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That time when your partners start a utilization contest where for 2 weeks of crazy hours might get you a Starbucks gift card

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Reason number 7373759 I'm leaving this godforsaken place

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Wow so jealous

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The things I could do with a Starbucks gift card! Use it to put in more hours? It's a gift that keeps on giving 😱

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You get Starbucks gift cards!?

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same but with lines of coke

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Ha tell them they can keep their shitty gift card. That's not a good enough reason to bust your ass

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