TikToker @the_hip_barista is begging people to stop the coffee hacks. A user posted a clip where you can order the same $6.45 drink for $2.45 by finessing the system. But these kinds of money-saving tricks can potentially cost workers their jobs.
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“Stop with the hacks. Stop making minimum wage workers do circles for you,” he said. “Just order a pumpkin spiced latte.”
If they fill the cup, workers get in trouble for wasting product. If they don’t fill the cup, customers complain to management, and they get in trouble anyway. It’s a lose-lose situation for employees.
The barista wrote in the comments that the real hack is to “force the minimum wage worker to give them stuff for free.”
“I totally agree with you and I will no longer post anything that will compromise the staff, appreciate you bringing this up, it was not our intention,” @hellthyjunkfood, who originally posted the hack, replied.
“If you want it cheaper just make it yourself, a cheap espresso machine can be like $40,” someone wrote.
“The amount of people who get mad at us because our store never fills it up we straight up tell people to order lattes, we will not do the hack,” another commented.
“We need to realize that we should not be making employees’ lives harder for no reason,” a person said.
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