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  •  the DOL definition of an intern (0+ / 0-)

    makes sense except for #4.

    Why would any company take an intern if the company gets no benefit of having the intern? Having interns costs time, so of course a company is going to want to get something out of it in return.

    •  Then they should pay. (0+ / 0-)

      And as for the benefits of mentoring a younger professional or student, not all benefits fit on an accounting ledger.

      Among other things, while the expectation of employment isn't a condition, it gives them a chance to vet a potential future hire in under fire, so to speak.

      Not to mention the soft power benefit of making sure entrance level professionals are actually prepared to do the job after they graduate.

      You're very invested in defending this, and I can understand you might not wish to believe you were taken advantage of, but the fact is you probably were.

      No need for that pattern to repeat in the future.

      For real Texas Kaos, you want texaskaos.net, not .com. Before you win, you have to fight. Come fight along with us

      by boadicea on Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 10:15:06 AM PDT

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