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Spanish man hailed as 'voice of a lost generation'

Benjamin Serra Bosh made the complaint in a Facebook post. Photo: Google +/Benjamin Serra Bosch

A 25-year-old Spanish man living in London has been hailed as "the voice of a lost generation" after posting a complaint on his Facebook page that despite his three degrees he can only find work that involves cleaning toilets.

Benjamin Serra Bosch, whose degrees include a master's from the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Business School in Barcelona, left Spain to look for work because there were no opportunities for him in his home country.

He wrote on Facebook:

My name is Benjamin Serra, I have two degrees and an MA and I clean toilets. No, I'm not kidding. I do it to pay the rent of my room in London.

I've been working in a famous coffee shop chain in the UK since May, and after five months of working there, today, for the first time, I've seen it from the outside.

I have been cleaning the toilets.

My thought was, 'I am an honours student in my two degrees and clean c**p in a country that is not mine. Well, I also make coffee, clear tables and clean the cups.

Mr Bosh is not alone in his situation - in August EU data showed the level of unemployment for those under 25 in Spain reached a record-high of 56% compared to an average of 23.3% across all member states.

The 25-year-old, who is originally from Valencia, insisted he was not ashamed of his work, saying, "Cleaning is a very worthy job".

He continued, "What embarrasses me is having to do it because no one has given me an opportunity in Spain."

Since posting the message on Friday, Mr Bosch's Twitter followers have risen from 300 to more than 4,800.

The post also brought out stories from others who had moved to Britain in search of a career.

Benjamin Serra's Bosch's Facebook post went viral. Credit: Facebook/Benjamin Serra Bosch

Nacho Lozano Beltran, who is now a graphic designer in Brighton, wrote on Mr Bosch's Facebook page that he understood what he was going through as he had experienced a similar situation.

But Mr Beltran offered a glimmer of hope when he wrote, "I started with an internship and they seemed to like me. All I am saying is that it is not easy, but not impossible"

In response to criticism, Mr Bosch explained his complaint was not about his work as a barista.

He wrote, "The fact that I clean bathrooms is unimportant. This post is a complaint about the situation that exists in Spain."

In a blog post responding to his complaint going viral, Mr Bosch said, "I never wanted to be the hero of the stories, I just want to tell them."