Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Heard: Important Press Shop Job

This past week (recess) one of our interns was given the task of updating our press release list. All she had to do was call news organizations and verify email addresses. She started by kicking one of the other interns off his computers, saying "I have a really important project; I need your laptop." She sets up a massive workstation for herself, which includes stringing the phone cord across the room, successfully creating an obstacle course for the other interns. She then proceeds to place calls identifying herself as "This is Jane from Senator X's press shop."

Dear Intern: You are not part of the press team. You are barely part of our office. You are NOT more important that ANY other intern.

*Also, please stop wearing flip-flops to bring constituents over to the Capitol. It's unprofessional.