DJ asked -
When I go to my favourite local bux, the baristas are always really sweet to me and I want to leave them a tip. I usually toss something in the jar, but what is the appropriate tip amount when one orders a drink there? Thanks!
honestly, baristas love to see dollars in the tip jar, but if you were to only toss in a dime or so we won't complain (at least we shouldn't!). whenever i go to bux (and i go quite often as a customer) i always toss the change from my order into the tip jar. the only time baristas feel someone should tip is when they've ordered 20+ drinks and expect us to box them up. so, in my opinion, the "appropriate" amount is what you feel comfortable tipping. but if your barista is rude, unwelcoming and your drink tastes like drain water - then don't tip anything!
simply lauren asked -
So, i'm wondering when the christmas cups are coming out. AND----also, is pumpkin spice latte a year round drink or seasonal? me and my friend have a bet. :) Thanks! Keep up the great blog!
good question about the christmas cups! i don't have an exact roll out date (i will find out!) but they usually come out around the end of october/beginning of november. and the pumpkin spice latte is only seasonal. some buxs have them long into the new year because they still have product in their stores. that happened at my old bux and eventually the product expired and we had to toss what we had left.
partner rant: i know you want to leave early. i know you tried calling people in so that you could leave an hour earlier. i know it's frustrating when you have somewhere you want to be but are stuck at work. but guess what? the schedule has been posted for two weeks! so don't spend your ENTIRE shift complaining that people never do you favors, ok? don't bitch and moan because YOU failed to take care of your shift weeks ago. and don't think that all the partners working with you today won't remember your all day tirade.