Interns Are Fun.
Here at Bungee Labs world headquarters, we have 8 interns working this summer. 2 work on my team. The others work in different parts of the company. We keep them well fed, meaningfully employed, comfortably housed, and in shape. (In shape, because we provided them bicycles for the 3 mile journey to and from work. They have no idea what they’re in for come the triple-digit-degree days of July.) While the crew gets a lot done (they’re all high achievers, scholastically, and they’re applying the same diligence here at Bungee Labs), I enjoy their presence here for reasons other than their fine contributions.
Maybe it’s the enthusiasm with which they approach their work. Perhaps it’s their uncertainty about the workplace formalities of the “real world.” Perhaps its because I am in management, and they naturally look to managers as role models. Such naivite. For me it’s like having a bunch of slightly-younger siblings. I find the urge to psychologically mess with them irresistible.
I just hope that the example I set helps them to always look at work as something far too important to be taken seriously.
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