Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Spotted: Peeping Intern

I work in a congressional office. We were having a staff meeting in the back office, but left that door open in case the interns needed to reach us. We noticed one of the interns kept opening the front office door and peeking back at us, then would close the door again. Five minutes passed and he peeked in again. He repeated this every five or so minutes until the staff meeting was finished nearly a half hour later. It was only then that we realized there was a group of expected visitors in the front office waiting for one of the staff members. He never once told us that they arrived and let them sit for thirty minutes. Needless to say, none of the involved parties were pleased. 

5 comments:

  1. Normally I enjoy your posts. But I find this one to be over the line. There are lots of workplaces where an intern would be told off for interrupting a meeting. This is simply a case of a person who has not had enough work experience to know when it's OK to interrupt and when it's not. The intern wasn't arrogant, cocky, or neglectful. That, and it's not very funny. What's the point of reading if it's not funny. This is like a ding on someone's review. Come on, Spotted. You can do better.

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  2. cool story, hansel. sounds like your office doesn't know how to read a damn schedule to know when your scheduled meetings are taking place.

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  3. No one thought to ask him after the fourth time he opened the door if there was a purpose to his doing so? And the person with the scheduled meeting didn't think "Gee, those people should have been here by now, maybe I should see if they're here/where they are.

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  4. Hey, thanks for creating this blog. I hope you don't stop the news on new internships! What do you think about global internships? How long will an internship take before you are actually started on a career?

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  5. Why on earth would you schedule a staff meeting when you expected visitors? I pity the intern for learning from your example.

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