Are unpaid internships valuable experience, or just unpaid labor? Let us know what you think, G+.
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- You are an INTERN, not an employee and under 'supervised training' as you learn the ropes. Once you are through the hoops, life will improve. Usually, not always, there is some consideration made for stipends and per diems, but not much more beyond this.May 4, 2012
- An unpaid internship was a requirement for graduation and was one of my best college experiences, but not for the reasons you might think. As a matter of necessity, I have held down fulltime employment since the age of 16. This internship was the first time in my life where I was working for free, and instead of being resentful for giving my time away, I found the experience incredibly liberating. Not being motivated by money or a desire to move up within the company, my sole motivation was doing the best that I could do for my own satisfaction. I was surprised by how enthusiastic I was and by the high quality of work I put out once all of the normal pressures were lifted. The experience taught me to seek employment where I could feel the same sense of liberation -- to deliver high quality results because it feels good, not because I'm getting a paycheck -- and to settle for nothing less in my future career.May 4, 2012
- It should be incredibly simple: The intern is being paid with the knowledge the company is bestowing.
That being said. No knowledge is gained when one picks up dry cleaning and coffee. Just as a paid job, if the employer stops paying you, you quit. If knowledge is the form of payment, and it is lacking or has stopped... you freaking quit.May 10, 2012
- I've paid everyone who has ever worked for my businesses.
One thing that f*cks me off though is the stupid requests for
references I get from potential employers once they have left.
They send me stock response-tickbox forms - pathetic!
No human can-should be pigeon-holed by these moronic
Lazy HR forms, and people who cannot even pick up the phone and
ask about the person...a simple question like;
"Mr/Ms X has told her all about her wonderful qualities...
can you tell me why I shouldn't hire him/her?" is even beyond them...
If the person worked well, an honest response would be "NO - i'd hire them!"
If there was a clash of personalities (employer incompetence)
then the reasons to hire them would roll forth...Paradox!!May 10, 2012
- welcome to the age of antisociability. Playgrounds are empty, kids scream at each other anonymously over video game networks, and adults can't look each other in the eye when they speak. Why call when you can text... sound familiar?May 11, 2012
- are you ready *May 14, 2012