people running the store. There’s so many customers and they have scheduled five people. We only have 13 people employed at this store and we don’t have fair scheduling. The managers don’t care about us.”

While addressing the significance of having a union during the work, poor barista described that their managers should be accountable for helping the employees who work at the company.

“They refuse to turn mobile orders off. We need the liberty to be able to do that because there’s so many mobile orders and I need to get through all of them.”

Talking about the rude behavior of the customers the young employee said that they didn’t understand what to do when the customer called them incompetent and also misgender them.

“I have a mustache and a beard, what the f***?” they shared. “I don’t get accommodations for being neurodivergent, people get mad at me for having too much sick time. I don’t even know what to do anymore, I’m at my wits end with this job.”

Many people showed their sympathies towards the worker by saying that this is very difficult to manage long hour working schedule being a student. Someone even pointed out that barista had to work 70 hours a week that is so unfair.

“Wow, you are so brave for bullying a young service worker… A full-time college student is expected to do 2-3 hours of homework per every class hour So if this kiddo is in class 15 hours a week, has 30 hours of homework, and then 25 hours of work that is a 70-hour week,” someone criticized Gorka and said.

“This is why everyone hates the older generation because y’all will say you want the best for our generations, and then when we want it to be better y’all whine about how you had it worse and essentially say we deserve the same. I will never understand why you wouldn’t want better,” a commentator wrote.

Meanwhile, some people criticized them and said that she was a softie who should know by now that life is not easy for everyone and many students are working hard and doing multiple jobs to live a better life.

“Yes, its isn’t worth crying like a baby in the back room over. It isn’t worth a sympathy video begging for attention. And my job is far more difficult. He’s weak because he’s never had to face real problems. Most people deal with more shit daily. He isn’t special, he’s pathetic,” one user commented.

“Do I have any sympathy for this young spoiled kid? No. At 17 I was overseas with an M-16. 12 hour days OR around the clock. Bad food, bad weather, dangerous conditions, etc. some of the best times I can remember & friendships that have lasted a lifetime. Grow up, kid.” Someone commented.

“I don’t feel sorry for you. You chose this job. You can quit at any time if its too much. I understand school and work is a lot, but no one told you you had to work while in school. You could have saved up money while in high school unless you did not work then,” another wrote.

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Source: Twitter

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