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Friday, February 24, 2006

How Dumb Are they?

Since it's Friday and you weren't planning on doing anything for the next hour or so anyway, let me present to you dear readers, a fresh new face in the blogosphere. Twenty-something missives on the drudgery of office jobs are nothing new (for example, I will refer you to my last post). Supervisor-hating is practically a sport in this town. But how often do bloggers pause to reflect on the ignominious experience that is supervising the office intern? Perhaps you know the drill. You have a couple years of office experience under your pretty J Crew ribbon belt so your boss decides to task you with the special honor of supervising a wide-eyed college student (or very recent grad) on the intricate sciences of making photocopies and performing mail merges. After all , who doesn't like free labor, and they figure this will give you "management experience." Yet wide-eyed interns, as knowledgeable as they may be about Alexander De Tocqueville, advanced algorithms, post modern theory, the best way to make a bong out of three paper clips and an orange, and all the other fascinating details that compose the topography of the modern 20 year old mind in our day and age, are often disasters when it comes to performing seemingly easy administrative tasks. And as you quickly learn, managing them basically becomes a matter of redoing their work.

Well fret no longer. I present to you My Interns Are Dumb, where burnt-out intern supervisors can seek group therapy.

Note: Before I get a bunch of angry interns all up in my grill to tell me that they represent the exception to the dumb intern law, let me just say this now: Not all interns are dumb. Just as not all bosses are dumb, not all Republicans are dumb, and not all bloggers are dumb. Now get over yourself and go read it, as it's rather amusing.


Blogger Michael J. West said...

Not all Republicans are dumb?

Oh, shit. Karl Rove. Man, it would be a better world if he were dumb.

11:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I so enjoy the plug, Pretty. Thanks for helping increase my traffic. Getting listed on DC Blogs one day, conquering the world the next. :)

4:18 PM  

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