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The other kind of PT/Intern stories

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Eddie_Vedder, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. Eddie_Vedder

    Eddie_Vedder Member

    I thoroughly enjoyed the thread last week about the part-timer horror stories (and laughed my ass off). But what about good experiences you've had with part-timers and interns... you know.... where they do something exceptionally (and perhaps surprisingly) well?
  2. melock

    melock Well-Known Member

    I made one on the same guy on the previous thread, although it was more funny than a horror story. This guy taught at a local elementary school and worked about 25-30 hours a week for us. He sometimes stayed until 1 a.m. helping type in roundups despite the fact that he had to get up at 5 a.m. to get ready for school. Wasn't the quickest or sharpest guy out there, but did everything we asked of and took our constant ball breaking with a smile. He wrote stories on things we didn't want to and did it with pleasure. Great all-around guy.
  3. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    I was an amazing part-timer.
  4. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    That's not what I hear. More hype than substance. In fact, some might say you were overrated.
  5. Bill Clinton

    Bill Clinton New Member

    Well, this intern came into my oval office once. So I took out a fine cigar from my humidor ....
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    best intern I've ever worked with is now covering an SEC beat and won an APSE award...
  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    We've had amazing luck with interns, particularly in recent years.
    Part-timers? Always hit or miss.
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