Is it worth being a good intern?

It’s almost funny to hear people who get free interns complain that they don’t get half their money’s worth.

Promotions producer Rick deMasi also had an unpleasant experience with an intern. “Don’t refuse a job,” deMasi said. “Be prepared to clean out closets because everyone starts out low. My last intern refused the job and said, ‘I’d rather not.’”

What did he expect in return for nothing? This would sure be unwise from an employee, but an exploited intern has every right to draw a line where his exploitation stops (it should be at the front door).

(by way of Angry Intern)


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