Sometimes internships suck.
We all did them. We had to. To get a job today, you have to have “two years experience.” How are you supposed to get two years experience during four years of college? That’s like trying to go to college but not getting in because schools require you to have at least “two years of college experience.” It’s some serious bullshit.
I’ll step off the job-search pulpit for a second to introduce you to America’s shittiest, laziest intern. Reddit user Win_in_Roam explains that he sent out a “not very bright” intern to pick up some post-it notes. When the intern returned with the goods, he had left his bosses a scathing note:
“By the time you read this, I’ll be long gone from this shithole. I hope you enjoyed bossing me around. I bet you felt real good about yourself. Well I wonder how you feel now knowing I spat in your coffee every day.”
Get over yourself, kid. Not everybody has the opportunity to get a summer internship — even a shitty one. That’s a resume booster — well it was until you soiled yourself with a pathetic, humor-lacking tantrum note. Even if the bosses suck, stop bitching, keep your head down and power through. Newsflash: It doesn’t get better. You are at the bottom of the totem pole for a long time in the working world. Then you turn 50 and have, hopefully, 10 glorious years on top before retirement. Until then, you are scum to those above you.
Some have suggested the note is fake, which could easily be the case. Unfortunately, I know people who would do this in a moment of frustration. Sad, pathetic people with a terrible work ethic. It’s not that unbelievable, though.
Leaving a note like this is not the best way to get a job offer, but it’s definitely a way to leave an impression and gain a reputation. Good luck in the job search after graduation, bud. Let us know if you need a letter of recommendation..
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