I recently acquired an entry-level position at an in-store Starbucks at a Target. The first several weeks of the job were training, which I have now completed. A couple days ago, I had my first real shift and I made a fairly large number of mistakes, especially with respect to store closing procedures. Some of the procedures I have trouble with because (I think) I haven't been trained on them, while others I just did wrong (despite having previously been instructed how to do the task, I would misremember or fail to remember the instructions, and either do the task incorrectly or have to ask my manager how to do the task). Because of the nature of our work, some of my mistakes resulted in losses of product and thus a fairly significantly increased overhead (I spilled our months' supply of decaf beans all over the floor). Additionally, even the tasks I do complete take much longer than the time allotted for them, and I do not expect to meet my manager's expectations for speed any time in the near future.
What should I do in this situation?
As I see it, my options currently are:
Try to transfer (i.e. get a job at via the normal hiring process) to a real Starbucks, citing my currently active Starbucks Barista certification (which should save them ~1-2 weeks of training), hoping that the additional training on how to open and close shop will make up for my apparent ineptitude. I worry, however, that 1) my current company will lose out on the investment they made in training time, which will make them more reluctant to hire other persons in my situation in the future, and 2) the place I apply to may wonder why I am choosing to leave a job after such a short time and/or receive bad info from my manager causing me to lose both jobs.
Continue on at the current job, assuming the expectations that are stated are not the actual quality expectations, and my inept performance is acceptable. I worry, however, that 1) remaining in a position I am not qualified for, even if my employer tacitly assents, may be unethical (I'm not sure), and 2) I will get fired
Quit my job, explaining that I do not think I meet their personell standards for the position, and go back to job hunting. I worry, however, that 1) I will not find another job, as it took me over a year of hunting to get this one, and 2) My housing situation, which is conditional upon my employment, will result in me becoming homeless, further decreasing my chances of landing another job and significantly lowering my standard of living.