Would you like a muffin with that?

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Caramelmacheeto

Customer service in any job is tiring. It is emotional draining and physically exhausting. I come home everyday to sore feet, a story to tell and back ache that even a massage can’t fix.

When I first started my job in a coffee shop I wasn’t used to being on my feet and one of the first pieces of advice I got from a colleague was “Get memory foam shoes and thick socks”. I thought she was joking but my God for the first few months my feet killed to the point every night I had to soak them in hot water and sleep with a hot water bottle.

As the years passed by my feet got used to the 8-10 hours on my feet shifts and the pain I received moved to more of an emotional pain of dealing with rude, stupid and obnoxious customers.

You hear the boomer…

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