I was hired in January of 2001. It’s getting closer and closer to that 20 year milestone for me. Over nearly two decades of working for The Bookstore though, I haven’t had the chance to get any training in cafe yet. A couple of the stores I had worked at didn’t have one, and once I transferred into a store that did, I was scheduled almost exclusively in the receiving department.

Cafe is still a bit of a mystery to me. The monthly inventory counts, the different Point of Sale screens and buttons on how to ring up items, the Starbucks products, all the equipment… Maybe one day I’ll learn how to work in there.