Maple member of Vermont Frank sends us this news regarding Starbucks® which certainly bodes well for Vets. The military turns you into a killing machine so it stands to reason you should be adept at creating killer coffee, right?
At any rate, this certainly bodes well for many newly minted Vets who are wondering where their future lies. The new employment paradigm these days seems to be less jobs with less full-time employment in a concerted effort to avoid having to pay for medical care under the new ACA. Fortunately, Starbucks has not followed suit and, in fact, moved in the opposite direction. Veterans could do far worse (read Mickey D’s) for a future with one company. Even if it is a stepping stone, no one looks down on a barista. They are an artist in their own right who works with a liquid medium as opposed to a canvas. With all due respect to burger flippers, it’s hard to make an artistic statement with a Big Mac. Yours never look like the one in the picture there.
As an added bonus, this offer extends to military spouses which will help dramatically on extended deployments. Income in the military is not exactly magnanimous so any extra is a welcome addition for these spouses (both male and female). A warm thank you to Starbucks personnel the next time you are there would be in order. What the hey? Ask them if they’re a Vet. As members of the 7% club, we should be inordinately proud of our contribution to America. Show that same appreciation next Monday if you find yourself there.