It Is Twenty Times Easier To Get Into Princeton Than To Get A UK Part-Time Coffee Barista Job

Tyler Durden's picture

As the Brits await anxiously for tomorrow's employment data - with their currency plunging courtesy of reality and Carney's vocal intervention - it appears the job market in blighty is truly dismal. We know it is tough to get into Harvard (5.9% acceptance rate); we recently discussed the difficulty of attaining a flight attendant position at Delta (1.4% acceptance rate - 300 positions for 22,000 applicants); but that's nothing compared to the difficulty in attaining a role at the UK's Costa Coffee. 1700 people applied for 8 positions (0.47% acceptance rate) at a high street coffee house in Mapperley, Nottingham. Just three of the jobs were full-time - and paid between $8 and $15 per hour. Just as in the US, The Daily Mail notes unemployment is actually falling according to official figures, but the demand for relatively low paying jobs tells a different story, as unsuccessful candidates include senior managers with over 15 years experience in retail. The jobs were only listed on the firm's website and on a local building - and attracted this kind of attention leaving the company "amazed at the level of interest."

Not one of the successful candidates (this one works at Baristas Coffee Company: "the fastest growing drive-though espresso company in the Northwest")


and Acceptance rates at Ivy League Schools...

Bottom line: 9.3% admission rate to Princeton vs 0.47% admission rate to Costa Coffee...

Via The Daily Mail,

More than 1,700 job hunters applied for just eight vacancies at a new cafe it emerged today - highlighting the extent of the employment crisis across Britain.


Coffee chain Costa received a staggering average of 212 applications for each post at their new branch in Mapperley, Nottingham.


There were three full-time and five part-time positions with wages ranging from £5.40 to £10-an-hour advertised for the branch which is due to open this Friday.


One of the new team members Heather Davies, 25, today revealed how she feel 'incredibly lucky' to have beaten such tough competition to secure a job at the branch.

Desperate times: More than 1,700 people applied for just eight jobs at a Costa Coffee branch in Mapperley, Nottingham - averaging 212 applications for each job

Desperate times: More than 1,700 people applied for just eight jobs at a Costa Coffee branch in Mapperley, Nottingham, pictured - averaging 212 applications for each job

One of the lucky eight: Heather Davies was taken on as a barista at a new Costa cafe in Nottingham after 1,700 people applied for eight jobs
One of the lucky eight: Heather Davies was taken on as a barista at a new Costa cafe in Nottingham after 1,700 people applied for eight jobs


A spokesman said there had been a 'wave' of applications from graduates to people who worked for HMV and Clinton Cards, both of which recently went into administration. Close to 1,000 workers are being made redundant at the failed music chain after it announced the closure of 66 of its 220 shops across the country last month. Around 550 people working at Clinton Cards - a fourth of its work force - lost their jobs when administrators closed 76 unsold stores last year.
 The staggering amount of applications gives a snapshot of how tough the job market still is in the UK as more and more companies go bust.
'Over 90 per cent of the applicants came from Nottingham and we didn't have to advertise that extensively either.
We only listed it on one job website and put a sign up on the building while we were renovating it but the applications just came flooding in.
'I was amazed at the level of interest.'
The TUC said the levels of applicants was indicative of the employment crisis gripping the nation.
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said: 'These figures show just how desperate people are for any kind of work.
'Ministers claim there are plenty of jobs out there but the reality is that there are far more people chasing those jobs.

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Say What Again's picture


Nothing - short of a full on meteor blast will kill this rally -- Never mind

Dr. Engali's picture

Lot's of broken windows in a meteor blast....bullish

The Juggernaut's picture

Is Princeton that girl?  I hope so.

knukles's picture

One of my mates sent me a vid this very morning.
Appears the sentiment as to the "Free Shit Army" and immigration is going global.


I love the smell of a freshly burnt banlieue in the morning.

francis_sawyer's picture

The Willard Hotel is right across the street from the Treas. Dept... Why not get a job there serving the lobster bisque?

Texas Ginslinger's picture

So, you are saying that anyone who can afford Princeton's price can get in..??

Makes sense to me.

Why would they turn any paying customer away..??

TerminalDebt's picture

At least this time we get a bigger picture of the hot chick when we click

ShankyS's picture

I right clicked and tried to "inspect element" but got nowhere.

NotApplicable's picture

Have you tried tilting your monitor?

I only clicked because this story is relevant to my interests.

TruthInSunshine's picture

England is such a fucking dump of a country.

If you aren't wealthy enough to absorb the incredibly high cost of living in London, which actually has some of the best hotels, museums, cultural institutions, restaurants (contrary to widespread perception), and other amenities in the world, you're paying through the nose in terms of cost of living and taxation to live in nearly any other part of England, which by and large, are just dreadfully depressing (I'm not speaking of Scotland, Wales or Ireland).

To add insult to injury, they have a redonkulous monarchy that 50% of the population gets erections or swollen nipples over, due to  some form of sick perversion (where these people apparently take great pride & satisfaction in supporting a do-nothing, sell-out, ultimate, literal welfare Queen and her little princes and princesses).

I have no antipathy towards the British People, necessarily, but find it fascinating as to how passive the majority of them are in receiving lifelong anal rapings.

Before anyone chimes in with the "[h]ow is the U.S. any better?" question, I'll preemptively answer that most Americans still have a far higher standard of living and face far less regulatory/governmental hassles in their every day lives on all matters, big and small, though we are unfortunately trending precisely in the direction of the bankster-owned "sovereign nation" of England, ruled from the HQ that is the City of London (which is literally owned by private entities- mainly financial ones)-- New York City, specifically Manhattan, is our London.

TuesdayBen's picture

If young Bernanke had back in the day opted to serve coffee at Dunkin Donuts instead of attending Princeton, would we all be better off, or would some other goon presently be overseeing grand theft of the variety Bernanke today serves?

NotApplicable's picture

I'd go with the latter. Individuals just aren't that important when one is molding civilizations.

Even Hitler was groomed for his position by the Wall St. Boys.

Shizzmoney's picture

Would we all be better off, or would some other goon presently be overseeing grand theft of the variety Bernanke today serves?

Some other goon (Jew) would presently be overseeing grand theft of the variety

Midas's picture

All of our complaining about the lack of larger pics has paid off!    Three cheers to the Tylers!

roadhazard's picture

She can grind on my beans anytime. How come we can't get illegal aliens coming across the border that look like that.

CompassionateFascist's picture

'cause she's White. Not brown/black/yellow. She would interfere with the Jews' globalist,  anti-White genocide racket. 

Buck Johnson's picture

No kidding, also it shows that the employment situation is worse than they are reporting.  Love that first pic.

Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

Princeton is just the front for the endowment fund. $16.95 Billion, to be correct. Fuck the students, they have tuition from 106250 4 year students sitting in the bank.

wee-weed up's picture

The fly in this latte is that the Ivy League universities practice diversity quotas. Coffee shops do not. That shoots the number comparisons all to hell, as the university acceptance rates depend on what color you are.

Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

Just lie, and if your white, claim "African American." If they call you on it, just claim your grandfather was from South Africa. It says "of African decent," not black. Works every time, they will STFU vs. get into a fight over it. 

knukles's picture

Worked for Elizabeth Warren, Cherokee Princess of Massachusetts or some such nonsense.

Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

Being born in America, I can relate to being a "native" American. NOFX to the rescue!

NOFX LYRICS "Don't Call Me White"  

Don't call me white, Don't call me white
Don't call me white, Don't call me white

The connotations wearing my nerves thin
Could it be semantics generating the mess we're in?
I understand that language breeds stereotype
But what's the explanation for the malice, for the spite?

Don't call me white, Don't call me white
Don't call me white, Don't call me white

I wasn't brought here, I was born
Circumsized, categorized, allegiance sworn,
Does this mean I have to take such shit
For being fairskinned? No!
I ain't a part of no conspiracy,
I'm just you're average Joe.

Don't call me white, Don't call me white
Don't call me white, Don't call me white

Represents everything I hate,
The soap shoved in your mouth to cleanse the mind
The vast majority of sheep
A buttoned collar, starched and bleached
Constricting veins, the blood flow to the brain slows
They're so fuckin' ordinary white

Don't call me white, Don't call me white
Don't call me white, Don't call me white

We're better off this way
Say what you're gonna say
So go ahead and label me
An asshole cause I can
Accept responsibility, for what I've done
But not for who I am

Don't call me white, Don't call me white
Don't call me white, Don't call me white
Don't call me white, Don't call me white


Prometheus418's picture

Agreed.  I've been telling my wife for some time that she needs to come up with either a legit geneology, or at least a BS one.  Her mom looks like she just stepped off the trail of tears, and she looks like Disney's version of Pocahonas (lucky me).  Only fly in the ointment is that the two older kids look like tow-headed English youths (the youngest one favors her mom., with maybe a little Asian mixed in for no apparent reason- they're all stepchildren, so I have no need to find out why, just help them leverage the cards they've been dealt.)

All it would take is a family photo, and there wouldn't be an offical entity in the US that wouldn't STFU and hand those kids anything they asked for.  Hell- I'm 75% Irish, but people think I'm latino more often than not.  For all the instutionalized racist shit, most people couldn't tell a Celt from a Mexican if their lives depended on it.  It's a bullshit system, and we all know it- but there it is, and everyone else is apparently using as hard as they can.  May as well preserve *some* "white oppressor" genes for posterity, as long as the idiots in charge are rigging the game.

Not to be an ass about it- I don't care one way or the other, but the numbers suggest that if we don't reverse current trends, caucasian will be an endangered species soon.  For my part, my genetic branch of the family tree dies with me, so good luck to the rest of you.  With any luck, my choices mean I get to be out of the game after this go-round- but I do love my stepkids nonetheless, and if I have to teach them to lie to survive, I will.

Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

DO IT! When people ask if she's really native American, just talk about fried bread. Case closed. 

Al Huxley's picture

Oh, so many follow-up comments come to mind, I just can't decide...

Stoploss's picture

"unemployment is actually falling according to official figures"


There's that fucking math again, coming in to fuck everything up..

HomeBrewPrepper's picture

I know I'm ready for some action. But the meteor flew past us, and another fell inRussia.
Plenty of girls looking for sugar daddy's though. They just can't stop spending, make little money, pay tons of money for rent, tuition, clothes, car, gas. Go to bar and its 4-7 dollars a drink. Was talking with four hotties last week saying they wanted to go out but had no cash and needed a sugar daddy. all were 20-22. Sucks for me cause my wife would be pissed. Lmao

slaughterer's picture

When I applied for a Junior Professorship at Yale, I was in a pool of 7.200 applicants. 

Freddie's picture

The corrupt elites and Labour Party let more illegals and asylum seekers flood in.  Bankrupting the UK and making it a crowded hell hole.

Doña K's picture

Many of our Britt friends have moved out of the UK. (Singapore, South Africa and Indonesia) where they have found jobs.

The country is rotting from the inside out and most of the tattooed, pierced, pothead youth is unemployable. Couple this with the high moslem youth unemployment and is getting close to Greece's and Spain's 60% + 

falak pema's picture

the only valid question is which criminal elite allowed the situation to fester over thirty years and did nothing about it; worse poured oil on the fire of this socio cultural divide?

Something like this does not, in our day and age, fester out of nothing in organised society! 

I remember these conservative shills, that tolerated with complacent arms folded, the fundamental weirdos from PAki lands, while the Brits fought Soviet Union/Allende leftists and supported moslem radicals againt Soviets in Afghan; ignoring superbly the Frankenstein the CIA had created in IRan (with Shah/Savak all on US aid) as in PAk/Afghan subsequently, that became known as Taliban. 

What you sow so complacently you then reap; as the fucked up Romans who welcomed the barbarians as mercenaries to defend the empire. Now the barbarians have sons who are delved in contrarian, barbarian mumbo jumbo. 

ANd they have a wanker like Cameron trying to sell arms to India, a Boris of London playing whore to the Russian Oligarchs and City shills who want anybody with money to come live in London; (we love your money!), while the UK sinks in debt and QE...what sort of civilization is that?

NotApplicable's picture

Ain't colonialism great?

Divide and conquer, the gift that just keeps on giving.


Freddie's picture

I was there about 18 years ago before Blair really destroyed it and it was still tolerable.  Evil scum elites and bankster families.

Prometheus418's picture

Not that different from the US, truth be told.

Official numbers for my county report a 5.7% unemployment rate, but boots on the ground tell a different story.

A couple of months ago, a young cousin of mine died after giving birth.  When I went to the funeral, hundreds of her friends and peers were there- I'm a bit older, so I had never met most of them, but I spent a lot of time listening that day.  Out of the two or three dozen people I spoke to, and the countless more I overheard, I literally only heard one person state that they had a job- the rest talked about thier medical conditions, and their experiences with the Department of Health and Human Services.

Being a skeptical kind of guy, I gently prodded a number of them into admitting that they could only get by by collecting SSI Disability checks.  That used to be a shameful secret, but now the younger crowd are actively going after lifelong state support.  Only one kid even asked what I did for a living (the rest apparently assumed I was a post-modern hobo like everyone else they knew,) and when I told him I was an engineer, he acted like he had discovered a unicorn.

The moral of the story is something I believe we already know- the "disabled" are not classified as "unemployed."  There haven't been any new jobs here for quite some time- but disability, well, that's a growth industry.

CheapBastard's picture

Bring me a Filly cheesesteak with that double cream mochaccino decaf, please.

foodstampbarry's picture

Dear Leader has the same plans for the U.S.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

"Crowded hellhole"?  Well, it worked before, when the Brits lived quite well off the cheap labor and resources from their colonies!  What went wrong?  They can't live off their own cheap labor and resources?  ;-)  You see my friend, a nice living standard is ALWAYS predicated on leveraging cheap and plentiful labor, resources and money.  Especially when it's other people's labor, resources and money being leveraged.  It's true for individuals, companies and empires.  Even the British and American empires, come to find out.

Even a slightly vain starship captain must leverage the crew and the Federation that designed and built the starship, to be accomplished and look good to galactic leaders and even god-like its interstellar damsels.  And these damsels also want to 'leverage' up by having an offspring with a god-like starship captain.  Come to think of it, I do believe that there was one who thought I was "God" when I beamed down, and then told her family and her offspring that he was my Son.  I visited them every now and then, and he eventually started a new religion which was based on being nice to each other and on becoming his followers, so that they might join him on my starship.  Oh, the burdens of a starship captain, and going where no 'man' has gone before.  ;-)

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Drone Costa Coffee's ass.  See how smooth, fresh, creamy, and delicious they feel then.

VonManstein's picture

"their currency plunging courtesy of reality"

haha nicely put. The UK is a mess and so is its citizenry.

Chicken or egg...

Freddie's picture

Thanks to Obummer, TV, Hollywood and the douchebag "citizens" who support them - the USA is right behind the UK.   The USA may be even worse when it blows.

DaveyJones's picture

I never knew one short could prompt so many longs

Say What Again's picture

But just like the late day ramp-a-thons, those longs go short after their little love explosions.

q99x2's picture

They have more Barista butt in Princeton than any Barista in the U.K.

You get that and you've earned a real college education.

That's just my opinion.

Dr. Engali's picture

This is not the hope and change you are looking for.

max2205's picture

I'll take a Mr Ed on rye and a latte

resurger's picture

Caution the VB is just HOT!!!!!!!


augustusgloop's picture

same applicant pools, of course. lucky sperm, 1600 SATs, concert violinists / software developers pulling espresso, i'm sure. 

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Let's see. Herd population into city centers with the promise of jobs. Pay senior officers huge bonuses for doing such a fine job. Remove jobs to create downward pressure on salaries and increase profits for a few quarters. Declare bankruptcy and pay the senior officers huge bonuses to stay on for the liquidation. 

Wash, rinse and repeat.