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Does this look like Subway to you?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by mustangj17, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Got a few interns this week.

    Two high-schoolers that are getting paid from federal stimulus funds. As if having our department being re-staffed with high school help isn't bad enough, one of them has two lip rings.

    What is this Subway?

    Side note: We do have a dress code. Apparently it does not apply to the interns.
    Other side note: I am a curmudgeon.
  2. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Hopefully the rings are opposing lips.

    Link them, and the intern will shut up.
  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    They don't talk much. That's a nice thing.

    Also, their presence means I'm no longer the youngest one in the office.
  4. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Why wouldn't a dress code apply to interns?
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Because we don't want to damage their fragile self-esteem. They will also be given trophies at the end of the summer.
  6. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    They try just as hard as interns in industries that aren't dying!
  7. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    If they're unpaid, I can see the logic that you can't make them buy clothes for an internship and essentially charge them (more) to work for you.

    Otherwise, I got nothing.
  8. JR

    JR Active Member

    I'm surprised interns haven't unionized. :)
  9. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    All I know is the state department got stimulus funds to work 20-30 hours a week somewhere and they ended up here because they want to go into journalism. I still have no idea why one of them would think its acceptable to wear nose rings to work. Regardless of the dress code.
  10. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Management has to review office policies with them, including dress code.
  11. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I think management was laid off in the last round of cuts. That's half snark, half truth. They really let go of all the department managers the last round of cuts.
  12. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    And now the interns are doing those jobs?
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