Monday, November 11, 2019

Kansas City Barista Pay Scale Revealed

A trendy Main Street coffee shop that STRANGELY REFUSES to add sugar or creamer to pricey java makes local news again with AN IMPRESSIVE BIT OF HONESTY on the topic of fair wages in the local coffee world. Check the gritty COFFEE DIRTY TALK and read more:

A KC Coffee Shop Surveyed What Baristas Make, And Here Are the Results

It's early morning and the alarm rings, so you roll out of bed half awake and get ready for the day. The first pit stop of the day is for coffee to jolt the other half of your brain awake.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's early morning and the alarm rings, so you roll out of bed half awake and get ready for the day. The first pit stop of the day is ..

the harsh realization your stuck in a hell hole of delusion and it's time to hop on the consumer/debt treadmill again

Anonymous said...

How many people decide on a career in Coffee? No sane person I would guess. Learn a trade and go make some real money in life.

Anonymous said...

We typically omit any person who has barista listed as an occupation from the list of potential renters we are screening.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Discrimination! Call the housing cops!

Anonymous said...

I always tip generously if they have nice tits and ass.

Anonymous said...

I thought my Liberal Arts degree was going to make me rich and famous. Not stuck foaming Lattes in some hole in the wall shop.

Anonymous said...

Same here. Four Year Gender studies degree and I'm washing dishes in a barbecue joint.

Reality Speaker said...

Play your barista cards right, and you too can become a dumbocratic powerhouse like I have, says AOC

Anonymous said...

According to the survey, baristas don't make a "living wage", but they also average only 30 hours per week. Add a part-time job at a similar rate, or add 10 more hours at the same coffee shop at the same rate, and now the pay is above the "living wage" baseline. The same altruistic coffee shop owner who wants us all to tip more only gives his employee 30 hours/week to avoid being required to offer insurance.

The lesson is simple, work a FULL-TIME job and you'll make it. If you're not provided 40 hours/week, have a talk with that boss that keeps telling you it's the customer's fault for not tipping enough.

Anonymous said...

4:43 is spot on. When is the rally to reduce the 40 hour work week?

mommylinda said...

Most baristas work a part time job because they are in school or pursuing another vocation (lots of artists, writers etc). I cannot speak about the policies of the large chains, but in our family coffee shop, most people stay until they get a degree and a job or experience some success in their other chosen vocation. Baristas generally work with pleasant people and customers, can have some flexibility in their hours, and make a better living than in fast food or retail. At our shop, someone with experience or longevity earns a base pay above minimum wage, and the tips bring their pay to $17 to $20 an hour, especially during the busy morning hours. There are certainly better jobs out there, but there are worse ones too.

Anonymous said...

Good point. Less stress means better quality of life.

Anonymous said...

When will Davey O'Neill at the Boasterie give his opinion? Need to pay for the Telsa and Himbroke tuition.

Anonymous said...

What we learned is suicide is painless.