Monday, October 05, 2020

Kansas City Freebie Internships: RIPOFF!!!

We have a bit of fun with this lady city college mag but a recent insight into college life is actually VERY ASTUTE and offers guidance to students who don't yet know how to value their work. Hint: Working for free is only for suckers and the only people who defend the practice are those looking to rip-off youngsters who don't know any better.

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Why Unpaid Internships are Immoral

Internships can be fun - they can also be a lot of hard work - but they're ultimately supposed to give you experiences that will help you going forward in life. However, requiring someone to labor, usually for a minimum of 20 hours, and not paying them for that labor isn't fair.

14 comments:

Captain Sanity said...

Wrong. Is college tuition immoral? If a company is sharing their knowledge and expertise without getting much in the way of productive work, why should they have to pay? Internships are completely voluntary. If you feel you should be paid, then find a paid one.

Anonymous said...

Uh, you know what's immoral? Colleges that charge tuition and fees for the credit hours students earn through internships.

Anonymous said...

Or, counter-argument here, if I'm forced to pay an employee, then it sure as sh!t won't be some woke post-teen. I'll take experienced mature applicants, and let Tommy and Tammy college kid SJW's pad their resume with street activism gigs.

Anonymous said...

These companies that don't pay interns are owned by cheap bastards -- pure and simple. They've got their three wine cellars in their mansions but want four and also a second yacht, so they achieve this by being cheap bastards. Fu*k em!

Anonymous said...

Having a degree in a field where unpaid internships were highly encouraged, I also agree they are BS. However, for my field they were not a requirement. As such I didn't seek one, I had bills to pay and losing 20-30 hours a week busting hump for free regardless of "knowledge earned" wasn't up my alley. The kids I know that did take them often weren't even hired after graduation by the company they interned with and most of the "work" they did was grunt work. They also lived at home during summers and were better suited to not need paying jobs. Even then, I know no one who was satisfied by their unpaid internship; no thanks.

Anonymous said...

8:50: And yet not one of these college grads will be applying for a job to mow your lawn, which is the only job you have to offer. Weird.

Anonymous said...

^Ha! 9:43AM just knocked the fuck out of the geriatric fucktard @8:50AM.

Anonymous said...

But don't they get free kneepads?

Anonymous said...

9:43 just got his ass handed to him -- AGAIN!

Anonymous said...

I ran several of Boomer Hater/Geezer/Pops/Geriatric Fu*ktard/Old People/Weird/CHUD boy's comments through an online age detection app for written materials and it showed in the results that he is only 10 years old. You can tell his age by his lack of writing skills and his frequent temper tantrums. I'm guessing he dropped out of elementary school, and his mother doesn't know what to do with him. For his welfare, we’ve started a GoFundMe page titled “Save the 10-Year-Old Dumbass."

Anonymous said...

^^^And yet at 10 years old, he's still smarter than you and has a future unlike yours, which is a sparsely-attended funeral. Weird.

Anonymous said...

I am a white male, 40's, college educated. A company wanted me to work for them, in the office, doing marketing of IT services, on a "commission only basis". No salary, no insurance, nothing. I tried it, but their product was so inferior, actually dated by about 15 years in the I.T. world. So after 6 months with no sales, due to a horrible product, I took their client list and quit. They had paid me about $145. for 6 months work. My next sales job I made $167,800. in commission and base with benefits. Working for free is usually cause a company is broke and has a poor product

Anonymous said...

11:04 is smelling airplane glue and hallucinating again.

Anonymous said...

Paying $100,000 to get a college degree stamped is sad.

An individual learns more in their first six months on the job experience versus $100,000 tuition paid for classes in college to learn from a professor who is 20 years behind the times.

America and corporations need to drastically change the mindset that professionals need a college degree and $100,000 in student loan debt.

Certifications in one's field should be worth as much or more than a college degree.