Working for free would you?

Posted: June 21, 2011 in Uncategorized

I’m all for hiring intern working for us, and every university students should do internship, or get many part-time job while studying at school. That doesn’t hurt your grade if you do it wisely.

Read an article about should you work for free or not, and what’s wrong with working for free. I totally agreed with Margaret Heffernan. It’s not because the company doesn’t have enough fund, and it’s more because they dont want to spend it on you. She is also right when she said: “If you don’t value your work, then who will?”

Hearing feedback from many of my local university students from the Eclub and HHSG, when they do internship at local companies, usually they dont get paid but also don’t get the training that they were supposed to get from the internship. They ended up quitting the internship for a month, or when they got enough information to write the report for the university/thesis.

Internship doesn’t get practiced like it used to be. I’m not sure because local companies don’t understand the real meaning of internship or they don’t care enough? “Internship is a system of on-the-job training for white-collar jobs, similar to an apprenticeship” (Wikipedia). These interns have to be trained while doing intern at your company. Don’t forget that!

Also heard story about one student, who was doing internship with an export/import company. They basically used her time to pay their bills around town, or to deliver and pick up packages, and the worst part they dont even pay her for her gas riding around town all day.  To me this is about business ethic of that individual company, which I dont want to do any business with!

“Good people, good business!” wouldn’t you agree?

Until the next keystroke!


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