I would just like to ask how everyone feels about the Verismo and how it affects working life at Starbucks. I see that it makes our lives a little bit easier as far as speed of service is concerned but I worry whenever an employer does something to drastically de-skill a job. I feel as though the knowledge of how to do a large part of our jobs (making espresso drinks) has been mechanized and thusly making us (the partners) less important. I just wanted to see if I could get anyones thoughts on how the Verismo has affected any aspect of your store. Anything from less labor hours to higher turnover to a drop in respect from management. All of these problems and more can arise from de-skilling in any workplace. So if you've seen any changes since you got your push button espresso machines lets hear em.'