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BARISTA, IN-DEPTH: I Learn Life Lessons From Those Around Me

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Akira, a barista at a hospital, describes the challenges of her job, what she likes most, her key decisions, how to get into the industry, and work-life balance. She tells us that she thinks working before going to school was a good decision because she is learning a lot of life lessons from those around her who are much older.

Job Title: Barista
Employer: Kaiser Permanente

Job Summary: Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other

Job Description

Food and beverage serving and related workers perform a variety of customer service, food preparation, and cleaning duties in full-service restaurants, casual dining eateries, and other eating and drinking places.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$15,000 - $20,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time, Long hours, Flexible
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Hospital / Clinic
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Verbal communication skills, Teamwork, Strength/stamina, People skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
Culinary Arts
Hospitality
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<span m='14580'>But</span> <span m='14820'>I tell</span> <span m='15050'>ya,</span> <span m='15200'>the</span> <span m='15270'>best</span> <span m='15540'>part</span> <span m='15730'>is</span> <span m='16010'>just</span> <span m='16510'>meeting</span> <span m='17400'>people,</span> <span m='18450'>cause</span> <span m='18570'>there's</span> <span m='18800'>a</span> <span m='18870'>lot</span> <span m='19100'>of</span> <span m='19170'>people</span> <span m='19680'>that</span> <span m='19890'>are--</span> <span m='20570'>since</span> <span m='20740'>I</span> <span m='20780'>work</span> <span m='21050'>in a</span> <span m='21250'>hospital,</span> <span m='21360'>I</span> <span m='21640'>meet</span> <span m='21770'>a lot</span> <span m='21990'>of</span> <span m='22050'>sick</span> <span m='22290'>people</span> <span m='23010'>that</span> <span m='23320'>still</span> <span m='23460'>have</span> <span m='23755'>an</span> <span m='24050'>open</span> <span m='24620'>personality</span> <span m='25750'>to</span> <span m='26050'>make</span> <span m='26260'>me</span> <span m='26370'>look</span> <span m='26520'>at</span> <span m='26630'>life.</span> <span m='27050'>You</span> <span m='27150'>have</span> <span m='27310'>to</span> <span m='27620'>appreciate</span> <span m='27990'>everything</span> <span m='28340'>you</span> <span m='28690'>get.</span> </p><p><span m='29840'>What</span> <span m='30315'>is</span> <span m='30790'>most</span> <span m='31050'>challenging?</span> <span m='34220'>I'd</span> <span m='34380'>say</span> <span m='34720'>not</span> <span m='34790'>getting</span> <span m='35510'>things</span> <span m='36100'>my</span> <span m='36270'>way.</span> <span m='37770'>I</span> <span m='37880'>mean,</span> <span m='38130'>it's</span> <span m='38210'>not</span> <span m='38390'>like</span> <span m='38580'>you</span> <span m='38690'>can</span> <span m='38920'>always</span> <span m='39220'>have</span> <span m='39680'>things your</span> <span m='39920'>way,</span> <span m='40160'>but</span> <span m='40300'>I did</span> <span m='40830'>come</span> <span m='41020'>into</span> <span m='41200'>this</span> <span m='41880'>thinking</span> <span m='42220'>everything</span> <span m='42670'>was</span> <span m='42870'>gonna</span> <span m='43110'>be</span> <span m='43370'>easy,</span> <span m='44030'>that</span> <span m='44140'>when</span> <span m='44280'>I</span> <span m='44310'>want</span> <span m='44510'>to</span> <span m='44550'>get</span> <span m='44800'>off,</span> <span m='45160'>I</span> <span m='45480'>can</span> <span m='45750'>maybe</span> <span m='46090'>take</span> <span m='46370'>a</span> <span m='46450'>day</span> <span m='46640'>off.</span> <span m='47090'>But</span> <span m='47540'>it's</span> <span m='47780'>not</span> <span m='47970'>about</span> <span m='48240'>that,</span> <span m='48380'>it's</span> <span m='48530'>more</span> <span m='48840'>being</span> <span m='49460'>persistent.</span> </p><p><span m='50380'>You</span> <span m='50550'>can't</span> <span m='50830'>always</span> <span m='51710'>think</span> <span m='51980'>that</span> <span m='52150'>you</span> <span m='52320'>can,</span> <span m='52670'>OK</span> <span m='52900'>I'm</span> <span m='53120'>feeling</span> <span m='53460'>a</span> <span m='53490'>little</span> <span m='53700'>sick,</span> <span m='53990'>so</span> <span m='54130'>let</span> <span m='54230'>me</span> <span m='54350'>call</span> <span m='54680'>off.</span> <span m='54930'>But</span> <span m='55020'>sometimes</span> <span m='55400'>you</span> <span m='55500'>have</span> <span m='55650'>to</span> <span m='55750'>take</span> <span m='55940'>risks,</span> <span m='57202'>so</span> <span m='57610'>I</span> <span m='58010'>guess</span> <span m='58170'>that's</span> <span m='58370'>the</span> <span m='58440'>hard</span> <span m='58660'>part.</span> <span m='59620'>Cause</span> <span m='59710'>there's been</span> <span m='60120'>times</span> <span m='60310'>I</span> <span m='60500'>just</span> <span m='60990'>didn't</span> <span m='61290'>want</span> <span m='61480'>to</span> <span m='61540'>work,</span> <span m='62090'>I</span> <span m='62200'>just</span> <span m='62390'>wanted</span> <span m='62550'>to</span> <span m='62660'>just</span> <span m='62810'>go</span> <span m='62920'>straight</span> <span m='63210'>to</span> <span m='63270'>school.</span> <span m='64390'>But</span> <span m='65480'>only</span> <span m='65740'>being</span> <span m='66040'>19</span> <span m='66790'>I</span> <span m='66850'>feel</span> <span m='67020'>like</span> <span m='67210'>it's</span> <span m='67990'>a</span> <span m='68110'>good</span> <span m='68340'>experience</span> <span m='68685'>for</span> <span m='69030'>me,</span> <span m='69310'>because</span> <span m='70500'>everyone</span> <span m='70880'>around</span> <span m='71180'>me is</span> <span m='71300'>older</span> <span m='72030'>so I</span> <span m='72370'>do</span> <span m='72830'>learn</span> <span m='73480'>life</span> <span m='73790'>lessons</span> <span m='74170'>from</span> <span m='74410'>them,</span> <span m='74760'>and</span> <span m='74850'>things</span> <span m='75050'>that</span> <span m='75350'>I</span> <span m='75440'>would have</span> <span m='75690'>never</span> <span m='75950'>figured</span> <span m='76210'>I</span> <span m='76320'>would</span> <span m='77245'>learn</span> <span m='77730'>here</span> <span m='77990'>at</span> <span m='78080'>work.</span> </p><p><span m='80070'>My</span> <span m='80240'>key</span> <span m='80580'>decision</span> <span m='80990'>is</span> <span m='81230'>I</span> <span m='81310'>want</span> <span m='81500'>to</span> <span m='82790'>be</span> <span m='83070'>somewhere.</span> <span m='84190'>I</span> <span m='84250'>want</span> <span m='84450'>to</span> <span m='84780'>do</span> <span m='84960'>something,</span> <span m='85540'>I</span> <span m='85650'>want</span> <span m='85790'>to</span> <span m='85830'>get</span> <span m='86160'>further.</span> <span m='86600'>So I</span> <span m='86885'>just</span> <span m='87170'>feel like</span> <span m='87500'>this is</span> <span m='87600'>a</span> <span m='87710'>stepping</span> <span m='88070'>stool.</span> <span m='88900'>That's</span> <span m='89410'>what</span> <span m='89660'>I</span> <span m='89720'>think</span> <span m='89890'>of</span> <span m='90000'>every</span> <span m='90180'>morning</span> <span m='90430'>when</span> <span m='90530'>I</span> <span m='90580'>get</span> <span m='90770'>up,</span> <span m='91710'>today's</span> <span m='92150'>my</span> <span m='92310'>day,</span> <span m='92820'>today</span> <span m='93000'>is</span> <span m='93120'>going</span> <span m='93230'>to</span> <span m='93270'>be</span> <span m='93410'>a</span> <span m='93460'>good</span> <span m='93720'>day,</span> <span m='94390'>don't</span> <span m='94560'>matter</span> <span m='94850'>what</span> <span m='94990'>happens.</span> <span m='95580'>So</span> <span m='95880'>that's</span> <span m='96260'>kind</span> <span m='96420'>of</span> <span m='96460'>my key,</span> <span m='97320'>I</span> <span m='97360'>mean,</span> <span m='97500'>to</span> <span m='97620'>getting</span> <span m='97770'>up</span> <span m='98170'>period,</span> <span m='98640'>at</span> <span m='98820'>all,</span> <span m='99100'>doing</span> <span m='99380'>anything.</span> </p><p><span m='100170'>I think</span> <span m='100500'>it's</span> <span m='100620'>actually</span> <span m='100970'>pretty</span> <span m='101640'>easy</span> <span m='102000'>cause</span> <span m='102240'>it's</span> <span m='102480'>not</span> <span m='102650'>only</span> <span m='102860'>like</span> <span m='103160'>Starbucks</span> <span m='103700'>or</span> <span m='103790'>Pete's</span> <span m='104420'>or</span> <span m='104650'>this.</span> <span m='104960'>They</span> <span m='105060'>have</span> <span m='106030'>barista</span> <span m='106440'>jobs</span> <span m='107170'>within</span> <span m='107430'>the</span> <span m='107580'>airport,</span> <span m='108450'>or</span> <span m='108560'>they</span> <span m='108670'>may</span> <span m='108870'>have</span> <span m='109110'>some</span> <span m='109320'>in</span> <span m='109400'>hotels.</span> <span m='110710'>But</span> <span m='111180'>it's</span> <span m='111460'>not</span> <span m='111640'>even</span> <span m='111870'>about</span> <span m='112070'>having</span> <span m='112250'>experiences</span> <span m='112940'>about</span> <span m='113350'>personality,</span> <span m='114510'>because</span> <span m='116110'>you</span> <span m='116210'>have to</span> <span m='116390'>have</span> <span m='116570'>experience</span> <span m='116850'>for</span> <span m='117130'>every</span> <span m='117370'>job.</span> <span m='117730'>But</span> <span m='118100'>if</span> <span m='118270'>you're</span> <span m='118450'>new</span> <span m='118680'>to</span> <span m='118940'>getting</span> <span m='119240'>a</span> <span m='119340'>job,</span> <span m='119690'>it's</span> <span m='119820'>not</span> <span m='119910'>like</span> <span m='120060'>you're</span> <span m='120150'>going</span> <span m='120260'>to</span> <span m='120300'>have</span> <span m='120480'>experience.</span> <span m='121580'>So</span> <span m='121670'>it's</span> <span m='121810'>your</span> <span m='121920'>personality</span> <span m='122720'>that</span> <span m='122920'>will</span> <span m='123000'>bring</span> <span m='123320'>that</span> <span m='123580'>out.</span> <span m='123910'>OK,</span> <span m='124180'>well she</span> <span m='124300'>looks</span> <span m='124480'>like an</span> <span m='124770'>easy</span> <span m='125145'>learner.</span> </p><p><span m='125900'>Well,</span> <span m='126130'>balancing</span> <span m='127420'>everything</span> <span m='127880'>was</span> <span m='128340'>complicated</span> <span m='128765'>at</span> <span m='129190'>first</span> <span m='129460'>cause</span> <span m='129630'>I</span> <span m='130440'>kind</span> <span m='130639'>of</span> <span m='130720'>rushed</span> <span m='130960'>into</span> <span m='131240'>it.</span> <span m='131330'>I was</span> <span m='131530'>full</span> <span m='131860'>time,</span> <span m='132500'>working</span> <span m='132920'>in</span> <span m='133040'>the</span> <span m='133100'>mornings</span> <span m='133760'>from</span> <span m='134200'>9:30</span> <span m='135200'>to</span> <span m='135310'>5:30.</span> <span m='136140'>And</span> <span m='136720'>after</span> <span m='137810'>three</span> <span m='138030'>months,</span> <span m='138360'>I</span> <span m='138520'>figured</span> <span m='140350'>I</span> <span m='140470'>needed</span> <span m='140720'>my</span> <span m='140830'>mornings</span> <span m='141120'>cause</span> <span m='141410'>I</span> <span m='141450'>needed</span> <span m='141670'>to</span> <span m='141800'>sign up</span> <span m='142090'>for</span> <span m='142310'>school,</span> <span m='142870'>and</span> <span m='142950'>there was</span> <span m='143230'>a</span> <span m='143290'>lot</span> <span m='143510'>of</span> <span m='143580'>things</span> <span m='143800'>that</span> <span m='144140'>I couldn't</span> <span m='144460'>get done</span> <span m='145280'>over</span> <span m='145550'>the</span> <span m='145650'>weekdays</span> <span m='146180'>because</span> <span m='146400'>I</span> <span m='146460'>didn't</span> <span m='146660'>work</span> <span m='146860'>on</span> <span m='146940'>weekends.</span> </p><p><span m='147830'>And</span> <span m='147940'>then</span> <span m='148080'>by the</span> <span m='148220'>time</span> <span m='148540'>weekends</span> <span m='149130'>came,</span> <span m='151640'>I</span> <span m='151710'>didn't</span> <span m='151920'>really</span> <span m='152080'>want</span> <span m='152230'>to</span> <span m='152290'>do</span> <span m='152640'>much.</span> <span m='153030'>I</span> <span m='153350'>was</span> <span m='153520'>just like,</span> <span m='153820'>OK, I</span> <span m='153870'>think</span> <span m='154010'>I</span> <span m='154460'>wanna</span> <span m='154560'>stay in the</span> <span m='154960'>house</span> <span m='155120'>and</span> <span m='155270'>relax.</span> <span m='155670'>So</span> <span m='156100'>it was a</span> <span m='156150'>little</span> <span m='156600'>hard</span> <span m='156790'>balancing</span> <span m='157230'>at</span> <span m='157480'>first.</span> <span m='159170'>But</span> <span m='159380'>then</span> <span m='159610'>when</span> <span m='159770'>I</span> <span m='159850'>did</span> <span m='160470'>learn</span> <span m='160800'>how</span> <span m='160970'>to</span> <span m='161100'>time</span> <span m='161500'>manage</span> <span m='162010'>better,</span> <span m='163000'>and</span> <span m='163500'>fit</span> <span m='163770'>things</span> <span m='163980'>more</span> <span m='164160'>into</span> <span m='164260'>my</span> <span m='164410'>schedule,</span> <span m='164840'>because</span> <span m='165010'>I</span> <span m='165850'>actually</span> <span m='166190'>sat back</span> <span m='166410'>and I</span> <span m='166540'>realized</span> <span m='167130'>I</span> <span m='167240'>have</span> <span m='167400'>a</span> <span m='167450'>lot</span> <span m='167630'>more</span> <span m='167800'>time</span> <span m='168080'>than I thought</span> <span m='168390'>I</span> <span m='168470'>did.</span> <span m='169250'>You</span> <span m='169600'>just</span> <span m='169780'>have</span> <span m='169890'>to</span> <span m='169990'>fit</span> <span m='170210'>it</span> <span m='170330'>in.</span> <span m='172620'>I</span> <span m='172730'>found</span> <span m='173010'>a</span> <span m='173060'>way,</span> <span m='173250'>took me</span> <span m='173420'>like</span> <span m='173830'>four</span> <span m='173910'>months,</span> <span m='174150'>but</span> <span m='175030'>I</span> <span m='175170'>found</span> <span m='175450'>a</span> <span m='175500'>way</span> <span m='175650'>to time</span> <span m='175940'>manage.</span> </p>","file":{"id":379294,"video_id":"3385955283001","name":"2347-Akira-Barista2 In-depth","duration":177517,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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