That intern: The suck-up
Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill 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.
(Several readers requested this intern, but usually under a name that I cannot publish here. Thanks again for the e-mails!)
The suck-up intern loves getting coffee -- and picking up the mail and bringing in doughnuts and organizing the office supply closet and giving everyone lots of compliments on everything. That intern loves everything about this internship and reminds everyone of that fact in Facebook updates like these: "The suck-up intern is at my internship. I love my boss!!!!" or "The suck-up intern just put stamps on 2,500 invitations. It was really fun!!" or "The suck-up intern is still loving this internship!"
That intern is mysteriously always at the office: First thing in the morning when everyone arrives, and after everyone leaves in the evening. But it's still unclear whether that intern actually does more work than the other interns.
As soon as a very important task comes up (such as, "Who wants to take this file over to so-and-so's office?"), the suck-up intern shouts, "I do!" before any of the other interns can even process the request.
And do not -- repeat, do not -- say something nasty about the boss in front of that intern, because the suck-up intern might just dutifully pass that information along to the person in charge.
Want to help me stereotype over-worked, under-appreciated, misunderstood interns? Shoot me an e-mail.
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