Friday, August 24, 2007

Yesterday I thought of doing grand things for my intern for his last day. I thought about bringing in donuts, and then having all of my co-workers come get a donut and say goodbye at the same time. Then I thought about going to lunch with him, and inviting the rest of the co-workers, but I thought that was a bit much. So the idea I landed on, was to buy a card, have folks sign it, and then send a congratulatory email to him and copy everyone here. Well the jackass decides to repay me, by not even showing up on his last day. He calls me RIGHT after I blogged yesterday, and told me an "emergency" came up and he wouldn't be in the office. Never mind that he left his briefcase(that he bought when he lost his backpack on the metro a few weeks back), nevermind that he left his brush and his lotion(which is now mine), and nevermind that he had some work that needed to be finished. No, none of this was important because an emergency came up. The same emergency that caused him to pull a no call/no show a few weeks ago. I'll admit I was VERY angry (and perhaps I still am), for all the reasons I listed above, plus its just bad business. I abruptly cut him off once he told me he wasn't coming in, and I asked for his personal email address, and I wished him luck in college. It is in that email, without the confines of being PC and curse free, that I will let him know how I feel. This dude doesn't stand a chance in the real world with that type of work ethic..and I use that term loosely. My boss and people who worked with him here were not happy campers at all...plus he didn't fill out a timesheet, so unless he comes back up here, he will not get paid. Its just one big hot mess all around. At first I thought I may have failed as a mentor/teacher, but that's bull. If anything I didn't have enough time to complete his "training". But via email, I will continue to both annoy and teach him.

Hit Em Up - 2pac
If you're ever angry, listen to this song. You'll hear how angry 2pac was at Biggie, and it'll instantly make you calm down. At least that's how it works for me. This song really is disrespectful.

10 comments:

LittleTortilla stays in DC said...

I hope he doesn't expect to use you a reference. Usually, that type of behavior stems from not enjoying what you are doing. He's burned a bridge, he should know not to at least do that. How old is he?

rashad said...

LT, he is 22.

Sha said...

womp womp !

maxwellsmusze said...

the intern is the gift that keeps on giving.

hadassah444 said...

This was awesome, I laughed all the way through it. Damn, well I miss him, LOL

lex said...

WHAT? lol
unadulterated craziness. that intern was a piece of work.
lol @ "through email you'll continue to both annoy and teach him"
i love it.

Miss Black River said...

Intern Boy needs to grow up. People don't realize that careers are not instant. You have to build them over time. You did the best you could with what you were given. He's officially in the wack bin.

Janelle said...

The real "emergency" was the paralyzing fear of a lecture from you. He probably thought you were make his last day a living hell just for kicks. He knew it was going to be the haze of all hazes. When you curse him out in email, tell him I said to man up!!! hahahahahahaha

Oh and can you post the emails in your blogs??? That, my friend, would be HILARIOUS.

nichole said...

that boy listened to the wrong someone who told him to blow off his last day.
i wouldn't have left all my stuff behind.
he is wack.

Jo said...

Dang RM . . .your intern even disappointed me!