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That intern: The bad roommate intern

Jenna Johnson

Every intern class has so many different personalities it is like a Real World cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns.

The bad roommate intern seems completely normal at work. But then that intern ventures home to an intern group house. Suddenly, that intern becomes unbearable: Leaving dishes in the sink, inviting over strange overnight guests, loudly playing '80s rock, not rinsing toothpaste out of the sink, eating other people's food (even though that food was properly labeled with initials that are not that intern's initials) and creating drama that cannot be contained in a group house -- this is drama that seeps into work life. But no one at work understands, because, again, that intern seems perfectly normal during daylight hours.

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By Jenna Johnson  |  June 4, 2010; 9:30 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. Interns  | Tags: That Intern  
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The bad housemate isn't just an intern. They are the self-centered people who haven't any idea of how to cooperate with others. It's easy to assume that for the short period of an internship you can live with anything - so people neglect to screen their housemates carefully. MISTAKE!

Ideas about finding and keeping good housemates at

Posted by: annamarie1 | June 5, 2010 8:02 AM | Report abuse

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