bux is a great company to work for. nowhere else would a part-timer like me get health benefits, tips, stock options and paid vacation. plus, i get to pick my schedule and whatever hours i crave but that might be because i'm da bombest barista brat evah!
there are, however, some bux practices that i don't agree with. one of them is paying externally hired management more than internally promoted partners. i think this practice sux because it is very rare that an external hire is worth the money they are being paid.
my new assistant manager is one of these external hires. sure, he's personable, but he's practically useless as a manager. he stays on register all day long because he's afraid of the bar, he's slower than molasses when it comes to cash handling and he has no clue as how to talk to/manage partners.
my other assistant manager started at bux as a barista and worked her way up the ladder. she is amazing, fast at all procedures, all partners love and respect her and she is ready to fully manage her own store. what a shame she doesn't get paid as much as the other guy.
so bux - if you're listening - start paying your internals as much as the externals! they're the ones who deserve it!
barista rant: why the hell are you complaining that your drink is too hot when you ordered it to be made at 180 degrees? what did you expect the temperature to be? lukewarm? just because you heard another customer ask for a 180 latte doesn't mean you should. and if you do end up ordering something that you don't understand, don't complain about it! let it be a learning experience.