Since a job is hard to come by, why not work free for Skippy?

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A Day in the Life of an ‘Obama for America’ Internship We now know what it’s like to be an Obama for America intern. The video to solicit applications paints an idyllic picture of an internship experience where the interns are “honored” to get opportunities to interface with the likes of David Axelrod, are “given real responsibilities” and be “part of a cause that’s larger than [oneself].” Apparently, they are also still deluded by the Hope and Change message from the last time around. Having yet to face the harsh realities of an economy with an 8.2 percent unemployment rate probably does that to a college-age unpaid intern “working” in Chicago.
But they’ll say, ‘Oh how the skills will pay off in the long run!’ Okay, fine. Like what? “To communicate with people from all different backgrounds,” Alejandra proudly states. Not to mention, “Teambuilding skills” and “Time management”. They’ll be such stiff competition in the workforce.
Approbation of the ‘valuable’ role interns play is given when Axelrod tells the group, “I always enjoy meeting with you guys because you guys are a great inspiration.” This, mind you, while sitting next to a girl chewing gum (professionalism at its finest).
Given that the internship is unpaid and in a major city where the cost of living is high, I wish they would realize that they are in fact paying for the experience. Perhaps if, as Visraant dreams, they all wake up on November 7 and President Obama is in office for four more years, their hyperinflated sense of purpose will come to fruition.
Ah, to be young, energetic, and indoctrinated.  Wish them luck in the real world once they grow up.

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0 responses to “Since a job is hard to come by, why not work free for Skippy?

  1. This is a scam, they turn around and repeat the same scam repeatedly as soon as an intern leaves. It’s known as slavery, and they are slick at presenting it as an opportunity. If my employer tried that he would be in prison for involuntary servitude (slavery). It should never be allowed anywhere. Period.

  2. Allowing our government to give away billions to 136 foreign socialist governments but not pay interns is slavery. President Obama is an absolute disgrace for allowing that to happen to the interns. Legally they are in violation of federal law. One of these days an intern will see that and sue and be a millionaire.

  3. Obamabots are not known for their intelligence. Suckas!
    liberals are stupid

  4. If young people learned to work for themselves, they wouldn’t be so discouraged. I’ve done that most of my life and I’ve never laid myself off. Business goes up or down, but something coming in is better than a pink slip form a corporation. I couldn’t stand going out and looking for a job. I’ve done it but I never liked it. I always made my own job. I never regretted it.

  5. Pathetic, really, really pathetic….

  6. Hey, look what it did for Monica Lewinsky…


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