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(Phoenix New Times)   "Barista wrist" is a real injury you can get from making too many lattes   (blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com ) divider line
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2014-05-06 12:43:22 PM  
Robots don't claim workers comp injuries for 'barista wrist'.........just sayin.
 
2014-05-06 12:44:45 PM  
It's still 2014, you can just call them hand jobs.
 
2014-05-06 01:05:48 PM  
Sounds kinda like a normal physical job to me.
 
2014-05-06 01:08:13 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-06 01:25:20 PM  
Or Fappuccinos.
 
2014-05-06 02:18:50 PM  
Constant non-natural repetitive motions. This is why at a lot of places they design the equipment that the workers use to either eliminate these motions or greatly reduce them.
 
2014-05-06 02:19:37 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-06 02:21:00 PM  
why can't we just call it tendonitis?  Why does every injury or ailment have to be re-branded with an occupation?
 
2014-05-06 02:21:50 PM  
Here come the lawsuits
 
2014-05-06 02:24:00 PM  
I avoid anyplace that has an employee called a barista. I can get a good cup of coffee at home.

p0nk: why can't we just call it tendonitis?  Why does every injury or ailment have to be re-branded with an occupation?


Lawyers will explain this to you.
 
2014-05-06 02:24:41 PM  

p0nk: why can't we just call it tendonitis?  Why does every injury or ailment have to be re-branded with an occupation?


Yeah I was going to say, it's just a repetitive stress injury.
 
2014-05-06 02:27:00 PM  
RSI will fark you up. Dealt with a similar issue for five farking years before I found a doctor who figured it out.

p0nk: why can't we just call it tendonitis?  Why does every injury or ailment have to be re-branded with an occupation?


It's not limited to tendonitis
 
2014-05-06 02:27:57 PM  
I got Hustler Hand from reading sophisticated magazines.
 
2014-05-06 02:28:44 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: I got Hustler Hand from reading sophisticated magazines.


More commonly known as Penthouse Palm.
 
2014-05-06 02:29:19 PM  
Yeah?  Try shucking about 200 dozen oysters a day, ya farking pansy.
whatscookingamerica.net
That guy needs a glove.
 
2014-05-06 02:31:14 PM  
www.tshirtbordello.com
 
2014-05-06 02:31:39 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Sin_City_Superhero: I got Hustler Hand from reading sophisticated magazines.

More commonly known as Penthouse Palm.


I had a related disorder in the 90's. It was called Vivid Vein.
 
2014-05-06 02:32:04 PM  
Well, of course, it's "dangerous" work!!! That's why we are paying the outrageous amount of $5+ a cup of your handcrafted joe.

It's no secret that the best salted caramel macchiato recipe requires both the sweat AND tears of a tortured barista.

/don't complain too loudly, or you'll be replaced by a Starbucks vending machine made by the geniuses at Coca-Cola that killed the soda jerk.
 
2014-05-06 02:34:50 PM  

ongbok: Sin_City_Superhero: Sin_City_Superhero: I got Hustler Hand from reading sophisticated magazines.

More commonly known as Penthouse Palm.

I had a related disorder in the 90's. It was called Vivid Vein.


Googly eyes?
 
2014-05-06 02:37:40 PM  

abhorrent1: Here come the lawsuits


and disability claims
 
2014-05-06 02:37:45 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Sin_City_Superhero: I got Hustler Hand from reading sophisticated magazines.

More commonly known as Penthouse Palm.


See: Oui wee-wee.
 
PJ-
2014-05-06 02:38:57 PM  
Starbucks girl near my work has been giving me all signs to get her number for the past 3 weeks.  I obliged, asked for her number, and she gave it to me, with what looked like an excited smile looking forward to me calling her.  Well, call I did to try and set up plans to get together for drinks, only to be blind sided with a reply text saying

'Sorry I missed your call, drinks sounds good, but I don't know if my boyfriend would like me going out for drinks with someone else.  Maybe the all of us can get together for drinks sometime.'

I left it with 'All right, i'll let you know how my schedule is looking in the near future'.

Well, there is a cool story for you brah.
 
2014-05-06 02:39:24 PM  
Most repetitive motion injuries are the result of people not thinking about how they lift and move things.

Do you know anyone who takes a full gallon of milk, juice or water out of the fridge using only one hand? That's a great way to strain the tendons of the wrist and elbow.

People should use their heads more when working.
 
2014-05-06 02:42:02 PM  

PJ-: Starbucks girl near my work has been giving me all signs to get her number for the past 3 weeks.  I obliged, asked for her number, and she gave it to me, with what looked like an excited smile looking forward to me calling her.  Well, call I did to try and set up plans to get together for drinks, only to be blind sided with a reply text saying

'Sorry I missed your call, drinks sounds good, but I don't know if my boyfriend would like me going out for drinks with someone else.  Maybe the all of us can get together for drinks sometime.'

I left it with 'All right, i'll let you know how my schedule is looking in the near future'.

Well, there is a cool story for you brah.


Threesome?

/hope it's not a "she just likes to watch" thing
//unless your into that sort of stuff
 
2014-05-06 02:42:06 PM  
"Liberal Arts Wrist?"
 
2014-05-06 02:43:04 PM  
Having quite literally gotten my shot for DeQuervain's not three hours ago, I'm getting a kick.


/not a barista

On another note, doesn't "DeQuervain's" sound like something nice you would order at a bar?

"I'll have DeQuervains, neat, thanks"


I love better living through modern chemistry.

And lidocaine.  And eventually, the steroids that were mixed in the lidocaine.  But for now, the lidocaine.
 
2014-05-06 02:44:19 PM  

Theaetetus: [i.imgur.com image 186x266]


Came for this.
 
2014-05-06 02:47:08 PM  
The article on making buttercream was a lot more interesting.

/I sound fat
//don't care
 
2014-05-06 02:47:12 PM  
Recently, the New York Post interviewed a former Starbucks employee who developed"medical epicondylitis" from working as a barista. The 23-year-old had to wear a brace for six months, though the pain from her injury eventually caused her to quit her job altogether.

GAH.   Medial epicondylitis.   MEDIAL
 
2014-05-06 02:47:22 PM  

Dear Jerk: Sin_City_Superhero: Sin_City_Superhero: I got Hustler Hand from reading sophisticated magazines.

More commonly known as Penthouse Palm.

See: Oui wee-wee.


Heh.  when I was a kid, I thought it was pronounced "Ooh-Wee", which might have been the intent of the editors.  Double entendre, and all that.

How about "Club club"?
 
2014-05-06 02:47:35 PM  
Well came here to make a masturbation joke....
 
2014-05-06 02:48:56 PM  
I have a friend who is a barista and he seems to really enjoy his job and his life.  His wrists are fine.
 
2014-05-06 02:49:03 PM  

Parthenogenetic: Recently, the New York Post interviewed a former Starbucks employee who developed"medical epicondylitis" from working as a barista. The 23-year-old had to wear a brace for six months, though the pain from her injury eventually caused her to quit her job altogether.

GAH.   Medial epicondylitis.   MEDIAL


That made me Loloud.  Morans.
 
2014-05-06 02:50:01 PM  

PJ-: Starbucks girl near my work has been giving me all signs to get her number for the past 3 weeks.  I obliged, asked for her number, and she gave it to me, with what looked like an excited smile looking forward to me calling her.  Well, call I did to try and set up plans to get together for drinks, only to be blind sided with a reply text saying

'Sorry I missed your call, drinks sounds good, but I don't know if my boyfriend would like me going out for drinks with someone else.  Maybe the all of us can get together for drinks sometime.'

I left it with 'All right, i'll let you know how my schedule is looking in the near future'.

Well, there is a cool story for you brah.


Starbucks girl is clever. Around here they just hand your change back to you directly over the tip jar.
 
2014-05-06 02:50:07 PM  
Lame.   When I worked for SBUX and had long shifts we used to take grapefruit seed extract for inflamation and by the end of your shift you were using your elbow to knock the portafilter loose from the bar.   Nowadays they have the robo-bar which does everything for you anyway.

People are pussies.
 
2014-05-06 02:51:43 PM  
Here it is folks...

pjmedia.com

Decathlon will destroy your wrist.
 
2014-05-06 02:51:53 PM  

chevydeuce: PJ-: Starbucks girl near my work has been giving me all signs to get her number for the past 3 weeks.  I obliged, asked for her number, and she gave it to me, with what looked like an excited smile looking forward to me calling her.  Well, call I did to try and set up plans to get together for drinks, only to be blind sided with a reply text saying

'Sorry I missed your call, drinks sounds good, but I don't know if my boyfriend would like me going out for drinks with someone else.  Maybe the all of us can get together for drinks sometime.'

I left it with 'All right, i'll let you know how my schedule is looking in the near future'.

Well, there is a cool story for you brah.

Threesome?

/hope it's not a "she just likes to watch" thing
//unless your into that sort of stuff


Go on...
 
2014-05-06 02:54:35 PM  

PJ-: Starbucks girl near my work has been giving me all signs to get her number for the past 3 weeks.  I obliged, asked for her number, and she gave it to me, with what looked like an excited smile looking forward to me calling her.  Well, call I did to try and set up plans to get together for drinks, only to be blind sided with a reply text saying

'Sorry I missed your call, drinks sounds good, but I don't know if my boyfriend would like me going out for drinks with someone else.  Maybe the all of us can get together for drinks sometime.'

I left it with 'All right, i'll let you know how my schedule is looking in the near future'.

Well, there is a cool story for you brah.


One of those generic 'not interested' numbers.  I would have left the message "Unfortunately, I was not asking you out for drinks.   I thought you were a hard working barista and was going to offer you a position with my new upscale coffee shop restaurant.  I am disappointed that you are using a generic message to screen your calls and judging by the content, it sounds like you might not be the type of person representing my company.  I wish you the best in your  career path."

or. . ."wow. . .I did not know I was calling a whore."
 
2014-05-06 02:55:33 PM  

farkin_Gary: Most repetitive motion injuries are the result of people not thinking about how they lift and move things.

Do you know anyone who takes a full gallon of milk, juice or water out of the fridge using only one hand? That's a great way to strain the tendons of the wrist and elbow.

People should use their heads more when working.


Or if they know the workers are going to be moving jugs of milk and juice in and out of the refrigerator multiple times a day they can device a delivery system for the milk and juice so that they aren't constantly moving gallon jugs all day. Even with using two hands, moving them constantly all day they are going to develop problems.
 
2014-05-06 02:56:17 PM  

Parthenogenetic


Recently, the New York Post interviewed a former Starbucks employee who developed"medical epicondylitis" from working as a barista. The 23-year-old had to wear a brace for six months, though the pain from her injury eventually caused her to quit her job altogether.

GAH. Medial epicondylitis. MEDIAL


I guess it was medical in that it wasn't theological or financial epicondylitis.
 
2014-05-06 02:58:47 PM  
You mean they don't get it from counting tips?
 
2014-05-06 03:00:04 PM  
Oh hey guys, I came to dump on part time workers with other bootstrappy people who drink for the drug and not for the taste.  Am I in the right place?
 
2014-05-06 03:02:21 PM  

Gunny Highway: I have a friend who is a barista and he seems to really enjoy his job and his life.  His wrists are fine.


Of course his wrists are fine he's been working on wrist strength for years.  Females on the other hand don't have that kind of practice.
 
2014-05-06 03:02:40 PM  

blatz514: Here it is folks...

[pjmedia.com image 252x272]

Decathlon will destroy your wrist.


This would be even worse for wrist injury:

img.fark.net

Right before you throw it against the wall and stomp on it repeatedly. Sadly, I remember having one of these as a kid.
 
2014-05-06 03:03:41 PM  

p0nk: why can't we just call it tendonitis?  Why does every injury or ailment have to be re-branded with an occupation?


I am still wondering how a cashier at a coffee shop gets a fancy name like "barista". We don't call McDonalds cooks "burgermeisters". Probably because burgermeister doesn't mean what I think it means.
 
2014-05-06 03:04:06 PM  

kling_klang_bed: blatz514: Here it is folks...

[pjmedia.com image 252x272]

Decathlon will destroy your wrist.

This would be even worse for wrist injury:

[img.fark.net image 235x215]

Right before you throw it against the wall and stomp on it repeatedly. Sadly, I remember having one of these as a kid.


Gah, farking Power Glove.
 
2014-05-06 03:04:19 PM  
Bawrista, eh?
 
2014-05-06 03:05:05 PM  

PJ-: Starbucks girl near my work has been giving me all signs to get her number for the past 3 weeks.  I obliged, asked for her number, and she gave it to me, with what looked like an excited smile looking forward to me calling her.  Well, call I did to try and set up plans to get together for drinks, only to be blind sided with a reply text saying

'Sorry I missed your call, drinks sounds good, but I don't know if my boyfriend would like me going out for drinks with someone else.  Maybe the all of us can get together for drinks sometime.'

I left it with 'All right, i'll let you know how my schedule is looking in the near future'.

Well, there is a cool story for you brah.


Well that was a dirty trick! :(
 
2014-05-06 03:08:23 PM  

p0nk: why can't we just call it tendonitis?  Why does every injury or ailment have to be re-branded with an occupation?


Yeah, like Tennis Elbow. What's up with that?
 
2014-05-06 03:12:41 PM  

MemeSlave: Lame.   When I worked for SBUX and had long shifts we used to take grapefruit seed extract for inflamation and by the end of your shift you were using your elbow to knock the portafilter loose from the bar.   Nowadays they have the robo-bar which does everything for you anyway.

People are pussies.


It never got that bad for me when I worked there, although we tried to make sure people switched positions regularly during a shift. And, yeah, I'm not getting how people are injuring themselves if the portafilters are gone. The tamping and the portafilters were what caused my wrist issues, not lifting mild.

/Get off my lawn
 
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