05 Jun '12, 3am

Starbucks to acquire San Francisco-based La Boulange® Bakery. (open thread)

1. There are trucks that deliver the stores’ orders. Big cardboard boxes everywhere. I think they mostly arrive very early morning. 2. Not sure I understand question #2. Here in Seattle. there are SO many Starbucks (downtown Seattle is comprised of 3 actual districts of stores – meaning like 36 stores in a couple square miles) that partners very often pick up shifts at other stores within their district. But partners generally work one schedule, at a store, with some consistency in being a morning, or closing person. Like I said, I think there is more sharing of staff between multiple stores in Seattle than elsewhere, just because that can often mean walking one more block to pick up a shift. 3. Pet peeves – From what I can see this varies tremendously depending on the patience levels of partners! That’s true of all of retail. People are people. In the clothing industry, c...

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