An intern I was supposed to lead (as an intern) and work with. Which sounded kinda crazy to me, but also fun so I rolled with it. But when I met her I quickly found out she didn't even have a coding editor installed and when I advised one she was "scared of virusses". She had Microsoft Edge in her toolbar, and some picture of a cat as a background. We were given some project by our boss, and a freelance programmer helped us set it up on Trello. Great, lets start! Oke maybe first some R&D, she had to reaeach how to use the Twilio API. After catching her on WhatsApp a few times I realised this wasnt gonna go anywere. After a few weeks of coding and posting a initial project to git I asked her if she could show me the code of the API she made so far..

She told me she was using the quickstart guide (the last 3 FUCKING weeks) which contained some test project with specific use cases.

The one that I did 3 weeks ago that same fucking morning.


A few days later I asked her about the progress (strangly, I wasn't allowed ti give her another task bcs the freelanc already did) and guess what... She got fking pissed at me

Her: "I will come to you when im done, ok?"
Me: "I just want to see how it is going so far and if you are running into any problems!"
Her: "I dont want to show you right now"

She then goes to my fucking boss to tell him I am bothering her.

And omg... Please dear god please kill me now...

Instead of him saying the she probably didn't do shit. He says to me that the girl thinks im looking down on her and she needs a stress free environment to work in. She will show me when its done. ITS A FUCKING QUICKSTART GUIDE YOU DUMB BITCH.

He then procceeded to whine to me about the email template (another project I do at the same time) which didn't look perfect in all of his clients.

Dont they understand that I am not a frontend developer? Can you stop please? I know nothing about email templates, I told you this!!!

Really... the whole fucking internship the only thing the girl did was ask people if they want more tea. Then she starts cleaning the windows, talk to people for an hour, or clean everyone's dask.

all this while I already made 50% of the fucking product and she just finished the quickstart tutorial 😭. Truly 2 months wasted, and the worse thing is I didn't get any apprication. They constantly blamed me and whined at me. Sometimes for being 3 minutes late, the other for smoking too much, or because I drink to much coffee, or that I dont eat healthy. They even forced me to play Ping Pong. While im just trying to do my job. One of the worst things they got mad at me for if when my laptop got hacked bcs it was infected with some virus. He had remote access and bought 5 iPhones 6's with my paypal while I was on break. I had to go home and quickly reset all my passwords and make sure the iPhones wouldnt get delivered. strange this was, this laptop I only used at the company. So it must have been software I had to download there. Probably phpstorm (torrent). Bcs nobody would give me a license. And the freelancer said I * have to *.

the monday after I still had to reinstall windows so I called them and said I would be late. when I came they were so disrepectfull and didn't understand anything. It went a little like this:

Boss: why u late?
Me: had to reinstall my laptop, sorry.
Boss: why didnt you do this in your own time?
Me: well, I didn't have any time.
Boss: cant you do this in the weekend or something? Because now we have to pay you several hours bcs you downloaded something at home.

Me: I am only using this laptop for work so thats not possible.

Boss: how can that even be possible? You are not doing anything at home with your laptop? Is that why you never do anything at home?

Me: uhm, I have desktop computer you know. Its much faster. And I also need to rest sometimes. Areeb (freelancer) told me to torrent the software. He gave me the link. 2 days later this happends

Boss: Ahh okeee I see.. Well dont let it happen again.

After that nobody at the compamy trusted me with anything computer related. Yes it was my own fault I downloaded a virus but it can happen to anyone. After that I never used Windows again btw, also no more auto login apps.

  • 24
    no license means no work. send an email to your boss and ask for it. wait a week and repeat. after leaving the place, report them to the gov office resposible, they usualy pay some sort of reward.
  • 10
    You'll never use Windows again because you downloaded a virus.

  • 6
    Some things you did yourself but overall quality rant. Summarizes a lot of internship annoyances
  • 4
    If I were you I would be asking myself is the possible outcome worth it in the end? Is this going to continue to be this way if I keep working here? If not is there anything else keeping me here? Just my 2cents! Best of luck to you!😊
  • 3
    @A00012AX77362 I auctually enabled the fire alarm the first day I was there 😂 bumbed into one of those buttons on the wall with my bag.
  • 1
    @drRoss hahah, I know what you mean... But if the program didn't get root access so easily this probably wouldnt happen. So now I am taking advantage of linux in this way
  • 2
    I've never had an internship, I was lucky enough to find a company that was willing to do a trial run with me so I could demonstrate my skills (since I had several years of programming and system admin experience as a hobbyist). That being said, I can understand dealing with incompetent people in the same field. Just try calling AT&T customer service (business class no less!), I sat on hold with them for 4 HOURS one day just to be hung up on. And that's not even the bad stuff...
  • 1
    It's funny how most programmers see the world different from most people.... And everyone seems stupid or dicks...
    I know your feeling bro... Specially if she's pretty and knows how to tease man... Just don't bother about her, don't ask er for anything until your finish and ready to present your app...

    Most bosses care more about sweet pussy then a good professional...
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