{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "best intern screw up stories? one time at a project, an intern stopped a meeting and lectured a client for \"littering\" in the conference room for 10 mins", "post_id": "5da3ba0212cc42001a5cd183", "reply_count": 78, "vote_count": 84, "bowl_id": "552d1d24dc1c586b09d2d051", "bowl_name": "Consulting", "feed_type": "crowd" }
null

best intern screw up stories? one time at a project, an intern stopped a meeting and lectured a client for "littering" in the conference room for 10 mins

likefunnysmart
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at
Highlighted IconHIGHLIGHTED

Not an intern, but a new hire. One of the guys tried to make moves on our HR Business Partner, and told her - ‘I got a real big truck - you want to see it? You know what they say about big trucks... Girls love it.’
He proceeded on to drink more at the happy hour and when they found him later that night, he was passed out in his truck with his shirt half off.

likefunny

This story... went exactly how I was hoping it would end. 👏

like

1. Intern travelling from our client in Miami to our homebase gets pulled out for random check. Turns out he has a packet of Cuban cigars on him . Gets deported then and there

2. Intern swipes right and sleeps with the clients daughter. (Tinder profile had clients picture along with daughter )

3. Alcoholic intern goes out drinking with one of our Japanese client. Is respected wayyy more than Partner at this client

Needless to say, no. 3 is my fav

likefunny

Far away from that
Trust me

Recent IconRecent

We had an intern give a few subcontractors the day off in his third week because they had been “working too hard”

likefunny

Took initiative...

like

Intern started flossing in the middle of a client meeting...

likefunny

a4 has the real question

like

1. Intern drank wayyyy too much and humped a chair at a dinner celebrating the end of a big implementation with the client’s team. I don’t remember what the context was, but I don’t think there was any real context in which simulated humping was a next logical step.

2. Male intern (on client team) pursued female Sr Manager relentlessly under the guise of needing mentorship. She told all of us and when she finally agreed to meet him for coffee to discuss career opportunities, he asked her out. She politely declined and let our client, (his boss’ boss’ boss’ boss 😂) know, who then did not offer him a permanent job.

likefunnyupliftingsmarthelpful

Kobe!

Told us that he wanted to be part of Accenture so badly he’d get it tattooed. Had designs on his phone and we were like uhhhhh

likefunnyuplifting

I’d give him an offer but at the time I was a lowly consultant.

In my early days although not an intern I didn’t print documents like I was supposed to and told everyone at the beginning of the meeting that the soft copy is in their email and printing is not necessary as it hurts the planet... true story .

likefunny

I got lectured when I printed materials for a meeting. Senior Director was like this is like 5 dead trees!

like

Junior staff - showed up to a meeting wearing AirPods and left them in

likefunny

An intern replied all with a meme

likefunny

I’ve had clients start meme wars.

likefunny

I can’t wait to read these comments

likefunny

Playing solitaire on their laptop. Sitting in an open workspace. Across the aisle from our sponsor

likefunny

No drinks?

And why did nobody stopped the intern?

likefunny

lol we tried. the client was chill so it wasn't that big of a deal - more shocking than anything

likefunny

Intern was on Snapchat ALL.THE.TIME!

likefunny

not an intern, but junior staff... had a MBA-level person that when the client would half ass shit and hem and haw, make excuses, etc., this person would go IN. I mean start going HAM. it was kind of funny to see the person actually try explaining why they weren't being accountable but defs not appropriate way to deal with clients paying big $$$.

likefunnyhelpful

Not only intelligible but eloquent.

likefunny

Omg! I would have loved to see this

likefunny

Had intern unnecessarily pull an all nighter at office for a basic task 4 hour task.

like

Lol, I’ve interned big 4 before. “Don’t work over 5 pm” means don’t bill over 8 hours per day. You almost always have to work extra hours.

like

New hire charged in overtime but all he was doing was reading SOWs

funnylikesmart

1) intern jumped into a pool with a full suit a company party.

2) Not intern, but leadership conference. Guy decided to jump into a fountain after a competition because he had won. Completion disqualified him because of it and he lost an internship offer.

likefunny

Fell asleep in a meeting and started snoring

likefunny

Did this in college, back row of 200 person room auditorium, with a class of 30.

Prof had to have the TA wake me up

Subbed

likehelpful

Related Posts

What do you do about long haul travel expectations as a freelancer? I’m on a 3m contract. Project mgr has provisionally booked me a flight to Berlin for what will be a 24 hour round trip.

Seems like most Big4 Partners/Senior Managers get RFPs sent to them because the firm has done work at the client in the past or the client knows the brand. How do "boutiques" source RFPs and sales?

like

Which firm has the most expansive social impact portfolio/ client work?

like

Productivity question: has anyone out here implemented a system where they only check their inbox a few times a day? What about IMs? Curious to hear pros and cons, whether this works for people and if not, what the alternatives might be. Started on a new project and looking for strategies to beat overwhelm. Thanks!

like

I am seeking entry-level Project Management roles such as; Junior PM, Associate PM, Assistant PM, Project Coordinator or Project Specialist. I’m interested in getting in FinTech, I don’t have a finance background. I’m taking my CAPM Exam this month.
Any tips on resume, LinkedIn…etc I can do to start getting interviews. Can anyone refer me to their company or let me know if any of the roles above are open at their company. I would love a coffee chat as well. Anything to help me. Thank you!!!

like

What’s better: a bigger client but B2B or a smaller client but B2C?

like

Has anyone ever summoned for jury duty in the middle of a project?

like

Independent consultant here 👋 (formally PwC). Have you ever had a client receive a deliverable and never pay for it? If so, how did you deal with it?

like

My boyfriend is asking me to give him a buzz cut this weekend. Is there any advice on how not to ruin his hair? He’s a lawyer and has to do client video calls everyday. I have no exp in cutting hair.

likefunny

When getting a tour of the client site is it appropriate to ask if they have a nap room?

funnyhelpful

Made a cool video concept. Client loved it. We bid out to great production companies. Client loved our reco. Client, behind our back, bids and awards project to a no-name production company. 😐 Normal?

Best stories of running into a colleague or client in unexpected places? (E.g. A club, a sporting event, the gym, etc.)

like

My partner and I are looking for a good developer. We have an idea for cause-related passion project that we feel could really take off. Pls dm me if you want to learn more.

Has anyone owned and brought pocket projectors to client sites? Any considerations for owning one/recommendations for purchasing?

like

What can you actually do to salvage a project going down in flames?
I’m a new manager, completely do not have the support I need, and it seems as though every single team/person our team relies on to get things done on time has dropped the ball. All the issues are now coming to us. I don’t have the experience to navigate this all alone, and I am not getting the necessary support as all of my managers are swamped with other (to them, more important) issues at the same client.

like

Who handles your staffing? Business leaders, HR, project managers? And do you feel like you have any influence in where you are staffed? Trying to figure out how and where I can control my own destiny.

likefunny

Tip: make a good friend on the account team if you want to find out what really happened in the creative presentation to the top agency brass or the client.

like

How can I negotiate rolling off my project without burning bridges?

like

Traveling Tues - Thurs lately because of flexibility provided by client and SM... I have been so much more productive and feel well-rested as compared to Mon - Thurs. Anyone else experience the same?

like

What does it mean when a client/project is “behind projections” / “not making our revenue targets”? What can people who work on the account do about it?

Feels like a basic q, and I know it’s important, but I don’t know much about finance and always leave those reviews wondering ‘so what’?

like

Additional Posts

Made VP1 this year and can’t go on anymore...what to do....

likehelpful

How do you all handle “just for practice” interviews? Recruiter reached out for position I’m qualified for but not necessarily aligned to career goals. Like could I say I’m just starting to look and

like
likefunny

What is retention policy in tcs.....
Will they match only if we have an offer letter or can any existing employee ask

like

What are the best ways of dealign with an aggressive boss?

like

I wanted to know if anyone has ever heard of Achieve test prep?? Is it legit or fraudulent?

like
like

PwC folks - keep being told different things about in lieu of travel. If my plane ticket to client is $900 and hotel $400, do I have $1300 for a plane ticket + hotel when doing in lieu of travel?

Happy International Women's Day to all us working moms! 💪are any of your firms doing anything to celebrate?

likeuplifting

Is it common for your third busy season to be rough or am I just starting to hit the point where it’s time to get out of PA?

likehelpful

Bill Clinton, took repeated (26) trips on Epstein’s private passenger jet, nicknamed by Virgin Island locals as the “Lolita Express” because it was known to ferry Epstein and his powerful friends t

likefunny

Trump decided not to do anything about the Russian bounty program on US troops today.

likefunny

Just earned SPG Gold for next year. Is there a prize for being first?

like

What did you do to “stand out” on your application? Aside from GMAT and work. What was interesting about you?

likefunny

Received an Internal Offer at Amazon for an L5 Business Analyst role for $79.6k, $7k relocation, +1 RSU (probably cause I already got 16 shares from my current position) for Austin, TX.

It’s a BA role, but I don’t have 0 yrs BA experience. I do however have logistics/ops knowledge which is in the realm of this role.

Is this offer competitive/what’s my room for negotiation? Do you negotiation internal offers?

like

Who do we think will replace Biden in 2024 on the Democratic ticket?

like

What is everyone reading over the summer? Drop a picture of the book cover below!

like

Capgemini continuously sending mail for onboarding, it is compulsary to do onboarding after offer acceptance??? Please share ur experience

My LWD is May 27

like

Immigration team is asking me to send a I797 form to file for H1B but I have no idea what this form is - They are taking time to respond to my email, does anyone on this forum know? :(

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal