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Intern Burn

Hired the ultimate intern from hell? Here's how to avoid making the same mistake twice.

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This story appears in the November 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Jeanne Achille decided it was time to hire a new college intern for her small PR firm in Shrewsbury, New Jersey. Little did she know she was hiring the intern from hell.

His first morning on the job, the intern said he expected to deal directly with CEOs. He made unapproved phone calls as well as computer mistakes. The final straw came when he started telling full-time employees how to do their jobs. The company let him go after only one day.

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