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(Daily Mail)   As if being a Starbucks barista doesn't suck enough that you are one to begin with, now you must share your tips with shift supervisors   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 16
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2013-06-27 04:32:04 AM
6 votes:
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/cause I am in the middle of re-watching the BSG remake...
2013-06-27 07:49:43 AM
3 votes:
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

Approves.
2013-06-27 03:14:47 PM
1 votes:

meanmutton: The Thoroughbred of Sin: robohobo: AverageAmericanGuy: gerbilpox: AverageAmericanGuy: I'll help with Take a Penny, Leave a Penny, but I'll be goddamned if I tip some cashier for pouring me a cup of coffee.

You want yours without spit, don't you?

So my choice is either to give in to the extortion or suffer the consequences?

I think I'd rather take my business elsewhere.

Extortion is exactly what is is. Protection money at it's finest, because they can't be assed to get a real job. This whole tipping culture is farking ridiculous. If you rely on tips to live, you need a new job. This is why automation is a good thing, eventually they'll be replaced by smart robots, able to take everyones silly custom orders, and employees will be cut down to the guy who performs maintenance.

I tip just so the hard working kid behind the counter realizes not everyone is like you.  Got to give them hope for humanity.  Seriously those people take way to much sh*t in the course of a day.

It's a movie.


That only cheap douchebags quote.
2013-06-27 09:36:05 AM
1 votes:

People_are_Idiots: you realize when you put the tip in a jar they have no way of knowing at the end of the shift what tips go to which person

If it's a jar, that falls under bar tipping. Bartenders and DJs put out jars to offer a tip, and the money IS spread out. The article did not mention this so it's safer to assume that Starbucks operates like a restaurant, which common practice is leaving a tip on the table with the check, or handing it to the server when you pay.


Ahh, so, no, they don't handle it like a restaurant.  Coffee shops like Starbucks have a service model very similar to fast food places -- you line up, talk to a cashier and place your order, pay for it (there's a small jar next to it where you can place a tip), and then go over to an area to wait where they give you your order (and there's another small jar there where you can also tip).  Once you get your order, you take it over to the little stand where they have cream / sugar / other stuff to put in your coffee.

Honestly, it's kind of like McDonald's only at Starbucks, they don't put the cream and sugar in your coffee for you; you have to do that yourself.  So it's like a McDonald's where they don't provide the same level of service making coffee and have a tip jar.
2013-06-27 08:49:35 AM
1 votes:
Did a GIS for "sharing tips." Had to reset to Safe Search.
2013-06-27 08:21:03 AM
1 votes:
www.thehealthygamer.com
2013-06-27 06:43:09 AM
1 votes:

Alphakronik: I'll tip $1 to every barista who gets my name correct, which means I don't tip very often.


I feel you pain, Amorfa.

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2013-06-27 06:39:50 AM
1 votes:

mike_d85: WHY ARE THERE TIP JARS AT SELF SERVE FROZEN YOGURT SHOPS?!?

/I, for one, am appalled by this behavior.


I saw that the other day. Maybe since we're serving ourselves, we're supposed to reach in the jar and take a buck.
2013-06-27 05:39:19 AM
1 votes:
As if being a Starbucks barista doesn't suck enough that you are one to begin with

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2013-06-27 04:59:55 AM
1 votes:
This thread is void of much undue outrage

COME ON FARK WHERE IS MY ENTERTAINMENT?
2013-06-27 04:38:54 AM
1 votes:

HotWingAgenda: That makes sense. But the people rolling up and ordering a $20 fru fru girly drink that takes 5 minutes to make had better farking tip for the extra work and focus involved.


Perhaps Starbucks could pay their staff by the hour, so that they earned more for drinks that took longer to make. That way, they'd earn the same for making one five-minute drink as for making five one-minute drink. Just a thought.
2013-06-27 04:21:30 AM
1 votes:

robohobo: This is why automation is a good thing, eventually they'll be replaced by smart robots, able to take everyones silly custom orders, and employees will be cut down to the guy who performs maintenance.


...who will spit in every single machine he services.
2013-06-27 04:18:37 AM
1 votes:

Bucky Katt: Gig103: I'll get the ball rolling here. Baristas already make minimum wage, so why are we tipping them?

You don't have to.  No one is making you.


I'll tip $1 to every barista who gets my name correct, which means I don't tip very often.
2013-06-27 04:10:21 AM
1 votes:

cyberspacedout: I don't get it - didn't they already do this? IIRC there was an unsuccessful class action suit a number of years ago claiming that shift supervisors shouldn't have been allowed to take tips from employees, since they were considered agents of the management or something. Maybe it was just a California thing for all I know.


Thought I remembered that myself, so I googled:

Starbucks wins reversal of $100-million tips verdict
http://articles.latimes.com/2009/jun/03/business/fi-starbucks-tips3

I remember seeing the initial verdict and wondering how the hell they could track down years' worth of past baristas to distribute all that. "Tonya Reid Jones? Formerly Tonya Reid of the Starbucks on Main Street in Shreveport? Here's the $9.41 more you should have gotten in 2005. Nowadays that'll buy you a half-'tall' of milk only. Enjoy!"
2013-06-27 03:42:55 AM
1 votes:

cyberspacedout: I don't get it - didn't they already do this? IIRC there was an unsuccessful class action suit a number of years ago claiming that shift supervisors shouldn't have been allowed to take tips from employees, since they were considered agents of the management or something. Maybe it was just a California thing for all I know.


What the article never gets around to saying is that yes, this is already the way it works.
2013-06-27 03:34:13 AM
1 votes:
This headline seems to focus unnecessarily on the negative. What about the shift supervisors that just suddenly got a raise?
 
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