UNIVERSITY graduates trapped in low-paid jobs have resolved to do them in a grudging, sour-faced manner.“Do you want chocolate fucking sprinkles””
Figures show that around 50 per cent of graduates are employed in manual or service industry roles that they think themselves far too good for.
Coffee shop assistant and media studies degree holder Tom Logan said: Having to serve customers with a modicum of politeness is so demeaning. They want me to say things like hello and make eye contact.
Its like Im some kind of performing monkey, rather than a soon-to-be-recognised media genius.”
Logan said he maintained a constant scowl and mildly ironic tone while taking orders for hot drinks and giving customers their change: “I’m subtly subverting the role of the server by letting customers know they are bothering me.
Also I need to network with the other baristas, who are also planning to make feature length documentaries about skateboarding, which means I am too busy chatting to clear up all the dirty mugs and plates.
Anyone who doesnt like that is just jealous of my massive potential.
English graduate and data entry administrator Emma Bradford said: I am a butterfly trapped in a cage.
Thats a metaphor, one of the many clever things I know about that make me different and special.