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'I was still surprised not to see my pay bump': Young barista gets cafe shut down after learning their work was underpaying them

The owner of this coffee shop is in for a surprise. They somehow decided to run a business without doing some pretty basic research on how to pay their employees. As a teenager, getting your first job can be a joy. You suddenly have some walking-around money, or driving-around money, since you now have enough cash to fill your tank and drive your friends around. It might only be a few hundred dollars per month, but since you're working for the first time, you don't know any better. Many states…
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'You could tell he was annoyed': Barista's response to customer divides the internet

'You could tell he was annoyed': Barista's response to customer divides the internet

One barista had to work a shift alone , and the pressure was high. Working solo means you have to do a bunch of different tasks all at once, while a crowd of customers glares at you for not making their food and drinks quickly enough. It's the type of situation that food service workers hope to never be in, but it happens all too often thanks to call-outs. This barista told their story of what happened when they encountered a customer who they thought was being impolite . Plus, this was the typ…
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'Have fun running the place without me': Coffee shop owner tells manager working 100 hours per week to take time off, manager blocks all work numbers and lets the business fall apart while they're gone

'Have fun running the place without me': Coffee shop owner tells manager working 100 hours per week to take time off, manager blocks all work numbers and lets the business fall apart while they're gone

The relief of taking two whole weeks off, after working 100 hour weeks , must be incredible. Humans aren't designed to work that much. Yet there are numerous career fields that require 16-hour days and working straight through the weekends. Doctors, nurses, and lawyers are among the groups of employees who tirelessly devote themselves to their jobs. But running on caffeine and energy bars isn't enough to keep a person going in the long run. This person shared their own story of when they worked…
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'But you’re advertising it': Customer requests holiday drink from coffee shop, barista refuses to make it because 'it's after Christmas'

'But you’re advertising it': Customer requests holiday drink from coffee shop, barista refuses to make it because 'it's after Christmas'

It must be difficult to be a barista if you don't like to make coffee. Or to be clear, it seems like some baristas look down on anyone who doesn't like their coffee black. They seemingly have a personal vendetta against the vast majority of coffee drinks who don't want their bean juice to be bitter and scalding. Lots of people love frappes or lattes or any number of blended coffee drinks, and this love is fueled by social media “secret menu” hacks. When social media was in its younger years, a…
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'You don't get to just waltz in here and take that. I don't care if it is your drink': Entitled Karen throws a tantrum over a mobile coffee order, tries to make customer wait in line

If you enjoy reading stories about entitled people who think the world revolves around them, then you're going to want to stick around for this story. So, a woman goes to pick up her Starbucks coffee after ordering through the app, only to be forcefully confronted by a Karen who gets infuriated when she sees that people who ordered online get their drinks before her.
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'Really? It's stuck at the bottom of the cup': Woman requests free drink after pouring hot cappucino out in front of employee

'Really? It's stuck at the bottom of the cup': Woman attempts to shame employee by pouring hot cappucino out in front of him

How bad would your drink have to taste before you start pouring it out on the ground ? This woman did just that, in a video she filmed herself, after getting a drink she disliked at a local coffee chain. Some coffee chains are woefully inept at making a drink. I stopped going to a local Dunkin because my order is just cold brew with cream, with light ice. Those are just three ingredients, and yet I never get quite what I've asked for. Sometimes they give me extra ice (are they spiteful of my li…
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'I demanded an apology': Local barista gets back at an insolent customer by serving him and his coworkers decaf until he makes a public apology; it took 3 days

Don't bite the hand that feeds you. For folks who work late night shifts, it's more important to remember the mantra, 'don't bite the hand that caffeinates you!' When you have a good rapport with your local barista, good things can happen. When you make an enemy out of your coffee server… You're gonna have a bad time.
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'Eye for an eye': Barista fights fire with fire when a customer throws her ‘incorrect’ coffee on the ground, finding the Karen at work and making a mess in her department as payback

Two can play this game.
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'YOU are the one with the problem, girl': Business Karen tries to sabotage neighboring coffee shop barista by accusing her of theft

'YOU are the one with the problem, girl': Business Karen tries to sabotage neighboring coffee shop barista by accusing her of theft

You do not want to get into business with this Karen. In fact, you do not want your business to be anywhere near her business. Otherwise, she'll be under the impression that she is in charge of you and will therefore start making ridiculous demands as if she's your employer. Of course, this wasn't the case, but in a Karen's warped perspective of the world, facts do not seem to matter. This two-part thread was posted to Reddit's r/EntitledPeople subreddit by u/beverage5997 , who spoke of numerou…
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'She says that I should just be a silent owner': Coffee shop manager put in awkward customer conversations by company's owner

'She says that I should just be a silent owner': Coffee shop manager put in awkward customer disputes by company's owner

These siblings have been working together, but their opposing management styles have been causing friction. After working as a barista during their youth, u/Unfair_Baker7448 got the chance of a lifetime. Years later, they were able to open a coffee shop of their own. It's not even their full-time job, but when they feel like it, they go play barista at their coffee shop . OP writes that they enjoy getting to meet new people, drink great coffee, and have something to do during their down time. H…
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'I said I’ll be with you in a moment, ma’am': Honking Karen at the local drive thru refuses to wait in line

'I said I’ll be with you in a moment, ma’am': Honking Karen at the local drive thru refuses to wait in line, barista loses it

Nothing will stop a Karen who's in need of her caffeine! The concept of a line? Not on her radar. How about being polite to the barista who's taking her order? Nope. What about patience? Forget about it. We don't expect patience from the Karens of the world. How foolish are we at this point? This is 2023, after all! This thread was posted to Reddit's r/EntitledPeople subreddit by u/HotSeaworthiness8479 , who was working at an understaffed coffee shop at the time that was also the most popular o…
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The Best Dating App Flops of the Week for Tinder Dinner Dates (August 10, 2023)

The Best Dating App Flops of the Week for Tinder Dinner Dates (August 10, 2023)

This is what you get for installing that dating app
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‘I can’t do this anymore': Karen demands barista ‘label’ her drinks, despite them already being labeled; barista quits

‘I can’t do this anymore': Karen demands barista ‘label’ her drinks, despite them already being labeled; barista quits

Working as a barista, you get to meet a bucketload of the general population, most of whom are wildly entitled, despite the fact that underneath their short blond haircut and agitated pointing finger, they're just like you: a human being. Unfortunately, customers were either brought up without manners and never managed to get a knack for them, or they were brought up with manners, and chucked them out the second they turned 18. In any case, OP was working as a barista at a cafe, when a Karen re…
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'I just over-charge her every time but she think she's won': Coffee Karen doesn't reach card minimum but insists on paying with card, manager complies by overcharging her

'I just over-charge her every time but she think she's won': Coffee Karen doesn't reach card minimum but insists on paying with card, manager complies by overcharging her

Karen might go about her day thinking she won, but we know the truth.
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'Karen thinks that she is more important than the other 400 people': Woman reports train attendant who wouldn't give her coffee fast enough

'Karen thinks that she is more important than the other 400 people': Woman reports train attendant who wouldn't give her coffee fast enough

They say you should choose your battles in life, but some people love to fight every single battle that comes their way. Maybe it's just the way they were raised, being taught that confrontation will always get you your way. But in reality, treating every minor issue like a huge deal just makes everyone around you roll their eyes. In a story told to the r/EntitledB**** subreddit, u/HBiggle shared a story of a Karen who accosted them while they worked as an attendant on a train. Being a train at…
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‘Karen got decaf for six weeks’: Barista serves Karen customer decaf for six weeks after Karen messes with staff

‘Karen got decaf for six weeks’: Barista serves Karen customer decaf for six weeks after Karen messes with staff

Staff working in the service industry are often greeted by unruly Karen customers who march in like they own the place, demanding discounts and ordering them around. Often because of poor management, the staff are forced to deal with the impolite attitude quietly inside their heads, as opposed to talking back and standing up for themselves. In this case, OP was working as a barista at a coffee shop where they served such a Karen customer, who happened to be a regular. Karen was manageable up un…
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