As official figures reveal that Spain's unemployment went from bad to worse in September, one young Spaniard's story of struggling to get work in his home country has gone viral.
Benjamin Serra Bosch vented his anger online last Friday about his failed efforts to find work in Spain, and subsequent employment at a "famous coffee chain" in London. He wrote that as well as making coffee and cleaning tables – he also cleaned toilets.
"My name is Benjamin Serra, I have two bachelor's degrees and a master's degree and I clean toilets," he posted on Facebook and Twitter. "No, it is not a joke."
But the 25-year-old - dubbed "the voice of a country's lost generation" by the press – insisted he was not ashamed about doing the "decent" job.
"What embarrasses me is having to do so because no one has given me an opportunity in Spain," he wrote. "There are many Spaniards here… And let's not kid ourselves. We are not young people on an adventure to learn the language and live new experiences. We are immigrants."
The post, which has been retweeted over 27,000 times, ended with the line: "I thought that I deserved something better after so much effort in my academic life. It seems that I was wrong."