The weirdest profession in Germany?
You guessed it.
Gossip barbie baristas.
The weird thing is that it’s one of the fastest-growing fields of work in Germany, accounting for 25% of jobs in 2020.
And while that’s not the biggest number of jobs per capita, it is a big jump on the previous year, when only 12% of people worked in gizmos.
Gizmo baristas are often trained by the German city of Kiel and can expect to make around €3,000 per year.
But while baristas have a big advantage over their peers, that’s far from enough to make them a household name.
We asked baristas across the country how they had grown and how they think gizmo jobs are changing the way people see them.
‘It’s not really gizmies anymore’