Thought I would share the shitshow of an internship that has taken up my summer, but also challenge all you monkeys to share your worst internship stories as well.
I am currently on the tail end of an internship abroad in Hong Kong. The very structure of the internship seemed strange to me. The description said that as an intern of a 300 person trading firm I and 15 other interns would be studying with an analyst for the first two weeks, and then be turned loose for the remaining six weeks to fake trade and make cold calls. My main boss is well past retirement age and has treated the female interns so inappropriately I'm sure it would be a lawsuit in the US. Not to mention every time I answer a question correctly he runs over quickly and hits me with full force in excitement (not pleasurable at all).
But what the crown jewel of the internship has been is when last weekend my other boss, a mid 30s female who blatantly dates clients to get money, took us all to a pool party in Macau (think Vegas but less rules). I was aggressively drunk even on the boat ride there, hit the tables for awhile, then headed up to the pool. My boss brought her friend who was around 35 as well, and at around 9 PM me and two other interns noticed her friend was totally not okay. We struggled to get her into a wheelchair with the help of the pool staff, all the while our boss is screaming at us that she is fine and doesn't need help, and we should all ditch her and go back to the party. Fast forward to later, and my boss barges in the hotel room which we kicked her out of two hours before, demanding to stay there. After a brief time out I walk back in the room to find her standing over my friend flashing him on the ground. Before the internship started I definitely wouldn't think that I'd end up babysitting my boss's friend to keep her from dying of alcohol poisoning, but I guess it happens sometimes.
Anyways, feel free to share your stories.
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