The Houses of Parliament are currently advertising for four baristas to serve coffee to MPs and the lucky recruits will earn more than a soldier risking their lives in Afghanistan.
The baristas will be on a salary of £20,173, making a soldier’s wage of £17,500 look like a bit of an insult. And that’s without factoring in the benefits the baristas will get of reduced gym membership fees, an interest free season ticket loan and a child care voucher scheme.
Have a look at our handy infographic to see how other jobs measure up to what these baristas will be earning. We’ve compared this promised salary to a police officer, a soldier, a chef and a trainee journalist.