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please god, i am barely hanging on with motivation to complete my work, why do i have an over eager intern assigned to me :/

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Got to love interns! Are you delegating enough?

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interns, they keep us on our toes. Need to work up to delegating tasks for now. kudos to all those mentors I had back when I was an intern, how did they have so much passion for work? I feel like I am not so much of a friendly face for interns these days.

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Ah, don't worry, their spirit will be crushed soon enough. But you can do your best to make them the best they can be WHILE their spirit is crushed!

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Be kind to interns

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I got an awesome intern that’s smarter than I am. I just give them minimal direction and many times they come up with a better idea than what I suggested. I’ve dealt with the opposite though, where I had to teach a new associate how to make a list of tasks and to let me know if they can’t complete their work. Working with them was a net negative.

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Time fir some faux assignments that keep intern v busy.

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Can’t you just give them more of your work to do?

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100%, intern is an extra work for you. Teach her how to help you.

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Interns can be everything, from helpful to obnoxious. Same with staffs. I’m sure sometimes as seniors are like that, too. Be kind to them. You might end up having this intern being your staff in the future engagements and less grunt work for you to do. Instead you will focus on coaching and improving your other skill sets.

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that's karma baby lolol

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Isn’t that a good thing? You can delegate your work and they’re happy to help!

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I was actually the same way. Hating my job, not motivated. Got assigned an intern and she is the best super eager and helpful and it is making me remember why I started working on advertising. Mentoring her is being awesome. And I hope I get the shop extend her internship.

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I have work I can hand off to them.

Interns have to be eager. They need that job.

Note to interns: The best way to make a good impression is to do good work yes, but also, to NOT be a pest. How to not be a pest: be comfortable with occasional downtime. Be emotionally intelligent and only ask your boss for new work when it seems like they have time to talk to you.

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