UD Daily News

U-Dictionary will be launching a new segment, UD Daily News, as part of an upcoming section, Annie’s Editorial. Annie’s Editorial will feature articles and short videos regarding topics related to English culture and brief news from around the world. We hope you enjoy this first segment of “UD Daily News.” Don’t hesitate to let us know what you think!

Welcome to UD Daily News! I’m newscaster Annie and I’m happy to be talking with all of you on U-Dictionary. Let me start this segment by asking you a question: How do you feel when you walk into your local Starbucks? Familiarity? A sense of comfort? One consoling feeling about coffee shops is their relative sameness such as finding a young person behind the counter. However, if you travel to a particular Starbucks in Mexico, you’ll find that every single worker is over 50 years old!

Why? Mexico’s ageing population is finding it difficult to secure jobs. So, this coffee shop hopes to provide one solution to the city’s employment drought. In 2011, the company partnered with a Mexican government welfare program to create opportunities to enhance the quality of life for seniors.

So, how do you feel when you walk into your local Starbucks? What do you think of the welfare program to create a better life for seniors? As baristas and cashiers are common jobs for today’s youth, what are your thoughts regarding teenagers and young adults looking for these types of jobs?

We’re looking forward to hearing your responses in the comments. Thank you for listening!

Source: China Daily

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