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Intern horror stories. Let’s hear them!

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Used to intern at an engineering firm where they test vehicles for all the large OEMs and the military. Did testing for vehicle dynamics on this concrete ramp where you’re supposed to drive only the driver side tires for suspension data collection. Another intern took one of the OEM prototype cars from the test site back to the office to grab something for us and drove through the middle of the ramp, prototype car bottomed out on the ramp with all tires in the air.

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I interned at a fortune 30 with a huge confusing campus. I walked into a very large meeting, super full meeting one time and the only seat open was literally the farthest from the door so I walked around and sat down, and opened my laptop to take notes. Few minutes in everyone was introducing themselves around the table (all senior leaders, directors, and VPs). They got to me and I said excitedly “Hi, I’m X and I’m the summer intern for X” and they were all like “uuhhh who? what? I don’t think you’re in the right place…” so I got up and walked all the way around the room and left 🙈 turns out it was a pretty confidential meeting so they tracked me down and made me sign NDAs in case I heard anything I wasn’t suppose to 😂 WHOOPS!

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Intern that would not stop wearing a suit and tie to our casual client.

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My personal error was being terrible at making coffee. We were having a big meeting and had one of those large catering pots and I was supposed to make coffee. Apparently it came out like syrup. The programmers loved it, everyone else not so much.

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Received a test email from HBO few days ago!!

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Had a fellow intern who would constantly fall asleep at his desk. His manager approached him, asking if he has any medical conditions that he'd like to inform HR of, and the intern responded: "no I just stay up really late playing video games"

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I had an intern fall asleep in front of the CEO OF THE COMPANY! Fortune 30. 🙈 he didn’t get an offer to come back.

"I mAnAgEd A tEaM"

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Love a good callback reference.

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Test email in production environment by HBO intern

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With you EY1!

Was presenting to Dell executives back when they were trying to compete in search. Said “yeah I just googled it” They didn’t like that

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I think the worst situation I saw was an intern who would go into meetings and team rooms that he wasn’t a part of, get some of their food, then go back to his desk. It was all internal, nothing client facing, but it was a little embarrassing. He was a good worker, and we weren’t paying him, so when someone complained I said ok then YOU pay him so he can actually buy food. No one said anything after that.

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I saw an intern indicate she was unwilling to assist in the case of an emergency while sitting in an exit row and she was forced to swap seats with somebody.

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Thats just honesty though

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I used to deliver trainings all over the country and had to pack and travel with these large cases filled with laptops and training materials. As a senior manager, I asked our summer intern to help me with the logistics. We’re talking 2-3 hours a week, and you can pop in some headphones and listen to some media while knocking out some easy work. She told me it was “not the sort of growth work she was looking for” and “would not do it.”

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I don’t respect it at all. If she felt that doing it was going to impact her ability to do other, more meaningful work, she could have asked me or her manager about that, or asked for a mentoring session to discuss her concern. Also, in saying no she totally offended me. She was saying that it was beneath her but fine for me. I can think of nothing brave about offending a senior leader. I did never and would never give a single piece of work to her. I’d never staff her on a job.

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My 2 interns are honestly amazing. Did an amazingly thorough job. Sorry to disappoint you!

Not a horror story, but had the owner/partner of a small firm I interned at spend 29 out of 30 minutes of a feedback session tell me that I needed to to dress professionally and get a haircut (asked other senior leaders and didn’t know what he was talking about) and then spend the last minute telling me I did a good job. It threw me for a loop at the time.

Was with an intern who was a friend in college and we were brothers in a frat, let’s just say we had conversations in an office that should not be had in an office in what we thought was a relatively sound-proof room. Turned out it was not as soundproof as we thought🙃 I’m surprised HR wasn’t brought in while we were there tbh

Hahaha I know!! I just don’t care what she/he thinks LOL!

My direct mgr felt threatened by me, but I was barely getting paid 🥲 I also cleaned up all of the mess after events and in general in the office. Ended up getting an offer there though but I went home stressed, crying and tired often

Fainted in the office during my internship 🙃

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