Number of hours and best time for these hours for the coffee shop owner.

I own a coffee shop and have gone back and forth with how many hours to work or not work behind the bar. I like being a barista but yet i find myself pulled in so many directions that it is hard to committ to shifts behind the machine.

any suggestions? How many hours per week? what time for the shifts? I don't want to work our full 6 hour shifts as i have kids to shuffle and I am not 20 anymore....but i don't want to cut into my other barista's shift and give them short shifts.  Ideally, for me, a mid day shift works great...like 10-2 but that doesnt seem the best for the paid barista's.

Any input would be great and thanks!

 

Sue

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For me i work on the bar 2 to 6 day a week depend if i cover for vacation or stuff. work every stat holiday , But i we are open from 6h30 am to 8 pm so i do a shorter shift work till. i open and get the other staff to arrive at 12 pm . this way they have there 8 hours shift i get to se all the regular since the most of the come and in the morning , so i get to chat with them  a bit. Customer love to see the owner in action.

Thanks Olivier,

That is exactly the kind of information i am looking for. and i agree...customers do love to see the owner working in their shop.

 

thanks again,

Best,

Sue
 
olivier dutil said:

For me i work on the bar 2 to 6 day a week depend if i cover for vacation or stuff. work every stat holiday , But i we are open from 6h30 am to 8 pm so i do a shorter shift work till. i open and get the other staff to arrive at 12 pm . this way they have there 8 hours shift i get to se all the regular since the most of the come and in the morning , so i get to chat with them  a bit. Customer love to see the owner in action.

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