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

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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

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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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Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:29 | Link to Comment Say What Again
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BULLISH

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

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:30 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Lot's of broken windows in a meteor blast....bullish

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:31 | Link to Comment The Juggernaut
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Is Princeton that girl?  I hope so.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:38 | Link to Comment knukles
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Odd....
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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=wq_lhlIn1e0

 

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

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:50 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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The Willard Hotel is right across the street from the Treas. Dept... Why not get a job there serving the lobster bisque?

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:02 | Link to Comment Texas Ginslinger
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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..??

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:05 | Link to Comment TerminalDebt
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At least this time we get a bigger picture of the hot chick when we click

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:14 | Link to Comment ShankyS
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I right clicked and tried to "inspect element" but got nowhere.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:18 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Have you tried tilting your monitor?

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

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 01:23 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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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.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:21 | Link to Comment TuesdayBen
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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?

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:28 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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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.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 17:43 | Link to Comment Shizzmoney
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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

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 20:31 | Link to Comment Midas
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All of our complaining about the lack of larger pics has paid off!    Three cheers to the Tylers!

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 17:43 | Link to Comment roadhazard
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She can grind on my beans anytime. How come we can't get illegal aliens coming across the border that look like that.

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 01:11 | Link to Comment CompassionateFascist
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'cause she's White. Not brown/black/yellow. She would interfere with the Jews' globalist,  anti-White genocide racket. 

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 21:41 | Link to Comment Buck Johnson
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No kidding, also it shows that the employment situation is worse than they are reporting.  Love that first pic.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:36 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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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. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colleges_and_universities_in_the_United_States_by_endowment

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:46 | Link to Comment wee-weed up
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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.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 18:32 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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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. 

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 20:25 | Link to Comment knukles
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Fuckin'-A
Worked for Elizabeth Warren, Cherokee Princess of Massachusetts or some such nonsense.

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 01:09 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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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

 

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 00:28 | Link to Comment Prometheus418
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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.

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 01:10 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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DO IT! When people ask if she's really native American, just talk about fried bread. Case closed. 

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:42 | Link to Comment Al Huxley
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Oh, so many follow-up comments come to mind, I just can't decide...

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:34 | Link to Comment LasVegasDave
Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:05 | Link to Comment Stoploss
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"unemployment is actually falling according to official figures"

 

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

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 17:12 | Link to Comment HomeBrewPrepper
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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

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:21 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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When I applied for a Junior Professorship at Yale, I was in a pool of 7.200 applicants. 

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:28 | Link to Comment Freddie
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The corrupt elites and Labour Party let more illegals and asylum seekers flood in.  Bankrupting the UK and making it a crowded hell hole.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:39 | Link to Comment Doña K
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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% + 

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:15 | Link to Comment falak pema
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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?

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:22 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Ain't colonialism great?

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

 

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:43 | Link to Comment Freddie
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I was there about 18 years ago before Blair really destroyed it and it was still tolerable.  Evil scum elites and bankster families.

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 00:52 | Link to Comment Prometheus418
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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.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:42 | Link to Comment CheapBastard
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Bring me a Filly cheesesteak with that double cream mochaccino decaf, please.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 18:49 | Link to Comment foodstampbarry
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Dear Leader has the same plans for the U.S.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 19:57 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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"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.  ;-)

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:28 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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Drone Costa Coffee's ass.  See how smooth, fresh, creamy, and delicious they feel then.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:29 | Link to Comment VonManstein
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"their currency plunging courtesy of reality"

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

Chicken or egg...

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:44 | Link to Comment Freddie
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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.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:29 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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I never knew one short could prompt so many longs

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:31 | Link to Comment Say What Again
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But just like the late day ramp-a-thons, those longs go short after their little love explosions.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:40 | Link to Comment q99x2
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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.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:29 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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This is not the hope and change you are looking for.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:30 | Link to Comment max2205
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I'll take a Mr Ed on rye and a latte

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:39 | Link to Comment McMolotov
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Hold the mayo-neighs.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:30 | Link to Comment resurger
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Caution the VB is just HOT!!!!!!!

 

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:30 | Link to Comment augustusgloop
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same applicant pools, of course. lucky sperm, 1600 SATs, concert violinists / software developers pulling espresso, i'm sure. 

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:30 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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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.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:42 | Link to Comment resurger
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Howard Shultz is expanding in India, i want to know what is the acceptance rate for his applications.

It continues to amaze me that sometimes people buy coffee like "Star Bucks" because the cup is just a "Brand" and it reflects a social standars of some sort, am not saying that the coffee is bad too.

But id rather drink Costa, Timmy's et al than drinking this fucking kykes coffee.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:57 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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he was thinking of calling it "fucking kykes coffee" - like a strong brew, he liked the hard consonants but marketing nixed it

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:54 | Link to Comment Shell Game
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Yeah, I remember us being warned about piling onto one another in cities like Europe.  But that 'wash, rinse, repeat' cycle is just so tempting to outwit....

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:31 | Link to Comment JustObserving
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You are twenty times more likely to see a unicorn than a barista who looks like that.  

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:35 | Link to Comment EscapeKey
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There are some pretty damn hot girls working in my local Starbucks.

Of course, we DO have a lot of foreigners here in the UK...

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:48 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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than you're lucky.... over here in my town it's a bunch of retards...
And I constantly keep asking myself...
WHERE'S THAT SMILE AND SERVICE I'M PAYING FOR YOUR MORONS!!!
And the coffee isn't as good as starbucks in Antwerp.... or Brussels...

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:03 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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call me crazy but as our youth, those utterly fucked by our selfish, destructive polices, wake up, you will catch less and less smiles - especially as they discover that that education they borrowed and that job they killed for, does not buy them enough to eat and sleep 

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:30 | Link to Comment Bay of Pigs
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Rule Britannia, Britannia rule the waves!

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:31 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Paul Krugman - Princeton prof, barista and general douchebag.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:32 | Link to Comment Frank N. Beans
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she can roast my beans anytime

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:50 | Link to Comment edifice
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What about your frank?

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:35 | Link to Comment Frank N. Beans
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i asked her to make it Grande

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:33 | Link to Comment McMolotov
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I'd like her to give me a job.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:00 | Link to Comment willwork4food
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I'm tellin Tyler you're talking nasty again.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:33 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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That they would take Heather Davies over the "not successful" candidate in the top photo is incomprehensible to me.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:34 | Link to Comment 847328_3527
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My buddy's dad is on a wait list over there for a new hip--- 4-1/2 years!

 

BOOOOYAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

 

Coming soon to a hospital near you.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:44 | Link to Comment El Tuco
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Isn't socialized medicine the best......Just wait till America gets theirs.....

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:40 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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  Gotta love bubble butts. ;-)   Out of curosity, why is every girl trying to be a nasty, "redheaded" Ginger?  Women are better natural...

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:48 | Link to Comment resurger
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She has a Tatto on her hand, ill get a Comando Vermelho (CV) on my face maybe they will accept me .. 

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:53 | Link to Comment Dixie Rect
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"Out of curosity, why is every girl trying to be a nasty, "redheaded" Ginger?  Women are better natural..."

 

I was thinking that too, and why did that young man in the bottom picture die his hair that hideous color?

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:57 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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  See? I made my point!  Dixie is a nice rational (natural) woman.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 18:48 | Link to Comment Northern Lights
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A few years after I dropped my ex, she dyed her's red too.  Looks aweful!  Makes her look older too as she has very fair skin. Figures, 6 years on and she's still single.

 

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:32 | Link to Comment Lord Of Finance
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Yeah. I know several eastern Europeans who moved to the U.K. in search of a better economy, conscientious politicians and honest central bankers.

 

  They now realize that there is really little if any difference. As my one Bulgarian buddy explained, "My parents came from the Soviet domination and they told me all the  stories about the rising prices, the do nothing corrupt politicians and the complete incompetence of the centrally planned bureaucracy. They said they crushed any incentive to better your life. They punished hard work and rewarded laziness, pushing the demoralized people into the shackles of the state. I do not see any difference here in Britian then I have heard from my parents."

 

  I told Demeter, "Look buddy. It aint that much different here in America than it is over there. He replied, "No shit Mike. Why the hell do you think I left America to come here!!!!"

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:44 | Link to Comment Henry Hub
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Humm...I can think of a few different positions I would like to try that ginger barista in!

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:45 | Link to Comment knukles
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Nope.
Didn't work
Damn
See you guys got me in trouble again.
Mrs K asked me if I wanted a cuppa and I showed her the photo and now I'm sitting outside on the front stoop in the rain with a buggy WI-fi connection.....

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:54 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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 These ponzi markets are so disconnected Knuckles. Risk F/X is selling off and the $ is flat. The metals are soft, and the Fed. Chair Satan pump is ramped up! The stupic fucking idiotic assclowns at CNBS are not going to suck me in!

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:56 | Link to Comment Hulk
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Lookout  for meteors man...

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:52 | Link to Comment Piranhanoia
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It isn't that Princeton would have to make their mind up about me,  its about me making my mind up about Princeton.   

Coffee please.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:55 | Link to Comment Mad Mohel
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Beg for the scraps you fucking dogs! Beg and grovel you lickspittles!

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:58 | Link to Comment Shell Game
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Nice coffee sleeve for a skirt she's wearing....

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:04 | Link to Comment youngman
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I can see why she got the job......she got my coffee steamin.....

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:04 | Link to Comment icanhasbailout
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Look & dress like the chick in the article photo and you got the job.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:07 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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only reason i would be desperate for one of those jobs......is to burn one of my mates , so we can split the windfall

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:12 | Link to Comment Super Broccoli
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oh well 5 months ago i applyed for a legal manager position at SNCB holding, 300 candidates, after months of tests and interviews i was told i was 2nd ... there was one position !

Now i'm appying for a diplomatic position, 200 candidates, 2 positions, started this application 6 months agos, 15 of us left so far ...

You're right, recovery !

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:13 | Link to Comment Melson Nandela
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Russell must be up 2% today on the news.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:13 | Link to Comment are we there yet
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Wow, go long on thongs.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:13 | Link to Comment Odin
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I'll order a double double... double.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:14 | Link to Comment Melson Nandela
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Soon it will be easier to get a job playing defense for Arsenal /snicker

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:15 | Link to Comment NEOSERF
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Pretty soon simply looking for a job will count as employment...unemployment problem solved..next

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:15 | Link to Comment Melson Nandela
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Or on second thought , trainer ? Goodbye Arsene you french faggot.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:24 | Link to Comment Racer
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I was speaking to a Polish lorry driver working in the UK... he is saving up to go back home.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 18:17 | Link to Comment W74
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Lots of Poles (and Ukranians and Russians) coming to Baltimore and even driving out some of the more troublesome denizens.  I think of it as a good thing.  Slavic peoples move in, businesses get started, the streets get cleaned up, buildings get repaired and crime goes down.  Seems like a good thing to me.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:27 | Link to Comment riphowardkatz
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I do not know the benefits game but I am sure there is a very sweet spot of making enough but not too much money. Plus you are going to be sitting around in a cofee shop anyway might as well get paid to be there.

and thank you for the accompanying visuals. 

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:36 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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 Is that "reheaded tart", going be able to afford "Obamacare"?

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:40 | Link to Comment Bunga Bunga
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If central bankers had to do an internship with Barister's, the world would look much different.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:42 | Link to Comment Goggles Pisano
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To be fair, you do learn more being a barista than you do at Princeton.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:43 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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 The bigger they come/ the harder they fall. Econ101

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 17:02 | Link to Comment dr.charlemagne
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UP arrow=I'd hit that

Down arrow=there is something wrong with you

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 17:02 | Link to Comment thisandthat
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Phoney stat is funny

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 17:20 | Link to Comment lizzy36
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Gratuitous hot GIRL  - ZH, have you no shame ;)

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 22:39 | Link to Comment thisandthat
Wed, 02/20/2013 - 01:50 | Link to Comment Notarocketscientist
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I was kinda expecting the girls hired to be a cross between a PHD holder and a Penthouse Model.

Surely they could have done better?

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 16:58 | Link to Comment thisandthat
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A cross between a PHD and a PHM? Sounds like a job for a PBB.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 18:07 | Link to Comment The Proletariat
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There is no way those girls are brittish...their teeth look straight and none are missing

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 23:03 | Link to Comment orangegeek
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That smoking barista's babe in the mini can be found here:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8jxYR69fkc

 

What a package!!

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 03:56 | Link to Comment Spigot
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I don't know...the voiceover really creeped me out. Overtly making a business model out of showing off your assets while preparing Joe? Kind of sick. What next? Elementary School pancake breakfasts with former Hooters wenchs serving in their former body masticating "uniforms". Ugh. There is burn out ya know? After a while it losses something (entirely).

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 03:59 | Link to Comment Spigot
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But I will confess this: I love to IGNORE women who are obviously trying to use their charms to gain a step up in the power equation. Its a beautiful thing to see how confused they look (out of the corner of my eye). At some point they'll be embarrassed enough to stop being so obvious.

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 03:41 | Link to Comment capitallosses
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I haven't read the posts in this thread, but I'll say I'd take my chances to get into that barista and hope for the best.

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 14:09 | Link to Comment hpro123
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Well,

 

since you guys are into numbers and percentagres, lets get back to the grand EU experiment... GREECE!!!!!

 

As published in today's news here...

 

A large Supermarket Chain (I do not know which BTW), posted openings for TWENTY (20) positions... at hte minimum wage of course, aka less than €576 (and that is including social security, tax adance, etc., the real sum they will end up with is close to 450) ...

 

They received ONE HUNDRED and SIX THOUSAND (106,000) Applications !!!!

 

Our math is better than your math! That is a 0.01887% acceptance rate!!!! Not kidding either!!!

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