Thursday, August 6, 2009


TK writes: I was trolling Craigslist for ~FREELANCE~ work, when i found some dosher who was bitching about unpaid internships. Being an unpaid intern myself, I clicked the link out of curiosity. This guy had posted a link to a website which says what employers can and cannot do with interns:

“The training, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to that which would be given in a vocational school… The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the trainees and on occasion the employer’s operations may actually be impeded

- U.S. Department of Labor

Basically, the employer is not allowed to benefit from the intern, they have to treat you like a student and actually try to teach you shit. Really? What company has time to do this? Does ANYONE treat interns as anything other than free labor? NBC sure didn't :D


pic related, it's Obama at a Dept. of Labor press conference.

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