We are finishing through the last days of April which means we are almost at May, the beginning of intern season. Though we often write about interns being abused by their employers (especially in the last year) whether it is unpaid work, sexual harassment or just embarrassing and degrading tasks, we wanted to focus on employer abuse this time. Gen Y may be smart but their sense of entitlement brings quite a different flare to the workplace. We talked to some people who had horrific experience with their interns. Yes, some are hilarious but most of them are just ridiculous and upsetting. Hopefully they serve as a warning for what you don’t want working in your office this summer. Here are 10 intern horror stories that may make you reconsider hiring one this year.
By the way, The Grindstone still needs summer interns! Please email meredith@thegrindstone if you’re interested. If any of those stories sound like something you would do, please don’t apply.