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Intern Burn

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

By Chris Penttila • May 5, 2006 Originally published Nov 11, 2004

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

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

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