- Dec 30, 2008
I've since been promoted and no longer name $13 an hour. I told the company I was expecting a specific range of money within 2 years of working there and the company is exceeding my ask in what I am now getting paid. It's great. Not to mention the additional pay like great insurance, time away, etc.I’d like to state your definition of “quiet quitti
What you’re talking about isn’t quiet quitting. I don’t know where this “$16.00 an hr” barista came from but I’ll humor you. Does it matter that this person makes that much hourly?
Why do you believe you should restrict someone else’s income or what they believe they’re income should be. If they want more, they should get more. From what I’ve read thus far it seems you believe this barista is doing work that you don’t see fit for a livable wage.
Having the audacity to be receiving more income then you the person making $13.00 an hour going above and beyond your job duties. Maybe the issue isn’t with this imaginary $16.00 an hour barista but with your company.
They don’t respect you and you don’t respect your time and energy. But this $16.00 an hour barista is working for a corporation that respects they’re employees and is able to give them the wages they request. Good on them. Personally I would never want any of my employees to work “off the clock”. That’s insanity and I truly don’t believe you would do something so idiotic.
There isn't an infinite amount of money in the world. Everybody would love to be paid more, right? It would be cool to just pay everyone a million dollars for any work they do so everyone has the best living possible. Why don't we do that? Because there are limited resources in the world. Not everyone can have 17 lbs of chocolate, we would run out. People don't want to accept there are limitations in the world but there are. So I think it's a fair way to run the system that we reward people according to how demand the services they provide are. Not everyone has the capabilities to be a heart surgeon so a heart surgeon can demand very high pay because a hospital needs the heart surgeon to operate. Not the case with a barista. I could take a high schooler and teach them how to perform the duties of barista in less than a month. Can't do that with a heart surgeon. So as an employer, if somebody wants me to pay them a high amount to make coffee it's easy to say no because there are plenty of people qualified to make coffee who I can get to fill the position. Hopefully this makes sense, I'm not sure what the confusion is about why we can't pay everyone as much as they want and why we actually have to factor in how much somebodys labor is really worth.