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  • Spoiled College Grad Demands New Dress Code at Job, Gets the Boot

    06/29/2016 11:36:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 83 replies ^ | 6/29/2016 | Tom Knighton
    The next day, all of us who signed the petition were called into a meeting where we thought our proposal would be discussed. Instead, we were informed that due to our “unprofessional” behavior, we were being let go from our internships. We were told to hand in our ID badges and to gather our things and leave the property ASAP. We were shocked. The proposal was written professionally like examples I have learned about in school, and our arguments were thought out and well-reasoned. We weren’t even given a chance to discuss it. The worst part is that just before...
  • I was fired from my internship for writing a proposal for a more flexible dress code

    06/29/2016 4:18:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 129 replies
    Ask A Manager ^ | June 28, 2016 | Alison Green
    A reader writes: I was able to get a summer internship at a company that does work in the industry I want to work in after I graduate. Even though the division I was hired to work in doesn’t deal with clients or customers, there still was a very strict dress code. I felt the dress code was overly strict but I wasn’t going to say anything, until I noticed one of the workers always wore flat shoes that were made from a fabric other than leather, or running shoes, even though both of these things were contrary to the...
  • Popular Nonsense

    06/04/2014 4:06:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | June 4, 2014 | John Stossel
    "Young people are exploited!" "Income mobility is down!" "Poor people are locked into poverty!" Those are samples of popular nonsense peddled today. Leftist economist Thomas Piketty's book "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" has been No. 1 on best-seller lists for weeks (with 400 pages of statistics, I assume "Capital" is bought more often than it is read). Piketty argues that investments grow faster than wages and so the rich get richer far faster than everyone else. He says we should impose a wealth tax and 80 percent taxes on rich people's incomes. But Piketty's numbers mislead. It's true that...
  • Skip the internship: To really learn, get a job

    06/19/2013 4:46:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | 06/18/2013 | NAOMI SCHAEFER RILEY
    What’s an internship worth? As much as it pays, apparently. Earlier this week, a federal judge ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures had violated federal and New York minimum-wage laws by not paying its production interns. The plaintiffs in the case claimed that they were doing work that paid employees would’ve done otherwise. And they got nothing out of it that paid employees wouldn’t have. The judge agreed: “Undoubtedly, [the interns] received some benefits from their internships, such as résumé listings, job references and an understanding of how a production office works... But those benefits were incidental to working in the...
  • Work Is Work: Why Free Internships Are Immoral

    05/15/2012 8:56:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 14, 2012 | Derek Thompson
    This summer, millions of students -- some graduating, some between school years -- will spend the summer working. Some will work at restaurants and on retail floors, where working is called "working." Some will work at think tanks and non-profit organizations, where working is called "interning." Estimates put the number of unpaid interns every year between 500,000 and one million. So, in a country where working for free is mostly illegal, a student population somewhere between the size of Tucson and Dallas will be working for free, in plain view.
  • The Murky Ethics (and Crystal-Clear Economics) of the Unpaid Internship

    05/13/2012 7:13:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 05/13/2012 | Derek Thompson
    My name is Derek, and I was an unpaid intern. I begin with a confession, because the unpaid internship has become something of a dishonor, if not a scandal. And, as New York Times reporter Steven Greenhouse wrote in his blockbuster take-down of the institution in 2010, I might have helped various companies conspire to break the law -- even if it's the murkiest, most broken law in the country. Of the 10 million students at four-year colleges in the U.S., more than 75% have at least one internship before graduating. We don't know how many of those internships are...
  • Jobs Few, College Grads Flock to Unpaid Internships

    05/07/2012 6:19:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/07/2012 | By STEVEN GREENHOUSE
    Confronting the worst job market in decades, many college graduates who expected to land paid jobs are turning to unpaid internships to try to get a foot in an employer’s door. While unpaid postcollege internships have long existed in the film and nonprofit worlds, they have recently spread to fashion houses, book and magazine publishers, marketing companies, public relations firms, art galleries, talent agencies — even to some law firms. Melissa Reyes, who graduated from Marist College with a degree in fashion merchandising last May, applied for a dozen jobs to no avail. She was thrilled, however, to land an...
  • When is a job not a job? (Lots of crappy, unpaid internship jobs for the taking)

    05/06/2012 8:06:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    No, it’s not a riddle. (At least not a very funny one.) But it's a question which many recent college graduates are likely now asking themselves, particularly given the fairly bleak jobs numbers for April. The Paper of Record reports that new job seekers, facing a market where a paycheck is hard to come by, are turning to unpaid internships in record numbers. And while such positions were traditionally common in media and charitable foundations, they are now spreading across all sectors of the private market.The idea is that such a position gets your foot in the door, teaches you...
  • White House Internship (Deadline for applications: 9/11/11)

    09/06/2011 10:34:03 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 5 replies
    Ed. Note: The deadline to submit Spring 2012 White House Internship Program applications is September 11, 2011. Learn more and apply today.
  • 'It's slave labour, but it teaches you a lot': The harsh realities of working as an intern

    03/28/2011 1:14:02 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 8:00 PM on 26th March 2011 | By Jane Phillimore
    For increasing numbers of young college leavers, getting a foot on the career ladder means taking an unpaid internship, with no guarantee of a permanent job at the end. Is this all about opportunity or exploitation? Five graduates tell Jane Phillimore their experiences
  • Unpaid internships? File under 'hypocrisy' (It's difficult to justify labor exploitation)

    06/15/2010 6:16:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 421+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06/14/2010 | Daniel Akst
    When I was a college student, a summer internship at a big-city newspaper seemed just the thing to boost my nascent journalism career. But instead, I spent the summers as a big-city doorman, filling in for the regulars while they were on vacation. The reason was simple: Being a doorman paid a lot more, and I needed the money for tuition. A generation later, for a student in my shoes, the situation is quite a bit worse. Nowadays many internships don't pay anything at all, yet landing an internship has come to seem almost essential. The National Assn. of Colleges...
  • Pakistani Man Found with Explosives on Hands at U.S. Embassy in Chile

    05/11/2010 4:13:11 PM PDT · by pissant · 16 replies · 404+ views
    ABC ^ | 5/11/10 | Pierre Thomas
    A Pakistani man was detained at the U.S. Embassy in Chile yesterday after field tests detected explosive residue on his hands and personal items, the State Department said today. A U.S. official tells ABC News the man had been recently added to a U.S. terror watch list, and as a result his U.S. visa was in the process of being revoked. In accordance with U.S. law, the man had been notified of the intention to revoke his U.S. visa and he was at the embassy to discuss the matter.
  • Parent Blows Whistle on Teacher Promotion of Obama Internship

    04/02/2010 5:17:17 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 151 replies · 4,483+ views
    Education Reporter ^ | MARCH 2010 | Education Reporter
    Parent Blows Whistle on Teacher Promotion of Obama Internship The parent of a Perry High School student in Massillon, Ohio, set off a firestorm in his community and in the blogosphere when he gave Pamela Geller, of, a copy of an internship application provided to his 11th-grade daughter's government class the last week of January. The information packet, emblazoned with the Obama presidential campaign logo, was from DNC-funded Organizing for America (OFA), the successor organization of Obama for America. The student's father, identified as "Chuck," told Geller that the teacher offered no Republican Party internship equivalent to students. The...
  • INTERNSHIP Opening Up in Same Office in White House as VAN JONES (Details)

    09/02/2009 7:42:47 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 10 replies · 1,316+ views
    You know what to do. What a great, "educational" and "learning" experience this would be for a young person.
  • Intern at FreedomWorks, Dick Armey's Grassroots Organization in DC

    03/10/2006 7:46:42 PM PST · by bstein80 · 2 replies · 554+ views
    FreedomWorks ^ | 3-11-06 | Brendan Steinhauser
    About FreedomWorks Our Founding Fathers risked everything in the battle for independence. They created a new form of government and a Constitution to safeguard our freedoms. Over subsequent years, ground was lost to those with a different vision. Advocates for bigger government and less freedom successfully enacted ideas that have extended government's reach into more and more aspects of our daily lives. Some individuals responded to that challenge by establishing academic centers and think tanks that have done much to shape the debate. FreedomWorks moves beyond the policy community to educate and mobilize volunteers across America on issues of economic...
  • Med Schools: Four That Flunk

    06/29/2003 7:55:55 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 70 replies · 1,609+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | 6-29-03 | By JACK DOLAN And ANDREW JULIEN, Courant Staff Writers
    Med Schools: Four That Flunk June 29, 2003 By JACK DOLAN And ANDREW JULIEN, Courant Staff Writers Idaho regulators investigating complaints involving 12 patients revoked Dr. Brent E. Woodfield's license after concluding that he didn't understand "the basic principles of the practice of medicine." For Dr. Anacleto Capua, accused of misdiagnosing fatal conditions in three patients, refresher medical courses were recommended by Florida authorities concerned about his medical skills. Hitting the books might have helped Dr. Narpat Panwar, who flunked the U.S. medical licensing exam seven times before passing - only to be accused later in New York of botching...
  • 'Of course I knew it was wrong' (how to succeed in journalism without really trying)

    05/26/2003 2:44:30 AM PDT · by Liz · 32 replies · 180+ views
    BOSTON GLOBE ^ | 5/22/2003 | Don Aucoin and Bella English
    <p>It was the summer of 1997, and Jayson T. Blair was at the center of a newsroom controversy.</p> <p>Blair, then 21, was sitting in the glass-walled office of assistant managing editor Louisa Williams. The door was closed. Just six weeks into a 12-week summer internship, Blair had already cut a considerable swath through The Boston Globe. In some respects, he was exactly what editors look for in a reporter: nervy, enterprising, prolific, eager to arrive early and stay late.</p>