I got a job at Cosi as a barista two weeks ago. It's an alright job, I guess, but it sucks cleaning shit and talking to customers is boring. During slow times, I'd go over to the baker station and the dudes would teach me how to cook some stuff.
We have this huge open stone oven and we make our own bread and stuff; it's pretty cool. I got to cooking the bread and I really liked it. I got good at it and the manager made me the morning baker now.
I have to be at work at 7, but it's cool. I make the dough, make rustic and whole grain bread, make bagels, make the breads, cut it up how it needs to be, and hand it over to the sandwich people. I make a bunch of other stuff, too, but we're known for out bread. I like doing it and I don't have to deal with people or cleaning shit. And bakers get paid more than baristas.
..Just though I'd share.2w