Ah, the Intern Project
. Or, as I like to call it, the "Let's Assume
The Interns Aren't Doing Anything Important Anyway And Pile More Crap On
The theory, no matter what the company, seems to be that interns don't
actually do any real work. So, an intern team project is organized
so that the interns can get "real-life experience" working on a "real
team project," and I've probably missed a buzzword or two somewhere.
So what was I doing before, working on my fake-life experience on a
fake project?! I know that some of the other interns always get cushy
jobs surfing the internet for 8 hours a day because their managers don't
know what to do with them, but I have real work to do. This
intern project that you've concocted to act as busy work isn't a welcome
change of pace, it's a hinderance to my productivity on my real assignments.
Oh, but you say it gives the interns a chance to get to know one another.
Yes, but I work in a remote location hundreds of miles away from the
other interns. I have no need or desire to bond with them, nor would
it give me any sort of business advantage.
The only reason we really have this retardo project, Mr. Intern Project
Coordinator, is so that you can justify your existence to your superiors
and convince them you've "trained" the interns well. Oh, and how
original you've been in the choice of assignment! Making a webpage
for the third time in three summers! I'm quivering with delight.
Just leave me alone and let me do some work, willya?