Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Heard: Job Karma

Our (former) intern coordinator was awful. It wasn't abnormal for an intern to come in for a week, and never come back after the abuse. We tried to calm her down and explain that interns work for free and shouldn't be expected to know the ins-and-outs of mail systems after 30 minutes of training.

Anyway, one of our interns who was very smart and probably would have worked very hard, got a job interview after two weeks on the job. Intern coordinator actually gave a bad reference because it had only been two weeks. The rest of the office was irate, but intern coordinator didn't remember who had called so we couldn't call back to fix it.

Intern wound up getting the job anyway. Turns out, it paid more than intern coordinator. When she came to announce the news, intern coordinator couldn't manage to make it out to say congratulations.