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Gisselle Hernandez


Gisselle Hernandez is a freelance journalist based in Belize, where she writes travel and internet culture pieces. She enjoys watching anime, playing video games, and covering all things TikTok.

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woman holding camera above her head caption 'pov i quit starbucks and now i'm a barista for an independent cafe with better pay, no dress code, that serves alc + hookah at night best part of all, i'll never make another mocha cookie crumble again' (l) woman in café making coffee (c) woman speaking in font of rainbow flag (r)

‘I have yet to be paid for a single 8-hour shift’: After happily quitting Starbucks, barista says new coffee shop job has violated several labor laws

'Welcome to independently owned coffee shops where there are no breaks and the pay is dogsh*t.'

On Sep 25, 2022 by Gisselle Hernandez

Manager speaking to team caption 'Brought some of my team members to tears with my final words as their Manager' (l) Manager speaking to team caption 'Brought some of my team members to tears with my final words as their Manager' (c) Manager speaking to team caption 'Brought some of my team members to tears with my final words as their Manager' (r)

‘Always remember that your job will be posted before your obituary’: Manager records final team meeting before resigning

'Your job can replace you—your family cannot.'

On Sep 23, 2022 by Gisselle Hernandez

woman greenscreen TikTok over other creator's video caption 'she stay deleting comments calling her out too' (l) woman speaking in front of brown and white walls (c) woman greenscreen TikTok over other creators' videos caption 'she stay deleting comments calling her out too' (r)

‘You posted that knowing it’ll go viral and that I’m going to get shamed’: Woman calls out creator for setting her up in staged content

'I had no idea I was being set up like that... I took it because she told me to take it.'

On Sep 18, 2022 by Gisselle Hernandez

woman greenscreen TikTok over Instagram DM's caption 'Ok fine, but what make you say that? Cause convo was good, made you laugh all day, got along with your friend, did things you wanted to do and it's it's not like there wasn't sexual attraction' (l) woman greenscreen TikTok over Instagram DM's caption 'Tou won't BELIEVE what I got sent after a first date' 'Ok fine, but what make you say that? Cause convo was good, made you laugh all day, got along with your friend, did things you wanted to do and it's it's not like there wasn't sexual attraction' 'Or what does romantic connection look like to you?' with image of invoice below (c) woman greenscreen TikTok over Instagram DM's caption 'Ok fine, but what make you say that? Cause convo was good, made you laugh all day, got along with your friend, did things you wanted to do and it's it's not like there wasn't sexual attraction' (r)

‘You can’t invoice someone in retrospect because you didn’t get what you wanted’: Woman receives invoice from guy after unsuccessful first date, sparking debate

'If money is that tight you should have let me pay in the first place.'

On Sep 16, 2022 by Gisselle Hernandez

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‘Nobody is obligated to tip’: TikToker says they were denied service at restaurant due to previously not tipping, sparking debate

'Servers should not need to rely on tips.'

On Sep 11, 2022 by Gisselle Hernandez

Bartender speaking to customer behind bar caption '*Card declines 'Did you give me the right card?'' (l) bartender ringing in shots behind bar caption '*he took the shots while I was ringing it in' (c) bartender arm out behind bar speaking to customer caption '*He said he was gonna go grab his friends card real quick. He was also really drunk so I couldn't count on him coming back I knew he would come back if I had his wallet' (r)

‘Customers have no right to get mad’: Bartender keeps customer’s wallet after his card declined twice

'What does he think you're going to steal from his wallet? he doesn't have any money lmao.'

On Sep 4, 2022 by Gisselle Hernandez

Starbucks employee sitting at desk with computer caption 'When your co worker gets rehired after leaving for a 'big boy' job' (l) Starbucks barista making drink (c) Starbucks employee sitting at desk with computer holding green apron caption 'When your co worker gets rehired after leaving for a 'big boy' job' (r)

‘Starbucks is like that toxic ex’: Starbucks barista mocked by co-workers for returning to job after leaving to get a ‘big boy’ job

'Oh no that's so embarrassing.'

On Aug 26, 2022 by Gisselle Hernandez

Uber Eats delivery driver speaking in car caption 'I was arrested doing Ubereats' (l) Uber Eats delivery bag being handed to customer (c) Uber Eats delivery driver speaking in car caption 'I was arrested doing Ubereats' (r)

‘Sounds like our schools are turning into prison grounds’: UberEats driver says he was arrested after delivering food to a school’s superintendent

'Reasonable suspicion of what?'

On Aug 21, 2022 by Gisselle Hernandez

woman speaking hands out caption 'No one does the customer surveys. You force your cashiers to push it and it is more stress on them. Corporations need to do better by you' (l) woman speaking with apron on caption 'I make as much as my assistant manager without bonuses.' (c) woman speaking hands out caption 'No one does the customer surveys. You force your cashiers to push it and it is more stress on them. Corporations need to do better by you' 'And Karen's/Ken's will always do a bad survey, even after fixing it.' (r)

‘Corporations need to do better by you’: Manager says corporate’s use of customer surveys cost her a bonus despite $1 million in revenue

'If you have an issue with the company, and not the store itself. Don't use surveys to rate lower.'

On Aug 19, 2022 by Gisselle Hernandez

Tay Beep Boop on yellow background with pink swirls

Tay BeepBoop has TikTok captivated with her whimsical home DIYs

The TikToker gets real about managing mental health and the burnout of hustle culture.

On Aug 16, 2022 by Gisselle Hernandez

Little Caesars pizza box open with pizza on hardwood floor caption 'POV: you just had enough to get the apartment' (l) tablet pizza box and paper towels set up on cardboard box on hardwood floor caption 'POV: you just had enough to get the apartment' (c) cardboard box with tablet and pizza box on top on hardwood floor next to other Little Caesars pizza box caption 'POV: you just had enough to get the apartment' (r)

’Food and shelter, you winning’: Woman moves into new apartment and has no money for furniture, sparking debate

'You had enough for pizza tho, that’s a win.'

On Aug 12, 2022 by Gisselle Hernandez

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‘These people are not your friends’: Employee says you can’t trust co-workers, sparking debate

'Just like how u were never friends w/ ppl u did group projects with in school…u are not friends w/ ppl u wrk with.'

On Aug 5, 2022 by Gisselle Hernandez

woman with caption 'how to do voiceovers at-home (no studio)' (l) order page with caption 'POV: when your voice is shot and you have orders piling up that all require you to talk, sob emoji' (c) woman speaking to phone on stand with caption 'The Setup' (r)

‘No talking for the next 24 hours!’: Remote voice-over artist says she can’t complete work orders since her voice is shot due to Covid-19

'Usually you will lose money on [sick] days unless you have passive income set up.'

On Aug 3, 2022 by Gisselle Hernandez

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‘Why are you guys giving notice. The company doesn’t care’: Worker says she was fired same day she gave 3-weeks’ notice

'Giving my boss a 3-week notice before quitting because I’m nice and so she has time to find someone new.'

On Jul 27, 2022 by Gisselle Hernandez

woman speaking in car (l) Starbucks sign on glass door (c) woman holding 'Notice of Separation' (r)

‘I was always being treated differently from my other white coworkers’: Starbucks barista says she was fired after telling supervisor to not call Black people ‘aggressive’

'She told me not to pull any little race card with her and tried to get me kicked out of the store.'

On Jul 24, 2022 by Gisselle Hernandez