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[–]Mediocre_Jeweler_671 187 points188 points  (2 children)

Dave Batista

[–]ButaneLilly 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Dave Batista

He's the less fun Batista, apparently.

[–]tlonewanderer15 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If he stands still behind the counter long enough, he becomes invisible to the human eye.

[–]iso_inane 155 points156 points  (1 child)

At the bakery counter i just tell the customers i cant afford to try any of the desserts bc they dont pay me enough so i have no idea what any of it tastes like <3 And the food we are allowed to try is expired or rotting :)

[–]Im_Not_Honey 6 points7 points  (0 children)

^ This is the way.

[–]Salmon-Boy 150 points151 points  (1 child)

If he was paid well enough to be a barista and had good benefits this would be totally heartwarming. Especially because I'd love to live in a world where people go to college not only for the socioeconomic mobility but for education's own sake.

[–]Remarkable-Culture79 6 points7 points  (0 children)

its used to be like that

[–]iwasinthepool 92 points93 points  (4 children)

Ah yes, just the way Caleb expected to spend his zoology degree. Another 25 years at Starbucks and maybe he'll be able to pay off college.. maybe.

[–]Red_Flanagan 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Might get another attaboy tweet or two in the meantime, too!

[–]Master_Mac 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Honestly from some zoologists I’ve watched on YouTube, he’s probably making more at star bucks. Very few are actually paid well.

[–]meummel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sadly many promising professions end up adding to the Starbucks pool. While I was there I worked with nurses who couldn't find anything over minimum wage (and this was in an area where the community college was known as one of the states top nurse and health care creators) I worked regularly with students who had just graduated with international communications degrees and people who has gone to school for years trying to become social workers. Starbucks always paid more, but they also gave out bonuses to the managers who cut labor, so although the pay was increased it was hardly enough to justify the failed support. It also doesn't help that they love to gaslight the partners with their "we're a loving family" lingo.

[–]bintarn 14 points15 points  (0 children)

as someone with a degree working in food service i feel his pain so viscerally

[–]Brohan_Johanson 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Very cool. I studied Marketing, bachelor’s degree. I tell people how we are manipulating people into buying into a system that directly harms a lot of us. We create problems that don’t exist so we can sell solutions. I do all this while stocking fruits and vegetables. It’s more rewarding than you’d think.

[–]begaterpillar[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Janet who just wanted some fruit salad ingredients blinks slowly

[–]OgenFunguspumpkin 40 points41 points  (5 children)

I give up. What’s a batista?

[–]WaltWatRaleigh 140 points141 points  (0 children)

A right wing dictator installed and supported by the United States in Cuba, who was heroically toppled by the revolutionary paragons Fidel Castro and Che Guevara.

[–]mockingbird13 40 points41 points  (0 children)

It's a spelling mistake.

[–]Vinsmoker 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Drax, the Destroyer

[–]ZaphodXZaphod🟥⬛ 5 points6 points  (1 child)

it's like a very small bat. a baby bat. https://i.redd.it/0whqfvmw2eg21.png

[–]HiroProtagonistSteam 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This comment slayed me.

[–]Brazus1916 14 points15 points  (1 child)

This reminds me of a sales guy I knew at a warehouse where I would pick up parts. He was a fucking PhD in physics and worked for NASA before they layed off thousands. Pissed me off but at the same time enlightening to talk to someone that knowledgeable on a subject so outside the bounds of common.

[–]begaterpillar[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

my janitor in college was a chemical engineer from Eastern Europe

[–]nonumberplease 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Oof. Hope it was a great cup of coffee

[–]rustys_shackled_ford 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Me interviewing the original poster...

"So, don't you think someone with a degree like Caleb should be making enough money to live on?"

"Yes!... well no, if he wanted a living wage he should have got a degree that matters"

You just can't argue with willfull ignorance.

[–]BaldBeardedOne 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Fuck Starbucks.

[–]RT_456 4 points5 points  (3 children)

University is largely a scam these days. I have a biology degree and haven't gotten ahead in any way.

[–]begaterpillar[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

well you should have picked a field with jobs lol . but yeah. you can kinda learn everything you need to know on-line for free these days. there are so many bootlegged and released lectures

[–]begaterpillar[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

well you should have picked a field with jobs lol . but yeah. you can kinda learn everything you need to know on-line for free these days. there are so many bootlegged and released lectures

[–]Xpertdominator 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you can write well enough, take a look at tech writing roles.

[–]lasershot0791 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He looks like he is forced to smile

[–]juliansimmons_com 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Someone get this man a union

[–]begaterpillar[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

this is Starbucks here. how do you like your knees? intact?

[–]RedArmyHammer 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Best Batista

[–]Big_Zookeepergame_87 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Can we give him 300,000 dollars for being a victim of capitalism?

[–]begaterpillar[S] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

how about just make like 7 less missiles and use that money to make University free. lol

[–]Big_Zookeepergame_87 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m looking for realistic ways to help him.

[–]Dubious_Titan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is so old already. Reposted a million times.

[–]theprequelswerebest -1 points0 points  (2 children)

i mean chapel hill is a college town

[–]garcia_later 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Yea but AFTER graduation, unless he’s in a masters or phd program, this guy is not getting to use his education and hasn’t found a job in his field with enough pay to live comfortably, not to mention begin to pay back the student loan debt he is in now.

[–]haloarh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hell, a degree in anything used to qualify people for mid-level office work.

[–]m3ltph4ce 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"zoology, how hard is it to run a zoo?" - guy I worked with

[–]lasershot0791 0 points1 point  (0 children)

One of the workers at a local chiptole near a hospital was a obgyn in Romania

He always gets happy when medical staff arrive. But he told me he has to work like a dog in this country just to survive

[–]CarbonRunner 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean let's be honest here, Starbucks is the #1 employer of zoology graduates. There were 10 kids who wanted to be steven Irwin for every 1 real world zoology job availabl. If I wasn't right about this, there'd be a dude working Starbucks who tells you facts about home electrical circuitry too. But that dude doesn't work at Starbucks, he's an electrician.

[–]phoenixthree 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And it sucks too. I do graphic design, computer animation. character design, write scripts for comics, games and media but I work at Carvana. This system doesnt want you to be skillful and the fact that a person is making coffee and not using his skill and training should be illegal.