Part-time Barista in Hong Kong, HK
Fun workplace, no experience neededI went into the job without knowing anything about being a barista, only the intrest within it.The company provided paid training days for every single staff member that comes into the company. The drinks are pretty easy to memorize as they are all just numbers and some ingredients would be used in multiple drinks which made it easier to fit into categories.The food is usually thrown away a day or two after the shipment and since being a night shifter myself, me, my manager and team members would get some free food as bonus. The workplace enviroment is very friendly and outgoing even if it does become stressful during rush hours.My manager is very nice and I still keep in contact with her after I left. She has become a very close family friend now. Very easy going and chill towards every team member but also keeps everything running smoothly without much trouble.The hardest part with the job is definitely rude customers and some may even file a complaint towards HQ and down back towards us. As well as the heavy cleaning, I had to sweep + mop the floor, clear out expired food + restock and clean the oil tank under the sink every night which stank but it was part of the job. I got used to it eventually.The most enjoyable part would be outings and the friendly customers. The manager sometimes put together parties on holidays like Christmas, Chinese New Year or Easter to bring every team member together. It was a time that we got to bond together and strengthen the team which made working together that much more easy.