28 Dec '11, 9am

A former SBUX store manager wonders what the licensed store environment is like; can anyone clue her in on it?

I worked for Starbucks for three and a half years as a shift and left a year ago. What I saw was the company slowly deteriorating from behind the counter, as many of us have experienced. While the stock price and sales went up, the whole "partner" experience was no more. I was recruited and interviewed for a management position last year with Barnes & Noble as a cafe manager and when I was offered, I took the position in a heartbeat. I'm not sure about other licensed stores like Target but I can say for absolute certainty that working in a Barnes & Noble Cafe' that serves 99.9% of the Starbucks drinks, has been a dream come true! B&N cafes still have all of the things that I liked about Starbucks without all the incredible amount of crap and unrealistic expectations. I now work half as hard and make more money. The cafe exceeds all of its metrics; I love my job and look fo...

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