Starbucks saves a career?

Posted in 1324 by Harsha on February 9, 2009

I don’t think Starbucks as such saved Michael Gates Gill’s career, rather his ability to start from scratch did. Here is a ex-advertising executive, possibly a former millionaire now working the toilets and coffee machine at his local ‘bucks. An uplifting story and a humbling one at that – if he can do it, then even I can do it in these troubling times. The only thing stopping one from this type of a paycheck is society and what it might think of the former successful us, now seeking menial jobs.

I say, quoting Nike, just do it.

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  1. Bruce said, on February 9, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    I agree Harsha, he may not think of that way but he succeeded because he reinvented himself. Most people seek to reinvent themselves as something more financially successful, but he reinvented himself into a service role and he was surprised at how gratifying he found it.

    • Harsha said, on February 9, 2009 at 12:14 pm

      Thank you for the comment Bruce. Reinventing oneself during these tough times is essential. My friend Rajesh Setty is writing a book on how to handle the current economic situation job-wise and is looking for tips. If change is the only thing constant, then reinventing oneself rides shotgun with change.

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