This story says that "in today's tough employment market, one company has become the go-to option for the frustrated job seeker: Starbucks" and that's a problem for McDonald's as it tries to beef up its workforce. One of my friends -- a frustrated job seeker who once had a department-store management position -- applied at Starbucks and never heard back. (Over-qualified?) Are your new Starbucks colleagues coming from higher-level jobs and joining Starbucks because they were downsized and no other job is available? Are you seeing a different type of applicant because of the tough economy? Read "McDonald's faces tall order in trying to sell McJobs"