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  • Tips and Advice on how to Be The Best Shift Lead Ever

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    How to Be a Good Leader

    Chances are, if you’re a Starbucks Partner, you have heard both good and bad stories about becoming a Shift Supervisor. You’ve heard that it’s not worth the small increase in pay, and you’ve heard that what you’d learn will be beneficial throughout your lifetime. At Barista Life, we have quite a few followers that are experienced baristas, shift supervisors, ASMs, and Store Managers. So, we asked everybody for their best tips and advice on how to ensure the highest possibility of success as a shift supervisor.  These are specifically aimed to managers but are great to read for any level of retail worker; not just baristas. Thank you to all who contributed!

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  • 7 Tips for New Baristas

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    7 Tips for New Baristas

    Liz is a barista at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf and truly understand how hard it can be for a new barista starting out.  The customers can be rude and relentless.  The line of drinks never ending.  The amount of questions; overwhelming.  She breaks down her top 7 tips for new baristas who can use that extra motivation to get going!

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  • Tips and Advice for New Baristas

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    Tips for New Baristas

    Anissa, a new barista at Starbucks, knows what it's like to not know what you're doing.  She has finally learned the hard way, and wants to share her own personal tips and advice for other green beans out there.  Perfect to read if you're just starting out!

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  • Tips and Advice for the Closing Shift at Starbucks

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    Tips for Closing at Starbucks

    Hey there! So I am a barista who tends to work closing shifts, and within our location there is an awful lot of tension due to the fact that closers are swamped every night with closing tasks and customers because our midshifts do not assist in preparing for the close. Occasionally we get help by having mocha or chais ready. However its not nearly enough. Do you know the responsibilities of the midshift position and how we can coordinate things to run more smoothly? Thanks!

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  • Tips for Struggling New Baristas

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    Tips for Struggling New Baristas

    Starting your journey as a barista comes with an unimaginable amount of anxiety and stress.  At first, it may seem like you're never going to "get it."  If you're feeling stressed, this article is for you.  Learn how to deal with your anxiety and get everything under control with a few pointers from Lenny at Starbucks Faster.

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  • These are the Most Generous Tips Baristas Have Ever Received from their Customers

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    Most Generous Tips Baristas have received from a customer

    Starbucks baristas are probably some of the most kind, sincere, and hardworking individuals out there. Unfortunately, the customers don't always reciprocate in the same way.  Just like in any job, there are always going to be those rude & grumpy customers. 

    We here at Barista Life know that there are tons of nice customers out there, so we asked our community for the nicest tips or gestures that customers have ever done for them.

    Before we get to it, we were completely taken back by the responses. Some of these generous customers really do make up for the not so nice ones out there.  To be completely honest, baristas do not even expect tips from customers, the only thing we want to receive is your undivided attention for the few moments you're ordering, some common courtesy, and to be treated like humans.  

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