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A Barista Who Happens to be an F-16 Fighter Jet Mechanic

Having good manners helps to make a great first impression. It’s how Chris Parry got her first job at Starbucks. “I was taught to say ‘may I,’ ‘ma’am,’ and ‘sir’ growing up,” said Parry. After ordering a beverage at a Texas Starbucks® store when Parry was 17 years old, the manager asked if she’d be interested in working for the company. The store manager heard the way Parry communicated with her barista and thought she would be an ideal candidate to interact with Starbucks customers. “I submitted an application the next day. Shortly after interviewing, I was offered the job,” she said. “I’ve been a partner for the past four years and I’ve loved every minute working here.” A flexible work schedule has allowed Parry to pursue another career serving her country. She joined the U.S. Air Force Reserves in 2013 and is currently an F-16 fighter jet mechanic. “I had always wanted ...

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