Intern I'm working with is kicking my ass, any of you experienced this?

So I got assigned a graduate intern here at my firm (we just started working from the office) and this kid is a lot better at my job than I am, it almost feels like I am living in a sketch from the office when I think about how ridiculous the situation is.

He finishes every single task so quickly and efficiently I don't have anything to give him most times and even had to tell him to slow TF down. Which just makes him shadow me by watching my screen and seeing what I am up to. I now feel like I can even cheekily browse WSO, Reddit or look at instagram models on my phone. I can almost feel him breathing down my neck every second.

To make matters funnier this guy eats lunch at his desk for 5 minutes tops while I slack off for at least an hour outside. I now feel like I have to cut my lunch breaks short before the MDs start to notice my absence.  

He's a good guy,I'm not trying to bash him, he just makes me realize I am just a lazy asshole. 

Have any of you ever felt pressured by an intern before?

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Feb 4, 2021 - 8:23am

Simple - hold a meeting with your fellow analysts, lie that he made an inappropriate joke to you, or grabbed your down there and for that reason, you don't think he would be a good "fit" for your team. He doesn't get hired, and you don't have to worry about him dethroning you one day and taking your job.

Plz don't actually do this...

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Feb 4, 2021 - 10:21am

If I were you, I'd do everything in my power to help him get a job in IB by acting as a good reference and maybe make connections to professionals in banking. People with that type of work ethic almost always end up successful. That's a useful long term relationship. It's also the right thing to do lol.

Feb 5, 2021 - 4:47pm

Yeah exactly 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Feb 4, 2021 - 4:51pm

Similar here. I am working FT and an intern who arrived not a long time ago completely rocks. We are also actually becoming friends, so I would definitely want this person to work with me.

As another fellow user said above me, it is great to act as a mentor for him/her. It can definitely be beneficial in the future.

"Anyway, four dollars a pound"

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Feb 4, 2021 - 5:12pm

Sounds like me back in college (the intern). Had a very similar situation with my boss. Worked out well for both of us.

Money can purchase freedom, if you have the guts to buy it

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Feb 4, 2021 - 5:17pm

Feel lucky - the weight of someone dragging ass is way worse when you have to correct all their work and teach them and do all your regular work.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Feb 4, 2021 - 5:57pm

Anyone remember Taylor as the intern on Billions? Pretty good portrayal of the rise of the intern - lol. Mafee knew from the start she was better than him. 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Feb 4, 2021 - 6:34pm

fuck his girl

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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