I felt the need to say that the shift supervisor job is essentially what a barista is, it is a fancy title that says here now you are in charge of opening/closing the store, the money, ensuring everyone has breaks, and managing labor, in addition to being a barista. Shift is easily twice as much work and the pay raise is one dollar more an hour. I'd also like to add that starting pay at Starbucks is 7.50 with a 30 cent raise (the max) every 6 months although it is normally more like 20 cents, and the glass ceiling website factors in the tips as salary. I've been working at Starbucks for almost 3 years and as a shift I make 9.22 without tips and not going to lie I am a great employee and I do deserve more.
Funny how those on the low end of the wage scale don't believe in income redistribution when it's their perceived income/money...only when it is someone else's coming their way.
Tipping an establishment such as Starbucks is unacceptable. Those tip cups/jars seem to pop up in many establishments. We are going to tip you because you did the job you were hired for?? Let us not forget, that Starbucks offers benefits to those who work a minimum of 20 hours. That is a great intensive in today's economy. Wait staff being tipped in restaurants is part of the income. They are also taxed on the sales. Lot more entailed in waiting tables, as opposed to asking if you need room for cream. Seems we glorify working for minimum wage. If you want tips, you should wait tables.
Quit your griping and don't go to these places..nobody forcesyou to leave a tip...get a life !!!
The idea of tip jars has exploded to the point that anyone who checks you out anywhere expects a tip. I tip generously, but a tip jar next to my coffee purchase (not necessarily Starbucks), turns me off. I do, however, drop money in it if the person did a good job. I prefer to give my money directly to the person who did the job, but that seems to be difficult. I don't want to share with someone who may not deserve it! And, overall, I don't think tips for walk up, self-service establishments are warranted.
I usually tip at a restaurant, but from what I know about Starbucks, it is an over-the-counter establishment, more or less like a Mickey D's (except they're OUTRAGEOUSLY overpriced). Is a "barista" a skilled trade? if you're going to give someone a fancy job title, then it's on the owner to supply a decent wage to the "skilled laboror", not me.
Just one more reason not to go to Starbucks.
Have never been to one yet.
Whoever started this whole thing is about to get a huge wake-up call for their greed when every restaurant in the state, maybe, eventually the country ends up with tipped workers having to share their money with people who don't do any work. They had a program in my city several years ago where leftover food from school cafeterias was preserved, and shipped to homeless shelters all over the city. ONE, that's right, just ONE person got a stomach ache and dollar signs in his eyes...sued the city...the program came to a halt now the homeless & hungry will remain homeless and hungry.
I never Ever go to starbucks. The coffee is way to strong and it is way to expessive. I go th=o duncon DOnuts and )get this Mcdonals, they t=has the best coffee in the WHOLE world.
"I found the best cafe in the world" that is a quote from Penelope Cruz in a commercial about NESCAFE she claims it is the best in the whole world. I think there is some debate to this issue my friend my good friend
I don't EVER go to Starbucks because their coffee products are obscenely overpriced and the coffee is just average, run of the mill JUNK! And if I ever did go there, leaving a tip would simply be out of the question. I am not going to subsidize the appalling wages that these employers pay their employees. That IS NOT my responsibility. Tipping in the US is out of control. Charge what the product actually costs and if someone wants to spend that amount of money for it they will. I WILL NOT!